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Flashback Friday: The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us (2013)

History is an interesting thing. We might not be aware of it in the moment. But upon looking back, we are able to develop a clear picture of what has happened.

The six part miniseries The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us premiered on the National Geographic channel in 2013. Hosted and narrated by actor Rob Lowe, the program looks back at how the years of 1980-1990 changed America. Utilizing news clips, interviews, and other media, the audience is presented with a complete perspective of the decade.

I enjoyed this series. Encompassing every aspect of the era, it is an entertaining and captivating tale of how those ten years forever affected how we live today.

I recommend it.

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Throwback Thursday Part II-Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World, Party Time, Excellent……

In 1988, via Saturday Night Live, we were introduced to Wayne Campbell  (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), two guys who produced a  local late night cable access show from Wayne’s basement.

Four years later, Wayne’s World, the movie premiered. Reprising and stretching their characters, Wayne and Garth are still producing their show in Wayne’s basement via the local access cable network.  Wayne has been dating Cassandra (Tia Carrere) the front woman of an emerging rock band.  When Cassandra’s band is offered a record contract, by Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe), Wayne begins to suspect that he has ulterior motives.

This movie is incredibly funny and quotable. There is a reason why Wayne’s World is one of the best SNL skits in the show’s 30+ years on the air. I recommend this movie

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