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   Flashback to October 29, 1984, when a UPI story read 'Mondale Upset Win Predicted'. Also, Dear Abby is calling for the abolition of trick-or-treating. There were some good drugs in 1984 is what I'm trying to say here

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ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
Sounds like someone tried giving out toothpaste and granola bars on Halloween and reaped the whirlwind because of it

05 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
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minoridiot    [TotalFark]  
Hey, I voted Mondale.

05 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
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Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
I was 14. But I did get to vote for Dukakis in the next one.

05 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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Verrai     
In the article, it's Mondale campaign manager predicting an upset victory. Of course he would have.

05 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
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Smeggy Smurf     
The media has been screwing up predictions since President Dewey

05 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
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Arkanaut     
Was that the heroin craze back then or the cocaine craze? Or both?

05 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
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j__z     
I'm going to Dairy Queen, .99 perfait y'all

/nuthin.

05 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
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FenixStorm1     
Then I was born on Oct 30th 1984 and the world became good again.

05 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
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srhp29     
Whoa...so the campaign manager of Mondale predicted an upset win? Strange. What a worthless greenlight.

05 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
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Boxcutta     

Verrai: In the article, it's Mondale campaign manager predicting an upset victory. Of course he would have.


Like Subby, I do not like these smoke and mirrors. I would have very much preferred that Mondale's campaign manager came out a few days before the election and said, "You know what, fark it. This thing is in the bag for Reagan."

05 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
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ghare     
Yes. Yes there were.

05 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
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nicoffeine     
Hey, Revenge of the Nerds is playing at the Liberty III!

/we've got bush!

05 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
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jcb274     

Boxcutta: Verrai: In the article, it's Mondale campaign manager predicting an upset victory. Of course he would have.

Like Subby, I do not like these smoke and mirrors. I would have very much preferred that Mondale's campaign manager came out a few days before the election and said, "You know what, fark it. This thing is in the bag for Reagan."


The article cites rumors that he actually said that to Mondale. Couldn't blame him.

05 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
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mrlewish     
Love the Dear Abby misinformation letter. Pins and Razorblades

05 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
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pseydtonne     
A microwave cost $200 back then: I think I paid $80 for one last year. Too bad we don't have an $800 VCR ad here too.

05 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
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srhp29     

nicoffeine: Hey, Revenge of the Nerds is playing at the Liberty III!

/we've got bush!


"Ooooooh, hair pie"

05 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
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Biness     

pseydtonne: A microwave cost $200 back then: I think I paid $80 for one last year. Too bad we don't have an $800 VCR ad here too.


you're not thinking fourth dimensionally! WE HAVE TO GO BACK

05 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
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hdhale     
1984...spent the summer in woods of Washington state dodging fire ant mounds and dealing with mosquito that thought they were WW II Japanese kamikaze pilots. Good times.

/no really, it was...Olympia beer ruled

05 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
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NewWorldDan     
I scrolled over to the sports section to see how the Vikings did that weekend. That was when Archie Manning was briefly our quarterback and he got sacked 11 times by the Bears. 1984 was not a good year for the Vikings.

05 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
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Tom_Slick     

Arkanaut: Was that the heroin craze back then or the cocaine craze? Or both?


Coke lots and lots of Coke

/Yuppie Cocaine Conspiracy 110 Pounds a month and these are the guys they caught.

05 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
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CygnusDarius     
I was 1 year-old, so I had no idea what drugs were.

05 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
That letter from the guy in the nursing home is heartbreaking.

05 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
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Dear Jerk     
I hated Reagan so much, I thought Mondale had a chance. So I know how the Republicans feel now. Difference is, the next day I accepted that I had held a foolish outlook.

05 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
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pseydtonne     

Biness: pseydtonne: A microwave cost $200 back then: I think I paid $80 for one last year. Too bad we don't have an $800 VCR ad here too.

you're not thinking fourth dimensionally! WE HAVE TO GO BACK


My dream was to take a few of my old servers, my accidental collection of 56k modems and a time machine to set up an ISP in 1993. The advertising campaign would be pictures of cats and "faster than anything in town!"

05 Nov 2012 11:57 AM
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hdhale     

Biness: pseydtonne: A microwave cost $200 back then: I think I paid $80 for one last year. Too bad we don't have an $800 VCR ad here too.

you're not thinking fourth dimensionally! WE HAVE TO GO BACK


You have to shop around...you could get them a bit cheaper.

www.techrepublic.com

05 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
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skraptastic     

Diogenes: I was 14. But I did get to vote for Dukakis in the next one.


Rock-us Dukakis!

05 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
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Nilatir     
If you Scroll over to the Safeway ad there's one for $399...a front loading Emerson model (with wired remote).

...also 2 tapes for $11.99 (VHS *or* Beta).

05 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
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offmymeds     

ArkAngel: Sounds like someone tried giving out toothpaste and granola bars on Halloween and reaped the whirlwind because of it


I don't think times have changed much on that one.

05 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
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Nilatir     
What's interesting to me also is the Program Guide for TV that night.

Lifetime has a show called "Good Sex!" and the entire evenings lineup for the Playboy channel is published.

Imagine the "Think of the Children" hate today "liberal media" would have thrust upon it if this were to happen now.

05 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
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Oznog     
Oh wow the old TV guide...

A few locally-affiliated network channels & PBS, then the "nationwide channels" WTBS-Atlanta, ESPN... and oddly enough CBN. Christian Broadcasting Network.

I'd forgotten about CBN. That a good chunk of the active spectrum was dedicated to broadcasting megachurch services. I just can't wrap my head around how this could be of use to anyone.

Then the small array of "standard" cable channels and then the "premium"- which no way were my parents ever gonna get. All we could do was listen to the Playboy Channel's audio and try to make sense of the scrambled video.

However, by the late 80's, chips to lobotomize a cable box leaked out into the market. And you could acquire a box you didn't own under your name from flea markets too. Then we realized Playboy Channel only had lame softcore stuff anyways.

05 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
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acronym     
there's a sale at pennys!

05 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
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zerkalo     
James Johnson sounds like he had a bright future in the medium business

05 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
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MaliFinn    [TotalFark]  
And some things never change.

i208.photobucket.com

05 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
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number8     

Oznog: Oh wow the old TV guide...

A few locally-affiliated network channels & PBS, then the "nationwide channels" WTBS-Atlanta, ESPN... and oddly enough CBN. Christian Broadcasting Network.

I'd forgotten about CBN. That a good chunk of the active spectrum was dedicated to broadcasting megachurch services. I just can't wrap my head around how this could be of use to anyone.

Then the small array of "standard" cable channels and then the "premium"- which no way were my parents ever gonna get. All we could do was listen to the Playboy Channel's audio and try to make sense of the scrambled video.

However, by the late 80's, chips to lobotomize a cable box leaked out into the market. And you could acquire a box you didn't own under your name from flea markets too. Then we realized Playboy Channel only had lame softcore stuff anyways.


True, but to 12 year old me in the late 80s , that softcore stuff on the Playboy Channel was absolutely glorious.

05 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
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zerkalo     
I was 15 and being a geek in Spokane. Back then it was not a badge of honor

05 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
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CokeBear     
Has there ever been a campaign manager who just said "fark it, we're going to get our asses kicked"?

05 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
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Disaster Transport     
Keep scrolling a few pages and you'll get the movie listings: Ghostbusters, Revenge of the Nerds and the Karate Kid! Also, the Tigers are the World Champs!
/ looks like it was all downhill starting at age 7

05 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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Red Shirt Blues     
www.platypuscomix.net

05 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
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Inigo     
That Victory Gin will mess you right up.

05 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
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dopekitty74     

CokeBear: Has there ever been a campaign manager who just said "fark it, we're going to get our asses kicked"?


Hopefully Rmoney's

05 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
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Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  
I am old, so I actually got to vote in that election--it was my second presidential election, and I voted against Reagan in each one and was disappointed (but not really surprised) in the outcome both times. In fact, even though this year will be my ninth presidential election (Jesus, I really am old), I've only voted for the winner twice so far. My sad voting record:

1980: Voted for: Carter. Winner: Reagan
1984: Voted for: Mondale. Winner: Reagan
1988: Voted for: Dukakis (ugh). Winner: Bush Sr.
1992: Voted for: Clinton. Winner: Clinton.
1996: Voted for: Nader. Winner: Clinton.
2000: Voted for: Nader. "Winner": Dubya
2004: Voted for: Kerry (ugh). Winner: Dubya
2008: Voted for: Fartbongo. Winner: Fartbongo.

I'm pretty sure this year will be the third year that I end up for the winner.

05 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
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I May Be Crazy But...     

Cyberluddite: I am old, so I actually got to vote in that election--it was my second presidential election, and I voted against Reagan in each one and was disappointed (but not really surprised) in the outcome both times. In fact, even though this year will be my ninth presidential election (Jesus, I really am old), I've only voted for the winner twice so far. My sad voting record:

1980: Voted for: Carter. Winner: Reagan
1984: Voted for: Mondale. Winner: Reagan
1988: Voted for: Dukakis (ugh). Winner: Bush Sr.
1992: Voted for: Clinton. Winner: Clinton.
1996: Voted for: Nader. Winner: Clinton.
2000: Voted for: Nader. "Winner": Dubya
2004: Voted for: Kerry (ugh). Winner: Dubya
2008: Voted for: Fartbongo. Winner: Fartbongo.

I'm pretty sure this year will be the third year that I end up for the winner.


You're voting for Gary Johnson?

05 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
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Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  

pseydtonne: A microwave cost $200 back then: I think I paid $80 for one last year. Too bad we don't have an $800 VCR ad here too.


And that $200 microwave was a crappy one, for poor people and cheap bastards to buy. A nice microwave--such as an Amana RadarRangeTM, would've probably cost close to twice that much.

05 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
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show me    [TotalFark]  
Ah, yes, Fritz and Tits. Remember it well.

/Voted for Reagan for the second time
//How times have changed. He was actually pretty moderate compared to the Republitards we have now.

05 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
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skankboy     
I could go for a 99 cent Peanut Buster Parfait about now.

/I sound fat.

05 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
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Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  

I May Be Crazy But...: You're voting for Gary Johnson?


I'm not 100% sure--I'm still trying to decide between him and Roseanne Barr.

05 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
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Hoopy Frood     

Nilatir: What's interesting to me also is the Program Guide for TV that night.

Lifetime has a show called "Good Sex!" and the entire evenings lineup for the Playboy channel is published.

Imagine the "Think of the Children" hate today "liberal media" would have thrust upon it if this were to happen now.


"Good Sex!" was the Dr. Ruth show.

05 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
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Doc Daneeka     

Cyberluddite: I am old, so I actually got to vote in that election--it was my second presidential election, and I voted against Reagan in each one and was disappointed (but not really surprised) in the outcome both times. In fact, even though this year will be my ninth presidential election (Jesus, I really am old), I've only voted for the winner twice so far. My sad voting record:

1980: Voted for: Carter. Winner: Reagan
1984: Voted for: Mondale. Winner: Reagan
1988: Voted for: Dukakis (ugh). Winner: Bush Sr.
1992: Voted for: Clinton. Winner: Clinton.
1996: Voted for: Nader. Winner: Clinton.
2000: Voted for: Nader. "Winner": Dubya
2004: Voted for: Kerry (ugh). Winner: Dubya
2008: Voted for: Fartbongo. Winner: Fartbongo.

I'm pretty sure this year will be the third year that I end up for the winner.


Well, a vote for Nader in 2000 (esp. in Florida) was really a vote for Bush.

So, in a way, you've voted for the winner three times already.

05 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
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joonyer     

nicoffeine: Hey, Revenge of the Nerds is playing at the Liberty III!

/we've got bush!


PAN DOWN!

05 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
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Huck And Molly Ziegler     

Verrai: In the article, it's Mondale campaign manager predicting an upset victory. Of course he would have.


THIS. It's not a reputable poll predicting it, which would have been amusing. It's the campaign manager, therefore not news. Hell, if I had been McGovern's campaign manager in '72, it would have been part of my job to predict an upset victory.

05 Nov 2012 12:56 PM
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