Did You Ever Visit Videopolis?
May23

Did You Ever Visit Videopolis?

A recent article just reminded us of Disney’s incredibly 80s move in creating Videopolis, a dance park turned TV show. “When the obviously un-cool Michael Eisner became Disney’s C.E.O. he was desperate to appeal to teenagers and young adults. In an attempt to attract edgier teens of the MTV generation Eisner developed Videopolis: an epic 5,000 square foot all-ages discotheque located just west It’s a Small World in...

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80s Decor: What’s Still In And What’s Still So Very Out
May17

80s Decor: What’s Still In And What’s Still So Very Out

The 80s had style, this much is for sure. Clothing fashions were full of neon and patterns. The hair was nothing if not big. And the decor? Well, that’s where the 80s really had their own flair. Floral on floral, pastels, ferns galore, and shabby chic were all 80s staples. Whether at home or in the office, it was easy to tell these looks were from the 80s. 80s Decor Ferns The 80s was full of ferns (and coincidently perms.) Prop...

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REO Speedwagon’s ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ Ruled Billboard For Three Weeks
May10

REO Speedwagon’s ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ Ruled Billboard For Three Weeks

In May of 1985, there was one REO Speedwagon song in particular that destroyed the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. The classic “Can’t Fight This Feeling” was an instant hit in 1985 and fans loved it so much, they propelled it to three solid weeks at number one. “When the band had difficulty coming up with songs for their Wheels Are Turnin’ album, they took time off so each member could write...

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Quiz: Fast Times At Ridgemont High
May10

Quiz: Fast Times At Ridgemont High

You know that “amazing movie” from your favorite decade that you’ve never seen but people just love? For me, it was Fast Times At Ridgemont High, or so I thought.  With the anticipation of a dream come true like 16 Candles and the cool factor of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, I couldn’t wait to sit down and take in this new-to-me 80s flick.  Post viewing, I knew what my opinion was. I didn’t love it or...

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Roseanne Is Up For A Reboot And 80s Fans Are Rejoicing
May10

Roseanne Is Up For A Reboot And 80s Fans Are Rejoicing

Roseanne is back. Well Almost! The cast wants a comeback and the fans do too. If ran, this time Roseanne would be 8 episodes.  This show ran for 9 seasons from 1988-1997 and the series finale had 16 million viewers tuning in. May 20th marks 20 years since the finale. While it’s still undecided, networks know of the possible revival and they want it! Roseanne originally ran on ABC so they have a vested interest in the show. Netflix’s...

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30 Facts For The (Belated) Red Bull 30th Birthday
May05

30 Facts For The (Belated) Red Bull 30th Birthday

Red Bull just turned 30 years old, can you believe it? It’s more popular than ever and a favorite among extreme sports lovers and anyone looking for a caffeine fix. Here’s 30 facts about your favorite energy drink: 30 Facts For Red Bull (Belated) 30th Birthday Red Bull was born on April Fools in 1987. Red Bull is the worlds number one energy drink. Slogan: Red Bull gives you wings. This energy drink holds the highest...

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30 Years Ago ‘I Just Died In Your Arms’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart
May05

30 Years Ago ‘I Just Died In Your Arms’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart

This week 30 years ago, Cutting Crew’s hit song, “I Just Died In Your Arms” topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. On May 2, 1987, Cutting Crew’s “I Just Died In Your Arms” entered the Billboard Hot 100. The track’s run lasted to the week of May 9 and was then bested by U2’s brilliant “With Or Without You.” It has been a total of 30 years since the release of this song and it...

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Like Totally 1987- What Life Was Like 30 Years Ago
May04

Like Totally 1987- What Life Was Like 30 Years Ago

It’s 1987’s 30th birthday this year! Let’s celebrate all that was 1987 with happenings and facts from the year. Like Totally 1987- What Life Was Like 30 Years Ago Best TV Shows: The Cosby Show Roseanne Cheers 60 Minutes Who’s the Boss The Golden Girls Murder, She Wrote A Different World Ninja Turtles (cartoon) Best Movies: Fatal Attraction Beverly Hills Cop The Last Emperor Good Morning, Vietnam Robocop Lethal Weapon Planes, Trains,...

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The Heathers Quiz
May04

The Heathers Quiz

The Heathers was no doubt the Mean Girls of the 80s. With the addition of suicide and homicide as a dark and unexpected plot twist, of course.  Although it was a flop grossing just over $1 million in the late 80s, the film is back and more popular than ever. Tune in on Netflix for the original or go see the “newest” version in theaters,  now playing Off Broadway. Considered a cult film, The Heathers ranked number 5 on Entertainment...

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A Nostalgic Look Back At 80s Prices
Apr26

A Nostalgic Look Back At 80s Prices

Compared to now, the 80s were a simpler time, a less screen filled time, and it goes without saying, a cheaper time if you look at these 80s prices. What would you guess for the average income in 1980? From a new car to the cost of a dozen eggs, prices sure have changed over the years. Some may surprise you more than you think. Throughout the 80s, the prices steadily rose. Here are some statistics from 1980, 1983, 1986, and finally,...

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Prince Estate Blocks The Release of The Deliverance EP
Apr20

Prince Estate Blocks The Release of The Deliverance EP

Unfortunately, the good news we presented to Prince fans has turned into some rather depressing news. The Deliverance EP featuring six new recordings from Prince has been blocked from release by the Prince Estate. “The ‘Deliverance’ album vanished from Apple’s platforms Wednesday around 3:30 PM PT. When you search for it on iTunes it shows no results for Prince, and Apple Music says the album is ‘not...

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Trading Places?
Apr19

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Trading Places?

Trading Places tells a story of the Dukes brothers who disagree constantly. They make a $1 bet in attempt to completely ruin Louis Winthor III’s life, however they ruin their own in the process. Want to ruin someone’s life by taking their funds and friends? See what they did to Winthorp. Want to give someone a “great” life? See what they did for Billy Ray Valentine. After the Dukes destroyed Winthorp’s life, they gave it to...

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Quiz: How Much Do You Remember About “The Money Pit?”
Apr06

Quiz: How Much Do You Remember About “The Money Pit?”

What happens when you buy a million dollar house, but you don’t pay a million dollars? Well some may think you have invested in a Money Pit. A whole lot of problems. When Anna and Walter are “kicked out” of their love nest, they have to find something cheap, and quick. They soon realize you get what you pay for when multiple disasters surround their new casa. What are the worst things that could happen if you buy a new house? Well if...

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Quiz: What Do You Remember From The Movie Big?
Apr04

Quiz: What Do You Remember From The Movie Big?

When you wake up and realize you aged 20 years overnight, you’re sure to feel a little freaked out. That’s what happened in the film, Big. But if you happen to be a boy on the verge of teen years that wakes up 30 years old, the following is a good start for what to do with your time until returning to your younger self. This is what to do if you’re a 13 year old trapped in as 30 year old’s body: Try to convince your Mom, that...

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Why Do We Love ‘Ugly’ 80s Sports Cars?
Mar28

Why Do We Love ‘Ugly’ 80s Sports Cars?

Of course, 80s sports cars to an 80s fan is anything but ugly, it’s a symbol of beauty and designs that inspired plenty of today’s vehicles. However, a recent article aimed to shine light on why every seems to love “ugly” sports cars from the 80s and 90s, now more than ever. “When the futuristic, wedge-shaped cars we lusted after in the ’80s and ’90s went out of style, they went all the way out of...

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