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1980's

Enjoy the Experience



This 2-disc compilation of "homemade recordings" is pure caviar for all WU-vies. Listen to more at the link below, then buy your copy--which features many other "hits"--soon!

YouTube playlist here.




The Ore Knob Mine Murders & The Nashville Flame

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That's the Nashville Flame his own damn self up there.

More photos here.

Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 15, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Death, Drugs, 1980's

Necrorealism

The obscure Russian "Necrorealism" art movement, which emerged in the 1980s, doesn't even rate a page on Wikipedia. Based on the video below, it seems to have been an excuse for a bunch of Russian guys to make low-budget zombie movies in the forest. Though movies without a semblance of a plot.


The "No New Enemies" site offers this explanation of Necrorealism:
The slightly grandiose, academic name belies the fact that the movement was actually a small group of experimental-artists from Leningrad (now St Petersburg) who emerged in the 80s under the leadership of the artist/experimental filmmaker, Evgeny Yufit.

Having got their hands on a lavishly illustrated forensic pathology textbook for inspiration, their initial output was comprised of photos of themselves in zombiesque make-up. Then followed performances... events that passersby or passengers were guaranteed to observe with horror. Later they began to use film as medium, and established an underground film studio.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jan 31, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, 1980's, Russia

Iceland’s First Bank Robbery

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This happened in 1984, for pete's sake!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 21, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Crime, 1980's, Europe

Abe Lincoln’s Ghost

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Don't go mistaking any old tall ghost for Lincoln.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 16, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Politics, Superstition, 1980's, Nineteenth Century

The Incredible Edible Egg in Foodservice



Another entry in our boredom series. How long can YOU last?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 15, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Boredom, Food, PSA's, 1980's

Singing Pills



If your drugs are singing to you, you've probably already overdosed.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 23, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Delusions, Fantasies and Other Tricks of the Imagination, Medicine, PSA's, 1980's

Bob’s Lucky Potatoes

When Bob Golub arrived in New York in 1984, he began selling "lucky potatoes." He would write his name on them with a felt-tipped pen and also sprinkle them with lucky water from his grandmother's well. The price was whatever a customer wished to pay. Golub said they were popular with stockbrokers. He told the New York Times, "There are guys making $500,000 a year walking around here with lucky potatoes in their suits."



Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Oct 28, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Superstition, 1980's

Bon Jour Action Jeans







Once in the fabled past, mighty action jeans stalked the planet's butts.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Aug 06, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1980's, Butt

The National Scream


The National Scream by Robert Awad & by David Verrall, National Film Board of Canada



The Canadian National Beaver is missing!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 12, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Government, Humor, 1980's, North America
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