The Retroist has put together a nifty little piece on arcade games visible in an episode of Magnum PI, complete with Magnum's soliloquy on arcades and copious photos of his mustache. Glorious.
By: dave
Monday, Oct 28th 2019 (12:00am)
I bet you cannot even find a drive-in these days. When I lived in California, the closest one was in Sacramento, a good two hour drive. Call it a drive-out, not in.

The one on state highway 303 in Rockland County, NY? It's now a flea market.

Take a trip down memory lane and relive the glory of catching a movie on the cheap during a hot summer night while listening to the soundtrack through a tinny and cracking speaker.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Aug 2nd 2019 (1:05am)
Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens.
By: dave
Monday, Jan 28th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Here's a lovely slideshow on the history of pinball - how it came to be, and how it came to be great. So many fantastic machines from the past, so tragically few in the future.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jul 24th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: blort
They're kind of Brooklyn's Romeo and Juliet. He was made of slot car stock, and she was, well, not. At least, that's what she'll tell you - but it's clear that Dolores, who's one-half of the legendary couple behind Buzz-a-Rama, is a slot car queen.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 26th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: digg
If you're 40 or older, you likely remember the Wacky Packages series of bubble gum cards and stickers.

Here is a web site that documents the Topps creations from 1967 to the most recent series in 2008. They parodied common household products and were extremely popular among children in the 1970's.

You may have to drill down a few clicks to get individual images of these humorous faux products but I found it to be worth the effort.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Feb 14th 2018 (12:00am)
Have no fear. The internet is here.
By: dave
Tuesday, Feb 13th 2018 (4:27am) | Thanks: reddit
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Here's a fun interactive worth exploring, especially if your ancestors came over on the boat.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Oct 19th 2017 (10:34am)
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Few school-sponsored enrichment programs lend themselves to genuine nostalgia. The Presidential Fitness Test? Most people compartmentalize the memories of that one, lest they lead to traumatic flashbacks. DARE? In retrospect, a pretty hilarious failure, but not exactly the stuff of back-to-school daydreams. But the Scholastic Book Fair? That week where your elementary school was packed full of books and pens and erasers and you could just wade right on in and go wild? Oh, man, that's the good stuff.
By: dave
Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
They were designed in a more innocent age and with the best of intentions. With this wire enclosure, parents didn't need to leave the house to give their children a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. The only problem was that the cage was suspended precariously off the side of a building.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am)
Do you remember Rocky and Bullwinkle? How about the shorts between the segments of the shows? Yeah, me too. Here's one of them.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jul 23rd 2017 (7:11am)
If you're of a certain age and mindset, you're quite familiar with GLOW - that glorious union of professional wrestling, the lingerie section of the Sears catalog, and Hee-Haw. You may not, however, have caught the original pilot from 1985... so here it is!
By: dave
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 (12:02am)
Let Richard Simmons get you fit to fly. Lose the baggage, fasten your safety belt, take a breather and let's GO!
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Mar 30th 2017 (12:00am)
A half-century ago, protests erupted around the world against the Vietnam War, Montreal hosted Expo '67, race riots in the U.S. destroyed parts of Detroit and other northern cities, Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson was a running back for the University of Southern California, Israel fought and won the Six-Day War against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, the 20th Century Limited passenger train made its final run from New York to Chicago, and much more.
By: dave
Friday, Feb 10th 2017 (12:01am)
A compelling look back on the world's favorite lecher and practical application for Yakkety Sax, the late great Benny Hill.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jan 24th 2017 (9:10am) | Thanks: digg
Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today's technology now enables us to "colorize" historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.

Take a gander in this clip. You won't believe that the runtime is 10:20 because most of that time, you jaw will be bouncing off the floor.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Dec 4th 2016 (12:39am) | Thanks: Mister Mike
The family portrait is a time-honored tradition of gathering together to capture for perpetuity our unseemly hairstyles, shameful clothing, and deep and abiding awkwardness in front of a camera.
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 15th 2016 (12:00am)
Well, guess what? His hair wasn't naturally puffy, and other bits of information about the late artist.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Sep 3rd 2016 (3:05am)
We've probably all seen this iconic public service announcement ad hundreds of times.
But did you know that the star of the commercial, Iron Eyes Cody, wasn't a Native American at all?
Read up, now you do.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jul 17th 2016 (12:00am)
It's 1981, and yes, this is poorly shot. But this is an actual (silent) movie from a real Dungeons & Dragons session back in 1981, shot by Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, on Super 8 (back when I was about 15).
By: dave
Monday, Jun 13th 2016 (12:00am)
Remember the trashy little prize in your box of Cracker Jack? No more. Look what they've done to our childhood favorites.
Please give me my temporary tats and plastic trinkets back.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Apr 30th 2016 (12:00am)
...because the Radio Shack catalog's in!
By: dave
Monday, Mar 28th 2016 (12:00am)
Eight scenarios are listed here to remind you of what the results of common occurrences were then and what they are today.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jan 28th 2016 (12:29am)
The golden age came to an end when it was no longer "something special" to fly. Fare wars and direct flight no-frills competitors undercut the hub-and-spoke major airlines of the day and the decline came into being.
Enjoy your being packed like a sardine today, but here are pics to prove that it was once comfortable.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Dec 17th 2015 (12:07am)

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