Requiem for an ’80s Kid

Came across this article the other day while perusing Flipboard and thought it was really well-done. From Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) to Bowie, Prince, and now Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), it seems 2016 was a hard year for those of us who grew up in the ’80s. Probably because most of us are now well into our 40’s, putting many of our TV/Movie/Music heroes into their 60’s (or older) now.

At least Tom Cruise, Madonna (barely), Rob Lowe, John Schneider, and the girl from the Night Ranger ‘Sister Christian’ video are still in their 50s! Unfortunately the other Toms (Wopat and Selleck) are now drawing social security.

Anyhow, if you were a ‘child of the ’80s, you’ll likely appreciate this article… Requiem for an ’80s Kid

Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas – here’s to a safe (and less dreadful) 2017!

~Mike