Save Ferris (Bueller)!

One of the most iconic movies of the 80’s was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – the story of a kid who wagged school and spent the day with his best friend and girlfriend.

I think it is every kid’s dream to have a day like this and get away with what he did. And what a legend he was at school too!

There are plenty of web pages dedicated to ‘Save Ferris’ – just to show what sort of a cult following it has.

I found this great poster which I have yet to frame and hang on my wall at home (due to the size), but when I unroll it and show my friends they love it.

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Championship Sprint

Back in the 80’s I loved arcade machines – in fact I still do. I used to own a couple of pinball machines but the latest machine I bought was Championship Sprint.

Atari Chapionship Sprint

It is a 2 player standup car racing game by Atari. Simple in design but very addictive – especially when you don’t have to pay for each game!

Bascially, race around the track and win. During the race you will see wrenches. Run over them, and after you have three you can buy performance or handling upgrades for your car. As I said very addictive.

The specs, by todays standards, are very lame ….


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NKOTB to return?

I was reading today that New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) are set to announce something on their website. Whether that means a new album, a tour it remains to be seen.

NKOTB rose to fame in the 80s with such hits as Hangin Tough, Step by Step to but name a few.

Hard to believe it, but the members of the group are now in the late 30s!

To jog the memory, here’s one of their best songs ….

Here’s one of the stories I read (check out the current photo).

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Shoes, earrings and stuff

In today’s ecclectic fashion world, there are many elements that first came to light in the eighties.
Ballet shoes are all the rage again now with the kids. In the 80s they were slightly different, more like a real ballet shoe. Now they are ballet inspired flatties. However, I have seen some shoes that could have come from the depths of my cupboard where they have lived since the 80s.

The earrings the youth are splashing about are exact copies, in many cases- from the 80s. I for one remember getting about in my rainbow cloloured, shiny drop circle earrings made of only the highest quality plastic. They are everywhere again, even in the same sort of shops.

Little holes in the walls of malls, stocked to the rooftop with silver and plastic glinting “must haves”.

How come if they are all wearing it again now, and you can get it for $20, new – so you look like you are from the 80s. But, if you want to buy something that is actually FROM the 80s, which is the same, it’s called vintage or retro. AND, you will pay more than $20 for it!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh fashion……………

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