Made in 1985 to share the hardships of growing up a werewolf, Rollin Augusts "Rod" Daniel's Teen Wolf serves as a most excellent time capsule.
From the graffiti in Michael J. Fox's locker to Michael J. Fox himself, this movie screams the '80s far more than Stranger Things ever can. Read the rest
There is a dream, and they all spread the word that they can save this world.
(Thanks, Jeff Ahern!) Read the rest
It may only be April but if you want to look super cool at the office holiday party this December it is time to get to work! Read the rest
An entire book of 80s themed cat photos. It is like someone has figured my generation out.
Cats of 1986: The Book via Amazon Read the rest
"Of course, you're aware of the balisong," intones the deep-voiced narrator, "... or butterfly knife."
Awesome, terrifying, paranoid and goofy, Surviving Edged Weapons is a relic of another era, an age of fishhook earrings and razor blade-impregnated ballcaps, where reality itself stars Charles Bronson. Which, of course, it did. Read the rest
Smash TV's Megaplex feels like your entire 1980s life flashing before your eyes. Note: some of the 80+ films include 80s nudity. Read the rest
“Somebody told me.”
This is my Friday jam. "Everything She Wants," from 1984 by British pop duo Wham!. This is a perfect pop song, and you can buy it on vinyl.
It gives me wiggly dance-chills every time I hear it, and I was around when it first became a solid gold hit in 1984. Read the rest
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?
This was the first song that came to mind for "Greatest love song of the 80s." She cries on every tune. Every tune.
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“I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, that much is true. I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar. I guess it’s just what I must do.”
“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
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631 lovingly scanned pages for your perusal; may I draw your attention to the electronic toys, including Little Professor at $15, Speak and Spell digital at $62, Coleco Frogger at $60, Merlin at $31.50, Simon at $32, Pocket Dungeons and Dragons at $20 and Electronic Battleship at $40 (multiply by 2.42 to adjust for inflation). Read the rest
For a video promoting an art book, this is unusually fun and funny. To promote the 320-page Dark Horse book The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, IGN made a promo video starring Skeletor, his evil adversary. Bad guys are always trying harder to take your money; if you're a fan of the 80's TV cartoon icon, then you'll need the power of Greyskull to hold onto your wallet.
The book itself is a comprehensive look at the Mattel property, from cartoons and concept art to Dolph Lungren. There are even knitting patterns. 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 ... Read the rest
Photographer Glen E. Friedman, widely known for his work chronicling the intersection between punk rock and hiphop in the 1980s, has posted some beautiful shots of MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D from that era: "why A you see H".
Remembering Adam Yauch: Polly Wog Stew
1993 interview with Adam Yauch from bOING bOING #13
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