The Nakatomi Corporation was in the habit of giving its employees t-shirts commemorating their annual Christmas parties. They probably should have stopped, especially since nobody wants to remember the 1988 one, but old habits die hard.
Tags: 80s, pop-culture, funny, movies, 80s-movies
Joseph "Joe" Yoshinobu Takagi was the President of Nakatomi Trading, until the unfortunate incident at Nakatomi Plaza on Christmas Eve, 1988. Born in Kyoto, Japan on 1937, his family emigrated to San Pedro, California in 1939. During World War II, Takagi was interned at Manzanar from 1942 to 1943. Still, he earned a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley, enrolling in 1955. He also earned a law degree from Stanford in 1962 and an MBA from Harvard in 1970. Eventually, Takagi became President of Nakatomi Trading and Vice Chairman of the Nakatomi Investment Group. Takagi was married and had five children. Joe continues to be missed by his family at Nakatomi, years after his passing.
Tags: nakatomi-christmas-party-1988, nakatomi-corporation, bruce-willis, 1988, diehard
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him.
Tags: the-sixth-sense, m-night-shyamalan, bruce-willis, haley-joel-osment, toni-collette
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is a Las Vegas landmark funded in May 1959 and erected soon after by Western Neon. The sign was designed by Betty Willis at the request of Ted Rogich, a local salesman, who sold it to Clark County, Nevada. The sign is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, north of the historic stone pillars of the old McCarran Airport on the east side, and across from the Bali Hai Golf Club and the (closed) Klondike Hotel & Casino on the west side. Some consider the sign to be the official southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The sign, like most of the Strip, sits in the town of Paradise and is located roughly 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the actual city limits of Las Vegas. (Such distinctions are usually ignored by both locals and tourists, who refer to the entire metro area as "Las Vegas".)
Tags: south, boulevard, 5100, rogich, ted