Optimus Prime, (from Transformers) in all his 80's glory.
Ah, the 80's: Hawaiian & Izod shirts with turned up collars, denim jackets, WPLJ ("Power 95,") MTV, Atari 2600, Weird Al Yankovic, Huey Lewis & the News, Aliens, Van Halen/ David Lee Roth, R.E.M., Howard the Duck, Men Without Hats, Heavy Metal & National Lampoon magazines, Transformers, G.I. Joe, The Cold War, Dr. Who, Star Trek TNG, Indiana Jones, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi, 10,000 Maniacs, Thursday nights with the Cosby Show, Family Ties & Night Court, Pat Benatar, Back to the Future, the great late Sam Kinison, my Ibanez Roadstar II, Iron Maiden, M.O.D. (Method of Destruction,) Nintendo, Tetris, Marvel Comics, Trivial Pursuit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse, Buckaroo Bonzai, Men at Work, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Twisted Sister, The Simpsons, Emo Philips, Batman, Smurfs, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Megadeath, the TRS-80 Model III, 286s with MS-DOS, an Apple 2e in every school library, BASIC, Hack (now "RevivedHack"), Pac-Man, Space Invaders, "Come On, Eileen," Eddie Murphy, D & D, Alex- my first girlfriend (poor thing,) my closest friends were
Sorry the blog has been sparse as of late, but I really haven't had anything to complain about. Sure, I could have blogged that a 20k troop surge is too little too late, or that if Cindy Sheehan wants to protest real human rights violations in Cuba all she has to do is walk over to Castro's side & then see what happens, or that Bill Clinton was actually the president who pushed through the laws that give the government the right to snoop into your mail & library records (to catch the Unabomber) with no protest from the media or Al Gore whatsoever, or that FOX is CONSTANTLY PREEMPTING MY SUNDAY NIGHT CARTOONS FOR EVERY #!@%'ING REASON THEY CAN THINK OF... but these are minor kvetchings that cross my mind when I read the news.
What about that fifteen year old kid that was found after being kidnapped five years ago. In five years, he couldn't get to a phone?
Leave your 80s memories at the beep.