August 1989 Pop Culture: Charlie, Spike & Rockmelons

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How many calories in every hamburger McDonald’s has ever sold? Was Booker the right career move for Richard Grieco? All this and more is covered in What Now. Watch it has, among others, a correct rating for Do The Right Thing and a wildly unfair rating for The Tall Guy. Listen Up finds us divided on The Ramones’ “Pet Sematary,” but united on 10,000 Maniacs. Dave agrees that Billy Zane is One To Watch, then protests the Ones To Watch. And we only have one pop culture feature this month, but when it’s as memorable as Christina’s sitdown with Charlie Sheen, that’s all you need.

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00:00:00 It Is August 1989 00:04:37 What Now 00:12:32 Watch It 00:17:56 Listen Up 00:35:12 One To Watch 00:40:41 Ones To Watch 00:45:10 Feature: Breakfast With Charlie 00:49:34 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

Take the best 80s phone poll
Norma Howe's Game Of Life on eBay
Regina Mundi Catholic College
"Savage" Steve Holland on Wikipedia
The Tall Guy trailer on YouTube
10,000 Maniacs' "Dust Bowl" on YouTube
The August 1989 playlist on Spotify
Barabbas on IMDb
"Billy Zane Not Walking Down Memory Lane on Samantha Who" at
Vanessa Paradis's "Joe Le Taxi" video on YouTube
Robert Conrad's Battle Of The Network Stars meltdown on YouTube
Jeff Ballard's website
Charlie Sheen's book of poetry, A Piece Of My Mind, on Amazon