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Missing 1984 Now?

 

You damn rights. 1984 was a wicked time for anyone to be alive. Especially if you were into music. Think about it.

 

There wasn’t any war to speak of and hadn’t been for over 10 years. The word terrorist didn’t even exist yet.

 

A movie star was the president of the US.

    

DNA was just being discovered.

 

AIDS was identified but hadn’t spread around the world yet.

 

Apple released the MacIntosh Home Computer.

 

The US was in a recession. 90 banks closed in 1984.

 

Average Cost of new house $86,730

 

Chevrolet Corvette $23,392

 

Bacon Lb $1.69

 

1st Un-tethered Space Walk. In Space. With no tether. Seriously.

Fuck. That’s straight up impressive. Who’s got big balls? He’s got big balls. No tether. WTF? Dude. Your fucking crazy.

 

But I would be tripping balls by this point. What if they got busy doing something else and left you there? Could they find you again? They would have to circle back. Who else is going to give you a lift? No Uber up there, Jack. I think I would turn the jets away from earth and blast down maybe make a god landing. That’s assuming there is a parachute on them space suits. There would have to be wouldn’t there. Or is their no point. The chances of getting left behind are slim I bet. But then again. Who the hell knows what kind of heads they are going to send you up there with?

 

Movies?

 How’s this for starters:

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Gremlins
  • Karate Kid
  • Footloose
  • Ghostbusters
  • Red Dawn
  • Terminator (“I’ll be back.”)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Police Academy

 

Tunes?

 

“When Doves Cry” by Prince

“Jump” by Van Halen

“The Heart of Rock & Roll” by Huey Lewis & The News

“Sister Christian” by Night Ranger

“Purple Rain” by Prince

“Eyes Without A Face” by Billy Idol

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson

“Round And Round” by Ratt

 

Crack, a smokable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area .

 

Weed was $30 an oz.

 

Hydroponics were about to explode in Canada and that brought the low growing indicas into the scene. Everyone stopped giggling. They were too stoned to even laugh. The couch become where it was at.

 EDMONTON 1984

Edmonton hosts its Grey Cup Game for the first time.
Edmonton Oilers win its first Stanley Cup
Edmonton Trappers win its first Pacific Coast League championship.
Edmonton Space Science Centre opened.