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It's 1986!
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Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
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29 April 2011 - 10.59pm

-Major nuclear reactor disaster in the Eastern Hemisphere!

-USA bombing Libya!

-A much-hyped Royal Wedding!

-Space Shuttle mission!  (Good news: The Endeavour was supposed to launch today, but it's apparently been postponed until Monday at the earliest. So I guess they're giving it an extra-thorough inspection to avoid a Challenger-scaled disaster.)

 

Happy silver anniversary, 1986! Feels like no time has passed at all. Can't wait for the Ferdinand Marcos ouster, the Whitney Houston comeback, and the revelation that Obama sold arms to Iran and funnelled the profits to the Contras!

Everybody have fun tonight; everybody Wang Chung tonight!

 

 

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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GniknuS
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29 April 2011 - 11.23pm

Lol, I have heard that Whitney is off crack or coke, whichever she was on, so you never know.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine

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mithveaen
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30 April 2011 - 12.43am

Don't forget the World Cup held in my country. I'm on a very nasty period in my life : Not paying attention to Dad and Mom, fighting with my best friend's girlfriend (she swears I flirt on him, I told her not) I had a massive crush on Michael Biehn due to watching 3 times Aliens on the theater, and one of my favorite album Mr. Mister's Welcome to the Real World. It's Summer and I still don't know what to do with my life. And.... I rediscovered my sister's Red and White Album. heart

 

Ahh those were the days.. *sighs*. Sadly, my high school best friend passed away like 8 years ago. a-hard-days-night-george-5

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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mr. Sun king coming together
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30 April 2011 - 12.48am

We actually had a useful government in Canada! We weren't getting screwed!!!! Yay! Also, Paul released albums more regularly, Tom Petty was in his peak, and Phil Collins was in Genisis.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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skye
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30 April 2011 - 2.30am

I'm three and like Fraggle Rock?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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mr. Sun king coming together
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30 April 2011 - 2.35am

Von, you'll get this; We actually had a PC party in Canada!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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StrawberryLakiesha
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30 April 2011 - 4.50am

Why is it exiting that the US bombed Libya?

Also, if it's 1986 then does it mean I'm not allowed to post in this thread becuase I wasn't born until like fifteen years later? If I'm not then I'm real sorry about that.!

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!

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kedame
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30 April 2011 - 5.13am

StrawberryLakiesha said:

Why is it exiting that the US bombed Libya?

Also, if it's 1986 then does it mean I'm not allowed to post in this thread becuase I wasn't born until like fifteen years later? If I'm not then I'm real sorry about that.!

Are you seriously only 10? You'd have to be a pretty cool 10 year old if you are!

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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Blue Nicey
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30 April 2011 - 5.54am

Von Bontee said:

-Major nuclear reactor disaster in the Eastern Hemisphere!

-USA bombing Libya!

-A much-hyped Royal Wedding!

-Space Shuttle mission!  (Good news: The Endeavour was supposed to launch today, but it's apparently been postponed until Monday at the earliest. So I guess they're giving it an extra-thorough inspection to avoid a Challenger-scaled disaster.)

 

Happy silver anniversary, 1986! Feels like no time has passed at all. Can't wait for the Ferdinand Marcos ouster, the Whitney Houston comeback, and the revelation that Obama sold arms to Iran and funnelled the profits to the Contras!

Everybody have fun tonight; everybody Wang Chung tonight! 

Stop reminding me! I’m not ready to turn 25 yet! blue-meanie <-- For the milestone, not for you. I feel like I’m going to have a quarterlife crisis about my impending birthday. Also, I don’t like thinking of being older than 25 because that’s my favorite Beatle age, when I feel like they were their best, and I dunno. I guess I feel like a failure compared to them and how successful they were when they were my age. OK, sorry, enough of my whining ...

skye said:

I'm three and like Fraggle Rock?

Lol. Dude, I loved that show! The little doozers were the cutest things!

Favorite Starbucks drink: Chai, baby, Chai.

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StrawberryLakiesha
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30 April 2011 - 6.07am

kedame said:

StrawberryLakiesha said:

Why is it exiting that the US bombed Libya?

Also, if it's 1986 then does it mean I'm not allowed to post in this thread becuase I wasn't born until like fifteen years later? If I'm not then I'm real sorry about that.!

Are you seriously only 10? You'd have to be a pretty cool 10 year old if you are!

Yeah, A'm ten, and Thanks!a-hard-days-night-george-8

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!

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minime
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30 April 2011 - 12.42pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 Quite a surprise. I thought you would be something like 14.

 

Anyway, there is one irregularity about the year... George was alive back then, and now he isn't. Similarly, I'm alive, but wasn't back then. Quite depressing. 

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Sitting on a cornflake
as above, in an Italian garden
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2 May 2011 - 10.26am

Hey I just graduated but I don't really know what to do with my life .. but I had a great girlfriend.

 

mmm. times haven't changed that much have they?

a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Zig
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2 May 2011 - 2.33pm

skye said:

I'm three and like Fraggle Rock?

I'm going on twenty-three and skip past Fraggle Rock to get to the Smurfs. I'm also married for a year and a half and am dreaming about someday living in Arizona. My wife is dreaming about watching shows for grown-ups. 

The Monkees celebrate their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour (yay) and The Clash disbands (boo).

An up-and-down year to be sure.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

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skye
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3 May 2011 - 12.46am

The Smurfs? You'll have to explain the appeal sometime. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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Zig
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3 May 2011 - 11.38am

skye said:

The Smurfs? You'll have to explain the appeal sometime. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Right - as soon as someone explains it to me. It's all just a hazy blue blur.

 

BOT: This thread made me look up events that happened that year. While taking the proverbial trip down Memory Lane, I kept thinking, "I can't believe John was gone 6 years already when that happened."

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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Sitting on a cornflake
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3 May 2011 - 11.59am

Mind you..Peter Gabriel's new album So is out soon .. and it's going to be excellent!

a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Zig
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3 May 2011 - 1.49pm

In case the rest of you want to scope out the year 1986 in music...

Nice thread, Von.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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billyshears
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7 November 2012 - 6.22am

I was crazy for hockey living in Texas.

Steve Smith of the Edmonton Oilers shot a puck off his own goalie to score a goal for the Calgary Flames to keep the Oilers from winning five Stanley Cups in a row. They won in 84 85 87 and 88

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Von Bontee
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7 November 2012 - 7.47am

...and speaking of athletes who earned goat horns in '86, Bill Buckner!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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meanmistermustard

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7 November 2012 - 2.38pm

I hope not. Would have to go thru the same crap to get here and couldnt face that again.

 

Was too young to remember what was going on socially and a few years away from discovering the beatles still. 

 

One of the few programmes i remember watching then was Bertha and having found the intro on youtube realise it has a beatle connection: Roy Kinnear, who played the role of Algernon in Help!, did the narration and some of the voices in Bertha. Just cannot escape those pesky beatle connections.

 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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