Tag Archives: nostalgia

Conan Cracking Nostalgia

One of my favorite C64 games from “back in the day” was Datasoft’s Conan: Hall of Volta (1984). I went looking for it as soon as I got my ZoomFloppy up and running, and it was as good as I remembered. But … Continue reading

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No Predictions or Wrap-Ups, Just Nostalgia

With the end of another year quickly approaching, I must acknowledge I’m never good for predictions, resolutions, or year-end wrap-ups. In part because I am myopic, lazy, and disorganized, but also because that’s really not what this blog is about. … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, Jabberjaw, Unwound

Pretty trippy, I just found the following video of Unwound (the 1990s noise band) playing at LA’s post-punk mecca Jabberjaw. And, I’m pretty sure I was at this show. Must have been 1994 or 1995, and seeing this brings on … Continue reading

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Not enough car chases

I spent the day at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History: The Kenneth E Behring Center (the last bit of the name after the colon is new and is ostensibly the name of their biggest donor, reinforcing that the … Continue reading

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Dreaming in 3-D

I’m getting deeper and deeper into this issue of Filmfax, and I have to say it’s a gem. I just finished the first installment of Vincent Di Fate’s “3-D Cinema: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” which gave a nice overview of … Continue reading

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A John Hughes New Year

Well, when the clock strikes midnight the New Year will be upon us, and it’s a particular one for me because 20 years ago this year I will have graduated high school. I really don’t have too many high school … Continue reading

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An inventory of preliminary effects

Wow, I sat down for a good two hours this afternoon while the chilluns were asleep and made my way through the first part of Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage, and I have to say that just about … Continue reading

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What was May Place

Inspired by Luke Waltzer’s screencast using Google’s Street View to experiment with digital storytelling, I decided to take a look at the neighborhood where I grew up in Baldwin, NY. This process was really trippy for me, and the possibilities … Continue reading

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Bishop of Battle (1983)

I have been thinking about certain movies from the 80s that kind of represent this moment in time, regardless of whether they are good or bad. And while movies are, for the most part, dependent on narrative, they also have … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Killer Sharks, Amusement Parks, and the Sterile World We Live In

“If you blog it, it is no dream.” Last year at this time, while I was embedded deep in yet another bout of nostalgia, I posted about an old school video game called Killer Shark (1972). I had been lamenting … Continue reading

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