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It seems unlikely that I actually saw it, but I’d swear to you that I was up on the night that Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics destroyed a car on the Tomorrow Show. I would have been nearing the end of eighth grade and I can’t imagine that my parents let me stay up, but it sure feels like I did.

That’s the problem and the beauty of current technology. We can’t really remember the first time we saw something, but we can buy the DVD or search YouTube and see it over and over again.

For that, I’m grateful, because we’ll forever be able to watch the great Tom Snyder interviewing the likes of Wendy O. Williams, U2, Charles Manson and John Lennon. (In a weird way, those people are all musicians.) We can also watch Ayn Rand, David Letterman and Timothy Leary share Snyder’s second hand smoke.

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