Category Archives: 80’s Hair is All the Rage

‘Seinfeld’ Turns 25

seinfeld cast-rs

Photo: Rolling Stone Magazine

It’s been 25 years since the best show about nothing premiered on NBC on July 5 way back in 1989. To make you feel really old, I was only about 4 at the time, but it would be years later with the help of numerous reruns that I would come to appreciate it’s genius. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the first season only featured 4 episodes, but thankfully the ratings were just good enough to help it secure a second season. It then went on to become one of the most watched, and quoted shows in television history, with it’s series finale attracting a little over 76 million viewers.

I can see why it took two seasons for the show to catch on with viewers, those first couple of episodes are pretty bad. The situations also felt a little too real, like when Jerry and Elaine decided to see if they could be “friends with benefits.” It finally found it’s groove in Season 3 with sillier episodes like ‘The Subway‘ and George’s whining became more tolerable. Seinfeld is a “love it” or “hate it” kind of show, but the mark it left on pop culture is undeniable. Even though you should hate these people, you can help but identify with them. Continue Reading

Beyonce’s Braids – Jane Child Did It Better In 1989

Bey in NYC
Bey in NYC

I have a gotdamn headache already without looking at those heavy-ass braids, y’all. I can barely put my mess into a ponytail without getting a migraine, but sometimes I need the “My Ponytail’s Too Tight Face-Lift that’s MY trademark, so don’t EVEN. You know what I’m talking about though, don’t you.. Pretty sure I need a Lifestyle Lift, but I REALLY want a LaJolla Lift.

Anyway. I STILL don’t know if Jay-Z was in attendance at that particular wedding that sullied ALL of Paris and especially Florence, but I do know Queen Bey stayed HOME and spent 5 days (maybe?) in a chair getting them braids attached to her melon.

Queen of the Long Braids, Jane Child
Queen of the Long Braids, Jane Child

But come ON. We all know who owns the Long Braids Game. Jane Child, circa 1989. (Also? I’m OLD.)

Excuse me while I dance in front of a wall and pound on it with my fists. It’s my signature move.

There’s Going To Be A ‘Jem’ Movie, But Don’t Get Too Excited

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In “Something That Should Have Been Done Years Ago” news, there is going to be a live action ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ movie. Great, right? Well, not so fast.

This new project was announced by Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, along with ‘Paranormal Activiy‘ producer Jason Blum and ‘GI Joe: Retaliation‘ director Jon M. Chu. That one sentence should be enough to kill any excitement you might have had about this. The three took to YouTube to ask the public for help in casting the film’s characters. That’s right, you can go to and submit a video of yourself, or a friend, singing and dancing in hopes of winning the lead role. Or maybe you could be one of The Misfits. It all sounds like good fun, but there are a couple of things bothering me about this whole deal:

1. Why aren’t there any women involved with this? I think it’s great that there is going to be a POC directing it, but this is based on a show created by a woman, Christy Mack, that featured a number of women and was loved by a generation of young girls. It definitely needs a woman’s touch.

2. Why update it? Jem is deliciously 80s, so I say let her and the Holograms stay there.

3. Let’s just say they do find some new, untapped talent via YouTube or other social media. That could be great for someone’s career, but something tells me they’ll end up going with an established name anyway.



With the recent success of ‘The Lego Movie‘ and the moderate success of the ‘G.I. Joe‘ films, toys are big business, so it doesn’t matter that I probably won’t be watching this. I just think Jem deserves a big, flashy 80s jamfest with great music and costumes. So let’s hope that at least the new dolls that will inevitably be released along with the movie are a little bit smaller. They could never fit into any of Barbie‘s clothes or cars.