Old stuff is always being rediscovered, but it's not every day an entire genre is unearthed. Behold: the Video Almanac/Babysitter. Dr. Misterio's Patented Video Almanac of Fun (opening, Volume 1, Volume 2). Wacky Zany Video, from Kool-Aid and Kay Bee Toys (here's an ad for it). Vitsie the Videositter - opening - Dinosaurs (complete video, parts 1 2 & 3, excerpts) - Vitsie Visits Space (excerpts, Job on the Moon song, Solar System song). (Credit for finding Dr Misterio goes to Rangoon of PoeTV.) Anyone know of any others?
Take a trip down memory lane to the hippest internet café of 1995 (SLYT).
Sometimes I wanna take you down, sometimes I wanna get you low. 'Cause you're a human supernova. I'm looking for answers from the great beyond. You're older than you've ever been, and now you're even older. Oh, get off the air! I'm on the stereo, stereo. Now check-ch-check-check-check-ch-check it out: It's 90s Bands on TV. [more inside]
Andy Baio has created a YouTube channel of early internet informational videos: The VHS-Era Internet (1984-1995)
Victoria Looseleaf's mesmerizingly WTF facial-stretch video set to Placido Domingo has been making the rounds this weekend. But who is Victoria Looseleaf? [more inside]
Tired of the hype around MTV's (and before that, the BBC's) modern teen drama Skins? Miss the 90s? Try Orange Juice in Bishops Garden, a web series, detailing the lives of a group of teenagers as they navigate high school in the year 1994. The show is set and shot in the greater metropolitan Washington DC area and is created by the DC-area filmmaker, Otessa Ghadar. [more inside]
So the banner ad turned 10 a few days ago, according to dabitch, but what I find more fascinating is that its first use was in connection with all those AT&T "You Will" television commercials from the early '90s. Here, collected on one page, for your consideration, are those ads. As Frau Farbissina would screech: "Lies. ALL LIES!" Well, perhaps AT&T didn't lie to us about all their predictions, but I'm still waiting for my "intelligent assistant" who'll work on those playoff tickets for me. How many predictions did they make that came true can you find here?