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(Do You Remember)   Here are the six different times you were watching 'Nightline' and Ted Koppel made you crap your pants   ( divider line
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2014-03-26 09:15:06 AM  
3 votes:
I remember when Buckwheat was shot.  It was terrifying.
2014-03-26 08:58:18 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-03-26 12:03:58 PM  
1 vote:

cheyanne9: Look at states that have lowered the tax rates or have no state tax's, they excel in revenue collected.

I'm going to guess states with no state taxes do NOT excel at taxes collected, because math.
2014-03-26 09:46:30 AM  
1 vote:

RoyHobbs22: I enjoyed the time Koppel got the fat Dodger executive to say that black people are stupid.

Damn you!
2014-03-26 09:44:39 AM  
1 vote:
The segment that stuck with me over the years was Koppel interviewing Al Campanis, the VP and GM of the Dodgers.  It was the 25th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in MLB and Campanis had been his roommate.   They thought he would be a great guest to discuss Robinson.

But it didn't go that way.  At all.

Koppel asked Campanis why there were no black managers in MLB, and his answers were unforgettable.  Campanis started making remarks about why blacks aren't quarterbacks in the NFL (they lack the necessities), and that blacks aren't good swimmers.  And it continued downhill at warp speed.

Koppel proceeded to rip Campanis a *new* one.

Then Campanis tried to backpedal and he said "but they're wonderful people".  (paraphrased of course)

OMG it was *classic*.  I recall sitting there watching it...completely astounded.

This segment was one for that list. s- remarks-on-nightline-25-years-ago
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-26 09:32:58 AM  
1 vote:
I watched it a lot in college. The main memories I have are:

1. An episode where he said there was a lot of news to pack into the show, and a third of the show was wasted on that girl stuck in a pipe in Texas.

2. The big interview with Gary Hart where you had to wait until the end of the hour to hear the question about the affair. I invited the TV-less liberal girl to my dorm room to watch with me.
2014-03-26 09:21:38 AM  
1 vote:

Psychopusher: [ image 292x432]

It's hilarious how Berke Breathed thinks he can rewrite all his old strips as if the internet isn't full of old-school fans who will notice.

/used to read Bloom County religiously
//thought socialism was the perfect system, if only someone like Berke Breathed would be put in charge of it
///then I grew up
2014-03-26 08:58:28 AM  
1 vote:
I remember the Madonna interview, but I rememeber the Waynes World skit on SNL that weekend better.
2014-03-26 08:57:16 AM  
1 vote:
For decades a shuttle launch had been a festive occasion filled with happy excitement and cheers.


From Wikipedia:

The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. They were used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011,

I was in kindergarten when the Challenger blew up.  I remember watching live shuttle launches in school, the teachers would bring big TVs on carts into the halls and we would all go out and watch them..  I can't remember for sure if I watched the Challenger blow up live or not.  Pretty sure I did but I've remembered that memory so much who knows what really happened...

Damn you early childhood memories!
2014-03-26 08:46:26 AM  
1 vote:
Oldster here: 
Iran Hostages. Wasn't in Iran. Didn't crap my pants.
Wasn't on the Challanger. Didn't crap my pants.
MTV music awards? Who the fark craps their pants over that?
Berlin Wall. Pretty cool event. But I didn't crap my pants.
Madonna. Didn't crap my pants, and it didn't move.
Mandella. Didn't crap my pants when a human being went on about human rights.

Lot of people out there need some pepto.
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