Thursday, May 29, 2008

behold - the cassette tape
I'd rather "Le Walk"
than drive this piece of "Le Crap"

Friday, May 23, 2008

"The Most Exciting Christmas Present Ever"

Why.. It's the Sports Illustrated Football Phone!
watch the lame ass commercial - here
(This commercial was on at least 10,000 times a day)

80's cell phone

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dragon's Lair
was one of the first laserdisc video games,
released in June 1983 by Cinematronics.

I always sucked at this game - I remember it cost more to play
and it would last about 5 seconds...!
But..It did look pretty cool for the time

"It featured animation created by former Disney animator Don Bluth.
Most other games of the era represented the character as a sprite, which
consisted of a series of bitmaps animated by playing them in
However due to hardware limitations of the era, artists
were greatly restricted
in the detail they could achieve using that
technique; the resolution, framerate
and number of frames were severely
constrained. Dragon's Lair overcame those
limitations by tapping into
the vast storage potential of laserdisc, but imposed
other limitations on the
actual gameplay. The game's enormous contrast with
other arcade games of
the time created a sensation when it appeared, and was
played so heavily
that many machines often broke due to the strain of overuse.
It was also
arguably the most successful game on this medium and is aggressively
sought after by collectors."

"Dragon's Lair features the hero, "Dirk the Daring", attempting to rescue
"Princess Daphne" from the evildragon Singe holed up in a
wizard's castle.
The screen shows animated scenes, and the player
executes an action by selecting
a direction or pressing the sword button with
correct timing. The comedy of the
game stemmed from not only the
bizarre looking creatures and death scenes, but
the fact that while Dirk
was skilled knight, he was somewhat clumsy in his efforts
and was a reluctant hero, prone to shrieking and reacting in horror
to the various dangers he encounters."
- From Wikipedia

Starcade was a game show
where contestants competed against one another
by playing video games.

The show originally aired on WTBS during the 1982–83 season.
The show eventually aired in syndication from 1983–1984

go here to see the games of starcade

circa 1977-1978

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

circa 1977
I've been to Disney World
but never Disneyland...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Panasonic Panapet Radio
I want one!
Behold "the Magic Slate"
I went through dozens of these things
when I was a kid

mouse trap
never had it - but I wanted it

Friday, May 16, 2008

Burger Chef
"an American fast-food (Swill)
restaurant chain that started in
1954 and lasted until 1996."

radio shack

wella balsam
circa 1972

that's one serious mustache

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pudding Pops
they still make 'em
but they ain't the same!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ABC Wide World of Sports

The Thrill Of Victory
The Agony of Defeat...

watch intro here
vintage nike
the webbed lawn chair

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mattel Football - I never had this -
and I never wanted it

Miss Pacman - I never had this
and I wanted it!

Blip - I had this
not that exciting

Merlin - I had this - It Rocked

Split Second - I had this
It also rocked

Monday, May 12, 2008

circa 1985

*thanks Alex

Friday, May 9, 2008

Oh Look Kids!
A Strawberry Shortcake Contest!

I think you should enter
oh wait.. must be post marked no later than
September 1, 1982...

The Kodak Disc Camera
circa 1982

I had one..
I also had the more advanced " TeleDisc"
they both took shitty pics

Thursday, May 8, 2008

bud man..
spuds mackenzie..

Don't Worry... I'm a Doctor
the Original Clairol
Herbal Essence Shampoo

quite possibly the greatest smelling shampoo ever made

Why did they stop making it??

I miss that smell...

the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle...
my brother had this
but he would never let me play with it

not once..


Cobra's Uniforms Look
Incredibly Uncomfortable and Hot...

Maybe that's why they were always in a pissy mood

Just Sayin'

Burger Time ROCKED

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Ferarri Sunglasses"
A hot item in the 80's

Sunglasses that would fold up like a

I had a pair when I was 10
Because EVERYONE else did

I think mine were black
they were bigger than my head

I didn't wear them too much
I mostly just folded them and unfolded them

I love comic book ads
click on pic for larger view