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Suchi in America

Swatch watches

Pac Man video game

Vanity Fair Magazine under Tina Brown

Pets - Shar Peis, Akitas

Sharper Image catalogues

Sony Watchman

Diets - Fit for Life, The Rotation Diet, The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure, The T-Factor Diet, Never Say Diet, Weight Watchers, The J. Diet

Jane Fonda's workouts

Macintosh computers


CD Players


Cabbage Patch dolls

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Martin Luther King Day celebrations

Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita

California Wines

Baby Boomers

Animated movies

Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs

as pets

California Raisins

Joe Isuzu - lying spokesman

Live Aid

Los Angeles Lakers

Health foods: oat bran, fiber


Disk cameras by Kodaks

Federal Express




Soft cookies


Merger Madness




New Age Movement

Jane Fonda's Workout Tape

Home-testing: pregnancy, cancer, etc.

The Mall

Cellular & cordless phones

Call waiting

800-900-970 telephone #'s

Laser beams

Fiber-optic cables

Desktop publishing

Microwave ovens


15 second TV Commercials

Cabbage Patch Dolls

One-stop shopping

California Cuisine

Space shuttle Columbia

Halley's comet

Tampons in China

Bob Geldof's Live Aid Concert

Time Warner Inc.


Lottery fever

The rose as America's national flower

Execution by lethal injection

Whos's in:

President Ronald Reagan

President George Bush

Francois Mitterrand of France

British PM Margaret Thatcher

Michael Jackson


Basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird

Physicist Stephen Hawking

Ice Hockey players Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe

Essayist Robert Fulghum

Lee Iococca

Robert De Niro

Mikhail Gorbachev

Robin Williams

Eddie Murphy

Pee-wee Herman

Corazon Aquino

Mike Tyson

Mayor Clint Eastwood

Prince Charles and his Di

Prince Andrew and his Fergie

Gary Kasparov

Geraldine Ferraro

Anatoly Karpov

Sandra Day O'Connor

Nolan Ryan

Vanessa Williams

Sally Ride

Bob Geldof

Paul Hogan

Arsenio Hall

The Aussie yachtsmen who stole America's cup

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Lech Walesa

Rupert Murdock

Bishop Desmond Tutu

Elie Wiesel

Ding Xiaoping

Wolfgang Puck

Roseanne Barr

Ted Turner

Bill Cosby

Dustin Hoffman

Lee Iococca

Steve Jobs

Tina Turner

Nancy Reagan

Bruce Springsteen

George Michael

Oprah Winfrey

Alice Waters

Donald Trump

Steven Spielberg

The Times/Events:

Berlin Wall dismantled after 28 years; Germany reunited

Brits triumph in short war between Britain and Argen- tina for the Falkland Islands

Cold War Ends

Racial riots in Miami cause $100 million damage

Rhodesia granted independence; new name Zimbabwe

U.S. invade Panama to capture Noriega

Terrorism around the world: Cruise ship Achille Lauro hijacked-tourist murdered; U.S. bombs Libya to retaliate for their bombing Berlin disco

U.S. invades Grenada to boot out Marxist government

Titanic raised

Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch; 7 astronauts killed

8 year Iran-Iraq War

52 U.S. hostages freed from Iran after 444 days

Chernobyl Nuclear accident

Drought/Famine in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa

Population figures in millions
China, 1,069
India, 833.4
U.S.S.R., 287
U.S., 247.1
Japan, 123
Italy, 57
Britain, 56.6
France, 55.8



The "fresh, sexy, simple look"

Georgio Armani suits

Karl Lagerfeld rescues House of Chanel

Azzedine Alaia's skintight look

Trend toward elegance

Ponchos in the winter

Leg warmers

Less makeup

Padded shoulders

The "Madonna look"


Mousse in hair

Shoulder pads


Norma Kamali's "sweats"

Single diamond earring




Minoxidil to help grow hair


Tie-die jeans

Single earring

Long, baggy shorts

Loosely cut jackets

Padded shoulders

Suspenders back in

Hot Models

Jerry Hall, Tatjana Patitz, Iman, Talisa Soto, Brooke Shields


Robert Motherwell's 'Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 172 (with blood)'

Neo-Geo Art

Neo Expressionists:
Julian Schnabel
David Salle
Jean Michel Basquiat

'Quality Meats for the Public,' 'Red Joy,' 'Charles the First,' 'Leonardo da Vinci's Greatest Hits' by Jean Michael Basquiat

'White Armoire and White Table' by surrealist Marcel Broodthaers



Muammar al-Qaddafi

The Iran-Contra affair-Oliver North, Admiral John M. Poindexter and a befuddled Ronald Reagan

Ayatollah Khomeni

Pete Rose

Manuel Noriega

Nicolae Ceaucescu

Ivan Boesky

George Steinbrenner

John W. Hinkley, Jr.

Bernhard Goetz

Capt. Joseph Hazelwood and the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 200,000 bbl of crude oil off the Alaskan coast

Michael Milken

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

Jim and Tammy Bakker

Baptist Rev. Jerry Falwell

Acid Rain

Toxic waste

Global warming: the Greenhouse effect

Ozone hole in atmosphere over Antarctica

Savings and Loans

ABSCAM bribery scandal; 7 congressmen convicted

Kurt Waldheim

Smoking Crack

Leona Helmsley

Zodiac Killer

Ted Bundy

Richard Ramirez the 'Nightstalker' mass murderer

Mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas

The people who injected Tylenol capsules with strychnine in New York

Wayne B. Williams

The burglars who stole $22 million from Brinks vault in Rome


The guys who sunk the Greenpeace Ship 'Warrior Rainbow' in New Zealand

Gary Hart and model Donna Rice

Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic


Junk Bonds: Hundreds of small companies financed, led by Drexel Burnham Lambert

Major stock market drops in 1987 and 1989

Collapse of S&Ls

Recession 1980,'81,'82

Michael Milken's salary 1987-$550 million

Stanford M.B.A. grad avg. starting 1988: $53,515

Law school grad, avg. starting 1988 $37,000

Minimum wage 1981-89 - $3.35 per hr.

U.S. deficit (Fiscal 1989) $152.1 billion

One million Americans are millionaires (1986)

Corporate stocks overtake real estate as prime investment of wealthy people

The Price of Art:

Jasper Johns $17 million
Van Gogh $53.9 million
Monet $24.6 million
Renoir $17.6 million
Rembrandt $10.3 million
Gauguin $24.2 million
Picasso $51.3 million
Braque $9.5 million
Turner $10 million

Einstein manuscript $1.2 million; Da Vinci notebook $5 million; Original script of "Citizen Kane" $210,000; $4.3 million for Mozart manuscript of 9 symphonies

19.7 carat emerald $2.1 million; 85.9 carat pear-shaped diamond $9 million

1c British Guiana 1856 rare postage stamp $850,000

Japanese worldwide real-estate investments

World's largest bond crash-Washington Power System defaults on $2 billion

Hot stox: Disney, Genetech

Federal debt triples, business debt increases 2.5 times, household debt doubles, personal savings flags

Single bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite initialed by Thomas Jefferson sold at Christie's for $157,500

$100,000,000 fine paid by Ivan F. Boesky to SEC for insider trading

Sunken treasure worth over $400 million found off Florida in 350 year-old Spanish galleon

Time buys Warner Communications for $14 billion creating Time Warner Inc.



Rap Music

Pink Floyd's double album "The Wall" with movie and tour

Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

most successful album in history - 48 million sales

Bruce Springsteen

Also: Prince, Billy Joel, Queen, Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, Juice Newton, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield, Lionel Richie, Darryl Hall and John Oates, J. Geils Band, Jennifer Warnes, Irene Cara, Bonnie Tyler, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Deniece Williams, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Wham, Huey Lewis and the News, Whitney Houston, Robert Palmer, Guns 'n Roses, Tiffany, Bobby McFerrin, Def Leppard, Chicago, Paul Simon, Janet Jackson, Bette Midler, Fine Young Cannibals

Dire Straights 'Brothers in Arms' sells 21 million copies


James Michener's "Space," "The Covenant," and "Texas"

Truman Capote's "Music for Chameleons"

James Baldwin's "Evidence of Things Not Seen"

Gore Vidal's "Lincoln"

Robert Ludlum: "The Bourne Identity," "The Parcival Mosaic," "The Aquitaine Progression," "The Icarus Agenda"

John Le Carre's "The Russia House," "The Little Drummer Boy"

"Gorky Park" by Martin Cruz Smith

"Rage of Angels," by Sidney Sheldon

"Noble House," "by James Clavel

"The Hotel New Hampshire," by John Irving

Steven King: "Firestarter," "The Talisman," "Pet Sematary," "Skeleton Crew," "The Tommy- knockers," "Cujo," "Christine," "It," "Misery"

"Red Storm Rising," "The Cardinal of the Kremlin," by Tom Clancy

John Updyke's "Rabbit Redux," "Rabbit is Rich," "The Witches of Eastwick"

Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Love in the Time of Colera"

Toni Morrison's "Tar Baby," and "Beloved"

Fay Weldon's "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil"

E.L. Doctorow's "Loon Lake," "World's Fair"

Anne Tyler's "The Accidental Tourist," "Breathing Lessons"

Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"

Salman Rushdie "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses"

Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale," "Cat's Eye"

"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" sells 1.7 million copies


Record albums

John Lennon

Movie Stars:
Lord Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard, David Niven, Peter Sellers, James Mason, Ray Bolger, Rudy Vallee, Mae West, George Raft, Peter Lawford, Natalie Wood, Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Danny Kaye, William Powell , James Cagney, Ray Milland, Dolores Del Rio, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Broderick Crawford, Jackie Coogan, Fred Astaire, Norma Shearer, Orson Welles,
Yul Brynner, Rock Hudson, Bette Davis, Johnny Weissmuller,Ingrid Bergman, Lee Marvin, Grace Kelly, Simone Signoret, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Raj Kapoor

TV Stars:

John Belushi, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Jackie Gleason, Desi Arnaz, Phil Silvers, Lorne Greene, Dan Rowan, Marlin Perkins, Dave Garroway, Arthur Godfrey, Jack Webb

25,000 in volcano eruption/ mud avalanche in Colombia

Afternoon newspapers

1,500 by toxic gas in Cameroons

Up to 4,000 by U.S. troops in Panama invasion

Vic Morrow and 2 vietnamese children killed by helicopter on "Twilight Zone" movie set

57 in second Mt. St. Helens volcano eruption

Earthquake body count: 20,000 in Mexico City; 4,000 in Algeria; 3,000 in Southern Italy; 1,000 in Turkey; very few in massive 7.1 San Francisco quake

Airline deaths: 269 in Korean airline shot down by Soviets; 259 in bombed Pan Am London- N.Y. flight; 290 in Iranian jet shot down by U.S. Navy ship; 520 in Japanese Airline crash into mountain

241 Marines in Beirut terrorist attack

5,000 + dead as Hutus battle Tutsis in Burundi

392 when train falls into canyon in South Africa

400 trampled to death at Mecca as Iranians clash with Saudi riot police near Great Mosque

90 in hailstorm in Bangladesh

Playboy Clubs

Commercial whaling by Soviets

7 astronauts in Space Shuttle Challenger

11,000 in Bangladesh


700 in Chinese massacre at Tiananmen Square

3,350 in toxic gas cloud at Bhopal, India Union Carbide plant

452 in Mexico City explosion

A liberal Supreme Court

The E.R.A.



B. Altman's

Guilt-free sex

Guilt-free smoking
Guilt-free drugs
Guilt-free eating of fatty foods

Public Baths

The Moral Majority

Saturday Review

Emperor Hirohito

George Meany

Andre Kostelanetz

Red Smith

Meyer Lansky

Cecil Beaton

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Carl Furillo

James Beard

Salvador Dali

Billy Fury

Jimmy Durante

Karen Carpenter


Bill Haley

Yuri Andropov

Eubie Blake

Frederick Loewe

Ethel Merman

Thelonious Monk

Efrem Zimbalist

Andy Warhol

David Susskind

Henry Cabot Lodge

Jacob Javitz

Robert Mapplethorpe

Andy Gibb

King Umberto II Italy

Sir Michael Redgrave

Robert Preston

Marc Chagall

Maria von Trapp


Archbishop Oscar Romero

Harry Bridges

Jesse Owens

Marvin Gaye

Gen. Omar Bradley

Joe Louis

Abbie Hoffman

Sugar Ray Robinson

Gen. Mark Clark

Earl Fatha Hines

Ansel Adams

Buster Crabbe

Sam Ervin

Harold Arlen

Arthur Michael Ramsey Archbishop of Canterbury

Duchess of Windsor

Count Basie

Muddy Waters

Norm Van Brocklin

Christine Jorgensen

Marshall Tito

Paul Butterfield

Bob Marley

Chester Gould

Kim Philby

George Jessel

Hermione Gingold

Jack Dempsey

Andres Segovia

Ayatollah Khomeini

Satchel Paige

Benny Goodman

Geraldine Page

Alan J. Lerner

Meredith Willson

Kate Smith

Dennis Day

Helen Gahagan Douglas

Andrei Gromyko

Herman Kahn

Dame Flora Robson

Hyman Rickover

Mel Blanc

Harry Chapin

Herbert von Karajan

Jim Fixx

George Gallop

Averell Harriman

Shah Mohammad Pahlavi Iran

Luis Bunuel

Fred Waring

Lynn Fontanne

Roy Cohn

Ira Gershwin

Rudolf Hess

George Adamson

Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino

Huey Newton

R.D. Laing

Ruth Gordon

Lehman Engel

Henry Moore

Albert Speer

Sir James Pitman

Arthur Schwartz

Hank Greenberg

Roy Wilkins

Laura Ashley

Dan Rowan

Irving Berlin

John Bonham

King Leopold III Belgians

Ferdinand Marcos

Henry Ford II

Charles Addams

Virgil Thompson

Secretariat (Racehorse)

Anwar Sadat

Terence Cardinal Cooke

Nelson Riddle

Sir Ralph Richardson

Moshe Dayan

Pierre Mendes-France

Jacqueline du Pre

Edith Head

Woody Herman

Indira Gandhi

Vladimir Horowitz

Leonid Brezhnev

Siobhan McKenna

Sheilah Graham

Stepin Fetchit

Christina Onassis

Rachel Roberts

Lotte Lenya

John Carradine

Marty Feldman

Roy Orbison

Jascha Heifetz

Stuart Symington

Andrei Sakharov

Colonel Harland Sanders

Aleksey Kosygin

Arthur Rubinstein

Joan Miro

Billy Martin

Hoagy Carmichael

Dennis Wilson

Dian Fossey

Marshall McLuhan

Rick Nelson

Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, Jr., Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Robert Joffrey, George Balanchine


George Cukor, Sam Peckinpah John Cassavetes, Lee Strasberg, Otto Preminger, Sergio Leone, Alfred Hitchcock, Abe Burrows, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, William Wyler, John Huston, Francois Truffaut, John Houseman, Joseph Losey, Josh Logan, Jacques Tati


Christopher Isherwood, Henry Miller, Bruce Chatwin, Alistair MacLean, Joy Adamson, Tennessee Williams, Barbara Tuchman, L. Ron Hubbard, Laura Z. Hobson, Bernard Malamud , Simone de Beauvoir, Erskine Caldwell, Enid Bagnold
Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Daphne du Maurier, Irwin Shaw, Robert Heinlein
William Saroyan, Sir John Betjeman, Kenneth Clark, Louis L'Amour, Lillian Hellman, John Cheever, I.F. Stone, C.P. Snow, Ross Macdonald, Kenneth Tynan, Paddy Chayevsky, Truman Capote, Irving Stone, Joseph Alsop, Lowell Thomas, Alec Waugh, Georges Simenon, Christy Brown, Robert Graves, James Baldwin, Clare Boothe Luce, Jean Anouilh, Katherine Anne Porter, Robert Penn Warren, Nathaniel Benchley, Dwight Macdonald, Marc Connelly, Samuel Beckett


Hey, Dude

To have an attitude about something or someone

Shop 'til you drop



Let me share this with you...

Get out of my face


Gnarley, man


I don't do windows

Read my lips

Where's the beef?

Just say no

Cool out

Chill out

To waffle (be indecisive)


Significant other

Quality time

Longtime companion

He's my main man


First artificial heart, Jarvik-7, implanted in Barney Clark at University of Utah Med Center

Swiss scientists announce first successful cloning of a mammal, replicating three mice

Genetic fingerprinting

Cold-fusion experiments at University of Utah discredited by others

Huge star discovered over 2,000 times bigger than sun- R136a

Fiber-optic cable research

World's first separation of Siamese Twins joined at the head at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore

First test tube quadruplets born in Australia

William J. Schroeder 2nd man to receive artificial heart

Voyager 2 reaches Neptune, 2.8 billion miles away from earth

Medical community faces AIDS epidemic

First gene transplant in mammals

Genetic engineering provides first artificial insulin, hepatitis B vaccine, experiments in cancer- fighting cells

First patent to Harvard on genetically altered mouse predisposed to getting cancer

First surgery on a fetus

Over 11,000 couples, followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon are married in various mass ceremonies in South Korea and New York

Pope John Paul II shot, seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square Vatican City by Turkish terrorist

Worldwide Catholic population 580 million (1982)



Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be in Pictures," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Biloxi Blues," "Broadway Bound"

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal"

Alan Ayckbourne's "Henceforward," "A Small Family Business"

Sam Shepard "Fool for Love"

August Wilson "the Piano Lesson," "Fences"

David Mamet "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Speed the Plow"

Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"

Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart"

Les Miserables
Phantom of the Opera
Sunday in the Park with George
La Cage Aux Folles


Tim Burton's "Batman"

Robert Zemeckis's "Back to the Future," and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extraterrestrial," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

Oliver Stone's "Platoon"

"The Last Emperor"

Barry Levinson's "Rain Man," "Tin Men," "Good Morning Vietnam"

Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"

George Lucas's Star Wars Trilogy: "The Empire Strikes Back, "Return of the Jedi,"

Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull"

And: "Coal Miner's Daughter," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "POn Golden Pond," "Gandhi," "Tender Mercies," "Ghostbusters," "Amadeus," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Out of Africa," "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "Dangerous Liaisons"


Drama: "thirtysomething," "Magnum, P.I.," "Hill Street Blues," "Falcon Crest, " "Simon and Simon," "Dynasty," "Cagney & Lacey," "L.A. Law"

Comedy: "The Wonder Years," "Golden Girls, "Newhart," "Family Ties," "Cheers," "Gimme a Break," "The Facts of Life" "Rosanne," "The Cosby Show"

Quiz: "Wheel of Fortune"


Cable TV especially CNN, HBO, MTV

Spy Magazine

Fox Television-new network

USA Today

'The Far Side,' cartoons by Gary Larson, debuts in the San Francisco Chronicle

Walter Cronkite retires as CBS anchorman after 19 years

Washington Post returns Pulitzer Prize after learning that reporter invented winning story

New York Times is first newspaper to break AIDS story (calling it rare cancer in homosexuals)

Time and Warners merge

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