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  • The 80s: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade, 1980-1989
  • The 80's: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989
  • The 80s: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989 is a humor book published in 1979. It was edited by Tony Hendra, Christopher Cerf and Peter Elbling, with art direction by Michael Gross. Contributors to the book included Henry Beard, Valerie Curtin, Amy Ephron, Jeff Greenfield, Abbie Hoffman, Sean Kelly, B. Kliban, Paul Krassner, David Lander, Stan Lee, Stan Mack, Bruce McCall, Rick Meyerowitz, Maurice Peterson, George Plimpton and Harry Shearer. The premise of the book was that it was a satirical review of American events in the 1980s. Having been written in 1979, the events were of course fictional and most of the satire was actually directed towards the late 1970s. Some of the events from the book included: Ted Kennedy's election to the Presidency in 1980, followed ten days thereafter by his resignation due to a botched surgical operation by Surgeon General Allan Bakke. The 1981 Disney Corporation purchase of the United Kingdom, which was remodeled into a theme park, the United Magic Kingdom. The United Nations declaration of 1983 as the International Year of the Simultaneous Orgasm. The illegalization of meat in 1983, leading to an underground "meathead" culture.

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