On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984.’Follow @returntothe80s
Thank You Mario!
But our Princess is in another castle!
[immediately wants to punch Toad in the face!]Follow @returntothe80s
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this
Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda for sale in the U.S. on this day 31 years ago (August 22, 1987)
If you’d like to buy this game, click on the image below:Follow @returntothe80s
You can take it home
You even had the option to get a mouse with it!Follow @returntothe80s
Dragon’s Lair: The fantasy adventure where you become a valiant knight, on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon. You control the actions of a daring adventurer, finding his way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your efforts to reach the Dragon’s Lair. Lead on, adventurer. Your quest awaits!
The Dragon’s Lair arcade game was released on this day 35 years ago (June 19, 1983). After this date, you could find me glued to this game in the arcade at Cranston Bowl, every Saturday morning after our bowling matches. It didn’t matter that it cost a whopping 50 cents a game.Follow @returntothe80s
So far, 2017 has started off much better than 2016. For me, the year began with a tweet from Lou Gramm, former lead singer of Foreigner. Therefore, we could not resist cover one of the best rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s.
In addition, our ’80s crossover event – ’80s Innovations – is discussed. We also have a new Play This, Not That, Remember That Song, and ’80s Trivia.
Now, let’s take a look back at Lou Gramm and Foreigner.
– Return to the ’80s gets Tweeted at by Lou Gramm
– New One Day At a Time show on Netflix, based on the original series
Listen to This, Not That – Quarterflash
– Instead of this:
Harden Your Heart
– Play This:
Find Another Fool
80’s Blog and Podcast Extravaganza (Episode 3) – #80sInnovations
- Personal Computing – Commodore 64
- Break Dancing
- Over-the-top action stars
- Hair Bands
– Listener email – James requests that we discuss Miami Vice innovations
Also check out the following sites/podcasts participating:
Shall We Play a Game?
Remember That Song
Name the artist and song:
You play tricks on my mind, you’re everywhere, but you’re so hard to find
You’re not warm, you’re sentimental
You’re so extreme, you can be so temperamental
If you know the answer, please email us at Returnto80s@gmail.com
Last Question: What colors were on the original Rubik’s cube?
Answer: Red,white, blue, green,orange, yellow
Winner: Scott Compton
New Question [From Totally 80s Trivial Pursuit]: What screen siren appeared in Stripes, Blade Runner, No Way Out and Wall Street?
Once again, if you know the answer, please email us at Returnto80s@gmail.com
Main Topic: Foreigner
– Woman in Black (Robert)
– In Pieces (Paul)
– Tooth and Nail (Robert)
– Jukebox Hero (Paul)
– Cold as Ice (Robert)
– Heart Turns to Stone (Paul)
– Say You Will (Robert)
– With Heaven On Our Side (Paul)
– Blue Morning Blue Day (Robert)
– Long Long Way From Home (Paul)
Honorable mention – I Want to Know What Love is
We hope you enjoyed this episode. Please email us at email@example.com if you want to discuss Foreigner or anything ’80s.
And also check us out on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or anywhere else you get your podcasts from.Follow @returntothe80s
Next week, Return to the ’80s is participating in the monthly ’80s Crossover Event. This time, we will be talking/blogging about ’80s innovations. The event is being organized by ’80s Reboot Overdrive, and other participants will be Rediscover the ’80s, Weegiemdget, and Killer Kitsch. So look for this event next week.
Also please let us know if you have any innovations you’d like to discuss. In addition to technology, they can be toys, movies, fashion, or food as there could be some interesting items that you loved or hated back in the 80s that you want to talk about. Please leave a comment below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be recording a new episode of the Return to the ’80s podcast, and this will be a segment on that episode. So we would love to hear from you.Follow @returntothe80s
Hi Everybody! Paul here. Today is our big ’80s extravaganza! Several ’80s bloggers and podcasters got together, and decided on a common topic that we will share. We are promoting each others work, and introducing you to some ’80s blogs that you may not have know were out there. The topic in this inaugural crossover will be on our favorite cars that were famous in the ’80s. Here is the list of blogs taking part are:
I will kick things off, and Robert has an article himself immediately following this one. So, let’s get on the road, and get this underway.
Sonny Crockett’s Ferrari Daytona Spyder
Miami Vice was a perfect fit in the ’80s. It was the age of excess – bright colors, big personalities, money flying hand-over-fist, great music, lots of cocaine, and of course, fast cars. And one of the most iconic cars was Sonny Crockett’s black 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4. It was awesome seeing it flying down the streets of Miami. But, in perhaps one of the most iconic scenes in ’80s television was Crockett and Tubbs cruising in the Spyder, with Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” playing. What?!? A popular song on network TV?! NBC had a hit on its hands from that point forward. Unfortunately, the car only lasted 2 seasons. This Spyder was a modified version of the Ferrari. The suits at the Ferrari company were not happy with this, and sued for trademark infringement and trademark dilution. So, the Spyder was destroyed by a bazooka in the first episode of season 3. You can keep your Walking Dead. The death of the Spyder was far more horrifying than any death in The Walking Dead.
ZZ Top’s Eliminator
Awesome cars weren’t just seen in movies and television shows. The golden age of MTV had it’s fair share of great cars. Not the least of which was the Eliminator, which was prominently featured in a trio of ZZ Top songs – “Gimme All Your Lovin’“, “Sharp Dressed Man“, and “Legs“. The Eliminator was really a customized 1930s Ford coupe. Unlike other Ford cars in the ’80s, this car seemed to run pretty fine to me. I don’t believe I ever saw it broken down on the side of the road, leaking oil, with smoke coming out from under the hood. That would have been a letdown. Instead, this was one of the coolest cars around. The drivers weren’t too shabby either, right fellas? Not to mention. the car came with the best keychain ever!
For my final car, I am going outside the box, and heading to the arcade! Pole Position was a unique game in those early ’80s arcade days. Most games, you just stood at, and moved a joystick or roller ball around. In Pole Position, you became part of the game. Instead of standing at the machine, you would sit in a booth, and drive your own Formula One race car around the track, using a steering wheel and gas pedal. This was easier said than done for some of us. It could be tough navigating turns at a high speed, while avoiding other cars at the same time. One misstep, and your car would go up in a ball of flames, with your tires bouncing away on the course.
I’m not into video games anymore. But if I somehow found myself in an old school arcade, you would have a difficult time tearing me away from this game!
What were some of your favorite cars seen in the ’80s? I hope you enjoyed this series. Please let us know what you think, and if you would like to see more of these crossover events. Again, please check out the following blogs. Every one is on Twitter as well, so please give all these hard-working bloggers a follow:Follow @returntothe80s
Today’s Tweet id from Flashback Daily (@FlashbackDaily). This one hit home with me because this weekend I was running while listening to my fully charge iPod. The iPod died halfway through my run, because apparently it can’t handle temperatures below 60. This wouldn’t have happened if I had my old trusty Walkman! And yes, I do still have cassettes I could play in it.Follow @returntothe80s