Memory Lane: "1982"
In Tennessee, United States
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This should be a quick p&g in the memory lane series!
Gotta love the 80's! Am I right?
Now, get out there and play!! :)
"E.T. phone home"
"RAID kills bugs dead"
"When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight"
Seven people died from swallowing poisoned Tylenol. This event is why food packages are now so tightly wrapped.
Movie Star Death: John Belushi (heroin & cocaine overdose)
The Place To Be:
The San Fernando Valley
Home of the Valley Girls - from the neighborhoods of San Fernando Valley-
It brought the following terms into the American lexicon:
Like - Used as an interjection: "That was, like, the worst thing ever!" or to indicate speech: "And she was like 'Get out of my way!'"
As if - lit. "yeah, right" or "as if" except it does not use a subject; expresses disbelief.
Bitchin' - adj. slang for excellent; first-rate. Though a derivative of "bitch", bitchin' is sometimes not considered profane.
Whatever! - short for "whatever you say"; sarcastic interjection often emphasizing the final syllable.
Fer shur - lit. "For sure", often used in agreement.
Totally -"I agree" or "completely."
Oh my God (later OMG!) - can be used many ways; expresses shock.
Tre - A synonym for "very" (derived from French "très")
So - Very; used frequently and said with strong emphasis.
Seriously - Frequent interjection of approval.
Gnarly - expression of seriousness. can be a word for very intense or very pleasing
Are you serious?- expression of surprise.
Anyways... - Substitute for the grammatically correct "Anyway..."
The Habit: Listening to Michael Jackson's Thriller album, playing video games Ms. Pacman and Q*bert , Break dancing, Moon Walking, watching the film E.T. , watching, and sometimes excerising with Jane Fonda' Woerkout video tape, wearing Deely Bobbers, playing with Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
1st appearances & 1982's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs, My Little Pony, BMX Bikes, Trivial Pursuit, Sequence
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo) 1. E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial
3. An Officer And A Gentleman
4. Rocky III
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Kahn
7. 48 HRS
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1982 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Dallas (CBS)
3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
4. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
5. Dynasty (ABC)
6. Three's Company (ABC)
7. Simon & Simon (CBS)
8. Falcon Crest (CBS)
9. The Love Boat (ABC)
10. The A-Team ( NBC)
Last Updated: on 11/9/2014 7:58:19 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:58 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum