R.I.P. Hot Rod

As you all know by now, Rowdy Roddy Piper died yesterday.  Like pretty much all wrestlers, he was too young.  There are a million things I could say.  I was lucky enough to see him hit Jimmy Snuka in the head with the coconut on the USA network when I was a kid as it…

Friday Nineties – Top Stories of 1996

For some weird reason, the Top Ten News Events of 1996 are still up on CNN’s website.  That was 19 years ago.  How many of the things do you remember, and, if you do remember them, how they doing now? Israel elects Netanyahu – and he is still there!  Or at least he left and…

Friday Nineties – The Long Island Lolita

In a story with absolutely NO winners, Amy Fisher was a 16 or 17 year old Long Island chick who was banging / being statuatory raped by a grown man named Joey Buttafuoco (snicker).   So one thing led to another and she has someone drive her to the Buttafuoco abode and Mrs. Buttafuoco (yes I…

B.B. King Dies at 89

Blues legend B.B. King died this morning at the age of 89 after having quite a few health problems later in life.  But he did make it to 89.  Blues people seem to live a long time overall.  Maybe bitching all the time is good for your health.  My Catholic Nana lived to her 90s…

Friday Nineties – MTV Choose or Lose

Back in 1992, MTV decided to goose ratings by making kids think they would make a difference in elections.  So they brought out their Choose or Lose campaign, headlined by Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren.  Eva Halloween made me think of the whole thing by popping up on my IM on Wednesday night: Kurt Loder…

Friday Nineties – the L.A. Riots

*taps little music conductor table with conductor baton* I will now complain that things were harder when I was younger. IN MY DAY IF YOU WANTED TO KNOW THE COPS WERE RACIST YOU NEEDED TO CARRY AROUND A BIG ASS VIDEO CAMERA.  People didn’t have phones in their pockets.  And nobody had a camera except…

Holy Living Crap is this What We have Become?

Some woman wrote an article in Harper’s Bazaar about how she was sick of having to pick out clothes every day and being late for meeting so she bought a bunch of clothes that were the same. I had to go get my eyes because they rolled all the way out of my head while…