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Transcript of The 80s
In the 80s the fashion was rapidly changing. There was lots of new styles.
In the 80s some food that they ate were jell0-o pudding pops,sloppy joes,sushi,cajun,tri-color pasta,jaw breakers, californa raisins,artificially flavored fruit snacks, and tab soda and some of the restaurants are Howard Johnsons and Mister donut.
According to history.com"the decade also saw the rise of the “yuppie,” an explosion of blockbuster movies and the emergence of cable networks like MTV, which introduced the music video and launched the careers of many iconic artists."People in the 80s also liked to play ping-pong, roller-skate, BMX,Rubix's cubes.Some of the most popular TV shows were
Full House,Saved By the Bell,
Head of the Class
Super Mario Bros
were attracting many gamers.Movies such as
Pretty in Pink, Back to the Future,
brought many people to the movies.Molly Ringwald and Jamie Lee Curtis were 2 of the most talked about movie stars during the 80s.
A very popular thing in the 80s was the Sony walkman.It was a radio that they carried around like a mp3 player.During this time women were beginning to spread from the ''house wife'' image to the ''working mother'' image.In school they used wooden pencils and unlike us they didn't have mechanical pencil sharpeners and they had to bring their lunches in a metal lunch box.Some of the slang words they used were airhead,bad to the bone,cheesy/cheezy,chill,couch potato,gal pal,have a cow,gnarly,road pizza,totally,like totally,and wicked.
British steel workers go on national strike in January 2nd,1980
Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden in January 1st,1980.By the end of 1984 more than 70 banks fail.
The early 1980s actually were pretty miserable. Unemployment topped 10%, the highest since the Great Depression, after the Federal Reserve inflicted a recession on the economy in an effort to crush inflation. In fact, the recession of the early 1980s was the worst in recent memory—until the Great Recession geared up in 2007.
Inventions were being introduced very quickly during the 80s. Some of the most famous are the WorldWideWeb(WWW), Apple Macintosh, and Nintendo entertainment games. The WWW was introduced by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.It let you sit at home in front of a computer instead of going to a library to find your information.The Apple Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of personal computers manufactured by Apple Inc.The 1st Mac was introduced on Jan. 24,1984 by Steve Jobs.It was the 1st successful personal computer to feature the mouse and graphical user interface. The video game industry crashed in 1983.Fortunately the Nintendo Entertainment System let gamers enjoy video games again. It sold over 2.5 million units in its 1st year.
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According to History.com the 80s are "Often remembered for its materialism and consumerism, the decade also saw the rise of the “yuppie,” an explosion of blockbuster movies and the emergence of cable networks like MTV, which introduced the music video and launched the careers of many iconic artists."
hear are just some examples.....
80s clothing and hairstyles
Beastie boys-brass monkey
Iron maiden-tunning free
Herbie hancock-rock it
kool and the gang-celebration
hairstyles for women are big and puffy.
Men-"The men’s hairstyles in the 1980s era were inspired and affected by the trendy pop music at that time."from http://www.stylisheve.com/
The Moon Walk and Sprinkler were being danced frequently during the 80s.
A popular accessory was jean purses
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