Wednesday, July 01, 2009

What Happened to the 80's?

My previous two posts got me thinking about the 1980's. It was a really awesome, fun, over-the-top decade, but what happened to it? A disproportionate number of stars from the day are gone, recluses, tragedy stricken, or straight-up crazy!

Let's just take a look at some of the 80's icons (seriously, I don't even have to write punchlines for these people; their names say it all):
Mike Tyson
Tom Cruise
Michael J. Fox
Sylvester Stallone
Eddie Murphy
Farrah Fawcett
Van Halen (EVERYBODY in the band)
and the biggest star of them all Michael Jackson.

That's not even counting big, but not quite life-altering stars:
Patrick Swayze
Hulk Hogan
Mr. T
Kirk Cameron
David Hasselhoff
Nell Carter
Entire cast of Diff'rent Strokes
Isiah Thomas
Christopher Reeves
Bo Jackson
Sam Kinison
Andrew "Dice" Clay
Dudley Moore
Paul Ruebens a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman
Whitney Houston
Mel Gibson

It's clear Magic Johnson made a deal with the devil. If he allowed Earvin to continue living and become a business king, he would strike down all other stars from the 80's.

Is there one person who thought Prince would be the most normal guy from the 80's in the year 2009?

Headlines are here:

Kevin Jonas is engaged. First MJ, now this! I can only take so much heartbreak.

Kevin Jonas is getting married. Luckily it makes good business sense--his fiancee is Minny Mouse.

Don't worry, even though Kevin Jonas is getting married, he'll still make crappy music and star as a 14 year old in Disney Channel original movies.

GM told it's investors today to not buy their stock. Yeah, I think they probably got that message about 6 months ago.

GM says to not buy it's stock. Hey GM, if you're just realizing this NOW, it's no wonder you are bankrupt.

GM says "Don't buy our stock... Instead please, PLEASE buy our cars!"

And now a little video that I can't get out of my head:

Tomorrow: Health Care: What should we do? Leave a comment today, and I'll talk about it tomorrow.


crutch said...

wow, just when you think you know all of mj's songs, you post this. thanks for posting this cornball but intriguing video.

as far as health care goes...get rid of middle-men insurance's bc of them that prices continue to sky-rocket. they are only interested in profits.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Paul Ruebens was life-altering!

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