Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Whatever Happened To...? (Part XI)
poppy seed rollsbrie and apple baguettes
canned frozen orange juice
Surprise dried peas
Mivvi iced lollies
Victoria sandwich cake
Afro hairdoshuge tins of assorted cocktail biscuits
people saying “but of course we will never want to read books/newspapers/magazines on screen – it would be too tiring”
not being able to buy milk in shops
blue fizzy lemonade (80s)
advice to serve cereal with fruit (and photographs of same labeled “serving suggestion”). As far as I know, nobody ever did.
tea ladies who came round your office with a trolley at 11am and 3pm, dispensing milky coffee and tea (it was all you got)
picture windows (please bring them back)
people who thought Facebook and Twitter were evil
the kind of music that sounded better when you were stoned
hot desking (and doing without email because reading emails takes too long. Remember memos? And how do you arrange a meeting without email?)
files that were just a spike on a piece of wood
people talking on two telephones
terrible silent movie compilations (“when cahmedy was king!”)
“self” belts (made of the same material as your dress)
hysteria - apparently now just as common as in Freud’s day
Leslie Halliwell’s Film Guides (imdb - and TV stopped showing old films)
Rosa Luxemburg “She was everywhere in the 80s.” Matthew Sweet
worrying about the sound from Sony Walkman headphones, institution of silent (Walkmanless) carriages on trains
More Whatever Happened To...? here.
And more here.
Previous episodes here, here, here and here.
And here and here.
And also here.