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What If Taylor Swift Had Gone A Different Route

T.S. 1989

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Taylor Swift's new album cover features a discolored Polaroid with "T.S. 1989" written on it.

T.S. being her initials, 1989 being the year she was born.
Big Machine Records / Via Wikipedia

T.S. being her initials, 1989 being the year she was born.

What other images could you put into that frame that would sense? What were other T.S. things happening in 1989? Hmmm..

1. Tiananmen Square

The Beijing student demonstrations in the spring of 1989 that resulted in a military crackdown. The arrests and death toll of the massacre is estimated to be in the hundreds and possibly thousands.
Jeff Widener/Associated Press

The Beijing student demonstrations in the spring of 1989 that resulted in a military crackdown. The arrests and death toll of the massacre is estimated to be in the hundreds and possibly thousands.

2. The Simpsons

The show premiered on December 17, 1989. Four days after the true premier of Taylor Swift.
Fox / Via Wikipedia

The show premiered on December 17, 1989. Four days after the true premier of Taylor Swift.

3. Tori Spelling

She had a small role in Troop Beverly Hills that year.
Columbia

She had a small role in Troop Beverly Hills that year.

4. Tony Stark

...also known as Iron Man, who became paralyzed that year and started drinking heavily. 1989 was a bad year for Tony Stark.
Marvel Comics

...also known as Iron Man, who became paralyzed that year and started drinking heavily. 1989 was a bad year for Tony Stark.

5. Tupac Shakur

1989 was the year Tupac recorded his first songs before joining Digital Underground.
Koch

1989 was the year Tupac recorded his first songs before joining Digital Underground.

6. Teaspoons

People used them in 1989.

People used them in 1989.

7. Tom Selleck

Her Alibi came out that year. No one remembers that movie.
Warner Bros.

Her Alibi came out that year. No one remembers that movie.

8. Tilda Swinton

Swinton's acting career was just getting underway. This is a still from War Requiem.
Don Boyd

Swinton's acting career was just getting underway. This is a still from War Requiem.

9. Telly Savalas

During this time, the former TV detective was a spokesman for Player's Club International, a service offering discounted casino hotel deals. Who loves ya, baby?
Players International

During this time, the former TV detective was a spokesman for Player's Club International, a service offering discounted casino hotel deals. Who loves ya, baby?

10. Terence Stamp

Remember that western Young Guns? He was in that.
20th Century Fox

Remember that western Young Guns? He was in that.

11. Talia Shire

In between Godfather and Rocky sequels, Shire appeared in New York Stories.
Buena Vista Pictures

In between Godfather and Rocky sequels, Shire appeared in New York Stories.

12. T. S. Eliot

One of the major poets of the century had been dead for a quarter century in 1989, but if anyone deserves to be in a list of T.S. people it's him.

One of the major poets of the century had been dead for a quarter century in 1989, but if anyone deserves to be in a list of T.S. people it's him.

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