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I remember, as a kid, watching Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang and being enthralled with Me Ol' Bamboo. Then the Child Catcher came on, and I was scared shitless.

I saw the movie again with my own kids 20-some years later, and thought the Child Catcher was pretty mild. (Though there have been movies that scared me crapless or wrenched my soul.)

Bottom line is this: If you're a kid, don't click on this. If you are an adult, don't click this!
By: Mr._Dog
Tuesday, Mar 9th 2010 (12:05am)
Being a modern parent myself, I can state with total certainty that our folks were way the hell cooler than today's parents.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 24th 2009 (6:46am) | Thanks: daily what
Raves. Ptui. Back in the day, all you needed for a raging good time was a case of Schlitz, some crapass hairdos and clothes, and a camera.
By: dave
Wednesday, Sep 2nd 2009 (12:14am) | Thanks: hellvis
Quick, into the wayback machine! [time travel noises] Ok, you're 17 and have just snuck into your first strip club!
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 4th 2009 (6:15am) | Thanks: digg
MightyGodKing got hisself ahold of a mess o' old IBM presentation slides from 1975. While I have fond memories of the dawn of personal computing, I don't remember them being quite this... dope.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 9th 2009 (12:24am)
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)
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