Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1992

US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to. The Michelangelo computer virus begins to take affect. FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12). Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington. Music Honorable Mentions: Chic: Chic-ism. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: Hypocrisy Is … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1992

Random Rants #2: Offended on Behalf of Minorities and their Privileges

People always getting offended on behalf of someone else. Someone makes a black joke, including dressing up as a black person (blackface included), some white chick/prick (or chick with a prick, like most politicians) will act offended on behalf of black people. Someone makes a Mexican joke or dresses up as one, some white douchebag … Continue reading Random Rants #2: Offended on Behalf of Minorities and their Privileges

Critiquing Critics #1: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Also known as Criticizing Critics, or Judging the Judges, or in some cases just being a dick. I miss being able to comment on other's comments, because they get too butthurt over it, and aren't willing to stand their ground and defend their position ('cause they know they're foundations are shaky, and if they didn't … Continue reading Critiquing Critics #1: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1992

IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M). Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs". Jury selection begins in the trial of Los Angeles police charged with beating Rodney King. Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana. Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter. 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox. Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1992

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1992

Europe breaks down trade barriers. The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union. AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499). The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects. Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. George H. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1992

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1991

Ukrainian people vote for independence. Muslim Shi'ites release American hostages Joseph Cicippio, Terry Anderson, and Alan Steen. Pan American World Airways ceased operations. Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection. NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud. UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote. DeForest … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1991

Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa after being denied the Physics award (they actually made a historically inaccurate film about this titled Dark Matter in 2007). … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

After being fired from World Championship Wrestling following a contract dispute, Ric Flair makes his World Wrestling Federation debut on Prime Time Wrestling with the "Big Gold Belt". The 20th Anniversary week of The Price Is Right is celebrated. US and USSR (hah!) officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress. Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991