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Posted on 22nd Apr at 4:48 PM, with 42 notes
vhscoverjunkie:

Appointment with Fear (1985)

Check out the director — he’s responsible for lots of great stuff. Ahem.

vhscoverjunkie:

Appointment with Fear (1985)

Check out the director — he’s responsible for lots of great stuff. Ahem.

Posted on 21st Apr at 9:42 PM
Pac Man on Flickr.
The NES Pac-Man is vastly superior to the version released on the Atari 2600, which is widely credited with kickstarting the North American video game crash of 1983. Credit, in this case, is well-deserved.

Pac Man on Flickr.

The NES Pac-Man is vastly superior to the version released on the Atari 2600, which is widely credited with kickstarting the North American video game crash of 1983. Credit, in this case, is well-deserved.

Posted on 17th Apr at 8:28 PM
Milton Bradley on Flickr.
A great general can win any war; but good luck actually ever finishing a game of Axis & Allies (without flipping the board over and screaming, “Gah! Fuckfuckfuck this. Fuck it!”

Milton Bradley on Flickr.

A great general can win any war; but good luck actually ever finishing a game of Axis & Allies (without flipping the board over and screaming, “Gah! Fuckfuckfuck this. Fuck it!”

Posted on 16th Apr at 7:35 PM

Amazing Masters of the Martial Arts (1985) takes “a closer look at the martial arts and those blazing fists of fury, those chopping dynamos that at times seem to defy gravity…”

Mostly it’s just Carter Wong (aka that guy in Big Trouble in Little China who blows up at the end) whipping nunchucks and swords at invisible enemies in a smokey soundstage. Also, Ken Howard (aka Hank Hooper, CEO of KableTown) hosts.

Posted on 16th Apr at 7:34 PM

I found this beauty in the trash! Well, the weird dude that brings such things to my library did the digging; I just did the digitizing.

This tape is a collection—as it says in the title—of Colorado punk rock videos. The medley is composed of bands I assume were a going concern at some point in the early 2000s like Deadlock Frequency, The Gamits, and Stupid HumIn Tricks, among others. The best parts, though, are the interstitial clips of 20-year-olds playing Jackass, throwing up on Lodo street corners, and waggling various genitalia at sleeping bandmates.

Posted on 16th Apr at 7:34 PM

But, but…the eye! Look (pun intended) how complex it is! Only a giant ghost could have made it — just like how men (not women, of course) can make watches with all kindsa’ gears n’ shit…and stuff. Didja ever see a plastic bag floating around? Probably saw god in that, didntcha?

Posted on 14th Apr at 7:49 PM
Casio Travel Radio on Flickr.
This…is actually kind of a neat idea. I wouldn’t keep such a thing belted between my sweat-drenched head and a probably-moldy sweatband, but… Check out its stats at Radiomuseum: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/casio_fm_card_radiocredit_card.html

Casio Travel Radio on Flickr.

This…is actually kind of a neat idea. I wouldn’t keep such a thing belted between my sweat-drenched head and a probably-moldy sweatband, but…

Check out its stats at Radiomuseum: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/casio_fm_card_radiocredit_card.html

Posted on 28th Mar at 11:52 PM
Infocom ad via Flickr
Infocom was a text-based adventure powerhouse, responsible, of course, for Zork and my favorite text-based adventure, Cutthroats

Infocom ad via Flickr

Infocom was a text-based adventure powerhouse, responsible, of course, for Zork and my favorite text-based adventure, Cutthroats

Posted on 22nd Mar at 4:04 PM, with 5 notes
Atari 2600 on Flickr.Atari 2600 ad
Such bravado, so cocksure, such color coordination!

Atari 2600 on Flickr.

Atari 2600 ad

Such bravado, so cocksure, such color coordination!

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