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“The 80s, a decade that style forgot, along with any form of taste or decency. From Thatcher’s Britain to the New Romantics and the ubiquitous filofax there’s much about this decade to be grumpy about…
With other contributions from Alistair McGowan, Mark Steel and Neil Morrissey, The Grumpy Guide to the 1980s takes a look back at one of history’s most embarrassing decades and gets really grumpy about it.”
“The 1980s (pronounced “nineteen-eighties”, commonly abbreviated as the “Eighties”) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989. The decade saw great socioeconomic change due to advances in technology and the beginning of globalization.”
“It’s, like, totally tubular. The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us isn’t about nostalgia; it’s about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural, and social revolutions that began in the United States and went on to dominate the world.” – National Geographic
“[The ’90s] reveal a decade of highs and lows: Bill Clinton swept into office on the promise of change; we all made new “Friends”; the LA Riots kept us glued to our TVs; Nirvana gave Generation X a voice but everyone danced the Macarena; and “The Real World” and Jerry Springer changed the television programming landscape. With a star-studded cast of actors, eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrity interviewees, The ’90s tells the story of 10 years before boom turned into bust; 10 years when the Web was wide open; 10 years before global terror hit hard.” – National Geographic