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Remember your old Atari and the plethora of games that were available for it? Think you remember them all? Here's a bunch of titles that I'd somehow forgotten.
By: dave
Friday, May 22nd 2009 (6:21am) | Thanks: reddit
Relax, apparently everyone was in some way or other. Iwasanoddkid.com lets odd adults document their odd kid experiences for posterity and entertainment.
By: dave
Monday, May 11th 2009 (7:44am)
When I was a kid, there were many things on TV and at the movies that scared the bejesus out of me. These are my earliest memories of entertainment-generated fear.
By: dave
Thursday, May 7th 2009 (1:20am)
If you're anything like me, you grew up in the formative years of personal computing, console gaming, and unbelievably bad haircuts. These are the days of our lives.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 20th 2009 (12:06am)
Of course you don't. Tough shit. Do it anyway.
By: dave
Wednesday, Apr 8th 2009 (12:08am) | Thanks: reddit
While the teenyboppers were poring over Tiger Beat and Hit Parader, most of us were hunkered down over the Radio Shack catalog, drooling over the 50-in-one kits, LED digital watches, and hi-fi stereos.
By: dave
Tuesday, Mar 10th 2009 (5:52am)
Luna City Arcade is our private home arcade. It is housed in a seperate dedicated building, right next to our house. The entire main floor is dedicated entirely to the arcade, so it is 2400 sq ft of wide open arcade space. Vintage posters for '80s movies, toys, and video games line the walls, along with other period kitsch.
By: dave
Monday, Jan 19th 2009 (12:06am) | Thanks: mefi
In American culture, prom is a rite of passage, a time to slut it up and break out our most stylish get-ups. Let's take a little promenade to the proms of yester years...
By: dave
Wednesday, May 21st 2008 (5:52am)
Last weekend I put an exhaust fan in the ceiling for my wife's grandfather. After a bunch of hours spent in The Hottest Attic In The Universe, he had a ceiling fan that ducted to the side of his house.

While my brother-in-law and I were fitting the fan in between the joists, we found something under the insulation. What we found was this
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By: dave
Thursday, Nov 8th 2007 (5:54am)
Mr. Rogers learns about Donkey Kong.
By: dave
Friday, Oct 26th 2007 (6:11am)
If you grew up in front of a TV in the 70's and 80's, this reel of bumpers and idents will make you go 'oh wow!'
By: Dave
Wednesday, Aug 29th 2007 (5:56am)
It wasn't the music. It wasn't the rollerdisco. It wasn't even the sexual revolution.

It was the wallpaper.
By: Dave
Monday, Jun 11th 2007 (6:08am)
I possessed a few of these gems as a kid... if only i'd become a pack-rat earlier in life : (
By: SackBlabbath
Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 (7:01am)
They just don't make Hitler like they used to.

SFW...unless you're a rabbi.

(A nod to the dudes in b3ta tower for the ink+l)
By: Mr._Dog
Saturday, Jun 3rd 2006 (2:35pm)
How about Water Wiggles and Slip N Slides? If these ring a bell, this video is for you.
By: Dave
Tuesday, May 23rd 2006 (6:11am)
And for only $589.99, you too can unleash the power of the "la-ser"! 60 whole minutes of music!
By: Dave
Friday, Apr 28th 2006 (8:13am)
No, wait, that's AYD'S. My mom was hooked on these things back in the 70's, I remember them being like gritty fudge... you'd have to wash em down with a SEGO afterward.
By: Dave
Thursday, Mar 9th 2006 (7:21am)
I have noticed over the past few weeks that Wacky Packs are back. They're packs of parody product stickers, inspired by the Fleer Crazy Labels of the 70's. I used to collect em obsessively as a kid, and now I can (and do) again!
By: Dave
Wednesday, Dec 14th 2005 (6:11am)
Alright, Detriot area dead-kins - Put on the Psychobilly, pop-up the popcorn, and break into that special holiday Handle o' Beam. Here's a wee bit O' The Ghoul! to make you scream!
By: timmy242
Monday, Oct 31st 2005 (2:51pm)
Jart in My Head: 1960s and 1970s. Kid and Teen Pop Culture. Records. Movies. Bubblegum Cards. TV Shows. Teen Idols. Books. Games. Junk Food. Toys. Advertising. Amusing Things Found in My Closet.
By: Dave
Tuesday, Sep 27th 2005 (6:17am)
uphill both ways, in the snow!


The times they are a' changing. Kids don't get milk from cardboard boxes, it's all plastic. I guess Mr. McGuire had it right.

It did get me thinking about what's different. I know my kids are tired of my ramblings of "back in my day.." Still G.I. Joe isn't nearly as cool as he used to be. And who do the kids look up to these days? Not the heros of my day, that's for sure. (And I loved his toys!)

On the other hand, the new walkman is way better than the one I had. And this year's "must have" toy is pretty cool.

I guess there's no use in lamenting. It turns out that even nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
By: Mr._Dog
Friday, Dec 31st 2004 (4:56pm)
Few things in life give me greater joy than watching old Looney Tunes, specifically Bugs (especially when he sings) and Daffy (especially as Robin Hood.) I also like Foghorn Leghorn and Marvin, but not Taz, except when he said this

Any way you slice it, Looney Tunes are fun!
By: Mr._Dog
Monday, Nov 29th 2004 (1:14pm)
Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasable for the average home.
By: Dave
Friday, Sep 24th 2004 (6:04am)
Back in '81, Milton Bradley released one of the coolest board games ever, Dark Tower. After only a year of production, the game was canned after two guys sued over it.

A few years back, I was lucky enough to have a roomie who had a friend who owned the game. I sat down and played that for hours on end, day after day, until he moved out and took the game with him. A great sorrow came over the land.

Today, the sorrow has been lifted.
By: scooter1979
Friday, Aug 27th 2004 (3:35pm)
Step inside this Technicolored tour of the decade's most bewildering celluloid artifacts.

drug movies sci-fi porno blaxploitation mondo TV movies hollywood fiascos arthouse curios grindhouse sleaze

The Weird World of '70s Cinema Video Library is now open featuring an extensive list of rare Seventies celluloid delights.
By: Hellvis
Monday, May 17th 2004 (7:23pm)
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