When I was a kid the prevalent magazines in my house were People, Sports Illustrated and of course Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Eventually the WWF Magazine came around as well. I guess I have to throw my mom and sister in there so I’ll say Good Housekeeping and Vogue. With two older brothers and an older sister I was influenced by so many things pertaining to pop culture. So you’ll notice that a lot of references I make might go over many readers’ heads. That’s OK, I won’t be offended. I’m easily the oldest member of the website, and to prove that, here are some memorable pop culture moments in my life:
– I was 10 when Jimmy Snuka jumped off the cage at MSG in 1983.
– Many remember the 49ers last Super Bowl title in 1994. I remember their FIRST Super Bowl title in 1981.
– I bought Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the record store (no not FYE) on vinyl, the DAY IT CAME OUT.
– I saw “The Empire Strikes Back” in the theater, when it FIRST came out.
– The arena that I saw my first Superstars taping at in 1987, has been demolished and is a parking lot.
I could go on, but I won’t embarrass myself further. My perspective on things may be different from others here in PTBN, but I hope it’s no less informative and enjoyable. I’m a huge Sons of Anarchy fan and come August I’ll give a full season preview and a look back as to why that show may be the best FX has ever put on the screen. Well, besides The Shield.
I love Netflix, and hate commercials. So I will now watch shows like The Office that I can buzz through without NBC’s dumb promos for some of their other shows.
Welcome to the Place to Be Nation, from the elder statesman, and a guy who’s seen more than (sometimes) he’s willing to admit.