This summer, I’ve decided to embrace the pop culture elements that made me what I am today. I am going to go out of my way to revisit the 70’s and 80’s, the two decades of my youth that saw me from birth to graduating high school.
I’ll try and fill in some of my pop culture blind spots and view some movies or shows that I somehow missed, while also revisiting some favorites to see how they have held up over the decades.
I’m sure some things will be a blast, will others will leave me shaking my head, much like this gem from 1982…
Ah, who can forget Bananarama? The video makes about as much sense as most early 80’s music videos. Here’s a quick summary:
Three attractive girls in baggy overalls, skip and clap their way through New York City and wash car engines with Windex. They are excited when a Mack truck driven by the most interesting man in the world arrives at their gas station. They hop in, eat bananas, and then throw the peels at an apoplectic Boss Hogg, who is in hot pursuit. Then, they all laugh and dance on a rooftop together.
If this is an indicator of how the rest of the summer will go, then it is clearly going to be amazing. Stay tuned for more of my adventures this “Cool, Cool, Cool Summer.” If you have any 80’s gems that you think I should check out, leave a comment below.
Nice! I always love watching”Summer Rental” each year. Just watched it this past weekend. The theme song form the movie and jimmy buffet’s “Turing around” are two great summer tunes ?
Yes! I almost used that movie as the graphic for this theme. I caught the ending of “Summer Rental” a few weeks ago when I stumbled across it while flipping channels (yes, I still flip channels!), but I will definitely need to watch the whole movie again this summer. “Summer School” is the movie that always comes to mind for me once Memorial Day arrives.
My recommendation is make some Kool-Aid. I don’t know why but it is a very pure form of nostalgia for me, most likely because I drink it so very rarely. Sometimes it is the simple things.
Good idea! I hadn’t thought of revisiting food items from the time, but that could be very interesting!