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Forbidden Zone



Full background here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 15, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Movies, Music, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1980's, Parody

Mystery Illustration 6

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What public event in New York City is this image touting?

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 06, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, 1980's

Pink Panther Punk

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More info here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 01, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Children, Cartoons, 1980's, Parody

Mothers Against Potholes

Back in 1982, a group of mothers in the Detroit area got tired of the local government not doing enough to tackle the problem of potholes. So they started repairing the roads themselves, calling themselves the Mothers Against Potholes. It was a noble effort, but I'm not sure that, in the end, their efforts really made that much difference.


The Salina Journal - Apr 2, 1982
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Mar 10, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: 1980's

Ken Carter, The Mad Canadian

The Mad Canadian by Robert Fortier, National Film Board of Canada





Life ended as you might have expected for Ken Carter.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 08, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, 1980's, Cars

Drive-In Opera

Back in 1989, the Norwegian National Opera staged the world's first (and only?) "drive-in opera" with a performance of the Barber of Seville broadcast live on a 225-square-foot movie screen in downtown Oslo. The idea was that people could watch the performance from their cars. This was supposed to be a way to bring opera to the masses, to let people know that "opera can be fun."

However, the event didn't go quite as planned since the Norwegian audience wasn't quite clear on the "drive-in" concept. Most of them showed up on foot. And many of the cars that did show up parked facing away from the screen. More info at AP News Archive.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Feb 22, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Music, Theater and Stage, 1980's

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke

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A most excellent prank.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1980's, Pranks

Butterick Tweety Sewing Pattern

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Several currently for sale on Etsy and eBay.

Thanks to Deborah Newton.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 13, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Costumes and Masks, Horror, Reader Recommendation, Cartoons, 1980's

Christmas Comes to PacLand



One of those essential holiday treats!

Expensive Fish Meal

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[Click to enlarge]

Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Stupid Criminals, Fish, 1980's
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