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The 1980s Called. They Want their Video Games Back.

September 8, 2014

I know I haven’t posted in a while and that my last post said something about avoiding silly season, but after I saw today’s news about Russian planes practicing cruise missile attacks on the United States, I remembered Obama’s ignorant and arrogant taunt about the 80s wanting their foreign policy back.  Rather than wondering about [...]

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The Smurfs — Three (Very Red) Apples High

July 29, 2011

The latest attempt to get the ’80s nostalgia crowd to take their kids to the movies, The Smurfs, is being released today.  Apparently, it’s as bad as you think it is.  However, since I used to watch “The Smurfs” back in the day I took a particular interest in what has been suggested since then, [...]

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Obligatory Slow News Day Nostalgic Pop Culture Post

February 5, 2010

Ok, there is VERY little news out there today.  Sure, there are a few stories about the economy and about Obama’s budget, but they are just expansions on earlier stories.  Since it’s almost 5:00 here on the east coast, we may as well just get on with the weekend.  Because all of us here at [...]

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Palate Cleansers? Not a Bad Idea. Cheers!

January 15, 2010

The Anchoress currently features some of the best coverage of the Haiti earthquake you’ll find anywhere.  With all that depressing news, it’s understandable that she would also sprinkle her blog with a series “palate cleansers” to lift our spirits.  The entertainment she chose is a series oof television theme shows from the 1970s.  Not a [...]

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Acapella Africa

July 23, 2009

Here’s an 80s flashback with a modern twist.  In this clip, the Slovenian acapella group Perpetuum Jazzile performs the Toto classic, Africa.  I’ve seen many talented acapella groups but I don’t think I ever heard an acapella thunderstorm.  (Don’t adjust your volume when listening, the beginning is quiet as the thunderstorm builds). HT:  The Anchoress

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80s Flashback: Poindexter On The Violin

February 20, 2009

Staying home on Friday night isn’t always a bad thing.  At least not when you happen to stumble upon “Revenge of the Nerds” (undoubtedly with the best parts edited out but oh well) while flipping through the channels, which is exactly what I just did.  Now you have too.  Without further ado, here’s the flashback [...]

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80s Flashback: Big Fun

November 5, 2008

The other day I stumbled across the words “big fun” at some random place I can’t remember.  What I do remember is the memory those words triggered, Claire Huxtable flipping out on Vanessa for sneaking out to a concert in Baltimore for some “big fun.”  This video is comedy gold straight from the 1980s.

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VH1 ’80s Countdown Timesuck

April 26, 2008

I love them.  I hate them.  Despite the socio-political leanings of the music networks, I applaud VH1 for keeping pop culture over the last three decades alive for those who either don’t remember the formative years of Gen X or for those who just love to immerse themselves in the nostalgia.  I am mostly the latter (being a kid [...]

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