Was MTV your Disney Channel? Take this quiz to find out:
If a 3-D hand beckoned to you from the comic book you were reading, how game would you be to follow it into the comic book?
Would you be amenable to a make-over by the ZZ Top girls?
Do you love, hate, or want to be Martha Quinn?
Who’s more down home, John Cougar or Bruce Springsteen?
Who would win in a fight, John Cougar or Spandeau Ballet? (hahahahah, just joking.)
Who would you be more afraid to go on a date with in 1980, Tommy Lee or David Lee Roth? How about now?
Who should teach your 6th grade Maturation program, Tawny Kitaen or Boy George? (Tawny would have more facts but Boy George would probably be more tactful).
Which cautionary tale encourages chastity? Angel is the Centerfold, Billie Jean, or Jack and Diane?
Who wore high wasted pegged cargo pants better: Simon LeBon or Sting?
Who is more suicidal: Robert Smith of The Cure or Morrisey?
Whose headbands are flashier: Olivia Newton John’s or Clarence Clemons’ of the E Street Band, God rest his soul?
Who was more exquisite, Janet or Michael Jackson?
Which video best describes your academic experiences: Hot for Teacher or Don’t Stand So Close to Me?
Who do you want on your team, Siouxsie or Sinead? (Trick question–the correct answer is Blondie.)
Who would you restore to their 80s prime: Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson?
Who do you want to be when you grow up? (Probably a somewhat androgynous rock star.)
How did you actually turn out? (Probably a somewhat androgynous blogger.)
If you got any of these questions right, or if you got side-tracked a while ago thinking about Simon LeBon’s high-waisters, or if you read through this entire post, Congratulations! MTV was your Disney Channel. It raised you and loved you and tucked you into bed at night. That’s the way it was and we liked it!
The weird thing? I’ve still got the moves like Jagger. No, seriously. I do. (I could prove it but I don’t want to.)