Hey! Remember the Cola Wars we were subjected to in the 80’s?! Advertisements were everywhere: Movie theaters, newspapers, television, radio – EVERYWHERE! I think we literally drowned in cola commercials! Here are a few of my favorites: My brother, Kraig, loves baseball and, I’m sure, imagined himself as this kid! This one is a toe-tapper! This is my favorite. I mean, who didn’t want to … Continue reading Cola Wars
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is, in my opinion, one of the best Star Trek movies. As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees of Starfleet Academy, aboard the USS ENTERPRISE, another vessel, USS RELIANT, is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space only to discover the inhabitants … Continue reading KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!!!
I grew up listening to Country music. My grandparents had it on the radio all the time. And my grandmother would talk about the singers as if they were family! Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton sound great to this day! I remember watching this with my grandmother! Brings back a lot of memories with her… Continue reading Kenny & Dolly
In 1983 a new game show appeared with a Whammy: Press Your Luck Contestants answered trivia question to collect spins for cash and prizes in the first round. In the second round pictures of the prizes would randomly turn on and off as a highlighted frame would move around the board. The goal was to hit the button as the frame landed on the prize … Continue reading No Whammy!
I remember this awesome candy bar! Haven’t seen it since the 80’s and I really miss it. Unfortunately, Hershey’s stopped production in the 2000’s. Do you have a favorite food/drink that was only available in the 80’s? Continue reading What’s It’s Name?
I could not tell you how many quarters I plugged into Pac-Man – I had the fever! I remember when the restaurant/pub, next door, had Pac-Man installed. I’m not sure how many people went in there for the food OR the game. But, the place was always packed on the weekends. Especially over where that single arcade game sat! The had a couple of pool … Continue reading Popping Pills & Eating Ghosts
In 1984 , Wendy’s came out with a iconic commercial featuring Clara Peller exclaiming , “Where’s the beef?!” I remember when this first on TV. We all talked, and laughed, about it. My grandmother loved it as she said it was true of some restaurants . To this day, that phrase is used to ask, “where’s the content?!”, of any given subject. Continue reading Where’s The Beef?!
WarGames (1983) – Staring Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin, Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy – is a story about a teen who finds a backdoor into a military computer which is simulating a global thermonuclear war. Although the computer “thinks” it is a game, it literal sends the US military into thinking we are on the brink of nuclear war with the USSR. I remember the … Continue reading WarGames
Yes. VOLTRON. Defender of the Universe! We are all familiar with Lion Force Voltron featuring 5 mechanical robot lions, with the team of 5 pilots that worked together, which would combine to form the Voltron warrior. Did you know that there is ANOTHER Voltron? Vehicle Team Voltron was my first introduction into the warrior robot universe. Three teams of five, Land, Sea and Air, for … Continue reading Voltron / Voltron
Obviously, I am very new to blogging. In fact, I’m still not sure WHERE to begin. The last couple of posts look more like a C grade high school homework project! There are so many topics to choose from that happened in the 80’s. But, what stands out? I would have to say, as a teenager, watching music videos was probably my favorite pastime. It … Continue reading Where Do I Go From Here?