New Under The Sun In 81.

1981.  Reagan was sworn in to office, the DeLorean made it''s debut, Walter Cronkite retired, and I was born.

 

You know, every now and then I think, maybe I could have been born a bit later, or earlier, but all in all, I'm pretty happy to have been born in 1981, living through Atari, Nintendo, He-Man, G.I. Joe, the Challenger Explosion, the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of communism, the rise of MTV, the string of slasher flicks splattering blood across the silver screen, Michael Jackson, and the seeds of the tech boom being sown slowly but surely by the gradual introduction of the Personal Computer.

 

Sure, I was too young to "get" most of these events, to understand their impact, but I was alive, and remember most all of this stuff well.  I'm happy to have played Super Mario Bros. when it was new, enjoyed the heyday of He-Man, and become swept up in various crazes such as the short lived love for Karate thanks to the Karate Kid films, among others, and the phenomenon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

What an era.  Sure, it had it's dark side; AIDs, Reaganomics, Ed Meese, the still existing threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but most of that was pretty invisible to those of us who were kids, and to us it was all sunny afternoons, awesome cartoons, ridiculously unhealthy sugary cereals, and some of the coolest toys ever seen on the market.

KamatariSeta KamatariSeta
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Mar 7, 2010