We Didn’t Start The Fire

Well, the finish line has been crossed.

According to my math (which I am remarkably horrible at), it took me 766 days to complete this project.

Here are the posts in song order:

  1. Starting the fire

  2. Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

  3. South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMiaggio

  4. Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television

  5. North Korean / South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

  6. Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

  7. Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher In The Rye

  8. Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new Queen

  9. Marciano, Liberace, Santayana Goodbye

  10. Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nassar, (and?) Prokofiev

  11. Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

  12. Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron

  13. Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around the Clock

  14. Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s Got a Winning Team

  15. Davy Crockett, Peter Pan

  16. Elvis Presley, Disneyland

  17. Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev

  18. Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

  19. Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

  20. Sputnik, Chou En-Lai (Zhou Enlai), Bridge on the River Kwai

  21. Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball

  22. Starkweather homicide, Children of Thalidomide

  23. Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia

  24. Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

  25. U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola, Kennedy

  26. Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

  27. Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land

  28. Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

  29. Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatle-mania

  30. Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

  31. Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician Sex

  32. JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

  33. Birth control, Ho Chi-Minh, Richard Nixon back again

  34. Moon shot, Woodstock, Watergate, Punk Rock

  35. Begin, Reagan, Palestine

  36. Terror on the airlines

  37. Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

  38. Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, Heavy metal suicide

  39. Foreign debts, homeless vets

  40. AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

  41. Hypodermics on the shore, China’s Under Martial Law, Rock and Roller Cola Wars

  42. I can’t take it anymore