In just the past 24 hours:
- The Professor passed away
- the bewildered manager from Partridge Family passed away
- Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese soldier who kept fighting WWII in the Philipines until he was ordered to stand down in 1974, passed away
Theese events provoked a heated, spirit debate on Mike & Mike this morning. While the two hosts completely disagreed on both the picks and the over/under on both games Sunday, they instead yelled at each other about two other very 1970's-related competitions -- Ginger v Mary Ann, and Farrah v Jaclyn -- and split on those too. (Me, I'm squarely in the Mary Ann and Jaclyn camps.)
If you know what all this means, you're very old because the 1970's, my friends, are dying now.
I bet some of you younguns are now going to go on Wikipedia to find out about that Japanese soldier, because it's stranger than fiction -- yes, the guy refused to believe the war ended in 1945 and he kept fighting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroo_Onoda I will leave you young folk to look up the Mary Ann/Ginger and Farrah/Jaclyn stuff yourself.