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Danny DeVito 80s Landscape T-shirt

Danny Devito 80s Neon Landscape T-shirt He may be short in stature, but Danny Devito certainly has a big on-screen presence. He is certainly one of the most-recognised and best-loved American actors, who rose to fame during his time playing Louie De Palmain in the classic 70s/80s comedy sitcom Taxi . If you're a fan of Devito and/or 80s movies, or you know someone who is, then this unique T-shirt will certainly be of interest. It features the head of the man himself inside a big triangle, set against a neon 80s grid landscape, enabling the lucky recipient to pay homage to both the actor and the best decade ever!  This high quality T-shirt is available in men's sizes from small to XX-Large. It only comes in black (which reminds of Henry Ford's famous quote!), but this is certainly the best coloured background for helping the neon graphic and Danny's unforgettable face to really stand out. Devito has had roles in numerous movies from the 80s to the present day, and starre

General Lee 01 Baseball Shirt

General Lee 01 Baseball T-shirt Anyone who grew up in the 80s will certainly remember watching The Dukes of Hazzard on TV on a Saturday evening. My weekend wasn't complete until I had enjoyed 45 minutes of mayhem, which included police car chases, stunt jumps and Rosco P. Coltrane crashing his police car into the river. Oh, and not forgetting Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach) in her hot pants, of course! You can celebrate those long lost times with this very popular orange and black General Lee baseball shirt, which features the iconic octaganol "01" emblem. I say "popular", because this shirt has been a huge seller through my website Simplyeighties.com. As a huge fan of the TV show, I bought the shirt myself last year (which I was very pleased with) and it has still retained its deep orange colour. The unisex, raglan sleeve T-shirt is available in sizes from small to XX-Large, and can be bought from Amazon.co.uk. The General Lee was a 1969 Dodge Charger with its doo

Kia-Ora 80s TV Advert - I'll be your dog!

Anyone who watched British TV during the 1980s (or went to the cinema) will remember the Kia-Ora crows advert featuring the slogan "I'll be your dog".  You may well remember the Kia-Ora drinks in plastic cartons which the usherette used to sell in the cinema. They also sold them in our local youth club, although sometimes it was Tip Top orange, which kind of tasted like the carton.  The advert itself was pretty bizarre but also a lot of fun. It featured a child wearing a straw sunhat and carrying his belongings over his shoulder, while walking in the hot sun carrying an empty glass. Suddenly, a dog appears from nowhere and tips Kia-Ora orange into his glass. The sun wrings itself out into the glass to top it up.  A crow is following the child and shouts "Kia-Ora!". The child replies "It's too orangey for crows, It's just for me and my dog." The crow replies "I'll be your dog!", and then starts barking. As they continue to walk, an

Grange Hill Roland Eating Crisps T-shirt

Was Roland Browning always eating crisps on Grange Hill? Well, that's open for debate, but it would seem that I'm definitely not the only one to think that is was often crunch time for Roland, and there is actually a T-shirt available to pay homage to Roland's notorious crisp-eating habit. If, like myself, you watched Grange Hill between 1982 and 1987, then you will almost certainly remember Roland Browning, who was played by Erkan Mustafa. He was one of the biggest characters in the show (in more than one sense of the word!), and, thankfully, he isn't just remembered for eating crisps. You will probably also remember his black female friend Simone Nylander (Janet St-Clair) trying to help him fit in with school life. She was regularly asking him tedious questions such as "Ro-land, why are you so sad? and regularly repeated her catchphrase "I just want to help you Ro-land!". Her heart was in the right place, of course, but her constant questioning and that

Prepped and Punked: Bringing 1980s and 1990s Flair to Your Wardrobe

While recently searching through Amazon's huge array of 80s themed products, a book that really caught my attention was Prepped and Punked: Bringing 1980s and 1990s Flair to Your Wardrobe by Allison Crotzer Kimmel. If you lived through the 80s or 90s, then you will know that many of today's fashions trends borrow heavily from these decades, and also other decades from the 20th century. Indeed, if you keep anything in your wardrobe for long enough, then it's almost guaranteed to come back into fashion! But unless you're a fitness addict, then it's also guaranteed not to fit you any more, too - time for an 80s workout! According to the author, this book will show you how to add some 80s and 90s flair to your current wardrobe, and let 20th century fashions style your current look.  In the first chapter, 80s and 90s Fashions Lurking in Your Closet , you'll discover that if you wear leggings and crop tops, then you are already paying homage to the 1980s, and many of