In the 80s McDonalds gave away these records as an advertisement. The record includes the "McDonald's Menu Song" and claims that if you play it, you could instantly win a million dollars. I've listened to it about 5 times today, but I haven't received my jackpot. The day's not over yet, though, and I haven't given up. Wish me luck.
This Time-Life: Mysteries of the Unknown TV commercial from 1989 is a true blast from the past. The full 33-book set (subscribers got one book a month for $12.99 plus shipping and handling) goes for $475 on ebay. Incomplete sets sell for a lot less, though! I would love to own a set! Here are the… READ THE REST
This 1980s Black Flag skateboard commercial features graphics created by Raymond Pettibon, who is also well known for drawing Black Flag Album covers. FYI, if you're not familiar with his stuff, Pettibon is a prolific artist who also has a huge body of work unrelated to Black Flag. I love these skateboard designs and the… READ THE REST
This one-hour, thirteen-minute video of a post-punk show featuring The Birthday Party, Lydia Lunch, and Die Haut was shot by Gerd Plitzner and Rudi Frings and took place in 1982 in Cologne, Germany. This warped VHS will teleport you right back to that era. Listen to more of The Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch here:… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST