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New podcast: Belushi's 'Real Men,' 'The Principal' turn 30

New podcast: Belushi's 'Real Men,' 'The Principal' turn 30

Hand to god, I'm a sucker for a good Jim Belushi movie. And the mid-'80s gave us SO many good ones from the actor. But of all odd timing, two of his more under-appreciated flicks actually were released within one week of each other 30 years ago: The ...
Published: 09/25/17

Remember that famous dance band from the '80s? Blue Oyster Cult!

The '80s were for dancing. In song title form, '80s Nation was dancing in the streets, in the sheets, on the ceiling, in heaven and Billy Idol was fine with dancing all by his lonesome. We were so much dancing fools that we even danced in the oddest...
Published: 09/22/17

This Bronski Beat video ain't necessarily appetizing

I don't claim to know a lot about competitive eating contests, but I do know some name like Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi. While everybody knows about the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest that started in the late '70s, there was competitive eating in '...
Published: 09/21/17
Bernie Casey was so much more than ‘U.N. Jefferson’

Bernie Casey was so much more than ‘U.N. Jefferson’

We lost another actor from the ‘80s this week. Bernie Casey, possibly best known to the ‘80s generation for playing U.N. Jefferson in Revenge of the Nerds, died Tuesday at age 78 after a brief illness. The former wide receiver for the San...
Published: 09/21/17
5 things you didn't know about 'Wall Street' on its 30th anniversary

5 things you didn't know about 'Wall Street' on its 30th anniversary

It’s hard to think of the 1987 movie Wall Street and not picture Michael Douglas as a megalomaniac tycoon spouting "greed is good" until shareholders fall in line.  But the truth is Douglas — who won an Oscar for his performance - wa...
Published: 09/20/17
Updated: 09/21/17

A hit with It? Anthrax's 'Antisocial' isn't clowning around

There have been many home runs lately with '80s nostalgia like Stranger Things and perhaps the grand slam of the bunch is the runaway box office success of It. The remake of It is set in the late '80s, and many of the '80s songs featured in the movi...
Published: 09/20/17
45 'Magnum P.I.' impersonators kicked out of Detroit Tigers game

45 'Magnum P.I.' impersonators kicked out of Detroit Tigers game

How’s this being stuck in the ‘80s? A group of 45 men dressed as Tom Selleck’s character in Magnum P.I. were kicked out of a Detroit Tigers game this past weekend. Their offense? The men, who were gathered for a bachelor party at th...
Published: 09/20/17
New podcast: 'Stormy moments' of the '80s (too soon?)

New podcast: 'Stormy moments' of the '80s (too soon?)

Hurricane Irma was so nasty, it almost knocked the Stuck in the '80s podcast out of business last night. Your poor host had no power or Internet for most of the week, so this episode was recorded at an undisclosed location somewhere in Central Florid...
Published: 09/20/17
New ‘Terminator’ trilogy will reunite Schwarzenegger, Hamilton

New ‘Terminator’ trilogy will reunite Schwarzenegger, Hamilton

Humanity may survive the machines, but can it survive another three installments of the Terminator franchise?  Deadline.com reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will reunite for a “final” trilogy that will be helmed ...
Published: 09/20/17

Even in the '80s, 'This World of Water' was still New Musik to us

Our relentless search for lost music of the '80s took a week off while Steve Spears weathered Hurricane Irma. The hurricanes of the past month has reminded us how powerful water can be and so we tip our hats to those who now are trying to get back t...
Published: 09/19/17