Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A-to-Z Challenge: B - Banana Clips, Bananarama, and Better Off Dead

Welcome back for another trip back to the 80s.  

Today's trip is brought to you by the letter B.

Fashion Trends:  Banana clips!  I have very fond memories of these fun clips which gave you that long, stretched out ponytail. 

Music:  The iconic 80s song, Cruel Summer by Bananarama.  Still love this song.  And it still always makes me think of The Karate Kid.  

And while I almost put up Back to the Future, I thought of an 80s movie that I loved even more:

This is one of those awesome movies that never gets old for me.  

Great lines:

"I want my two dollars!"
"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way... turn."
"This mountain is pure snow! Do you know the street value for this?"
"I've been going to this high school for seven years. I'm no dummy...."
"I really think it's in my best interest if I went out with someone more popular." 

And there's the letter B for you.


  1. It's funny you mention banana clips, I was reading a forum post about trends from the 80s and 90s over the weekend, saw banana clips mentioned and had to look them up. I recognise the hair clip, but have never known them by that name.

    Showing I'm a true 90's kid, I'll admit I haven't seen Better of Dead, and only got into Bananarama when I was older.

    Great post though, Jaycee! :D

  2. Oh, man. I had those banana clips. I can remember a hot pink one I wore all the time.

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Better Off Dead is a classic!! So many great lines.

  4. I've never even heard of Better Off Dead! Shame on me. There was the Bangles too - Walk like an Egyptian...

  5. I remember Banana clips! Never seen this movie but I love this quote.
    "I've been going to this high school for seven years. I'm no dummy...."

  6. Better Off Dead...I still quote that movie to this day! Really great soundtrack as well!