Friday, October 5, 2012

A translation guide for the culturally impaired

Amazing what a difference 30 years can make.

For those youngsters among you who are baffled by the popular culture of the 1980's, The Morning News offers help: For the Price of a Dime.

A jukebox was a sort of open-source, do-it-yourself, coin-operated DJ-in-a-chrome-box found in restaurants and bars during that decade. Unlike with iPods, once the music began to play, everyone in the room was forced to listen to it. “Don’t put another dime in the jukebox/I don’t wanna hear that song no more,” the girl band sings. Whatever “that song” was, it reminded the Flirts of a lover best forgotten.

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