Category:
1980s

It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown



Flashdancing and squaredancing?!? Most swiftly outmoded Charlie Brown special ever!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 18, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Fads, Cartoons, Dogs, 1980s, Dance

The Sharp Memowriter

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[From Playboy for December 1981. Click to enlarge.]



Hey, maybe we could attach a little printer to every iPhone?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 14, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Computers, 1980s

The Wellingborough Carnival

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The town of Wellingborough, UK, has been holding a carnival for over 100 years. The old affairs certainly featured things that look weird to us today. Here's a photo album to peruse.

And the Wellingborough Carnival home page reveals this year's affair is on July 7th! Plenty of time to make your plans to attend!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 22, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Holidays, Parades and Festivals, Weird Theory, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Europe

Over The Top





Best--if only--movie about arm-wrestling ever? Watch the trailer, then the whole thing, then decide.

Or save a painful 90 minutes by reading this review.


Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 16, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Family, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Wrestling, 1980s

I Like to Stay Home



More about Moore here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 27, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Avant Garde, 1980s

Turnabout Map of the Americas

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Suddenly I feel dizzy....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Geography and Maps, 1980s

A Bargain

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An online inflation calculator says:

"What cost $999 in 1982 would cost $2226.84 in 2010. "

I just looked at 8 gigabyte thumb drives on Amazon for $14.00.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 13, 2011 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Computers, 1980s

Follies of the Mad Men #154









Four decades of commercials for the medicinal tasting soda. Which one would convince you to drink it?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 05, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Junk Food, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Toto Coelo

total coelo - i eat cannibals from alexei glowakz on Vimeo.



If you didn't live through the 1980s, you would not believe they happened.

Toto Coelo info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 01, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Cannibalism, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1980s

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