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The single best reason to start collecting laser discs…

The single best reason to start collecting laser discs…

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thefuturistiswriting:

SHOCKtober! Kids Fun Activities
HOW TO MUMMIFY BARBIE
THE FUTURIST! likes the food and jewels and things for The Afterlife, including Barbie’s purse. And The Death Mask is so happy.

thefuturistiswriting:

SHOCKtober! Kids Fun Activities

HOW TO MUMMIFY BARBIE

THE FUTURIST! likes the food and jewels and things for The Afterlife, including Barbie’s purse. And The Death Mask is so happy.

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checking my stats

checking my stats

(Source: vhs-80)

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70s Soviet 7” 24 page magazines with a hole in them, would unfold to a short stack of flexidisc records that can be played still bound in the book.

70s Soviet 7” 24 page magazines with a hole in them, would unfold to a short stack of flexidisc records that can be played still bound in the book.

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Because two boxes of vintage sanitary napkins makes a collection…

Because two boxes of vintage sanitary napkins makes a collection…

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Ceramic Slab - Kindergarten Art Decoded
Handed a slab of clay at age 5, I was assigned to decorate it “however I wanted,” in a primitivist repeating style reminiscent of Native American art. Not really understanding the concept in the least, because why would you bake and glaze something like a cake and not eat it, I wasn’t sure what to do. Starting at the top (but not too close!), I used the array of sculptor tools provided to make a somewhat interesting pattern of lines and depressions - but quickly grew bored of the tedium. Then I hit on the idea of creating impressions of the tools themselves - right into the clay. Because art is about the process, right?
A few more stray lines added for effect and voila! Then I took the rest of the time etching my initials deeply into the piece, taking up almost a whole third of the canvas in the process. Because without me and my tools, it would just be a slab of clay, right? A masterpiece!
Unfortunately, my tendency to embrace a project, realize it’s hard work, speed through the rest, etch my own name into it, then create a line of BS like it was all an achievement of note, has dogged me well into adulthood. Years of Internet half-assed postings can back me up. But really, I guess it’s a matter of perspective that shoehorns neatly into great works of 20th century art. And by now posting about it in such a bold fashion, have extended it’s meaning beyond the virtual into a millennial statement beyond space and time, a simplified definition of aesthetics itself. I’m now going to put this work of genius on display in my living room next to a plush ninja turtle, where those lucky enough to entertain its near black hole-like depths of meaning will come face to face with the infinite in a facile slab of baked earth.
Matthew B. Patterson (artist)

Ceramic Slab - Kindergarten Art Decoded

Handed a slab of clay at age 5, I was assigned to decorate it “however I wanted,” in a primitivist repeating style reminiscent of Native American art. Not really understanding the concept in the least, because why would you bake and glaze something like a cake and not eat it, I wasn’t sure what to do. Starting at the top (but not too close!), I used the array of sculptor tools provided to make a somewhat interesting pattern of lines and depressions - but quickly grew bored of the tedium. Then I hit on the idea of creating impressions of the tools themselves - right into the clay. Because art is about the process, right?

A few more stray lines added for effect and voila! Then I took the rest of the time etching my initials deeply into the piece, taking up almost a whole third of the canvas in the process. Because without me and my tools, it would just be a slab of clay, right? A masterpiece!

Unfortunately, my tendency to embrace a project, realize it’s hard work, speed through the rest, etch my own name into it, then create a line of BS like it was all an achievement of note, has dogged me well into adulthood. Years of Internet half-assed postings can back me up. But really, I guess it’s a matter of perspective that shoehorns neatly into great works of 20th century art. And by now posting about it in such a bold fashion, have extended it’s meaning beyond the virtual into a millennial statement beyond space and time, a simplified definition of aesthetics itself. I’m now going to put this work of genius on display in my living room next to a plush ninja turtle, where those lucky enough to entertain its near black hole-like depths of meaning will come face to face with the infinite in a facile slab of baked earth.

Matthew B. Patterson (artist)

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for the Intellivision - The Intelligent Television (1982) - purchased in 1998 for 99 cents.

I didn’t have a console player as a kid, so when I got my first job I combed thrift stores for everything I missed out on, going back to mid-70s pong games. So, unpacking these boxes is taking a little longer than I expected. Many frustrated people have asked me why I keep all this stuff when I don’t need or really use it, but really - this is awesome! And it’s like a gift to me through time.

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jellobiafrasays:

i imagine the bell system is developing even more advanced equipment for future newspaper use (1964)


This equipment is “freeing reporters for other assignments…”…Like writing for free on the Internet!

jellobiafrasays:

i imagine the bell system is developing even more advanced equipment for future newspaper use (1964)

This equipment is “freeing reporters for other assignments…”

…Like writing for free on the Internet!

(via fishstickmonkey)

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RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons (1966-2014)

It was announced last week that after almost 50 years, a block of animation will no longer appear somewhere on broadcast television Saturday Morning. The format itself had been in decline since the mid-90s when the larger networks stopped running new series, but had hung in for almost two decades finally expiring from the CW in late September. After delighting over 2 generations of children and adults, the format will be mourned, but in this age of near-ubiquitous home video, will not be forgotten.

Above are some excellent examples of the types of advertisements kids would pour over to plan their Saturdays around in the fall.

For more information:

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons - gizmodo

History of Saturday Morning Cartoons - wikipedia

Saturday Morning Cartoon Schedules - TV Party

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Celebrating Yom Kippur LA-style with Yummy the Hanging Unicorn.

Celebrating Yom Kippur LA-style with Yummy the Hanging Unicorn.

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riotatthemovies:

monsters make tumblr great

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mcbrayers:

yet another unrealistic expectation for women

mcbrayers:

yet another unrealistic expectation for women

(Source: mylittledildo, via fishstickmonkey)

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"All these women are exactly the same age. Some of them just take better care of themselves"

"All these women are exactly the same age. Some of them just take better care of themselves"

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Oops.

I just accidentally inhaled the chocolate coating to an ice cream bar directly into my lungs. I keep trying to cough it up, but my coughs taste like chocolate. So I’m pleasantly choking to death.

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Chicken dance.

Chicken dance.

(Source: forgottencityiram)