The 80s were shit. Seriously shit. There was bad music, bad fashion and ridiculous hair. But then again i was a teenager for some of it and everything was shit.
Except America. America was cool. I dunno how you managed it but you were. You had an idiot actor for president but you still were cool.
Perhaps it was because everything was big. Big movies, big movie stars, even bigger movie explosions. There were big buildings and big cars. Now all that seems to be big are the egos and the portion sizes.
Then there was the space shuttle. Granted that probably didn't come close to the moon landing days but it was the first I saw of NASA and it was fucking awesome. Basically a bus that went into space, how cool was that?
Now there's no space exploration. Just desert exploration. With guns and tanks. What happened to all the space stuff? Seriously, space stuff is super cool, why don't you do it any more?
It hurts me America. I used to look up to you. When something needed doing you did it. You didn't shirk a challenge and simply showed the rest of the world the way to go.
You even out-comedy'd the English for a while. I mean you can still make brilliant comedies but now they seem lost in the humongous ocean of crap tv that is reality shows and political/religious sermons masquerading as news.
I still try to stick up for you America but you are making it harder every day. When one of my fellow Europeans makes fun of you I try to tell them about my cool American friends. I try to tell them to look at a website where Americans are still funny, hilariously funny, or one where they still care about the rest of the world. But they just end up seeing the idiots on Fox News and my point is lost.
Please America, I want the cool you back.