Tale of the Tape-1982 vs. 2012

In February I turned 30 years old and I will be honest, I’m loving my 30s so far. They haven’t been here for long,but so far,so good. However, today is a lot different than it was in 1982. I wonder,though, is life really better now than it was then? We examine this in today’s Tale of the Tape!

What’s on TV

1982- A new episode of Three’s Company


2012- A new episode of whatever the hell is on FOX between The Simpsons and Family Guy (this is what should be airing at that time)

Advantage-1982

The Sports Geek’s Hairstyle


1982-Basically bald


2012-A shaved bald head going strong a decade later

Advantage-Push, and no I haven’t always been bald!

Super Bowl Champion

1982-Joe Montana

2012-Eli Manning

Advantage-1982

TV Theme Songs


1982-Cheers


2012-Two and a Half Men

Advantage-1982. Cheers has the greatest TV theme song ever and I will fight anyone who says otherwise

Innovations

1982-TVs without knobs


2012-HDTV

Advantage-2012

The price of gas


1982- $1.30 a gallon


2012-$4.05 a gallon

Advantage-Push. I’m not one to complain about gas prices because it could be a lot worse right now,especially here in California!

Telephones


1982- Were at home and home only


2012-Portable and always with you wherever you go

Advantage-2012

Video Games

1982- The Atari 2600 with video games that had simple graphics and sounds like Eee-Urr-Eee-Urr

2012-XBox and PlayStation 3 with life like graphics and realistic sounds

Advantage-2012

Motor Trend Car of the Year


1982-Chevrolet Camaro Z28

2012-Volkswagen Passat

Advantage-Push, I really like both cars!

Popular Movies


1982-E.T., Rocky III, Star Trek II and Fast Times at Ridgemont High


2012-Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, 21 Jump Street and Breaking Dawn 2

Advantage-1982 . That was a great year for movies!

So in the end, the advantage goes to 1982. Cheer up 2012, there’s no better time like the present. That’s another edition of Tale of the Tape, until next time!

 

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