"Who can forget Ferris dancing and lip syncing on the float in the parade? Or "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller"? I have no doubt that this was one of the best movies of the 1980's, and I find it infinitely rewatchable."
"This was one of my favorite albums during my sophomore year in high school, when I was all moody and teenage-ish, hiding in my bedroom and thinking that the world sucked. But the songs are still interesting, even now that I'm less moody and teenage-ish."
"I remember refusing to go see this movie when it first came out, because I was convinced that it would be stupid. Okay, so it is, but it's also funny in a sort of intellectual way, which I found really surprising."
"This documentary following Duran Duran on their 1984 tour. I haven't watched the DVD (I've only seen it on VHS, because I'm an old fogey.), and I've heard it might have some audio issues, so let the buyer beware."
"Wow. I *loved* this show when I was a little kid, and the show has had such an incredible influence on popular culture that "to MacGyver" has become a common verb, even among young folk who probably have never seen the show in their lives. I warn you, though, that I watched a couple episodes of this show recently, and they are pretty terrible. But still ... there's a major nostalgia factor."
"I never watched this show, because I'm not particularly interested in women in furs throwing each other into swimming pools, but I suppose any truly thorough collection of 80s stuff should mention it, because there were a few years there when it seemed like *everybody* was watching and talking about it."
"Okay, this book is ridiculously expensive and so I personally haven't bought it, and I instead own some of the less "complete" volumes, but I wanted to just list one entry for the entire series. "Calvin and Hobbes" appeared in late 1985 and was pretty much an overnight sensation. I mean how can you not love it? I have no doubt the entire run of the strip will become a longtime classic."
"Sadly, this documentary that details the making of the ground-breaking single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is not currently available on DVD. Instead, it is available only on VHS, the same format on which I watched it some 25 years ago. Ouch. I am old."
"I remember that this song came out right after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and so it always reminds me of that optimistic time, of sitting there in front of the tv and watching a barrier that had always seemed permanent ... coming down. People becoming free. It was inspiring."