The Oregon Trail is a truly classic game that everyone needs to play at least once. But dying of dysentery wasn’t nearly the worst thing that could happen to you in the real Wild West that the game was inspired by. At least they had whiskey.
Back in 1981, two of comedy’s greats appeared on the same night on an episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Carlin worked the audience with a solid standup routine, then Pryor spoke about his troubled personal life, while still maintaining his sense of humor.
Time warp back to 1987 with this corny ABC Afterschool Special. Like all of these, the story has a simple moral: you can’t judge a book by its cover. Stars Doc from The Love Boat, Bug from Uncle Buck, the Governor from Benson, and Mrs. Willis from The Jeffersons.
It looks like the creators of this throwback boombox just dusted off plans from an old ’80s model. But this one has one big difference. In addition to its AM/FM/shortwave radio and cassette player, it can convert your old mixtapes to MP3s via SD card or flash drive.
These days, most wallpaper is printed using industrial printing presses. But check out this wild 1960s footage of a British wallpaper factory, who still made the rolls of wall art using hand-carved block printing, and hand-applied flocking.
Rather than just another black box, 8bitdo’s Bluetooth speaker takes its inspiration from the classic Nintendo Entertainment System’s game controller, with a giant D-Pad for power, play and volume, and red speakers that look like A/B buttons. Measures about 3″ on each side.
Starting 8/1/16, VH1 Classic will become MTV Classic, a channel dedicated to the company’s original series and music programming with a focus on the 1990s to the early 2000s, such as Beavis and Butthead, Pimp My Ride and MTV Unplugged. We hope they put it online too.
An officially-licensed scale model of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 Bus that doubles as an accent light. Its got color-changing LEDs inside, and is powered by AA batteries or via a USB cable. Measures appx. 9.8″ x 5.9″ x 5.1″.
Kermit the frog calls into question Fozzie Bear’s very existence, and Piggy and Kermie share an intimate moment in these improv screen tests between Jim Henson and Frank Oz during the filming of the 1979 classic The Muppet Movie.
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