1981 quotes, aphorisms, statements, say
Leverage [Sophie is explaining the history of Michelangelo's David]
Nate: I know all this.
Hardison: No. No, no. See, while you are well versed in dead guy art, I myself am not. My entire criminal career is based on technology built after 1981 so I am riveted. Quite so. Please continue.
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski The following day both Karen and Will pursue the most rational course: they acquire the architectural blueprints from their local real estate office. As might have been expected, these blueprints are not actual building plans but drawn up in 1981 when former owners soon sold the property, claiming they needed something "a little smaller". (p.29)
Day Today, The Night watchman: Well, I would say this - I've been working here for 18 years, and in 1975 no one died. In 1976, no one died. In 1977, no one died. In 1978, no one died. In 1979, no-one died. In 1980... some one died. In 1981, no one died. In 1982 there was the incident with the pigeon. In 1983, no one died. In 1984, no one died. In 1985, no one died. In 1986... I mean, I could go on.