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1984 - Fabian, Omar, Kesha, Johnny

5336 Walnut Avenue

On an early spring day in 1984, four kids from the block inscribed these four blocks on the sidewalk. Fabian, now age 41, happened to be there as I surveyed the block, and he shared memories of the day and his comrades Johnny, Kesha and Omar. 13 more words


I can't believe these songs are 30 years old!

Earlier on, while I was doing some book admin, I was listening to songs from 1984 on iTunes. After a while I realised that the songs I’d been listening to turned 30 years old this year! 99 more words


Cult TV Essentials: Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

Kagaku Sentai Dynaman is the seventh instalment of Toei Company’s Super Sentai series. It aired on TV Asahi from February 5, 1983, to January 28, 1984, with a total of 51 episodes. 93 more words

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Thursday Quotables

Hello! WELCOME TO THURSDAY QUOTABLES. This is a weekly meme featured on the lovely Bookshelf Fantasies. This week we have:

Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week! 55 more words


Condividere è prendersi cura: cito dal libro Il cerchio di Dave Eggers e resto perplessa

Detto così, “condividere è prendersi cura” è bello e suona come una cosa da condividere. Ma se avete, o aveste, letto tutto il libro Il cerchio… 469 more words


Gem of the Week: "I'll Wait"-Van Halen

Song: “I’ll Wait”

Artist: Van Halen

Album: 1984 (1984)

Though the musical legacy of the 1980s will always be stained by an overwhelming abundance of cotton-ball pop, there’s some precious hard-rock to be found in the decade—some of wild keyboarding and puffed-up synthesizers’ most formative years. 263 more words


Santa Claus and God

Even as a teenager, it was easy for me to spot similarities between Santa Claus and God.  Both have supernatural attributes, both live in a grand, theme-park place, both practice an absolute form of justice, and both were invoked when I misbehaved.  351 more words