Viacom acquired 50.1% of Paramount Communications Inc. for $9.75 billion, following a five-month battle with QVC. Eddie Van Halen, Chris Isaak, and B.B. King attend the ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino takes place in Paradise, Nevada. President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam. 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins. Medgar Evers' murderer Byron de la Beckwith sentenced to … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1994
TV shows, usually.
The Shield (2002-2008) thoughts
Rated: 4 / 5 Anti-whiteness: 1.5 / 5 This show created a lot of misconceptions for me back in the day. Because I watched the first season (and a half) of this series back when it first came out, I was under the impression shows in general were more anti-PC back in the day than … Continue reading The Shield (2002-2008) thoughts
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1993
Michael Jackson makes his first public statement regarding the child molestation allegations leveled against him; Jackson calls the accusations "totally false" and asks the public to "wait to hear the truth before you label or condemn me." Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space. The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1993
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993
Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965. Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state. Joe Buttafuoco sentenced to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkqzxss8Ss Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident. Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta; the charges are later dropped. The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes its TV debut on Fox; the movie is inter-cut with a live cast performance. The first Got Milk? commercial is broadcast on TV; directed … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993
Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas. 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced. Last Russian troops leave Poland (heheh, irony). LA/Anaheim Mighty Ducks (founded by the Walt Disney Company, later sold to Henry and Susan Samueli in 2005) … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993
14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420. Japan Hosokawa government begins. Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor. Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice. US Court of Appeals rules congress must … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993
Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!
Introduction that you can skip if you just want the anime review. So I've received some interesting responses to a few prior blog posts I made over the years. In particular, posts I made regarding the holocaust and pedophilia (if you want a taste of both, go play Barbarossa). The type of responses I do … Continue reading Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Rated: 2.5 / 5 銀河英雄伝説 = Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu = Legend of the Galactic Heroes 銀 = ぎん = gin = silver 河 = カ = ka = river Ginga: Galaxy, Milky Way 英 = エイ = ei = hero, outstanding 雄 = ユウ = yuu = masculine, male, leader, hero, superiority, … Continue reading Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1993
On his 35th birthday, Prince announces that he is changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. This led to him being called The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until 2000. Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton. Ken Griffey Jr. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1993