Tagged: the 1980’s

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video: The King of Legoland

Seen at Colossal: If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I was an avid Transformers collector, so saw a lot...

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events: Rock ‘n’ Roar

The 80s never die… we just fail to admit they ever existed. Except when it comes to music and I am sorely tempted by the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roar event at The National Zoo next month: Come hear the B-52s...

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weird al: Alpocalypse

Now that the so-called kerfuffle with Lady Gaga is over and done, Weird Al’s latest album Alpocalypse is out next week on June 21. I’ve never been a die-hard Weird Al fan. I loved him in the 80s, but who didn’t?

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RIP: Loleatta Holloway, 1946-2011

Some sad news if you’re a lover of Disco and/or House music–or even just Disco/House Divas. Loleatta Holloway, best known for “Love Sensation,” passed away at the age of 64 after a period of poor health.

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RIP: Dixie Carter, 1939-2010

Very sad news to those of us that grew up on a steady diet of television in the mid-80s. Dixie Carter passed away last night at the treasured age of 70. Actress Dixie Carter, 70, who most memorably portrayed Southern...

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video: OMG, Shooz!

Watching the FOX Sunday night line up* wasn’t too bad last night. Though having friends on IM and twitter to snark about it definitely helps. I made the comment that Seth McFarlane really needs to stop miring his jokes in...

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The Xerox Room – Office Life

In my 25 Things entry, I mentioned how the movie Nine to Five had a great influence on my views of office culture and this past week or so, I’ve noticed a recent parallel. We’re well past the days of...

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80s: It’s worked so far, but we’re not out yet.

It’s been a pretty uneventful morning which, for a Friday, is not too shabby. I wouldn’t really know what’s taking place in the here and now anyway as I’ve been listening to an 80s mix from Strom Carlson that Scott...

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It is also not a charity ball…

Danie got me started this morning, so she is surely to blame for this. I’m sure we all have those moments where we reminisce about old tv shows and theme songs and how cheesy they were. And while you lose...

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Bits and Bobs

I barely pay attention to the screen when I set Pandora, actually its mashup cousin Pandora.fm, to a station and let it go, but some of my recent choices have been pulling up really old school tunes. While switching tabs...