Over the years, I’ve discovered some fabulous online photo archives. Among my favorites are those that feature scanned images from the last four decades of the 20th Century. I especially love the ones filled with high-quality images of Gen-X. Great pictures of Gen-Xers in childhood and youth can be pretty hard to come by. My […]
Look at all the beautiful, young Gen X girls with their feathered hair, tanned skin and designer jeans. This picture was taken in the early 1980s at the Sunshine Skateway roller rink in South Florida. The adorable blonde-haired boy in the picture is the administrator of the Kickin’ It Old School at Sunshine Skateway Facebook […]
I’m now the proud owner of this awesome 35 mm slide featuring Gen-Xers in 1985 huddling in a 80s fashion mashup. That plastic charm necklace is superb! So, let’s go through these styles one by one. On the far right we have a splatter-paint dress donned by an obvious 3rd grader or possibly very short […]
In the spring of 1981, a cover band played at my junior high school in East Texas. In addition to a few Air Supply songs, they also sang Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust. It was a radical event given the song’s controversial nature. At the time, Christian evangelists warned parents that the song utilized […]
Hey kids, you can now play Tetris online like it’s 1984. Use the ARROW KEYS to move. Rotate the screen with SPACEBAR. Drop a piece with ENTER. Hit ESCAPE to pause.
Tomorrow, October 21, 2015, is the day Marty McFly and Doc of Back To The Future trilogy fame, crashed into the future. Major media outlets are covering the anniversary of sorts and there’s an October 21, 2015 BTTF Facebook page. The BBC published a story today analyzing the movie’s various technological predictions. These include barcode […]
I spent the Summer of 1983 with Bess Motta, the 80s aerobics instructor of 20-Minute Workout fame. Every morning, Monday through Friday, I watched the show on TV and followed Bess’s high-impact exercise moves. She was gorgeous with a wild mane of dark curly hair, super fun 80s aerobics outfits, and a spunky personality that […]