Ritual interviewed Bronwyn, the woman behind the [NSFW] Internet K Hole, a "deep and vast collection of found and collected photographs from the late '70s, '80s and early '90s."
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Where abouts do you collect these images from? Garage sales? Second hand shops? Or do you scour the internet for them?
I’d say 75% of the photos I find on the internet and then 25% are from flea markets/my own family/submissions. I haven’t had much luck with flea markets lately, all of the photos seem to be from the 40s-70s and I much more prefer photos from the 80s and 90s.
Remember back in the day, when you could dial in to Reddit on your 2400 baud modem and read AMAs by President Reagan and Madonna?
The Found Footage Festival has unearthed a 1980s-era modeling instructional video so tubular "you'll probably watch it several times over before you understand it all completely." Read the rest
A phone slams into an acoustic coupler on the desk. Screeching beeping sounds. Two people sitting side-by-side in front of a computer. One is a socially awkward nerd. The other is cooler, but dumber.
The nerd types something really fast on the keyboard. A rotating Necker cube appears on the green monochrome monitor. SECTOR-INFILTRATE SEQUENCE INITIATED. We see rapidly scrolling strings of hexadecimals reflected in the nerd's wireframe glasses.
“YES! We're in.”
They stop scrolling, and begin to disintegrate, and are replaced by a jolly roger. "HA HA HA!" it says, lower jaw cycling.
"We're in," says the nerd, grinning. "How did you do that!?" interrobangs the cool person. Enjoy this supercut of computer hacking scenes from the 1980s.
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“Contrary to popular belief, the 2015 Donald Trump presidential campaign actually extends all the way back to 1985.” Read the rest
A Christian exercise program from the 1980s in which a Southern lady promises to exercise your soul, as well as your behind. Read the rest
The video for DJ Opiuo's Quack Fat
was animated by Jonathan Chong. It involved dozens of floppies, hundreds of cassettes, and thousands of feet of tape. [Vimeo
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YouTuber RwDt09, aficionado of all things tasteless, curated this remarkable collection of tacky opening credits for 1980s sci-fi and fantasy TV series
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Molly Ringwald's ten-year-old daughter wanted to watch The Breakfast Club (1985) with her mom; This American Life sent them a tape recorder and the resulting story is funny, nostalgic, and quite touching
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Neil Emmett writes about fake computer graphics, as so often found in 1980s sci-fi movies
and TV productions that were as inexpensive as they were ahead of their time.
Primitive digital imagery has had something of a resurgence across the past decade or so, to the point where pastiches of 8-bit pixel graphics have found their way into mainstream productions such as Wreck-It Ralph. Perhaps it is time that the animators and digital artists of today rediscovered the lesser-known cousin of this aesthetic: the strange world of pseudo-CGI. Read the rest
Musical group Power Glove have a fun Tumblr of ads and images that would be right at home decorating a teenage boy's school locker in 1984 or so. Power Glove Tumblr Read the rest
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] Read the rest
View larger size here. Lovingly scanned and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader v. valenti. Art by Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka, whose sci-fi illustrations were popular during the 1970s and '80s, and graced album covers by ELO, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Deep Purple. There's an awesome little archive of his work here.
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From the original, and still brilliant, 1980 film Fame, the late Gene Anthony Ray's "audition" as Leroy Johnson. Wicked. His partner Shirley Mulholland, played by Carol Massenburg? A disaster. That's ok, she didn't want to spend four fucking years in that ass-licking school anyway.
The tune is Linda Clifford's "Red Light," available on the movie soundtrack. Read the rest
Like his eighties brethren Alvin and The Chipmunks, Chuck E. Cheese has been redesigned in a manner that removes all remaining crumbs of original loveable kitsch. What was once a heart-warming pastiche of "scary clown" meets "stoned furry" is now just another soul-less CGI belch. Is nothing sacred?
Bonus in this AP article: a bungled reference to Nolan Bushnell as the man who "co-founded Atari and Pong." Pong, of course, was an arcade game created by Allan Alcorn and manufactured by Atari, the video game and home computer company Bushnell co-founded.
Chuck E. Cheese Rock-afire robots in MGMT music video –
Chuck E Cheese bots modded to play hiphop
Visit to '80s animatronic rock band warehouse
Video: documentary on Showbiz animatronic band
Defunct pizza parlor robot band repurposed for fan music-vids ...
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