Vice President Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with the word "beacon" spelled "beakon." Nowadays something like that is almost expected...
Richard I is imprisoned in Vienna on his way home from the Crusades. Luckily he would be released in time to grant Robin Hood a pardon.
Martin Scorcese's "Raging Bull" is released in the US. It would go on to lose Best Picture to "Ordinary People," which served as some indication as to how the 80s would suck in so many ways.
Six health workers dispensing polio vaccine are murdered in Pakistan. Jenny McCarthy had nothing to do with it. As far as we know.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" reaches #1 25 years after it is released. Why?
A. Because Sia's Christmas album hasn't caught on yet.
B. Because no one is dumb enough to release a legit album when all the retail stores only play Christmas music.
C. Because when it first came out Bill Clinton was President... no, that's not it...
D. It's a subliminal plea to have Bernie/Warren win the Presidency in 2020.
E. Because it is one of the only Christmas songs you can listen to knowing that another version by someone else isn't about to come up.
Answer: It's A. It could be D, but it really is just A.
Richard Pryor hosts "Saturday Night Live." It marks the first time SNL uses a time delay. And that just makes sense.