Browsing archives for '80s'
Saturday night we decided to take it easy and enjoy an ’80s movie double-header. First up was 1989′s The ‘Burbs, followed by 1986′s April Fool’s Day. The ‘Burbs is one of those movies I’ve always sort of taken for granted. It’s the movie equivalent of comfort food. When writing this post, I realized I have [...]
Legendary television writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell died Thursday of melanoma at his home in California. If you watched television in the ’80s, it’s likely that you saw at least one (or five) of the shows he created. Among his 40 (!) series are such familiar names as The Rockford Files, Baretta, The Greatest American Hero, [...]
When I was ten years old, I went to see the movie Breakin’ with some of my friends at our local singleplex. That evening I had what can only be described as a religious experience. It was certainly transcendent. Who knew humans could move in this fashion? I went home that night determined to become [...]
By the LA Times City and Region Desk August 24, 1984 An irate Hagar is removed from the courtroom (AP file photo) Chaos erupted in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday, as a defendant threatened the presiding judge and started an altercation involving a four associates, several police officers, and one jury member. No one [...]
OK – I ran across the image on the Flashback microblog and obviously it raised a lot of questions. The first, obviously, was WTF? The second was, is this real? If yes, how did they get roped into this? Was this some sort of court-mandated public service? I know Justine dated Leif Garrett in the [...]