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Is Kim Wilde really 60?
November 18th, 2020 under 80s, Are they really their age?. [ Comments: none ]


Back in 1981, Kim Wilde released a song called Kids in America. Now, nearly 40 years later, the singer still looks like one. That is why I can’t believe that today is her 60th birthday. So you still have a Kandy Krush on her?

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Remember Gary Numan?
October 20th, 2020 under 80s, Remember?. [ Comments: none ]


Back in 1979, Gary Numan became an international sensation because of his song Cars. Now, 41 years later, he is still going together with cars. Well, at least in this photo anyway, and that is why I had to post it.

Now, let’s talk about how good the 62-year-old singer look. He hasn’t aged a day, just like his biggest single.

Want to watch the video again, then click here!

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The Caddyshack caddie wants to caddie at the US Open
September 4th, 2020 under 80s. [ Comments: 1 ]


Back in 1980, we got to know Michael O’Keefe as the caddie in Caddyshack. Now, 40 years later, the most famous caddie in the world wants to be a caddie at this year’s US Open. Something he did in the early ’70s at the same course where the golf game is going to be held this year.

O’Keefe explains why he wants to do it in an essay he wrote for Golf.com. “Why now? If not now, I may never have another chance! I’m 65 and not getting any younger, though my wife tells me I’m still devilishly handsome.” Then he added, “I may be 65, but I act like I’m 30. Or, at least, I train like I’m 30, an age at which I was still acting out in demonstrably destructive ways.”

If you want to hire him then you can email him at hiredannynoonan@gmail.com. I hope someone gives him the job because he is reason enough for me to tune in to watch the most boring sport.

Who knows maybe the dancing gopher will make an appearance?

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Cheers’ Cliff Clavin has a message about saving the US Post Office
August 19th, 2020 under 80s. [ Comments: none ]


Donald Trump is doing everything in his power to dismantle the United States Post Office, but there are ways that we can save it.

Cursive’s frontman Tim Kasher decided to buy a Cameo from John Ratzenberger and have him tell us what he thinks we can do. You know, because he played Cliff Calvin the mailman on Cheers, and his character loved to give his opinon whether we wanted it or not.

What is his idea? Why wait until Christmas to send gifts to your family. Go to the post office today, and send them stamps. It is the gift that keeps giving, and it is something they will use to send you a fruit cake they have been holding onto for 27 years. Voila

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The Psychedelic Furs’ singer says John Hughes misunderstood Pretty In Pink’s lyrics
August 17th, 2020 under 80s, Brat Pack. [ Comments: none ]


Back when I was in high school, our English teacher gave us a poem to read. We all thought it was about a man’s final moments on his death bed. Turns out, it was actually about him losing his virginity. Art’s interpretation is in the eye of the beholder.

Why am I telling you this? Back in 1986, a movie called Pretty In Pink came out. The film was inspired by the 1981 song of the same name. However, Richard Butler, the lead singer of The Psychedelic Furs, says that John Hughes mistook the meaning of the song.

In the coming of age of flick, it about Molly Ringwald being pretty in a pink dress. Butler told Sky News that it is not the pink he was talking about in the song.

“John Hughes – God rest his soul – kind of got the wrong end of the stick with that song.

“He made it to be literally about a girl that was wearing a pink dress and it wasn’t about that at all. It was about a rather unfortunate girl. Me saying pretty in pink meant somebody who is naked. It was a metaphor.”

Is Butler seeing red because the iconic filmmaker got it wrong? He told the interviewer, “…given that, the movie did us a lot of good. It was a double-edged sword because it increased our audience but a lot of people that were the darker set of our fans thought: ‘It’s a brat pack movie scene now and we are not really into that.'”

You can’t win them all.

If you think about it, Hughes’ mistake turned out to be a good thing for them. Who knows if they would still be touring (when bands can tour) today if it was not that misunderstanding of a birthday suit for a pink dress? Their original fans would have left them anyways, but that movie will be a coming of age movie for many decades to come. Therefore, that tune is giving them new fans all the time.

Now that you know the real meaning behind the song, listen to it again. You will hear how different it is than you remembered. It is like the red light in your head went on. Mind blown.

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