Skylab had fallen and the International Space Station was in it’s planning stages.
by the 1980s, all the really achievable things we could do in space where done and it took a shuttle explosion to make the public remember about NASA. All the Stunts had been done by Mens and then the Womens – Americans and Russians and in the 1980s, space opened up for more countries and at Expo 86 in Vancouver, many pavilions showed their Space Bound Techno celebrities – crown princes, not their technical people who could do something other than selfies and out the window.
American Immigration Pride – son of an immigrant running for president who would have probably run if his relative Olympia Dukakis had campagned for him. The Liz Taylor Effect in Politics. Rob Lowe was the last celebrity punished for having sex, Hugh Grant was a naughty boy who got caught and scandal became the order of publicity. the private/public reversal.
VHS vs Beta, Atari vs Intellivsion, Coleco, Nintendo unto the rise of Playstation vs Xbox vs Wii….
The Brat Pack of Actors replaced the Rat Pack of Lounge Singers.
It was over for crooners when Elvis defeated Johnny Ray. It was Harry Connick Jr who brought back crooner cred and Micheal Bubble – and Family Guy with Frank Sinatra Jr.
it was Peak Cold War and no one could afford it anymore. Foreign vs Domestic Policy..
Headlines from 1982 proclamation of the Charter
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 28: This file photo taken 28 April 1988, shows former US Vice President George Bush (R) as he shares a laugh with Canada’s former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, following a question from a reporter outside Bush’s residence in Washington, DC. Mulroney was scheduled to have a second meeting with former US President Ronald Reagan later in the day. AFP PHOTO Mike SPRAGUE (Photo credit should read MIKE SPRAGUE/AFP/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: POS1211221818313466
Somehow Duran Duran Vs Spandau Ballet lacks the punch of Beatles vs Stones…
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien(R) and Cuban leader Fidel Castro(L) wave to reporters 28 April at Havana’s Jose Marti Airport during a farewell ceremony for Chretien who returned to Canada following a three-day official visit to Cuba. Chretien called for the release of four prisoners detained without trial. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE
The Elvis Stamp debate… Elvis never got “old” he just got “middle aged”
type writers were replaced with computers and people began to carry around phones to have this conversation:
“Yeah, I am calling you from a cell phone”
“Yes, I totally have one.”
From wrist watches you wind to ones that shine, shiney sparkly gadgets. ferrets and crows
sometimes I miss the DOS days of only 1 program open at a time.
in the 1980s, Olivia Newton-John did a tv special of videos instead of a tour and Duran Duran made short films as music videos and a promo product made to play in clubs became video killed the radio star – MTV….
TOTAL RECALL, Michael Ironside, 1990
Mac vs PC the Computer Wars – Mac for artistic work and PC for work…
Jerry Lee Lewis Duets, where the Elvis Alive hoax began, It was Jimmy Ellis
Geeks became the new group to be feared, because we could use technology….
gaming tech, hand-eye, music distractions and multiple targets you have to sort…
The Military had yet to use video games to train the troops…desensitization. ….
Dragon’s Lair, the first to mix animation with games.
DURAN DURAN PERFORM ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA OUTSIDE OF THE ABC TELEVISION STUDIOS. NEW YORK CITY. 12 OCTOBER 2004. PICTURES DENNIS VAN TINE/LFI
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Mission specialist Marc Garneau of Canada waves to photographers as he leaves the Operations and Checkout Building on Nov. 30, 2000. A senior federal minister warmly thanked Liberal MP Marc Garneau for helping to get the Canadarm displayed in a national museum â€” just three weeks before Garneau was snubbed at the official unveiling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Chris O’Meara
TV STILL — DO NOT PURGE — THE FACTS OF LIFE, (clockwise from top left): George Clooney, Nancy McKeon, Mackenzie Astin, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Cloris Leachman, Mindy Cohn, (Season 8), 1979-1988, © Embassy Pictures / Courtesy: Everett Collection
Rick Springfield, performing Feb. 22, 2008, at Riverside Casino.
THE OUTSIDERS, from left: Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Michelle Meyrink, 1983, © Warner Brothers
THE BIG TOWN, from left: Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, 1987. ©Col umbia
Col Tom Parker was the first to receive Elvis stamps during a first day the stamps went on sale at the Las Vegas Hilton on 1-8-93. jeff scheid