Paul McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights' (1984)

I enjoyed this period of Paul and sort of fondly remember the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street but it was completely unmemorable.

Woke up with this stuck in my head tho. Read the rest

'Informer' by Snow still cracks me up every single time

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Transworld Skate's 2003 documentary on street skating monster Natas Kaupas

Natas Kaupas is my favorite skater to watch. I never get tired of his just running the streets.

His wallie is also mind blowing.

I frequently check the Santa Monica Airlines site to see if they have any new, or retro, deck designs of his for sale. Read the rest

Why did anyone watch 'Friday the 13th'?

A hit movie with a trailer that is comically horrible. I guess the trailer doesn't matter.

This movie was a huge thing during my childhood. I was never into slasher flicks. RomComs are scary enough. Read the rest

1965's 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire

Over and over and over again my friend... Read the rest

I can not honestly say I remember "Spice Up Your Life"

That said, the most memorable parts of my 1997 were probably hallucinations.

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The only car from the 1980s I'd drive

Delightful, but barely adequate, the Vanagon is one of the few enduring cars from a decade of shit. This 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia is just waiting for you to make it your own.

Bring-a-trailer:

This 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon is a Westfalia camper equipped with a pop-top and canvas tent as well as a sleeping loft, convertible bed, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utility hookups. Power comes from a water-cooled 2.1-liter flat-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle, and the van is finished in metallic blue over a gray cloth interior. New tires were fitted and an oil change, tune-up, and front brake work were performed in the last 500 miles. This Westy Vanagon shows 38k miles and is offered by the selling dealer on consignment at no reserve with curtains, a ladder, manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.

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Gumby rocks out at the Skateboard rally

Those silly blockheads! Read the rest

Dean and Sammy were the best part of Cannonball Run

This is the best part of the movie.

Sammy should have beaten Burt down tho. Read the rest

How to make a second 'Top Gun' film

...and then the kids wanted Rambo.

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Remembering those badgers

I have lost hours of my life to Badger, Badger, Badger and the meter is clearly still running. Read the rest

Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame

Jem may have indeed been both her name and excitement, but the Misfits' songs were better. Read the rest

"Thank you very much for your support"

Wine has been in the historical record since 6000BCE, American ingenuity "improved" it.

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Contemporary Dublin on 16mm film

The Upland Film Co. took a walk around Dublin with an old-timey cine camera loaded with Kodak film: "Shot a few rolls of 16mm in Dublin on the trusty ol' Bolex." The results are comforting yet uncanny, the new and the old in harmony and tension. Read the rest

Inspector Gadget and He-Man themes performed on church organ

The theme tune to classic 80s' cartoon Inspector Gadget performed by Riccardo Bonci at St Barnabas with Christ's Chapel in Dulwich, England.

Here's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe:

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Man builds video store in basement

This man replicated a 1990s video rental store in their basement, right down to giant bags of Sour Patch candy, foamboard drop ceiling and a bulky CRT television set. And, of course, thousands upon thousands of VHS cases--all real, with tapes. It looks so exactly like a real 1990s video rental store that you could shoot an indie movie set in a 1990s video rental store in it. The only "missed" detail is one you wouldn't want to replicate anyway: half the store being dozens if not hundreds of copies of the latest blockbuster.

I just want to just take a second to thank everyone here for all of your extremely kind comments. It really makes my day each and every time I see someone new comment on how this video took them back to their childhood and reminded them of the fond memories of the 80s and 90s.

This project was something that evolved very gradually over time by just accumulating tapes over the years one at a time. When I made this tour video, I had no idea that so many people would find it cool or interesting. It’s mind blowing to me how many views this video of my basement has and continues to get.

Thank you for checking out the video and supporting Nostalgia Video! I’m truly grateful!

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America's most hated company ruins E.T. for Thanksgiving

Comcast, frequent winner of "most hated company" polls, brought E.T. back to Earth to advertise its third-rate services.

Comcast, the owner of the Universal movie studio that distributed the creature’s blockbuster 1982 film, has placed him in a new longform commercial for the company and its broadband, cable and satellite products. In the ad, which debuted during the Thursday broadcast of the annual “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Comcast’s NBC, E.T. returns to see his friend Elliott. The character is once again played by Henry Thomas, the same actor who portrayed him decades ago.

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