Yes, Murilee's Big '80s Flashback post today did remind us of many, many awkward pre-collegiate moments. It performed that function for plenty of the commenters, too. Actually, there might have only been one time during the entire decade when we actually felt truly cool, and that was when we read Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero in the Buick Regal while waiting for a little brother to take the SATs. Our Commenter Of The Day had it much worse.
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