While you listen to Taylor Swift's brand-spankin' new album, 1989, for the 23rd time this week, I'd like to direct your attention to other things that entered the world during the year T.S. popped out in a hospital somewhere in a town that is probably priding itself on being the birthplace of a superstar.
Let us reflect on and honor those who contributed so much to pop culture 25 years ago...
1. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2. Madonna's video for "Like a Prayer":
3. Seinfeld's debut on NBC.
4. The first official episode of The Simpsons on Fox.
5. Back to the Future Part II:
6. The B-52's "Love Shack":
7. This piece of literature:
8. The Dodge Dynasty, a fine automobile named after a TV show about rich women with shoulder pads who slapped the shit out of each other: