Jett (jatg) wrote,
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"Cultural Touchstones I remember" or "Hey...remember THIS...?"

Not going off any sort of list...here are things I remember:

Boy in the Bubble
Reagan's election
PacMan
The LA Olympics
Breakdancing
Thriller
Mary Lou Retton's perfect 10
Baby Fae (the girl with the baboon heart.)
The last episode of MASH
Cabbage Patch Kids/ Carebears
Cold Fusion
He-Man/GI Joe
Jessica in the well
The Hoffman bombings and the Salamander letters
Iran Contra hearings
Columbia landing
Challenger blowing up
"Tear down this wall!"
The wall actually coming down
Tiennamon square
Operation Desert Storm
The Simpsons on The Tracy Ullman Show
Ross Perot dropping out of the 1992 election. Ross Perot getting back IN the 92 election.
Oklahoma City Bombings
Christopher Reeve breaking his neck
Monica's blue dress
Counting ballots in Florida
September 11th

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Note: These are in no particular order though generally they are somewhat chronological. I'm sure there are a lot of things I'm forgetting...at the same time, it's easier to realize just WHAT defined a decade the further you get away from it based on what you actually remember. The 90s are still too recent so I haven't actually listed a lot from the last 10-15 years.
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