Kevin Bacon explains the 80s to Millennials

Last updated 15:10 12/03/2014

Actor Kevin Bacon has a history lesson for those not old enough to remember the 1980's

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Kids these days know nothing about the 80s and actor Kevin Bacon is out to change this.

In a video for social media website Mashable Bacon schooled ignorant Millenials of the magical decade.

"Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline," the The Following actor says.

"Especially among a certain demographic - I'm talking to you, Millennials."

"All you guys born after 1985 have no idea how hard life was," Bacon says.

If you wanted to ask a girl out, you couldn't rely on a dating app like Tinder.

"I went to the White Pages -- Google it -- and called her house," the 55-year-old explained.

And when she turned him down, he "couldn't just swipe away the hurt."

After revealing his favourite app (Rubik's Cube) Bacon gets really deep:

"You think Russia's a threat now? Let me tell you about a little thing called the Cold War," he went on.

"They had nukes pointed at us for 20 years. You couldn't even skateboard to a Blockbuster without getting nuked."

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