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Now for Our Feature Presentation

This Monday and Tuesday Michael Branson Smith (MBS) will be spending two days embedded in UMW’s Console Living Room. He’ll be meeting with four different courses and giving two workshops on remix culture and animated GIFs for the UMW community while he’s here. But before … Continue reading

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Programming the Past: Integrating Network TV into #umwconsole

Early next week Michael Branson Smith (MBS) will be coming down to Mary Washington to help us get 1985 network  TV broadcasting in the Console Living Room Exhibit. That’s right, we’ll actually be creating at least one—and hopefully more—channels that are programmed with shows … Continue reading

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Levi’s Fifth Pocket Commercial

This has to be my favorite commercial of the 1990s.

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Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks came up in conversation last night and I just couldn’t resist posting this 1985 commercial. With a tagline like “Your shrinky dinks shrink right down to size” you know they’re gonna be small and hard! And for the … Continue reading

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Freaks and Geeks: Discos and Dragons

I happened to stumble across Freaks and Geeks for the first time in more than eight years the other night, and I immediately was reminded of how sad I was this series got cut after one season. Such a cool … Continue reading

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“In accordance with university policy…”

Continuing on my Treme theme, there is another rant by Creighton Bernette inspired by a memo from Tulane University announcing the cutting of the Computer Science department as well as various Engineering departments. What follows is a great rant on … Continue reading

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Thinking about Treme or: Creighton Bernette’s YouTube Rant

So, I have been religiously watching the first four episodes of Treme. I’m a bit conflicted about the series overall so far. There is a lot to like so far, but also a lot that leaves me kinda wondering why … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 1967, Episode 28: “Cold Storage”

Spider-Man’s latest caper takes the wall crawler far away from the familiar skyscrapers of New York City and into a dark realm of horrible monsters and menacing overlords. After picking up a disturbing distress call through his “Spider-sense” Spider-Man eagerly … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 1967, Episode 27: “Spiderman Battles The Molemen”

Quick note to anyone who has been following the simple re-publishing of the 1967 Spider-Man series on this blog, right around episode 21, which is the beginning of Season 2, there is an entirely new look and feel to the … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 1967, Episode 26: ”Diamond Dust”

”Diamond Dust”: Museum robbers disguised as gorillas create a diversion by unlocking a zoo cage and stealing valuable items while the wild animals occupy the security. Spider-Man discovers the devious plan and corrals the freed animals in time to get … Continue reading

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