Thursday, May 16, 2019


Murder She Wrote with Jessica Fletcher 

That long running 80s tv show Murder She Wrote, with the infamous mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, was (and is still) so good to watch. Jessica seems to solve almost impossible mysteries with wit, humour, luck, and a stretching of the law. What a funny old lady. The only real mystery with this show was why nobody questioned the absurdly high murder rate in the small town of Cabot cove?! Everyone seemed to be shocked when there was another murder, yet it happened at least once a week. Funny.

Jessica Fletcher is shocked at another murder in Cabot Cove
Imagine the tourism board trying to give Cabot Cove a good reputation. A place where you would want to visit. Unfortunately, all they really have is that Cabot Cove is the murder capital of Maine. That could work actually!

Cabot Cove the murder capital of Maine
The tourism board could fall back on the fact that they have a famous mystery writer in town?

Visit Cabot Cove Jessica Fletcher lives there
Just add a picturesque scene of the Maine coastline and Jessica Fletcher! What could go wrong?!

Jessica Fletcher ready to take on the day and a mystery
I also wonder why Jessica is allowed to get involved in every murder. This is a serious crime and she ignores the fact that she is just a regular citizen, not an offical of the law, and she goes through evidence, questions witnesses, etc.

Jessica Fletcher ignored the boundaries of the law every episode
It's like she thinks she is above the law! And, the funny part is nobody every stops her!

Murder she wrote is above the law - funny!
But, when push comes to shove she can back up her little "pushing of the envelope" by the fact that she has solved hundreds and hundreds of crimes (while the police have solved none).

Jessica Fletcher solves the mysteries, the police do not!
She has solved mysteries in Cabot Cove (those are the best episodes IMO) and in other cities, like Boston and New York City!

Murder she wrote meme
And, I love her attitude. It's not obnoxious, but, confident. Edgy confident.

I could be wrong, but I doubt it - Jessica Fletcher
One of the best episodes was the cross over between Magnum PI and Murder She Wrote - how 80s is that?! Wonder why Matlock was not invited?

Murder she wrote and Magnum PI crossover - where's Matlock?
Why was the show so popular you ask? Maybe it was lack of choice back in the day? Maybe it was what the public was looking for - a strong willed older woman who would step over lines to get results? Who knows? It's a mystery? Get Jessica Fletcher on the case.
Murder She Wrote meme

Thursday, May 9, 2019



80s Flashcard - Flock of Seagulls hair
The flock of seagulls hair is so 80s that is has become both iconic and laughable. It is one of those 80s music symbols that is instantly recognizable, but, you would never think of actually doing it. Kind of like the Michael Jackson red leather jacket and one glove. 

Flock of seagulls hair on a windy day
There is a story behind the Flock of Seagulls hair. The story goes that the hair was an accident. The band was getting ready backstage and Mike Score was in the middle of doing his hair, trying to get it to stand up when the band's manager pushed them all out onto the stage because they were late. Mike's hair flopped down and he thought it was a disaster, until he heard the crowd saying they loved it! From that point on the iconic Flock of Seagulls hairstyle was on!

The flock of seagulls ran but then got tired
Did you know that Mike Score was actually a hairstylist before he was in the Flock Of Seagulls band?

Mike Score does my hair
Quick fact: I Ran did not do very well in terms of record sales, radio play, or even just general popularity especially outside of the US. The song, however, did amazing on MTV where it was put into heavy rotation. The funky video with Mike Score's new wave hair and clothing, along with the crazy mirrors in the background, made the video a big big hit!

I Ran big hit on MTV, not so big on the radio
Some say the song I Ran is about an alien come down to earth in the form of a cute girl, and Mike Score realizes this and hence ran away. Some believe it is not that deep, that the song is about your first crush and how you are scared of this new experience and, hence, run away. I think it may be about jogging.

Flock of seagulls meme
You want to know an easy joke? When someone's hair is messed up you can say something like, 'hey Flock of Seagulls boy." or "hey nice hair, the flock was cool like thirty years ago"....actually, maybe instead of a joke is just sounds like you are being a jerk. Except when it comes to Donald Trump and his hair. That is always funny.

Flock of Seagulls Hair FAIL - TRUMP
Another Flock of Seagulls hair #fail.

Flock of Seagulls Hair FAIL
The bands name is still very odd, even by early 80s standards. There are rumours the name comes from some obscure song the band listened to. But, that sounds too manufactured to me. I think they were just jammin' in a garage that faced a dumpster, they were probably drunk and feeding french fries to the seagulls and thought it would be hilarious to name the band flock of seagulls.

Flock of Seagulls - I flew, flew so far away
It's funny, kids today surrounded by a flock of seagulls trying to eat whatever food you had on your body would find it traumatic. Back in the 80s we'd of laughed so hard at the 'flock of seagulls', like the band, get it, haha!

Kids today do not like 80s Flock of Seagulls
Millennials today hear 'flock of seagulls' and think of the nasty birds that steal your food at the beach! 

Flock of Seagulls joke

Tuesday, April 30, 2019



The decade of the 80s, and the music, is still heart and soul to some people. We still listen to Van Halen, Queen, Flock of Seagulls, Johnny Hates Jazz...and we are proud of it. It defines a part of who we were, who we are, who we want to be. But, just don't take it too far - you'll just look strange, like this Pac-man guy.

80s pac-man costume
I love the 80s too, but, it did happen like 30 years ago, sorry according to Pac-man guy it happened approx 12,755 days ago. That guy is too extreme in my view, but, if reliving the 1980s make him happy, go for it dude!

I prefer the modern way of loving the 80s, by poking fun at the music (and maybe the big hair).

The awkward Sears photo session of the 80s with big hair and mullets
Lately there has been a lot of hype over Queen because of the documentary/movie Bohemian Rhapsody. I'm a big fan of that song, mostly because of Wayne's World. But, I did think Freddie Mercury very classy for calling his mother when he killed someone, instead of just sending a text. That's old school. Old school class!

Freddie Mercury was classy in Bohemian rhapsody - he called his mother when he killed someone
I'm wondering about the lyrics. Did he make that up?
Artists, especially in the 80s, were strange and hard to understand. Phil and Genesis got it bang on with their song Land Of Confusion. B/c when I listened to 80s music I was given a one-way ticket to this Land of Confusion, with Phil Collins as my guide (which didn't really help much).

Land of Confusion with guide Phil Collins
One example of a song I just couldn't wrap my brain around was Flock Of Seagulls, I Ran. Why in the heck would a bunch of seagulls run? They are birds. Birds fly! I'm guessing it is a metaphor for something, but again, in this Land of Confusion and I was lost.

I ran by Flock of Seagulls meme
Howard Jones was a beacon on light in my musical journey. They claimed Things Can Only Get Better. And it was true, with age and experience things did better. Music didn't get better, but, other things did, like computers.

Howard Jones meme
Quick change of topic, why did JOHNNY HATE JAZZ?

I'm Johnny and I hate Jazz
Luckily, there was always hard rock to fall back on. Late 70s and 80s rock, rocked! Cranking the Van Halen records to 11, making myself deaf with Def Leppard, turning up the power with AC/DC, that's 80s music to me.

Van Halen crank it to 11
Blow your eardrums out with Def Leppard Pour some sugar on me!
Love is like a bomb
I swear, the last half of that decade I had Def Leppard on the brain. 

Def Leppard on the brain
When I could finally drive I played a lot of AC/DC in the car. Picturing myself on the highway to hell.

AC/DC funny highway to hell
Music from the 'me' decade still makes its mark on the music industry today. Some 'artists' don't even make their own music, they just remix/sample 80s music and 'rap' over top of it. I'm not joking!

80s music stolen by rap artists!
That's fine. For all of us true 80s music fans, we know that 80's music is like wine and gets better with age. Cheers, to the next 12,755 days of enjoying Duran Duran and other fine artists of similar vintage! 

80s music is like wine and gets better with age
Don't get too drunk or lose your braincells with age. Quick test, is there anything wrong with the following image. Anyone from the 80s should know this.

80s quiz - what's wrong with this picture?

Wednesday, April 10, 2019



Crank some 80s tunes and settle in for a few funny 80s music memes. First, I suggest you grab a cup of coffee (hugga mugga) and as Def Leppard says, "pour some sugar on..."

Def Leppard One Lump or Two
Actually, I think Def Lep is an English band, so perhaps adding one lump or two in their tea?

Def Leppard and English Band
Perhaps you could invite a friend over to peruse these memes with. Have a good laugh together. But, if they say, "who is Def Leppard?" please ask them to leave and avoid all further contact with them.

Def Lep meme
If you really want to attract friends who are fans of Def Leppard, perhaps getting a customized licence plate with Def Lep would do that.

Personalized Def Leppard licence plate
I know it's not very 80s, but, I might suggest getting an electric car to go with that licence plate. They are much quieter so you can hear the music better. You can hear nature as well, the sounds of doves crying for example.
The Sound A Dove Makes When It Cries according to Prince
Borrow your wife's raspberry beret, wear it on that balding head, and put the petal to the metal. Crank the Journey,  Steve Perry or Hall and Oates.

Steve Perry wears Oh Sherrie's clothing
You have Hall and Oates on your playlist don't you?!

Hall and Oats Can't Go For That
It's okay, don't cry. No tears, but, I will allow Tears for Fears.

Tears for Fears everybody wants to rule the world including them.
I always give in to Tears for Fears. Time after Time I do, just like Cyndi Lauper does.

Cyndi Lauper aint got time for time after time
What I won't allow is B52's Love Shack. That song has ruined the letter writing life of Shaq O'Neil. Poor guy can't even sign an email to his loved ones. Love Shaq just sounds like a joke.

Shaq signature a joke thanks to B52 song Love Shack
 There is always the options of listening to the radio, perhaps the news. Better yet, Huey Lewis and the News!

Huey Lewis and the News knows the power of love
 Be sure not to be fooled by the 'modern hits' that have sampled 80s songs. One that always gets me is Vanilla Ice. His song Ice Ice Baby uses Queen's Under Pressure bassline and it fools me everytime!

Vanilla Ice or Under Pressure
Another song that makes me squint is Total Eclipse of the heart. It reminds me of solar eclipse and I instantly close my eyes for fear of going blind! 

80s music meme - total eclipse of the heart causes blindness

Wednesday, April 3, 2019



There are so many snippets of 80s songs that get stuck in your head, or mean something sentimental to you. Here are a few of mine:

Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra

"Abracadabra, I wanna reach out and grab ya"

Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra I wanna reach out and grab ya

Chris Cross

Sailing. "takes me away to where I'm going..." 

Sailing - Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross has a special sailing hat

Chris Cross voicemail, he is off sailing leave a message

Twisted Sister

"I wanna rock!"

Twisted Sister - I wanna rock
Twisted Sister wants to rock and ain't gonna take it

Pat Benatar

Hit me with your best shot!

Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot

The Pat Benatar Shot Glass

Modern English

I'll stop the world and melt with you.

Modern English - I'll melt with you

Modern English you was wrong the world will not stop and melt. Science baby!

Reo Speedwagon

I can't fight this feeling anymore. "It's time to bring this ship into the shore and throw away the oars forever". 

Reo Speedwagon - I can't fight this feeling

REO Speedwagon - car, van, SUV, or 80s band

Bruce Springsteen

Dancing in the dark. "You can't start a fire without a spark". Literally, true. 

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark

You Can't Start a fire without a spark - Bruce Springsteen


Sweet Dreams. "Travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody's looking for something." Sometimes, I hear the Marilyn Mansion version in my head - get it out!!! 

Eurythmics - Sweet dreams

Eurythmics and their sweet dreams - or savory dreams, depends on how you look at them