Tag Archives: VCR

Total Recall: Panasonic Omnivision VCR

I’ve been getting pretty excited about the Console Living Room exhibit we’ll be doing in UMW’s Information and Technology Convergence Center starting the third week in March. Earlier this week I went down to Petersburg to pick up a 25″ Quasar … Continue reading

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … 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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TerrorVision (1986)

I have a longer post, a kind of “opus” tracing the impact of the VCR on b-movies during the 80s. I’ll save the details for later, but while doing my extensive research I came across a gem from the past: … Continue reading

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An Impressionistic History of Skateboarding, Part 2

Sparked on by encouragement from the great Brad Efford, I decided to finally finish up part 2 of my impressionistic history of Skateboarding series which has been neglected for more than eight months now. If nothing else, I figure part … Continue reading

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Saturday the 14th

“Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again!” Saturday the 14th (1981) was perhaps one of the worst films I saw as a 10 year old (and I saw many, many bad movies back then) … Continue reading

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