Tuesday Chatter 90 – It’s Electric!

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Nineteen-ninety starts the decade with a plethora of events for example- The Leaning Tower of Pisa is making news, along with the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, a formal ban on the trade of ivory, and Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa was constructed during a span of 200 years between the 1170’s and the 1370’s. The tower began to tilt almost immediately, which was caused by the foundation being poorly constructed and on soil that was too soft. 1990 was the year the Leaning Tower of Pisa was declared unsafe for visitors due to concerns about the stability of the building. After restructuring and straightening the tower by approximately eighteen inches, it was reopened to visitors in December 2001.

 

Also in the news, the US enters a major recession – the cost of a new home is $123,000. and the average income is $28,960. The cost of a gallon of gas to fill up a new Isuzu Rodeo at $12,490. is $1.34.

Mother Nature kicks up her heels with an earthquake in Iran leaving 50,000 dead, an earthquake in the Philippines killing over 1600, and a heat wave in Great Britain with the highest temperatures recorded in British history at 37.1C or 99F.

Other tidbits of information- it is determined there is a hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole, the first GPS system goes on sale via Pioneer, GM introduces the Saturn range of cars, Operation Desert Shield begins as the US and the UK send troops to Kuwait.

Music and movies make news with the Sci-fi channel on cable TV begins transmitting, Twin Peaks debuts on ABC, and a big upset in the world of pop culture is the producer for the Grammy winning pop duo Milli Vanilli reveals they were lip syncing in the songs on the album which gained them the award.

Dancing in the nineties-Do you remember the Electric Slide – It’s Electric! and the Macarena?

Being cool with some 1990s slang- all that and a bag of chips- I’m the best and then some, back in the day- when I was, bling bling– wearing nice jewelry, chill out- calm down, don’t go there!- touchy subject, dude– (noun) used for male or female, freak out!– go crazy

 

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  13 comments for “Tuesday Chatter 90 – It’s Electric!

  1. 07/31/2017 at 3:54 pm

    How sweet to mention my blog in this cheerful post! Thank you!

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  2. 07/31/2017 at 7:03 pm

    You are welcome and I am glad you enjoyed the post.

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  3. 08/01/2017 at 11:44 am

    I’m shocked Eugenia, when did you find out the world wasn’t flat? 🙂 Another excellent post and reminisce. I remember watching live coverage of the Berlin Wall coming down and thinking maybe the world is moving in the right direction.

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  4. 08/01/2017 at 2:09 pm

    Hee hee, Davy. I am glad you enjoyed my post and I thought the same about the Berlin wall. I wish the world was moving in a better direction than it is now.

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  5. 08/01/2017 at 9:01 pm

    What a fun read. I think I used all those 90s slang terms. (Eep, I think I still use a lot of them, haha.) I didn’t know that about the Leaning Tower of Piza – so interesting!

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    • 08/02/2017 at 11:43 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I still use and hear some of that slang. I am glad you enjoyed my post.

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  6. 08/01/2017 at 10:23 pm

    There’s a hole in the ozone and the world isn’t flat! I am going to have nightmares.

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    • 08/02/2017 at 11:44 am

      😃 and that is only part of the story. lol

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  7. 08/02/2017 at 12:15 pm

    You just made me search out ‘it’s electric on youtube.’ Very infectious music and takes me back to years ago 🙂

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    • 08/02/2017 at 7:25 pm

      Those were fun times with everyone on a dance floor doing the Electric Slide. There are dance clubs in Atlanta where the Electric Slide is still popular.

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  8. 08/02/2017 at 12:54 pm

    Life is more than 3D for sure! We learn more about dimensions from life, than geometry. I love how you can exactly recall world events. Most of us are so wrapped up with our own lives.

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