30 Years Ago Today: Hands Across America

It was 30 years ago today that Hands Across America took place. Approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States. People donated money to participate. The proceeds went to fight hunger and homelessness.

Personally, I think our country could really use another event like this. Between the sideshow that is our presidential election (with the idiotic media being the ringleader), racism running rampant, shootings everywhere, and people just looking down at their phones instead of observing what’s around them, we really need to take a step back, take a breath, and band together for once. People need to learn to respect, love, and help each other. An event like Hands Across America would be perfect. Although, I have a feeling that the chain would constantly be broken from people needing one hand to hold their phone and take selfies. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts. I doubt this will ever happen again, so we’ll just have to Return to the ’80s to relive it.

End of rant. I was just going to write that first paragraph, and post the video. Then this rant just came to me. If you’re offended, put on your big boy or big girl pants, get over yourself, and enjoy this video. It will bring you back to happier times.:-)

Aaaah! I feel better now.

Remember That Song: 5/25/16

Can you name the artist and song:

It’s early morning, the sun comes out
Last night was shaking and pretty loud
My cat is purring, it scratches my skin
So what is wrong with another sin


Last Song: “New Attitude” by Patti LaBelle from Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Great job Jump Back! (@HorrorScifiNerd) and Martin (@mcmaenza)!!!

Somehow the wires uncrossed, the tables were turned
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn

Quote of the Day: Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie

Cheech: [seeing a jar with a yellowish fluid inside] Hey, it’s about time man. Hey, what do you got man? Give me some.
Chong: What?
Cheech: Give me a drink, man. C’mon man, give me a drink!
Chong: [Points to jar] Of this?
Cheech: Yeah!
Chong: Go ahead man, help yourself!
Cheech: Wait a minute
[Sniffs the Jar]
Cheech: Hey man, that’s pee!
Chong: No kidding.
Cheech: What are you doing with pee?
Chong: It’s for my probation officer.
Cheech: Why, does he drink pee?
Chong: No man, last week I was supposed to bring some in, you know? and I forgot the wash the jar out first. so they see all that mayonnaise floating around in there, and they think I’m on some kind of weird drug again!
Cheech: [laughing] Alright!
Chong: And I’m really going to fuck with his mind this time.
Cheech: Why, what’d you do?
Chong: I had my sister pee in it.
Cheech: Yeah?
Chong: Yeah, and she’s pregnant man!

Happy 78th Birthday to Tommy Chong!!!

Remember That Song: 5/24/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Somehow the wires uncrossed, the tables were turned
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn


Last Song: “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” by Genesis from Invisible Touch (1986)

Great job Bierpumpe and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

I’m going down, going down, like a monkey, ooh but it’s alright
Try to pick yourself up, carry that weight that you can’t see

Remember That Song: 5/23/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m going down, going down, like a monkey, ooh but it’s alright
Try to pick yourself up, carry that weight that you can’t see


Last Song: “Somebody Save Me” by Cinderella from Night Songs (1986)

Somebody get the doctor
I’m feelin’ pretty poor
Somebody get the stretcher
Before I hit the floor

Remember That Song: 5/20/16

Hair’s to Friday!!!

Can you name the artist and song:

Somebody get the doctor
I’m feelin’ pretty poor
Somebody get the stretcher
Before I hit the floor


Last Song: “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band from Kihnspiracy (1983)

Great job Wednesday’s Child and Brent (@jonbrent13)!!!

Where were you when I needed you
Well you could not be found
What can I do, oh I believed in you
You’re running me around

Quote of the Day: The Star Chamber

Judge Benjamin Caulfield: It’s always been a game, only now the bad guys have a stronger team, got a better draft.

Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin: You know I took a lot of notes in your class and I can never remember you saying anything quite like that.

Judge Benjamin Caulfield: You should have taken fewer notes and listened more.

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