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  • n. The decade of the 1980s.
  • n. Temperatures from 80 to 89 degrees.


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  • The desktop publishing revolution of the 80s is the approximate equivalent to the blogging revolution of today: It enabled people to do their own thing outside of the established "gatekeepers."

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  • Certainly my mother, in her late 80s, is now unable to learn even simple new technologies.

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  • Instead, Carey is virtually unrecognizable as an office drone done up in '80s frumpery.

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  • #1: Scrooged - The idea that a "hip," comedic update to the Dickens classic, stewed in 80s goodness, as my absolute favorite Christmas movie is, well ... ludicrous.

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  • And the color palette seems to be saturated in 80s boldness with such a penchant for purple I expected Prince to make a cameo.

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  • Like this flash game, Chakker, which might remind you of a certain '80s arcade game.

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  • The characters really were '80s'-types; meaning that they reflected the increasingly conservative mood of the country during the run of the show.

  • By the time Vineland came out, looking back at the 60s from the vantage point of the 80s was a well-worked theme in American and British culture, particularly in films, such as Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980), The Big Chill (1983) and Withnail and I (1987).

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  • Mostly sunny skies help highs shoot back up to the upper 80s, which is right around the average this time of year.

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  • The 80s were a period of declining clothing consumption and fearsome competition from imports.



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