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memories of the ’70s – Polo for Men

In the 1970s, men’s cologne became a category in the drugstore and department store, and one of the key bestsellers was Polo for Men. Ralph Lauren had introduced his menswear and womenswear under the name Polo, embodying the classic and stylish … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cheers

Despite its humble beginnings, this tv series soon became a national addiction to see what was going on in the cosy Boston bar of Cheers. Created by James Burrows, Les Charles and Glen Charles, the series was set in a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Donkey Kong

An animated ape made us all want to become more competitive with the game Donkey Kong. The game was the result of the failure of Radar Scope – a game tested that didn’t meet expectations of gamers. Nintendo hired designer … Continue reading

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Portrait of a lady

Amongst the old brick ovens of Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, a portrait of a lady:

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memories of the ’80s – Tiffany

Pop idols come and go – in the late 1980s, the pop world crowned a new queen – Tiffany. Tiffany Renee Darwish started singing as a child – her first public gig was in 1981 at a country music fair … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Punky Brewster

A humorous sitcom with serious overtones about foster care? A spunky child whose life lived on in pop culture’s dictionary as a kid with an attitude? That would be Punky Brewster. This NBC television showed aired for two seasons from … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dy-no-mite!

The 1970s had its select catchphrases that divided the young from the old, the cool from the uncool. For the mid ’70s, JJ Walker’s character on Good Times caught the wave of pop culture with his signature comment – Dy-no-mite! … Continue reading

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