Heathers: Teenage Angst with teeth
- A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high
school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers,
comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's
leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation
of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member
Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase
boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate
victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead
along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their
bodies. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
"Generation Xers have accomplished a lot of things. And they have done it, in most cases, with nobody older and more experienced to help them."
It's hard when you're up to your armpits in alligators to remember you came here to drain the swamp. - Ronald Reagan
The Cabbage Patch Doll
Men At Work
Before Men at Work became popular
in the US, the yellow signs which highway construction workers
posted to alert drivers to their presence read "Men at Work". They
changed them to "Men Working" after they kept disappearing .
Flock Of Seagulls
Dead Or Alive
1980s Fads and Culture
The 80s were a hangover in reverse. After the Peace, Love and Tofu of
the 70s, mellow was suddenly out and Big, Loud and Rich was the name of
the game. The Baby Boomers who were rebelling against the establishment
in the late 60s and 70s suddenly found that they were now
the establishment, and that the bigger their own establishment was, the
GenX, the much smaller and largely ignored generation that followed
the Boomers, was approaching adulthood. (We didn't officially get a name
until the 90s.)
"Boomers are a uniquely self-absorbed generation," he said. "That's not a criticism. It's just true. They are into their own issues
- like turning 50 or handling this ascent to power." Tulgan said baby boomers haven't been very charitable to the generation that follows them. "You would think they would be extremely sensitive, that they would think, 'I had it rough when I was a kid. I was a disgruntled twenty-something too. I know where they're coming from,"' said Tulgan. "But they haven't. And Generation X is really being misunderstood because of it.""
Guess What? They had the '80s in Germany, Too!
Meet Nina Hagen
Nina Hagen On David Letterman
Some of The 1980's Music I liked
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart - B52s - saw them at the Arlington... Rock
Romeo Void, Go Go's, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Black Sabbath, Van
Halen, (The album with Running With the Devil on it), Aerosmith, Led
Zep, The Cars, George Thoroughbred, Michael Jackson's Living Off the Wall
(I miss you Michael Jackson), Cheap Trick, Tom Petty - saw him at a big
muddy concert somewhere in LA - I think it was called the 'US'
festival. The Split Enz? The Boomtown Rats - but only the one song - Tell Me
Why, I Don't Like Mondays, The Bangles, The Tubes, UFO, Foreigner - saw them
in concert in LA too, The Stray Cats - I was 17 when they came out with the
song. Ted Nugent - mostly the Wango Tango song to get into the driving up to
A very scientific comparison of the evolution of popular music
between 1980 and 1990.
Exhibit A: 1984 Woodpeckers from space.
Exhibit B: Sometime next decade - Woodpeckers from space (Club Mix Long) - Oh Yeah...
"Da dada, da Da dada" Oh Blake, I want to give you a child!" "Oh
Crystal, my name's Charlie! And These Are My Girls!" (oops). "Oh
Crystal, I'll get right on that! But first, let me go stop ColbyCo from
destroying my empire, catch my gay son in bed with his boyfriend, and my
ex-wife in bed with her pool boy!" (Pauses, turns) "Oh, btw, I invited
Tony Nelson and his wife Jeanie to dinner...Funny thing, he calls
himself JR these days! Make something good for dinner, will you?"
Dallas premiered April 2, 1978 and was last aired: May 3, 1991. Dallas
epitomized the 80s.
Totally Awesome 80s: A Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows,
Stars, and Trends of That Decadent Decade (I Never Liked The Eurhythmics)
For Your Eyes Only (1981
Never Say Never Again (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)
Although Hello Kitty has been around in 1976, there is a big blip in
popularity in 1987. It seems this blip occurred mostly in the
Midwest (as evidenced by the newspapers carrying advertisements for
Here we see Hello Kitty for back to school in 1987.