The Murders at The Lake.
"In the summer of 1982 the city of Waco was confronted with the most vicious crime it had ever seen: three teenagers were savagely stabbed to death, for no apparent reason, at a park by a lake on the edge of town. Justice was eventually served when four men were found guilty of the crime, and two were sent to death row. In 1991, though, when one of the convicts got a new trial and was then found not guilty, some people wondered, Were these four actually the killers? Several years after that, one of the men was put to death, and the stakes were raised: Had Texas executed an innocent man?" [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Mar 19, 2014 -
In 1982, Steve Wozniak sank a lot of his own money
into creating the US Festivals
-- the first large concerts to celebrate the merging of music, technology (and money).
For the second (and final) US Festival in 1983, Van Halen was given 1.5 million dollars, up front
, to headline the 1983 US Festival
. What did they give back to their fans? Well
, about eighty-four seconds into their first song, David Lee Roth screamed, "I forgot the f@¢₭n' words!
" Along with a swipe at the Clash
, the set that followed remains evar
a drunken classic
-fueled pop metal campiness
. About 3:20 into this clip
, DLR launches into his epic fail version of "God Bless the Child" -- 'nuff said.
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 10, 2008 -
The first mention of AIDS on Usenet
was in the net.singles group back on December 20, 1982. In it, seven people grasp for information about the disease -- how it's transmitted, how long it takes to start to show symptoms, and what those symptoms could be. It's a window both into the early days of AIDS knowledge and
the early days of the Internet, and a fine example of people using 'net-based community groups to acquire information and ask questions.
posted by delfuego
on Dec 1, 2002 -