:: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 ::

A fast two decades. Has it really been 20 years since the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released? Yes, it has been. Twenty years ago today, in fact. "Fast Times" is one of the best movie portrayals of my generation. If there were a "Which Fast Times... Character Are You" quiz on the Internet (and maybe there is one, but I haven't found it), I would probably test out as Brad Hamilton; I worked in about as many fast food joints.

Judge Reinhold as Brad Hamilton in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'

Why did Fast Times become a classic? This article provides some insight. I'm glad the author makes note of the fantastic soundtrack from that movie. From the Go-Gos to Oingo Boingo, that soundtrack had all the great ephemeral music of the era.

Another interesting tidbit: this September 1982 Newsweek brief about the film.

A fast five decades. My friend and co-worker Jennifer, who constitutes one third of the UMR Web Divas, turns the big five-oh today. Happy Birthday, Jen!

A quick thanks. Thanks to all who have left comments or e-mailed about the "Hooked on the Net" site design. It's a work in progress that unfortunately has been put on the back burner due to pressures at the day job. I'll keep you posted on how things progress.

:: Andrew 07:44 + ::

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