Remember That Song: 10/12/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Here we are hanging on the strains of greed and blues.
Break the chain and we break down
Oh, it’s not real if you don’t feel it


Last Song: “Hooked on You” by Sweet Sensation

Great job Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily)!!

I can’t explain what I’m going through
Wish I could find the right words to say
Losing control and its over you
Nobody else could make me feel this way

And courtesy of @kidsincdaily:

Daily Trivia: 10/11/12

Question: What ABC series starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis as platonic co-workers afraid to ruin their friendship with romance?


Last Question: What slogan did Oldsmobile launch in 1988, with ads featuring Ringo Starr and his daughter?

Answer: “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile”.

Remember That Song: 10/11/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I can’t explain what I’m going through
Wish I could find the right words to say
Losing control and its over you
Nobody else could make me feel this way


Last Song: “Just Like Paradise” by David Lee Roth who celebrated his 52nd birthday yesterday.

Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!

Remember That Song: 10/10/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Girl, we’ve been meant for this
Since we were born
No problems now (the coast is clear)
It’s just the calm before the storm


Last Song: “Woman” by John Lennon who would have turned 72 yesterday:

Hold me close to your heart
However distant don’t keep us apart
After all it is written in the stars

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Hi Everybody, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I have started an additional blog, which is non-80s related. I decided to write about life in Bristol, Rhode Island, so I gave it the clever name Life in Bristol. I will write about Bristol’s intersting history, and discover some shops, restaurants and attractions with my own personal touch.

I will continue to work on this blog as well, so Return to the ’80s will remain alive.

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Daily Trivia: 10/9/12

Question: What slogan did Oldsmobile launch in 1988, with ads featuring Ringo Starr and his daughter?


Last Question: What was the name of the learning system could play games, sing, and be used as a tape recorder?

Answer: Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play

Way, way before the iPad, our combination of high tech educational and childhood entertainment came in the form of Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play. You would pop a cassette in the machine, and it would read to you. It would also ask questions that you would answer by pressing one of the brightly colored buttons. Most of the books/cassettes were related to Sesame Street, the Muppets, and Fraggle Rock, as well as some Disney.
Or you could be a rebel, and throw an AC/DC or Metallica cassette in, and enjoy!

Here is a series of ’80s commercials. The one for the Talk ‘n’ Play begins at 4:31. This is the only video I could find about Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play on the web. But, you may have fun remembering some of these other commercials too:

Remember That Song: 10/9/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Hold me close to your heart
However distant don’t keep us apart
After all it is written in the stars


Last Song: “Leave a Light On” by Belinda Carlisle:

Although I have to go
It makes me feel like crying
I don’t know when I’ll see you again

Daily Trivia: 10/5/12

Question: What was the name of the learning system could play games, sing, and be used as a tape recorder?


Last Question: How many times has Reg, from The Great Outdoors, get struck by lightning?

Answer: 67

Bartender: He’s been struck by lightning… how many times has it been now, Reg?
Reg: S-s-s-s-s-s-s-six…
Chet: Six times?
Reg: S-s-s-six-six-six-six-six-six-sixty-sixty-six times. In-n-n-n-n-n-n-In-n-n-n-n-n-n-In-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n the head!
Chet: Sixty six times? God, that’s gotta hurt.

But, this was a trick question as he was struck once again during the thunderstorm towards the end of the movie.

Remember That Song: 10/5/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Although I have to go
It makes me feel like crying
I don’t know when I’ll see you again


Last Song: “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts:

An’ I’m only doin’ good
When I’m havin’ fun
An’ I don’t have to please no one