RT (12 August 2016): I destroyed the far right in Britain (and I grew a moustache). Image Source: Twitter.
I was going to leave the blog for a bit, but then ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage's post-Brexit moustache stopped me in my tracks. As a publicity stunt, it was so weird and economical. The Internet melted down. Ladbible wondered "what the fuck is going on"? Farage hasn't always been so lucky with moustaches.
'Nigel Farage? No, I'm... Figel Narage.' pic.twitter.com/VkSRjjt8ab— Matt Thomas (@MrMattThomas) August 12, 2016
The moustache debuted in an RT interview yesterday. It wasn't just the moustache. It was RT's colour scheme. I couldn't focus on what was said, because watching it felt like being loaded into a time machine and being shot back to 1985, when as one Youtuber put it, "hairdressers dominated the whole earth." I could not understand. When did turquoise and pink neon come back? Then I remembered they are the trending transgender colours of 2016. As for the moustache, I have a lot of posts on iconic 1980s' styles and media, but this is the main one; that post includes a clip from Scarface (1983) with Robert Loggia sporting the same facial hair.
Youtuber: "This is the time that the hairdressers dominated the whole earth." These Dreams © (1985) by Heart / Capitol Records. Reproduced under Fair Use. Video Source: Youtube.
This brings me from an earlier post back to urban explorer, Dan Bell, whose work includes a dead 1980s' malls series; his offerings this week covered the demolition of Owings Mills Mall, Baltimore County, Maryland, and the dead Sunrise Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, where the film, The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) was filmed. Bell compares scenes in the movie to the way the mall looks now.
Demolition Time : The End of the Owings Mills Mall (8 August 2016) by Dan Bell. Video Source: Youtube.
DEAD MALL SERIES : Tour of the SUNRISE MALL from THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN (1985) (12 August 2016) by Dan Bell. Video Source: Youtube.