You willfully gave up your entire life to another! You’re like an episode of Tales From the Crypt!”
Once upon a time, Gareth, a youngster of the ’80’s, nailed the ’70’s:
You can tell the ’70’s were fueled by cocaine: brash decision-making.
I was born the year this huge decision was made, so I remember macrame clothing and feathered hair. What I don’t remember directly, I’ve gleaned (or I eavesdropped from neighborhood bridge and pool parties): key parties, wife swapping, swinging, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Behind it all, the all-encompassing disco beat.
You can choose who you love, but there is a time and a place and a method–and sports reporters are not therapists. Also, exchanging wives, houses, kids, and dogs with your coworker, and then continuing to work with them…well, I don’t think that life and career plan was covered in What Color is Your Parachute?, was it?
Band names from this episode:
- Designated Hitter
- Off Season
- Mexico MedSchool
- Nasty-Type Thing–think Oingo Boingo meets Depeche Mode
- Family Day!