Tag Archives: Eighties

RIP Willard Scott

With my 6000th post coming up and not sure what it’d cover, I did want to avoid anything  that’s a downer. However, I don’t remember Mr. Scott in such a light. Sure he was more of an entertainment factor for … Continue reading

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September 2021 is here but school starting varies

Back in July, I celebrated Aliens turning 35. In honor of starting Marquette 35 years ago, I decided to go with Rodney Dangerfield’s most successful movie. I tweaked the colors to be more in line with my alma mater. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Eighties Photo…August 2021

Those three together in one place could cause an Eighties Singularity to form!

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RIP Ed Asner

It was sad to hear about Ed’s passing while Kathy and I were in the middle of working on our podcasts. He was a helluva’ person! Not just a great heavy in movies/TV, but a person who put his money … Continue reading

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1982-83: MTV helped me diversify my musical tastes

The finale for my trilogy covering MTV’s 40th birthday is really a love letter to how the budding network rescued my musical tastes while KLOL educated me on the past and Rock’s modern foundation. I wish I could say that … Continue reading

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Shaka-laka-boom

I need to watch this episode yet again because I still don’t get it. I tuned it out when it first aired despite the great Paul Winfield returning to the franchise. I have no recollection of it when I tried … Continue reading

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1982: MTV invades the Maggi Household in Houston

Until we moved to Houston at Summer’s End in 1982, MTV was just something I knew about through commercials. Often they were these rapid-fire, brightly colored affairs with various rock stars saying “I want my MTV!” and instructions to call … Continue reading

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The Sparks Brothers: Must See*

* – If you love music in any capacity, you better see this. Otherwise, the rest of the world can wait until streaming services carry it. Despite this documentary being a huge love letter to one of greatest duos in … Continue reading

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1981: US Air Traffic Controllers are fired by St. Reagan

Forty years later, US air travel has never recovered from this. Plus, air traffic controllers continue to be overworked to the point of burn out. Computers still haven’t come to the rescue for such an undertaking and if you ever … Continue reading

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RIP Dusty Hill

I put off Dusty’s obit because it happened around my birthday and I wanted to keep the mood light. Now we’re can honor the famous bass player and his role in my Classic Rock education through ZZ Top. Oddly, I … Continue reading

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The only logical boy band to listen to

Works for me. Most Boy Bands and Training-Bra Pop stars are Deep Fakes from the start.

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1981: MTV begins 40 years ago, started sucking within 10

I’m confident the original pitch at Warner Communications, MTV’s birth parent, was met with tons of resistance by the old farts in charge. When the proposers got around to explaining how little programming would cost, because music videos were free, … Continue reading

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Happy posthumous birthday to Robin Williams

Today would’ve been his 70th birthday and we really needed him during the Girth Vader years to make us intelligent and empathetic people cope better. I do feel somewhat bad about liking Robin again near the end of his life … Continue reading

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RIP Biz Markie

Another pioneer in many ways. Sure, he didn’t have a long-lasting musical career like his other contemporaries Public Enemy or RUN-DMC, nor did he quite make the shift to acting as Ice-T, Ice-Cube and Tone-Loc did. But he did contribute … Continue reading

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My cousin’s Coke got hijacked!

Nice to see an overrated movie’s multiple inside jokes working out to make Coke’s lame-ass name campaign more fun. The Playmobil toys of Ghostbusters are more fun.

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