Sep 28, 2008

A DHB in the WH!?

Seeing Obama's 5-8 point lead in the most recent tracking polls, I am changing from hopeful to optimistic that, after 28 years, we will have a Decent Human Being in the White House.

The last time a DHB was President:
  • John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's (Just Like) Starting Over topped the Hot 100 chart;
  • Bill Haley, Bob Marley, Hoagie Carmichael, Joe Louis, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Nelson Algren, William Holden, and Natalie Wood were alive;
  • Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Josh Groban, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Natalie Portman, Anna Kournikova, Roger Federer, and Serena Williams were not born yet;
  • The Space Shuttle had not been launched, computer viruses did not exist, and AIDS had not been described;
  • The most advanced personal computer was Apple II Plus, with 48 kB of RAM, expandable to 64 kB;
  • Moonraker was the latest James Bond film;
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark had not been released;
  • Tom Cruise had not appeared in any movie, and Tom Hanks' biggest claim to fame was playing Kip Wilson in the TV series Bosom Buddies;
  • The head anchor of The CBS Evening News was Walter Cronkite;
  • Wheel of Fortune was hosted by Chuck Woolery and Jeopardy! was off the air;
  • Dynasty and Hill Street Blues were brand new shows, and the word "Smurf" meant nothing (unless you read Belgian comics);
  • MTV did not exist; and
  • Prince Charles was a bachelor.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I have never experienced a DHB in the WH :(.