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By Travis Greenwood
05.23.13

Travis GreenwoodHello, hello and welcome to 8 for the '80s! In this column, we'll be sharing eight topical links, videos, and memes from the worlds of film, music, television, celebrity, art, toys, fashion, technology, pop culture, and beyond, all filtered through a totally bitchin' '80s perspective.

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Another week, another batch of awesome '80s links, as pulled from Internet sites both big and large.

1. 7 New Wave rock stars refreshed as superheroes, including Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, pictured below.

Devo as The Flash
[BuzzFeed]

2. For fans of basketball, here is a fantastic oral history of the 1988 playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics. Game 7 was an instant classic, with Larry Legend outdueling Dominique Hawkins in a tense, back-and-forth affair, 118-116. All of the principals contribute insights, some rather revealing, and one is reminded that today's NBA suffers by comparison.

Oral history of the1988 NBA playoff series
[NBA.com]

3. The newest trailer for "Man Of Steel", the Superman reboot, is absolutely bananas. Of interest to readers here will the reinvention of General Zod's character, portrayed with chilling malice by Michael Shannon.


[YouTube]

4. Take a quiz of vanity license plates from movies, including the one pictured below, which fans of Christie Brinkley will no doubt remember.

Take a quiz of vanity license plates from movies
[It Goes To 11]

5. A t-shirt tribute to the Friday The 13th franchise from our friends at Gimetzco!

Friday the 13th "I Survived Camp Crystal Lake" t-shirt
[Society 6 via Shirtoid]

6. On a related note, there's this. Which I covet greatly.

World Wide Web t-shirt
[The Unrefinery via Shirtoid]

7. Is noted recluse Rick Moranis poised for a comeback?

Rick Moranis
[Vulture via Stuck In The '80s]

8. Finally, a list: 50 things Only '80s Kids Can Understand, including pulling the perforated edges from your dot matrix printer paper.

Dot matrix printer paper
[BuzzFeed]

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