Tag Archives: the ’80s

Dookie?

The all-consuming pop culture obsessions of one year are the embarrassing relics of the next. Try showing Gangnam Style to someone who managed to miss its ubiquity, and you’re likely to get a blank stare and a pair of safety … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Slayers

Like so much of the ‘80s, the 1983 fantasy/sci-fi/adventure film Krull now exists only in the popular consciousness as a tossed off bit on Family Guy. The joke is that a movie called Krull could be a major release at … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: The Stuff

I make a lot of hay over what it was like growing up in the ‘80s to the point that any younger readers might assume it was halfway between The Road Warrior and that episode of Diff’rent Strokes where Gordon … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: The House of the Devil

You can explain the ‘90s to someone who wasn’t there: they were just like the ‘00s, only the Internet was slower and the president could read. There. The ‘80s, on the other hand, barely make sense to me and I … Continue reading

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