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The "Carlton" (is the famous dance that Carlton Banks often does while listening to the song "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones. The first time Carlton does this dance is in the Season 2 episode "Christmas Show" (although the first time he does it to "It's Not Unusual" is in the Season 3 episode "Asses to Ashes" aired on November 16, 1992). Although he typically does the dance by himself, Will joins him for the dance in the series finale "I, Done (Part 2)", although Carlton continues to dance long after Will stops)
Did you know........The Carlton Dance was inspired by two different dances: One that Courteney Cox does after Bruce Springsteen pulls her up on stage in the music video for "Dancing in the Dark" and one that Eddie Murphy does during his "White Man Dance" routine from Eddie Murphy Raw.
During Week 4 of Season 19 of the ABC dance competition Dancing with the Stars, Alfonso Ribeiro (who was a contestant) peformed The Carlton Dance with his partner Witney Carson and scored a perfect 40, receiving 10s from all four judges. Ribeiro went on to win that season of Dancing with the Stars.
Alfonso Ribeiro, best remembered as Carlton in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", whipped out the ace card in Dancing With The Stars. Perfect 10s. Just give hi...
That was really fun to watch!
Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic Western film starring, directed, and produced by Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake that tells the story of Union Army Lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Costner), who travels to the American frontier to find a military post, and of his dealings with a group of Lakota Indians. Much of the dialogue is spoken in Lakota with English subtitles. It was shot from July to November 1989 in South Dakota and Wyoming, and translated by Doris Leader Charge, of the Lakota Studies department at Sinte Gleska University. The film earned favorable reviews from critics and audiences, who praised Costner's directing, the performances, screenplay, and production values. The film was a box-office hit, grossing $424.2 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing film of 1990, and is the highest-grossing film for Orion Pictures. The film was nominated for 12 Academy Awards at the 63rd Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture, Best Director for Costner, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Mixing. The film also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. It is one of only three Westerns to ever win the Oscar for Best Picture, the other two being Cimarron (1931) and Unforgiven (1992).
Calling it a night ...
European Union (was founded as a result of the Maastricht Treaty on Nov. 1, 1993. It is a political and economic union between European countries that sets policies concerning the members’ economies, societies, laws, and, to some extent, security. To some, the EU is an overblown bureaucracy that drains money and compromises the power of sovereign states. For others, it is the best way to meet challenges smaller nations might struggle with—such as economic growth and negotiations with larger nations—and worth surrendering some sovereignty to achieve. Despite many years of integration, opposition remains strong, but states have acted pragmatically, at times, to sustain the union)
Of course there was a recent shake up to the EU....................Brexit was the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community at 23:00 31 January 2020 GMT. The UK is the first and so far only country to have left the EU, after 47 years of having been a member state of the EU and its predecessor, the European Communities, since 1 January 1973. It continued to participate in the European Union Customs Union and European Single Market during a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020 at 23:00 GMT.
Calling it a night................................
Folk by the Oak Festival Hatfield House Berks - in 1990 The Levellers (Brighton Folk punk band) ended the Festival
Gargoyles ((also known as Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles for season 3) is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television and distributed by Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994, to February 15, 1997. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day. After spending a thousand years in an enchanted petrified state, the gargoyles (who have been transported from medieval Scotland) are reawakened in modern-day New York City, and take on roles as the city's secret night-time protectors. Gargoyles was noted for its relatively dark tone, complex story arcs, and melodrama; character arcs were heavily employed throughout the series, as were Shakespearean themes)
Haiti elects first democratically elected President - Jean-Bertrand Aristide - in 1990. Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a former Haitian priest and politician and a proponent of liberation theology. However his ambitious reformist agenda worried the elites, and in September of the following year he was overthrown by the military, led by Raoul Cédras, in the 1991 Haitian coup d'état. In September 1994, the United States negotiated the departure of Haiti's military leaders and the peaceful entry of 20,000 US troops under Operation Uphold Democracy. This enabled the restoration of the democratically elected Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president, who returned to Haiti in October to complete his term.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti
What a coincidence.................
Independence Day (is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, and Harvey Fierstein. The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin)
Off to work..............................Happy 4th of July!!
Wow, that worked out for you!
Jurassic Park premiered on June 9, 1993, at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C., and was released on June 11 in the United States. It went on to gross over $912 million worldwide in its original theatrical run, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1993 and the highest-grossing film ever at the time, a record held until the release of Titanic in 1997.
The funny thing is I was looking online for a reason why the Independence Day marathon wasn't running on AMC like in previous years (never did find out) and that's when I saw that it was made in the 90s. Glad I was able to use it...........
Kid Cuisine (is a brand of packaged frozen dinners targeted for children's appetites, marketed by Conagra Foods, created in 1990. Described as a "frozen food version of a Happy Meal", the product is advertised heavily towards children, while trying to convince parents of the supposed nutritional benefits)
The Lion King was released on June 15, 1994, to a positive reaction from critics, who praised the film for its music, story, themes, and animation. With an initial worldwide gross of $763 million, it finished its theatrical run as the highest-grossing film of 1994 and the highest-grossing animated film. The Lion King tells the story of Simba (Swahili for lion), a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba's paternal uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile. After growing up in the company of the carefree outcasts Timon and Pumbaa, Simba receives valuable perspective from his childhood friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki, before returning to challenge Scar to end his tyranny and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King.