Friday, July 25, 2008

Flashback Friday (part 3)

IN THE NEWS: "A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it.
Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed." read more

Well, it's that kind of Friday again. I felt like a flashback. (And I thought these were kinda cool too)

**MTV is in 17.5 million homes and top videos include "Beat It" - Michael Jackson, "Be Good Johnny" - Men at Work, "Sexy 17" - Stray Cats, and "She Works Hard for it" - Donna Summer.

Um, for the record I was one of the underprivileged kids who did not have cable, thus did not have MTV.

**Cabbage Patch dolls with birth certificate and adoption papers are a Hit

Um, I thought (and still think) they were/are ugly.

**Sony Walkman with Dolby: $229

Um, yikes.

**RCA VCR: $399 - $888

Um, I'm sorry. Is anyone else laughing?

**Ray-Ban and Vuarnet sunglasses are in.

**Ad for Moosehead Beer: "Stands head and antlers above the rest"


**The shuttle Challenger completes four missions including the first spacewalk since 1972.

**Seat-belt and anti-drunk driver campaigns are accredited with auto accident fatalities dropping to 43,028, the lowest figure in 20 years.


**Coca-Cola and Pepsi com market "No-Caffeine" sodas.

Wow. That wasn't long ago at all.

**Break dancing and the electroboogie are sweeping the country


Also, on the reviews front, I just received 5 BLUE RIBBONS from Romance Junkies!

"You'll be laughing out loud one minute and then your heart goes out the very next. If you only have time to read one book this summer, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME is a must read! This is the first story from Ms. Shirk I've read but it certainly won't be the last."

You can go HERE and click on my smiling face to read the whole review. :)

Have a great weekend!


Kristen Painter said...

I agree with you on the cabbage patch dolls. Ick.

Chicki said...

Congrats on the great review!

The prices on the electronics were unreal. I remember drooling over a VCR that was way out of my price range. Now they're $15.00! If you wait long enough everything goes down Can anybody say plasma? :)

Debora Dennis said...

Congrats on the review! That Moosehead beer one gave me a good chuckle! :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Hey - I was also one of those kids who never watched MTV because my family didn't have cable. I was so excited in college to finally be able to watch MTV... at which point I, of course, realized it sucked.

Theresa Stillwagon said...

Congrats on the great review.
Cable? We only had four channels when I was growing up.

Bella said...

isn't it wonderful to get such a great review? It gives you the kick-in-the-booty to keep writing, lol.