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    We can be heroes just for one day

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    The Government set the stage economically by informing everyone that we were in a depression period, with very pointed allusions to the 1930s. The period just prior to our last 'good' war. ... Boiled down, our objective was to make killing and military life seem like adventurous fun, so for our inspiration we went back to the Thirties as well. It was pure serendipity. Inside one of the Scripter offices there was an old copy of Doc Smith's first LENSMAN space opera. It turned out that audiences in the 1970s were more receptive to the sort of things they scoffed at as juvenilia in the 1930s. Our drugs conditioned them to repeat viewings, simultaneously serving the ends of profit and positive reinforcement. The movie we came up with stroked all the correct psychological triggers. The fact that it grossed more money than any film in history at the time proved how on target our approach was.' 'Oh my God... said Jonathan, his mouth stalling the open position. 'Six months afterward we ripped ourselves off and got secondary reinforcement onto television. We pulled a 40 share. The year after that we phased in the video games, experimenting with non-narcotic hypnosis, using electrical pulses, body capacitance, and keying the pleasure centers of the brain with low voltage shocks. Jesus, Jonathan, can you *see* what we've accomplished? In something under half a decade we've programmed an entire generation of warm bodies to go to war for us and love it. They buy what we tell them to buy. Music, movies, whole lifestyles. And they hate who we tell them to. ... It's simple to make our audiences slaver for blood; that past hasn't changed since the days of the Colosseum. We've conditioned a whole population to live on the rim of Apocalypse and love it. They want to kill the enemy, tear his heart out, go to war so their gas bills will go down! They're all primed for just that sort of denouemment, ti satisfy their need for linear storytelling in the fictions that have become their lives! The system perpetuates itself. Our own guinea pigs pay us money to keep the mechanisms grinding away. If you don't believe that, just check out last year's big hit movies... then try to tell me the target demographic audience isn't waiting for marching orders. ("Incident On A Rainy Night In Beverly Hills")

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    A lot of journalists say, "Tell us about the '80s." Nobody wants to know about the '70s!

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    But trust me, if I lived in the '80s, I would definitely be the one going to the record stores.

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    By the late '80s, I was already giving up on rap music.

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    Ricky was a young boy, he had a heart of stone./Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline./18 and life you got it.

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    Back in the 80s we were very cautious about steroids.

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    I am not as cross about Thatcher now as I was in the 80s. Begrudgingly, I can see that some of her policies helped modernise Britain.

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    Folks in their 60s and 80s are reinventing how older people live.

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    For me, one I love the 80's, I love 80's music, I'm sort of a baby of the 80's, I grew up in the 80s

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    I do think homophobia in the '80s was more rampant and socially acceptable.

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    I didn't like the '80s at all; it was a vulgar moment of fashion.

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    I don't even know who that person was in the '80s. I see pictures of myself from back then and I don't even recognize myself.

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    I have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.

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    I have this obsession with the '80s because I missed all of it.

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    I lived in Los Angeles in the '80s, which was not the best place to be.

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    I don't have an iPod. I don't get the whole iPod thing. Who has time to listen to that much music? If I had one, it would probably have Sinatra, Beatles, some '70s music, some '80s music, and that's it.

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    I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because it is very bright and colorful.

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    If you think the ’80s were dumber than the ’70s, either you weren’t there or you weren’t paying attention.

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    I had the '80s hair and braces and a 6-3 frame as a 16-year-old.

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    I was 7 years old when the '80s began and 17 years old when they ended, so it was an incredibly formative decade for me.

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    In the '80s, everyone wanted to be in opera. It was groovy.

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    I suppose I was much more serious-minded in the '70s and '80s.

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    It's weird for me to come from the 80s when metal was so uncool and see how far it has come.

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    I was an avid reader of futurists during the 1970s and '80s. They were so wrong - about everything.

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    My 80s were the best years of my life!

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    My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.

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    In the 80s I started running, staying in shape.

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    I see a lot of people doing an "'80s thing" who weren't even born until the '90s.

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    Mickey Rourke was the Brad Renfro of the '80s.

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    My great grandma, she's in her 80s, so she tells me a lot about the things she's seen. I learn a lot from her.

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    The '80s was wild compared to my real small childhood, which was late '70s.

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    Television in the '80s was very limited. There was no Food Network.

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    The '80s seem a real positive force. The '70s were deadening, in a lot of ways.

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    The coming cooling of the planet overall will return it to where it was in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

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    There was a thing during those times in the '80s where it was like Sex Pistols then Nirvana and nothing in between.

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    There's always some promoter having an '80s night, saying, We'll supply the band. All you can drink.

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    There were incredibly few rock songs making it out to the airwaves until the '80s came along.

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    The Simpsons was pretty experimental at the time, but it attracted a lot of sitcom writers that felt confined by the limitations of live-action sitcoms in the '80s.

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    Michael [Hutchence] is hands down one of the greatest frontmen in music. The style, the voice—all of it. Any way that I was ever influenced by him really comes down to small, pale imitations compared to the real thing. There is a fearlessness about him. Watching him at Wembley Stadium with 70,000 people, he looks as comfortable as if he were in his own living room.

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    There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s, and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s. Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.

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    We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

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    Back in the "leather and lace" eighties, I was the fantasy editor for a publishing company in New York City. It was a great time to be young and footloose on the streets of Manhattan—punk rock and folk music were everywhere; Blondie, the Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper, and Prince were all strutting their stuff on the newly created MTV; and the eighties' sense of style meant I could wear my scruffy black leather into the office without turning too many heads. The fantasy field was growing by leaps and bounds, and I was right in the middle of it, working with authors I'd worshiped as a teen, and finding new ones to encourage and publish.

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    We're always looking roughly 30 years behind us. In the '80s they were obsessed with the '50s and so on.

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    When I was a kid I was really into horror films. I watched every single horror film that came out in the 80s.

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    Chapter 1: I suggest you icksnay on the artalecsmay.

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    I mean, my age is just a number. So what if you were born in the era when they still used rotary phones and cassette tapes? I think it’s cute.