In the time capsule today…
We find a movie in theaters that becomes the highest-grossing film of all-time in Australia. “Crocodile Dundee” stars Paul Hogan and Linda Causelowski. The two met on the film set and later got married!
We find someone calling themselves “Captain Midnight” jamming the HBO satellite signal with a message protesting their pricey rates. Electrical engineer John MacDougall was later caught, after bragging about his exploits at a payphone in Gainesville, Florida. A busybody overhead the call, jotted down the license plate number and called the FBI.
And we find a song on the radio by the Pet Shop Boys. “West End Girls” was originally written as a rap song! The lyrics describe the London club scene, with the glamorous and moneyed West End, contrasting with the rougher and working class East End.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1986!