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April 12, 2009 9:15 PM   Subscribe

Get your Daily Dose of '80s kitsch.
posted by idiopath (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This has a lot to do with the 80's, and also a lot to do with decades that were not the 80's; but it has even more to do with every image aggregation site on the internet.
posted by Science! at 9:22 PM on April 12, 2009


If the point is to not get it at all, then I get the point. Otherwise, I'm just lost. Anyone want to explain it to me?
posted by donnagirl at 9:36 PM on April 12, 2009


Anyone want to explain it to me?

It's just random shit. Don't try to contextualize or organize it beyond that central principle and you'll be ok.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:38 PM on April 12, 2009


Everyone remembers that Billy Squier video for "Rock Me Tonite" as having killed his career. But what I find remarkable is that the first 3/4 of it is just him dancing alone on a set. That's very difficult for even trained dancers to pull off. [The only one I can think of offhand is Janet Jackson in "The Pleasure Principle" - and she had a much better director and editor backing her up.] In these circumstances, it was a suicide mission.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:39 PM on April 12, 2009


I think tofutti break references the Mr. Show sketch. For what, I do not know. (I got to promote Mr. Show, so I count this as a good FPP.)
posted by shadytrees at 9:51 PM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I thought Seanbaby, Retro Junk, Life in the 80's, etc. had the 1980s kitsch covered, usually with more details and less plain WTF.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:53 PM on April 12, 2009


Awesome, another image aggregation site. The internet doesn't have enough of those.
posted by dead cousin ted at 9:56 PM on April 12, 2009


Awesome, another image aggregation site. The internet doesn't have enough of those.

To be fair (but not to excuse the pointless, vacuous time suck that that site is), it just seems like some random dude's tumblr blog and he offers attribution. He doesn't even have any ads. It's far more innocuous than some ad laden site that steals images and articles from other sites and doesn't attribute them.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:15 PM on April 12, 2009


Yeah, this is a lot better than the ad-ridden shit blogs. Still blah though.
posted by dead cousin ted at 10:51 PM on April 12, 2009


thin pickings, but: 1, 2, 3
posted by mrt at 11:04 PM on April 12, 2009


Tofutti Break was the subject of an AskMe mystery a few months ago.
posted by Ian A.T. at 11:18 PM on April 12, 2009


This is an incredible picture, no matter where it came from.
posted by gc at 11:22 PM on April 12, 2009


TinEye leads to this. I love tineye.
posted by dead cousin ted at 11:29 PM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Speedy, Killer, & The Swede. Sha Na Na better watch out!!
posted by not_on_display at 11:48 PM on April 12, 2009


This seems to be Tumblr week on Mefi. Here's two of the best:

††ALASKAN EYES††
Arts and Crafts

Tumblr blogs are best in the aggregate. Load up a bunch of 'em and swim.
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:53 PM on April 12, 2009


Yes.
posted by scratch at 7:04 AM on April 13, 2009


I think this is absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for the link idiopath!
posted by jimbaud at 7:57 AM on April 13, 2009


YOU ARE CRIME ANIMAL, CHARLIE BROWN
posted by Eideteker at 6:16 PM on April 13, 2009


I too enjoyed this, and will continue to do so for some time.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:03 AM on April 14, 2009


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