In the capsule today…
We find "syringe tide" washing up on East Coast beaches. Significant amounts of medical waste from New York's Fresh Kills landfill, including hypodermic syringes and raw garbage, washed up onto the shore
We find a spooky comedy film directed by Tim Burton in theaters. Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton star in "Beetlejuice!"
And we find a song on the radio by Joan Jett. Joan wrote the song with the original title “I Hate Myself Because I Can't Get Laid." Wisely, her producer Kenny Laguna suggested a change. His advice… maybe swapping in the word “Love” instead.
What is the year? (answer below).
The year... 1988!