The 80s A Decade That Inspires Funny Vintage T Shirts And More-高达08ms小队

Fashion-Style With the possible exception of the 70s, there is no decade thats been on the receiving end of more scorn and abuse than the 80s. If I see one more soda .mercial making fun of the infamous Flock of Seagulls haircut, I swear Im gonna retch! It seems that no-one appreciates the fact that A Flock of Seagulls sold millions of records and scored dozens of awards, including a Grammy. The way these guys get batted around, youd think they were ABBA or the Bee-Gees or something. Oh, wait- I see the irony in that… My self-appointed task in this life is to educate people about the 80s, to foster an appreciation for the decade that seems to have been destined to spend the rest of the century as the butt of jokes. What good came out of those 10 years between 1980 and 1990? How about the console that brought Nintendo to the forefront of video gaming, dethroning Atari and introducing popular characters like Mario to the world? The system that set the stage for the Wii. Thats right; the NES was introduced in 1983, eventually selling over 63 million units. Nintendo also launched the era of portable gaming with 1989s GameBoy. While were on the subject of technology, youre probably aware that the Mac is the coolest .puter around these days, with Apple Stores in New York and other cities a Mecca for technology. Well, the first Mac was released in 1984. You need look no further than my closet for a short list of 80s movies that were not only good then, but considered classics today, with characters worthy of tee-shirt status: A Christmas Story, Aliens, Back To The Future, Blade Runner, Caddyshack, E.T., The Empire Strikes Back, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Friday The 13th, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Karate Kid- really, is there any need for me to hit up L though Z? I didnt think so. Whats the biggest summer blockbuster for 2009 expect to be? Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, perhaps? Well, I wonder when Transformers first came to life. Oh, that would be 1984. Weve already touched on music but here are a few more acts that peaked during that special decade: The Police, The Clash, U2, INXS, Duran Duran, the Go-Gos and Talking Heads. Despite what advertisers would have you think, the 80s wasnt all bad hair and synthesizers. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: