Found this while trying to figure out when my memories included the actual year. I mean, I can remember seeing Star Wars IV in the theater, but the year was not part of the memory. Comment when your first memory+year was.
Friday, Feb 1st 2013 (11:20pm)
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I got my first computer in the late 70's, when RAM was 10 bucks a kilobyte and 20 meg hard drives weighed 50 pounds and cost as much as a new car. These days you can wear comparable tech on your wrist for less than 50 bucks. The mind reels.
Friday, Jan 21st 2011 (4:59am)
I spent my kid years in the 70's - a fantastic time to be a kid - and as the years pass, more and more nuances of grooviness from that era get pushed out of my brain to make room for stuff like mortgage payments, php functions, point spreads, and prescription refills. It's enough to make you consider buying a suit. Tragic.
Fortunately, we have the intarwebs. The web has become an archive of experience, and sites like Retrospace are an invaluable cultural reference. From ABBA to Zotz!, Retrospace's curator Gilligan digs forgotten nuggets from the cracks of memory with style.
Wednesday, Jan 19th 2011 (12:01am)
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I know, Kodak ceased production of the best color film in history last year, but there were still remnant film and chemicals out in the wild as existing stock... until today. Today the last roll ever gets processed in Kansas. Truly the end of an era in personal photography, another cultural juggernaut falls to modern technology.
Thursday, Dec 30th 2010 (1:04pm)
Time to feel old! Every year, the Beloit College compiles a list of what incoming college students have and have not known in their lifetime. F'rinstance:
Clint Eastwood is better known as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry.Fuckin' kids these days. GET OFF MY LAWN!
Thursday, Aug 19th 2010 (12:08am) | Thanks: brady
If years of watching HGTV has taught me anything, it's that you have to stage your house properly to have any hope of selling it in today's market. And, with everyone staging their houses, you'll need something to separate your offering from the pack. Consider, then, a retro theme based upon the fabulous look of the 70's home. It'll get remembered, that's for sure.
Thursday, Aug 12th 2010 (4:55am)
I'll never forget my mother and I pulling a highchair with a 12 month old whose diarrhea diaper was dripping all over into the restroom at a roadside cafe on the way to Jerome, AZ. Three tables were occupied when we went in, empty when we came out. Hubby also puked in parking lot. This site may be a perfect argument for birth control.
I managed to buy a used pay phone a number of years ago, and have tried to buy old, unencumbered-by-a-phone booths from folks who have them on their property.
It's not gone well, except for the enclosure I salvaged from an old Grand Union.
(For some reason, Verizon wants them back and is piggy about it!)
It, and this CNN peice, got me thinking about making a booth, but all I found was this.
And I really don't want to buy one.
Craigs List? Just for sale, nothing free.
The Mojave? Nope.
The search goes on...
Saturday, Apr 3rd 2010 (7:17am)
He-Man and She-Ra want to talk with you about your body, and they won't take no for an answer no matter how awkward or uncomfortable you feel about receiving this information from a half-naked man and his lady friend.
Monday, Mar 15th 2010 (9:28am) | Thanks: nag on the lake
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!
Tuesday, Mar 9th 2010 (12:05am)
Worst Middle-of-the-Night Noise?
Prong - Irrelevant Thoughts (Safety Mix)
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