We all remember the great 80s as the decade with iconic trends like the Rubik’s cube, Pac-Man, Madonna, Top Gun, Star Wars (the ones Hayden Christensen didn’t ruin), and Thriller. Some trends, however, we would rather leave it in the 80s – yes, I’m talking about you, mullet. There are some trends we would like to bring back in style, no matter how kitsch they seem. Stick with us here guys, we have good explanations for this list.
This is one of those videos that could perplex you for eternity. Some questions to be asked include: how is it possible that nearly everyone is dancing? It is daytime, sun is shining and not even a single person looks haggard. Why are there multiple cars on fire and why doesn’t anyone care? It’s like […]
Skateboarder and documentary filmmaker Stacey Peralta’s new film tells the story of The Bones Brigade, the 1980s skate team he created. The team featured a young Tony Hawk, along with other legends like Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen, and went on to change the way people looked at skateboarding forever.
The whole world of blogging just gets stranger and stranger everyday, but now there’s a Tumblr page dedicated to 80s Muscle, that is: muscly dudes and women from the 80s. Scrolling down the blog takes you on a seemingly endless journey full of protein shaken, steroid taken, ripped and cut muscles. So if you’re a […]
This is an infamous piece by 1980s video artist Tom Rubnitz. Mostly associated with the New York drag queen scene, Rubnitz’s Pickle Suprise will freak the hell out of you. But I challenge you not to have it playing over in your brain for the next week.
Surveillance photographs taken by the communist secret police in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s. Voyeurism at its finest. Here, average citizens were caught on hidden cameras by spies hoping to make arrests. [via Vice]
I must have seen hundreds of photo sets on Flickr, and even though this one doesn’t contain the original work, I’d struggle to find one that evokes such nostalgia. Many an hour was spent searching the Argos catalogue for the latest toys, walkmans, hi-fis and the like. Now we can do it all again.
1980s, why did you fade away. I miss you and your rampant kitschiness. Life is just too damn serious these days. I could do with a sprinkle of fun back on our TV screens. Did I say fun? Oh boy! Watch on and be amazed. Sorry, amused.
Like many other kids who grew up in the 80s, I loved Knight Rider. I wish this Minimates toy version of KITT in super pursuit mode was available back then.
Who didn’t have their own Etch-A-Sketch as a kid. Then we grew up and bought iPhones. Now they’re together, in a winning combination. The Etch-A-Sketch case is made of ABS plastic and designed just like the original. A fun gift idea, indeed.
Big malls. Big mullets. Big double denim. In 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across America and documented malls along the way. He shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota and Seattle.
Curxes (pronounced ‘curses’) are one of the most exciting new bands you’ll hear all year. Roberta Fidora and Macaulay Hopwood make music that will suck you in, invade your brain, and make you lose sense of time. Their music is somewhere between Depeche Mode and Crystal Castles.
The great thing about Lionel Ritchie is that, as his music has aged, so too he’s become the definitive symbol for queasy cultural kitsch. Commodores be dammed. We prefer Hello era Lionel, pouty hips and all.