Browsing archives for '80s'

Just Got Back

80s,Music,Uncategorized 23 July 2011 | Comments Off

Well, apparently I took the death of Barbara Billingsley a lot harder than I thought I would. I would like to apologize to my non-existent readership for the inert state of this blog circa 2011. I aim to change that, and the plan is to get off my duff and share a little retro content [...]

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’80s Double Bill: The ‘Burbs/April Fools Day

80s,Movies 11 October 2010 | Comments Off

Saturday night we decided to take it easy and enjoy an ’80s movie double-header.  First up was 1989′s The ‘Burbs, followed by 1986′s April Fool’s Day. The ‘Burbs is one of those movies I’ve always sort of taken for granted.   It’s the movie equivalent of comfort food.  When writing this post, I realized I have [...]

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I’ve Got X-Ray Eyes

70s,80s,Ads,Comics 5 October 2010 | Comments Off

Today io9 ran a post about Nick Veasey’s x-ray photography.  I had seen his work highlighted on other sites in the past, and it is always amazing.  I had always assumed that he was using live people for his shots and just using special techniques to polish the images.  Not the case, as it turns [...]

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R.I.P. Stephen J. Cannell

70s,80s,90s,TV 1 October 2010 | Comments Off

Legendary television writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell died Thursday of melanoma at his home in California. If you watched television in the ’80s, it’s likely that you saw at least one (or five) of the shows he created. Among his 40 (!) series are such familiar names as The Rockford Files, Baretta, The Greatest American Hero, [...]

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Kanye’s Retro in Red

10s,80s,Music 13 September 2010 | Comments Off

Did anyone else notice Kanye West dressed like a certain 80s icon at last night’s VMAs? He even had the wayfarer-style sunglasses on at one point.  I kept hoping he would break into “Heart and Soul”, but no dice. Nobody tips the shades better.

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Magnum vs. Solo

80s,Movies,TV 10 September 2010 | Comments Off

This clearly took some time to put together.  And let me tell you, it was time well spent.  Kudos to TheCBVee for this amazing collection of Star Wars clips cut together in the style of the Magnum, P.I. title sequence. I think the Rick/Luke clips were my favorite part.

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Dance Week! Thursday Edition: Breakin’ Turbo Broom Dance

80s,Movies 2 September 2010 | Comments Off

When I was ten years old, I went to see the movie Breakin’ with some of my friends at our local singleplex. That evening I had what can only be described as a religious experience. It was certainly transcendent. Who knew humans could move in this fashion? I went home that night determined to become [...]

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Melee Erupts in Courtroom After Defendant Claims He “Can’t Drive 55″

80s,Music 25 August 2010 | Comments Off

By the LA Times City and Region Desk August 24, 1984 An irate Hagar is removed from the courtroom (AP file photo) Chaos erupted in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday, as a defendant threatened the presiding judge and started an altercation involving a four associates, several police officers, and one jury member. No one [...]

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The Batemans Want You To Keep It In Your Pants, Please

80s,Weird 17 August 2010 | Comments Off

OK – I ran across the image on the Flashback microblog and obviously it raised a lot of questions.  The first, obviously, was WTF?  The second was, is this real? If yes, how did they get roped into this? Was this some sort of court-mandated public service?  I know Justine dated Leif Garrett in the [...]

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The Only Tool You’ll Ever Need

80s,TV 11 August 2010 | Comments Off

(via FFFFOUND!)

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