Rob Beschizza at 7:37 am Thu, Apr 4, 2013
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The city of the future is imprisoned by feathered mullets, dry ice, and the synthesized orchestral hits that result when anyone opens their eyes. [↚ @joeljohnson]
These Bioshock games keep getting weirder and weirder.
And people said BIOSHOCK:DuranDuran wouldn’t be a hit.
Thank you for that reminder of why I always say that, if you love the Eighties, you weren’t there.
You can love the eighties if you were there, but only after experiencing the nineties.
I love a lot of the things the eighties gave us, but I really hope that 80’s architecture and fashion stay in their graves.
The 90’s? That was high school and college for me. So an even split of horrible/awesome.
I had pretty much every outfit from that ad. I wish that I had kept all those post-apocalyptic, asymmetrical, leather outfits.
I love the 80s, and I was born in them. So meh to your hate.
The 90s, however–we don’t talk about the 90s.
I seem to be the only person who grew up in the 90’s who loved them.
I was 18 in 1990 and enjoyed myself immensely the entire decade.
I was 19; the 90s were when (some) pop culture started paying attention to me instead of the other way around.
I lived in a bus and went to massive, illegal raves. It was fucking mint.
Aah the 80’s
The future’s going to need a lot of batteries and cans of hairspray.
I owned a GE boombox for most of my college years. It was awesome. Dual cassettes, and an aux in for when I got my portable CD player. I also had used it as external computer speakers for a while at work (did I mention it had detachable speakers? Sweet!)
Also, that’s really what the 80s was like. How soon people forget.
You know it’s the 80s too when the lead guy has longer, poofier hair than one of the women in the background.
It’s like the “1984” Mac commercial meets Footloose.
I remember this ad. I thought it was a bit over the top, even then. I did like that cassette flip, though.
God I hope this is accurate
Sorry to disappoint, but no, a boombox cannot free someone imprisoned in what appears to be amber.
Would have made jurassic park a lot more entertaining though.
T-Rex 2; Electric Boogaloo.
True, but I’m betting Walter Bishop could hack a cd player into an effective laser cutter.
You know, screw all that SCA/RenFaire/Steampunk BS. I’m going to start cosplaying as someone from a retrofuturistic 80’s timeline.
Cyberpunk has its roots in 80s futurism (or vice versa, I suppose) – I guess the big question is hair metal or punk :)
yep – that’s pretty much how it was. he really has amazing hair, though, gotta say.
Are those the same cocoon-pod things that they used in ‘This is Spinal Tap’ ?
Meh. You youngin’s don’t know bad taste unless you came of age in the early 70s. One word to rule them all: disco.
*hisses, scrambles into the nearest, darkest corner*
i did, and i liked disco then and still do. the hate on disco was soooo misguided.
Absolutely, disco is fucking brilliant.
Aw yeah, crank up one of your five equalizers, let those lower mid-range rock the house!
I love boomboxes. Some friends of mine have a low-power FM transmitter & do semi regular events where they provide the music, and everyone brings what they’ve got to amplify it. Sort of like Swarm War tactics, but applied to illegal parties. Lots of fun.
Where are the Templars when you need ‘em?
For 30 years now I have mis-remembered this ad as being for Memorex. And 8 yr-old me thought this ad was AWESOME!
I also remember this as an ad for Memorex. Without narration, and with more electronicky music. It made an impression on me. Unironically.
Hey, notice those double deck boom-boxes? They were supposed to kill music industry you know…
C30, C60, C90, go!
I remember going to a Gorilla Biscuits gig ’89, probably, and the bassist had a splendid rehash of that sticker that said ‘home fucking is killing prostitution’.
Was Jack Donaghy involved with this project?
post-apocalypse, everyone goes back to tapes.
The future is ours…
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