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12-10-2009 10:43 AM

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This is good.

Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
Here it is, set to pictures… very, very cool.
I never did know the words. Enjoy a review of 60 years of history in less than 3 minutes!
Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time and Google.
Top left gives you full screen….top right lets you pause. Bottom left shows the year.
The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize. Anyone over age 50 should remember over 90% of what they see. But it’s great at any age.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 11:30 AM

thanks larry ,

great history ( from my time ) .

i never knew the words either .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-10-2009 12:07 PM

great history lesson larry

over the years of repeated listening i picked up about 80% of the listed people and events

thanks for the other 20%


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 03:34 PM

Thanks Larry. I love it. So much so I posted it to my Facebook page.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 03:42 PM

Thanks Larry. That was mostly from my time too. I’m not far behind David.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 04:47 PM

I must be ancient, I remember ALL of the events pictured.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 08:13 PM

Very cool Larry, I remember most of it. I was born in 1950. Very educational and entertaining. I never knew the words either. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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