I recently watched a episode from Breaking Bad. The character Hank Schrader is a DEA agent and made a commentary and reference that took me a while to catch. He was on a stake out with with his brother in law Walter White and during the total tedious boredom of it all Hank says: “Its not all super models and speed boats”. Finally my 80’s light bulb went on and realized he had just made a “Miami Vice” reference.
Its true though, the 80’s promised a lot of things that just were not based on any reality that can be found anywhere. It promised a cable MUSIC television station that played only music. It amazes me they still have the nerve to call themselves MTV when there is very little M to be found in the TV any more. I want my MTV.. the old one that actually rocked the speakers off any television.
One of the more favorite nerd internet complaints is where in the heck are these hover boards we were promised in “Back to the future”? I hold both Robert Zemeckis and Michael J. Fox personally accountable for with holding hover board technology. Sure the government wants to make a weapon out of it, but you know that only leads to Chuck Norris riding one into enemy territory. Now how awesome is that?
Despite what “The (original) Karate Kid promised pruning Bonsai Trees Does not lead to happiness, serenity, higher karate kicks, or even remotely makes any girl any where more attracted you. Let’s face it, when you devote as much passion to a miniature ficus bush (or what suspiciously looks like a decorative tree used on a train set) as Daniel did then any girl will most likely will be confused about what exactly the nature of the relationship is between you and Benny (cute name possibly given to Bonsai Tree, but I don’t want to talk about that).
We were promised (during the 80’s) a future where everyone looks like a line backer (and I do mean everyone). Even Murphy Brown when was oh so busy battling Dan Quayle and his misspelled potato had shoulder pads big enough that she could have easily taken on William (aka The Fridge) Perry. I am not sure how the confrontation would have panned out, that particular episode of Battle Of The Network Stars never aired.