It’s 80s day at my son’s school today. We raided the women’s department at the local Goodwill in order to find clothes that a young man might have worn in the post-feminist effeminate decade that spawned such “sex symbols” as Prince and David Bowie. In the end, I’m pleased to report that Alex, age 11, ended up looking like the long lost member of New Edition.
On the drive to school, I made him listen to Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science.” Conversation ensued.
Alex: “I’ve heard this song before, mom. It’s ‘Shock the Monkey,’ right?”
Me: “Blinded Me With Science.”
Alex (shrugging): “Same thing.”
Yeah, pretty much.
When we got to school I saw leg warmers and side ponytails, and big Madonna bows on the tops of heads. And that was just the boys.
Happy 80s day, son.
Lord, do I feel old today.
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