Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's World Series Time: Go Phils!

It's been a long time coming. My sons have never seen a championship of any sort from a Philadelphia team. And the Phils last won the Series back in 1980. I was in my 2nd year of college, and boy things have changed...and in some cases...things are much the same.

Last time the Phils won the series:

A gallon of gasoline - $1.19
New house - $68,000
New car - $7,000
Average income - $19,000

News and Culture events:

Who Shot J.R.?
The Reagan Era begins
John Lennon killed
O Canada becomes official National Anthem of Canada (who knew???)
End of Embassy hostage crisis in Iran
HP unveils 1st PC
$1.5 billion government bailout of Chrysler
Mt. Saint Helens erupts
Miracle on Ice

Popular Music

1."Please Don't Go" ... KC & the Sunshine Band
2."Rock With You" ... Michael Jackson
3."Do That to Me One More Time" ... The Captain and Tennille
4."Crazy Little Thing Called Love" ... Queen
5."Another Brick in the Wall" ... Pink Floyd
6."Call Me" ... Blondie
7."Funkytown" ... Lipps, Inc.
8."Coming Up" ... Paul McCartney
9."It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" ... Billy Joel
10."Magic" ... Christopher Cross

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Dallas (CBS)
2. The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)
3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
5. The Love Boat (ABC)
6. The Jeffersons (CBS)
7. Alice (CBS)
8. House Calls (CBS)
9. Three's Company (ABC)
10. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)

Wow. Seems like a LONG time ago. Here's hopin' the Phils can make some NEW history. Go Phils!!

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