Category:
1990s

Shock Asylum

One of my college courses this year is called "Posthumanism in Science Fiction" (it actually counts towards the core classes needed to graduate). The instructor, Dan Dinello, used to work with Stephen Colbert back in the 1990s, and recently he decided to show the class one of the short films he made with Colbert, a strange dark comedy called Shock Asylum. Like everything else, it happened to be on YouTube (though this version is shorter than the one I saw), so enjoy:

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Mon Nov 02, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Psychology, 1990s, Parody, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Flexi Discs

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Vinyl records maintain a certain level of popularity these days. But I don't think anyone plans on reviving the Flexi Disc, which ceased production in the year 2000.

Visit this great site for a history of this odd phenomenon. Be sure to look at the Flexi Disc stamps from Bhutan!

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 24, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Music, Technology, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

Times Have Changed #2

Today's episode: the Multimedia Notebook.

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(from the November 1993 issue of Popular Science)

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Fri May 08, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Products, Computers, 1990s, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Nirvana, With Sock Puppets

One of Kurt Cobain's most famous songs, as reinterpreted by Polyphonic Spree with sock puppets.

Need I say more?

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 05, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Puppets and Automatons, 1990s

Get Down Goblin

And now, in response to MohawkWarrior's comment: "Sometimes it seems less and less like WU and more like 'music to irritate people by.'" And thanks to the keen eye of Kingmonkey, we have an "extra" video for the day.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 01, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Horror, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Video, Reader Recommendation, 1990s

The Riverbank Carousel

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It seems to me that the Riverbank Carousel should be a must-see for all WU-vies. It's designed from children's drawings, as you'll read if you follow the link above.




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Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 30, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Children, 1990s

She Doesn’t Have to Shave

Following up on Alex's "Couvade" post: here's a musical exegesis of the eternal tradeoff between daily facial shaving for men, and monthly menstruation for women.

God, I miss Squeeze!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 04, 2008 - Comments (6)
Category: Music, Video, Gender, Men, Women, Body Fluids, 1990s, Facial Hair

Head Out on the Highway

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Yesterday we spoke of cursed movies that affected cast and crew alone. Today, we'll look at movies that emit curses--in the form of copycat incidents.

Can it possibly be that the 1993 movie titled THE PROGRAM is still exerting its malign influence, causing dumb-ass teens to lie down on the center stripe of highways, as described in this fifteen-year-old article from The New York Times?

What makes me think so? An identical fresh incident from my own home state, as recounted in this article.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 12, 2008 - Comments (6)
Category: Death, Fads, Hollywood, Movies, Travel, 1990s, Cars

Ho, Ho, Ho, Hangman!

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Who knew that Serbia boasted so many high-placed fans of Rankin-Bass animation?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 24, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Celebrities, Crime, Stupid Criminals, Eccentrics, History, Historical Figure, Military, Movies, Cartoons, Prisons, Torture, 1990s

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