Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I Love the 80's? - HUNKS

I recently had the privilege of spending some time with Liquid Silver Author Jenna Howard and Kate Lang (soon to be LSB author if she gets her butt writing!). They were out in my neck of the woods, Arizona, for the Desert Dreams Conference. We decided on a Girl’s Night Out and since we’re all above 30, a bar that played 80’s music sounded like a great idea! I mean, we’d know all the words right?

I won’t get into the details of the night here, but if you want to read how it went down, you can go here … but after you finish reading this post, silly!

Today’s post will be threefold.

First and foremost, let’s talk about HUNKS.
They are one of my favorite subjects as you know!


There were two schools of HUNKS in the 80’s, the preppy “geeks” and the “punk” rockers.
PREPPY "GEEKS"



"PUNK" ROCKERS



Tell me who was your 80’s crush? Check back after 11 for part two.

I’ll be picking a winner from each post today! That means three winners!

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
for preppy geeks I pick Andrew McCartney and for punk rockers I pick Billy I dol.Gotta love Billy's sneer.

Lee Anne

12:50 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

I was born in the early '80s and wasn't really thinking of hunks then...but I must admit I did have a childhood crush on Patrick Dempsey. He is even yummier now...and I still have a slight crush.

12:55 AM  
Blogger LISA WILLIAMS said...

You saw Newman from Seinfeld was at Anderson's....that must have been interesting.

I liked Kirk Cameron from Growing Pains.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Bec said...

Uh oh...it turns out I'm a preppy geek lover! Who'd have thunk it? Now...what was his name? Judd Nelson? That's him isn't it, from The Breakfast Club? Loved him. I watched that movie over and over again just to watch him! Thank goodness we're here in 2006, more men from different categories and I'VE gotten a life!!!

2:10 AM  
Blogger catt said...

Jon Bon Jovi, loved him!!!

oh and Ralph macchio (karate kid,and Johnny form Outsiders movie)

7:51 AM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

I was married to MR. WRONG for much of the 80's and don't recall having a crush. I was too busy just trying to survive a bad marriage!

Flash forward to today, however, and I like Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall. I love the 80's videos and music and hair and clothing...too bad I don't remember it!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Dee said...

Judd Nelson in Breakfast Club. I loved the kiss at the end and how he leans toward her yearningly one last time before she turns away to get in the car. Gah! it still gets me. You know they'll never talk in school on Monday.
Must have replayed that section of tape a zillion times.

He wasn't supposed to be 'preppy' but the school bad boy. However in the flop movies he did after that, I guess he was preppy. As a matter of fact didn't he star in a movie about prep school murderers?

10:48 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

good morning paige,

the 80's hmmmm. they were a blur because i was doing the baby thing in the 80's. my tv and music choices during that time included such fav's as sesame street and barney the purple dinosaur.

there were also endless disney movies like little mermaid and beauty and the beast.

do cartoon characters count?

oh, there was also the care bears and my little pony. lots of purple and pink.

do colors count?

hunks - lets see, i can give you my least fav.

hunks of baby food on dining room walls.

hunks of (you know the word) in diapers.

hunks of cash spent on said diapers.

hunks of dirty laundry which smelled of (again, you know the words)

hunks of baby bottles filling the sink, waiting to be sterlized.

as for men - did they have men in the 80's?

michelle

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jenna Howard said...

I was in luuuuurve with Sean Astin. He was everywhere. Plastered everywhere on my lockers, my walls. If it was available space, his face was on it. Yum...Sean.

Oh and *cough* Corey Hart. Such a Canadian geek am I.

Oh and Ralph Macchio also.

Whooo! We rocked that club!

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Cherie said...

I always thoight Eddie Van Halen was cute. I was glad when he and Valerie Bertinelli got together because I thought they made a cute couple. I also thought John Stamos was cute.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kate Lang said...

C. Thomas Howell...if anyone knows who that is.

Oh and Chad Lowe...not Rob...Chad.

What can I say...I crush off the beaten path. ;)

11:32 AM  
Blogger T.A.Chase said...

Ponyboy from The Outsiders, Kate. I remember C. Thomas Howell. Yum. lol Matt Dillion as Dallas in the same movie. Wow. He still looks just as good. :)

Jon Bon Jovi. Though I like him and Richie much better now..especially since Jon cut his hair.

11:37 AM  
Blogger snowflake said...

Can't think of any. Was more interested in cartoons ala Care Bears, Smurfs, She-Ra, He-Man, etc in the 80s.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Paige Burns said...

I almost forgot about Sean Astin! Goonies Rule! "I luv you Chunk."

Ralph, skinny, but hot! Weird.

C. Thomas Howell too, loved him!

Keep em coming ladies(and men)! Just wait until 11ish for the next installment, you're gonna love it!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

During the 80s I was not into any of the people you all have mentioned although I do know C. Thomas Howell. I showed The Outsiders in class when I taught sociology, but know Howell from a little film with Ann Margaret, A Tiger's Tale, which was really enjoyable. Older woman, younger man thing. And y'all know what "thing" I'm talking about.

Other than that, I was on the express commuter bus going to the outer parking lot in Richmond one day and saw Bon Jovi was at the convention center. I said to the woman sitting next to me, "It sounds like a perfume is at the center." She looked at me like I had two heads. "You don't have teenagers, do you?" she finally got out.

Thankfully, I didn't.

Dee
www.deesknight.com

12:14 PM  
Anonymous vanessahart said...

I loved the 80s! The very best music IMO. Loved Huey Lewis and the News, Richard Marx, George Michael, Sheena Easton, The Pointer Sisters, and Duran Duran ... to name but a few.

Then there was the brat pack, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon. Gotta love Kevin Bacon, then and now!

Nessie

12:14 PM  
Blogger Pink Pen said...

The '80s was all about the Coreys

Corey Hart (i'm a Canadian geek like Jenna :) )
Corey Haim (also a Canuck)
Corey Feldman

Have to say that Corey Haim was the be all and end all for me. We're the same age, and had he stayed in Toronto, he would have ended up at my high school. I'm still bitter when I found out that he'd been at a music night I was singing in and none of my friends introduced me. *grin*

Never did meet him. *sigh* Oh, well. One day.

Oh, and River Phoenix. Mmmm. River. and Wil Wheaton. And tho not really at the time, but now that he growed up all purty, Jerry O'Connell.

Damn. Where's my dvd of Stand by me?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

Billy Idol

12:46 PM  
Blogger Deborah Chan said...

I had a huge crush on Tom Selleck of Magnum PI.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Shuck Ying said...

I was a big fan of Rob Lowe. He is still a cutie.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I too was one of those who was basically tooning it thru most of the 80's He-man, She-ra, Transformers, Strawberry Shortcake. But I have to say by the end of the 80's when I saw Karate Kid for the first time I did have my first baby crush on Ralph Macchio ... it didn't help that we have the same birth day LOL

1:42 PM  
Blogger Tesha said...

I too loved Sean Astin. Goonies really got me going. He was such a cutie, and was my age, so I could imagine us together. *sigh*

1:52 PM  
Blogger Richard_fan said...

mine: David Bowie, Axl Rose, Billy Idol...

umm, Matt Dillon(not Dillion).

you're right, t.a., Jon does look better with short hair.

pinkpen: ewww, Corey Feldman???

1:53 PM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, any of the guys from The Outsiders, Judd Nelson, Kevin Bacon, and River Phoenix. I always liked the older brother on The Goonies. Josh Brolin.

9:02 PM  
Blogger KimW said...

Richard Marx...I even went to his concert just to get a closer look. LOL

11:14 PM  

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