, Duke Nukem 3d
, Hexen II
, Quake 2
, Return to Castle Wolfenstein : Enemy Territory
, plus dozens more
posted by crunchland
on Feb 21, 2005 -
It's a 'Synthesizor' masterclass.
And after this, if you still think you know about music, then take the pop quiz and be amazed.
posted by Chunky
on Feb 3, 2005 -
Scary recipes from the past!
Included: Jello molds with meat inside, weird dinners made with hot dogs (including Circle Dogs, which would be the name of my band if I had one), and tuna spaghetti. Actually, I'd like to try some of the desserts...
posted by braun_richard
on Jan 12, 2005 -
is a titter-inducing webcomic that delivers a story of spies, tikis and rock n' roll. Retro done right. The story starts here
posted by picea
on Nov 23, 2004 -
20th-century American artist, Alice Neele
, "The Auntie Hero
Uptowners were making their way downtown to have their portraits painted by Warhol, Downtowners were going up to 107th Street to sit for this bohemian, auntie-like artist
." Check out seven decades of raw, sometimes amazing, but always deeply humane portraits of the often larger-than-life figures who peopled the New York art/lit scene and Neel's personal landscape, including such iconic irrepressibles as Joe Gould
, Andy Warhol
, Annie Sprinkle
, and Bella Abzug
posted by taz
on Sep 16, 2004 -
antique wax mannequins. "Unlike the frozen, lifeless mannequins of today, these European busts were posed for, many at the turn of the century, by flesh and blood women
". (I'm not sure how this one
found it's way in there.)
posted by taz
on Aug 29, 2004 -
Big Hats and Eroticism
is just one of the many features of Tallulahs.com
, an excellent site dedicated to images of the vintage nude
. There's also lots of wonderful trivia and commentary, such as a brief biography
of the Mante sisters
(immortalized in the brilliant ballerina images of painter Edgar Degas
), and the story of Liane de Pougy
, convent girl turned runaway wife, turned celebrated dancer
of the French stage, turned Romanian Princess
. Or you can read about the mystery of H. Traut
elusive photographer of "the gentle eroticism of fairyland" whose
images graced hundreds of postcards for several years until he
seemingly vanished from the scene some time before WWI. Interested in
drawing or painting nudes yourself? Here's a page of classical nude poses
- studies in various categories that you can work from, including "The beauty of butts
" and "seductive smoking
"! Plus, you can peruse Tallulah's own art nudes
, and a fabulous links page
. NSFW, obviously.
posted by taz
on Aug 9, 2004 -
One two three, four five, six seven nine ten, eleven twelve
. [6.5mb .wmv]. An excellent remix video of the the Sesame Street 'Pinball Song'. Features the Pointer Sisters on vocals, apparently. The remix was done by Braces Tower
, who also have the mp3
up on their site.
posted by tapeguy
on May 18, 2004 -
is a retro look at Russia through engaging and often playful snapshots - it has all the feel of rummaging through a box of photos in an attic. Communist Store Windows
offers another, more recent glimpse behind the iron curtain. Both galleries are like shots of peppered vodka.
posted by madamjujujive
on Aug 31, 2003 -
is a compendium of the next new thing in design, art, architecture and fashion. I kid! Truly, go-go boots make me swoon.
posted by pedantic
on Aug 12, 2003 -
Those of you with crazy multi-tasking skills might want to check out Arcadia
, where you play four different super simple games at the same time. Extra points for the stylishly retro chunky pixels look, which brings me right back to happy afternoons spent with my 2600
posted by lia
on Aug 5, 2003 -
Retro phone fun.
Remember the days when telephone numbers included an exhcange, like BUtterfield 8, MUrray Hill 7, or YUkon 5? Even you young whippersnappers can look up your current phone number and see what it's exchange name used to be. If your number isn't in the database, you can check Ma Bell's list of recommended exchange names
. The next time someone asks for your number, use the exchange and watch hilarity ensue.
posted by Oriole Adams
on Jul 18, 2003 -
It’s not quite a Friday Flash Game, and it’s not quite a discussion of the great 8-bit games we played when we were young, but it seems to fall neatly between the two camps, so I thought I’d post it. For those of you on the other side of the pond, Chuckie Egg was one of the biggest selling games here in the U.K. For those of you who hanker for the old days of your BBC Micro, here’s a little bit of ‘80s magic. PC only, but it’s less than 200K of download, and as an extra bonus, it allows you to create your own levels.
posted by seanyboy
on Mar 28, 2003 -
Let's talk about childhood toys.
A wander down memory lane, past care-bears and etch-a-sketches and barrel-o-monkeys. Warning: this site resulted in the bidding up of auctions for Weebles "Tree House"
action sets. I'd forgotten how marvelously upright they remained until I whipped their little egg-like bodies out of a second-story window onto concrete. What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it, or do you have the sudden need to re-acquire it?
posted by answergrape
on Mar 21, 2003 -
Simcity 4 and memories of misspent youth
You don't need to be a geek to enjoy creating (and destroying) cities in the funky llama-loving world of Simcity. Simcity 4 has just been released, for good or bad. A lot of people seem to have "that game" that sticks with them. Maybe an old console or PC simulator such as Simcity still pops up in your mind once-in-awhile. Do you ever get hungry and say to yourself "Must build more farms."?
posted by Tystnaden
on Jan 17, 2003 -
Another "magnificent obsession" site, seasonally spiced: oldchristmaslights.com
is a huge attic space, packed to the rafters with illuminating images and information; history and pre-history, manufacturer backgrounds, timeline, patents, vintage advertising, trivia - it's all here, plus a "Light Set Gallery
" and more. Plug in and enjoy.
posted by taz
on Dec 7, 2002 -
Save pinball! "It's an American icon," said Stern, ever the salesman. "Pinball is cool because it is retro. It's a Volkswagen bug, a PT Cruiser, khaki pants."
posted by justgary
on Aug 3, 2002 -
I used to collect all of these pink plastic wrestling figures and now i-mockery has finished the big task of giving names and profiles to all of the original figures. 233 to be exact. Great retro memories for me on this one. Some really bizarre (ie: "Klondular the Barnacle Muncher
"), yet extremely funny descriptions for some of these figures. There's also a Mr. Blocky
tribute in there. I always hated him though since he made one of the prongs in my ring snap off. He was just too fat.
posted by kingmissile
on May 4, 2002 -
It may be 20 years too late, but I bet I can finally get my picture taken with the General Lee! Cooter's is spreading!
posted by allpaws
on Apr 11, 2002 -
Skeletor and Gang:
What is it about the combination of stop-motion animation, He-Man action figures, and sped-up heavy metal that makes me laugh until I hurt? "Skeletor, Mantenna and Grizzlor are having a party! Oh no! Moss-Man attacks! Defend us Squeeze!"
posted by emptybowl
on Apr 5, 2002 -