Friday, February 1, 2013

Oh How I miss them so

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Once an American icon, the franchise now operates mainly in Japan,
Philippines and other Asian markets and El Salvador.
Mister Donut was the largest competitor to Dunkin’ Donuts,
which was founded in 1950, before being acquired by Dunkin’ Donuts’
parent company, Allied-Lyons, in February 1990.
After the acquisition of Mister Donut by Allied-Lyons,
all Mister Donut locations within North
America were offered the chance to change their name to
Dunkin’ Donuts.
Now only a scattered few locations still hold the name Mister Donut."

I loved me some halfsies!!
but my mother would rarely let me get them
yet another chapter of my shitty childhood...
Lack of Sugary Cereal = Lack of Fun

But at least I had the crazy ball... !

"Halfsies were a breakfast cereal manufactured
by Quaker Oats from 1983 through 1984.
They were the result of the so-called "sugar backlash"
in which the amount of sugar in children's breakfast cereals
became an issue. The premise was they contained half the sugar
of regular breakfast cereals, and that they were
half-corn and half-rice."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

circa 1980

I knew a girl who had one
I was jealous...

Friday, November 21, 2008

circa 1982

The smart choice?
Isn't there like... 30 cups of sugar in this stuff???

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

this TV is classy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

presto magix

who remembers
Presto Magix?

circa - early 1980's

I loved these things!
My mom would always let me get one when
we went to the supermarket

They came in a little pack
which included a sheet with an illustrated background
to rub your decal on.

The decals were like the material of temporary tattoos,
and when you rubbed with a pencil over the back of the sheet,
they would adhere to the surface of the page
You make characters appear wherever the hell you wanted them to
on the provided canvas.

I would also use them on my note books,
bedroom door decorations.. wherever!

I still had them all over my door - right up until I moved out
My mom took the door down and re-finished it
and turned my room into a guest room
do you believe that shit??
Those were classic!!! - She obviously doesn't know what good is.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In 4th grade I had me a camera kinda like this!
Mine was green...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Schlitz - It's fun to say... try it


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Vintage Wham-o Sprinklers
I never had one...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

1980 Yamaha 125 Tri-Moto
Since I never had a big wheel - I could dig this ride!

1970's Listerine -
before they added flavor - *gag*

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

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..