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February 16, 2021

Re-Education Camp Cafe: Flashback 1981 Edition

General news/culture flashback.

The top 20 movies of 1981.

TV shows that debuted in 1981. I've been on a James Coburn kick and just watched the second show shown here, The Darkroom, a few weeks ago. Specifically, the episode where the family loses its grandpa and his railroad disability benefits, and recruits a look-alike bum to take his place.

Simon & Simon debuted that year.

Simon & Simon's opening would later give to us The Greatest Event in Television History.

TV Commercials of 1981.

TV commercials for kids, played on Saturday mornings, in 1981.

Part 2 of Saturday Morning commercials.

Top hits of 1981.

MTV debuted on August 1, 1981. Here are the first two hours of MTV.

And speaking of the summer of 1981:

"It's a radio for speaking... to GOD!"

My favorite movie of all time.


Forty years ago.

And here's an album commenters were talking about, also released in 1981: Rush's Moving Pictures.

Speaking of things released in 1981 that geeks remember fondly: the Moldvay/Cook edition of Dungeons and Dragons was released that year.

What a great year.

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