Saturday, 30 October 2010
Whatever Happened To...? 6
blue green algae, green lipped mussel (they were good for you somehow)
fancy vodka flavoured with buffalo grass etc
happy murals (sunflowers, children from several ethnic groups) on the sides of libraries. They failed to change the world, were kitsch, sentimental and inept, and have been whitewashed over.
Kekulé’s ring (very fashionable in the 80s because it proved inspiration is better than rational thought)
Long personal phone calls at work. Learning all about someone else’s life by earwigging their long personal phone calls at work. Long conversations at work about everybody’s personal life.
palm-tops and PDAs (that you operated with a little toothpick type thing)
psychedelic singles with camp British vocals and brass bands (60s)
Tibetan singing bowls
wedge-heeled espadrilles (utterly 80s)
More here, and links to the rest.