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(Mental Floss)   1983 was a banner year for American culture. Turning 30 this year: McNuggets, Weird Al's first album, Plinko, "Return of the Jedi", Hooters, and most importantly, TCP/IP   ( divider line
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2013-03-15 01:19:31 PM  
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Ronald Reagan?!? The actor?!? Then who was vice-president?!? Jerry Lewis?!?

And I suppose Jack Benny is the Secretary of the Treasury.
2013-03-15 01:00:06 PM  
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IRQ12: [ image 750x496]

Ronald Reagan?!? The actor?!? Then who was vice-president?!? Jerry Lewis?!?
2013-03-15 12:32:50 PM  
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2013-03-15 12:13:24 PM  
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FloydA: The moonwalk, GNU project, first American woman in space, KAL 007 shot down, Beirut Marine barracks attack, Begnino Aquino assassination, Klaus Barbie arrested, MLK Day becomes a national holiday, De Lorean ceases production of the DMC-12.   U2: War, Frank Zappa: Man From Utopia, The Police: Synchronicity, Suicidal Tendencies (self titled), Bauhaus: Burning from the Inside, Herbie Hancock: Future Shock, Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones, P-Funk All-Stars: Urban Dancefloor Geruillas, Bowie: Let's Dance, and I finished high school. It was a kind of busy year.  I was pretty high most ofthe time.

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2013-03-15 11:02:04 AM  
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Plinko? What the hell is that? Oh. Also, slave Leias. Slave Leias everywhere.

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2013-03-15 10:52:31 AM  
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ObscureNameHere: Ah, 13 years old, a Commodore 64, red box D&D, Star Frontiers.... *mumbles to self, wanders off absent mindedly*

*waves cane and looks under his chair* Heh! I got yer Pool of Radiance right here!
2013-03-15 10:46:15 AM  
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April 5 - US Interior Secretary James G. Watt causes controversy when he effectively bans the Beach Boys from a return performance at the Fourth of July festivities in Washington, announcing that Wayne Newton would perform instead. Watt claims that rock bands attract "the wrong element". That same week President Reagan, himself an avowed Beach Boys fan, presents Watt with a plaster foot with a hole in it, symbolizing that Watt had shot himself in the foot.

And this ladies and gentlemen is one of the many reasons I loved that old man.

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Speaking of things I loved in 1983...

/sorry some of you missed was a fantastic time
2013-03-15 10:43:33 AM  
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I had a bad case of TCP/IP once.

Penicillin did not clear it up.. ugh.
2013-03-15 10:37:01 AM  
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Damn, read the end of the headline as ICP at first.

2013-03-15 09:52:23 AM  
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Was it also a banner year in the Bender household?
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