The Rocket Slide Lives.

The Rocket Slide Lives.

I’ve been meaning to post pics of my travels to the furthest reaches of outer space, after finally visiting Rocketship Park in Torrance late last summer to come face-to-face with what may be one of the last remaining Rocket Slides in Los Angeles. You may remember my discovery of this...
How to Clean an Atari 2600.

How to Clean an Atari 2600.

Make that old, dusty Atari 2600 look like new again with this handy tutorial. I found my old Atari after over 15 years of storage and brought it back to a lustrous life. Now you can, too! Read on… Update: June 10, 2011: I’ve been receiving a lot of traffic...
My 1980 Mongoose BMX Bike.

My 1980 Mongoose BMX Bike.

I should be posting this in Vintage BMX but have instead decided to host a quick Show and Tell for the thousands of loyal Lefty Limbo readers who peruse my site on a daily basis. What you see is a classic icon of ’80s youth pop culture—a 1980 Mongoose BMX...
Pee Chee Folder of the Week (pt. 2)!

Pee Chee Folder of the Week (pt. 2)!

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. The Fiend had scanned in his Pee Chee folder from 1988 and it was just too classic to leave unnoticed. Actually this time it’s much more subtle than his Pee Chee folder from 1982 (no Typing Eraser!), but the band logos and decorative elements are...
"I Was A Teenage Filipino Skinhead" comics back in business!

“I Was A Teenage Filipino Skinhead” comics back in business!

I’ll be shipping out 5 packs this weekend to The Last Bookstore out here in Downtown L.A.. I’ll keep you posted when they get ‘em on the shelves. Thanks to L.A. Zine Fest I’ve also discovered their Google Map of LAZF’s Favorite Book Stores and Zine Depots, who could probably...
TRS-80: Triumph Over the Nerd Elite

TRS-80: Triumph Over the Nerd Elite

Yet another gem recovered from my old blog. Enjoy. 1983: One of our electives in junior high was a “Computing” class, which was held in high regard by many students as a “total kick back class.” Not everybody was interested in computers, but I was, so I signed up for...
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Homemade Jump Ramps: Sunny '70s Simi Valley

Homemade Jump Ramps: Sunny ’70s Simi Valley

The photo above (and the ones below) are only a veritable “tip of the iceberg” of an awesome collection of photographs taken in Simi Valley in the early ’70s, which, as you SoCal ’70s kids would know, was the epic era of homemade jump ramps. Part of the collection of Roy Hooper at PBase.com, these...
Life-Sized Papercraft: "Huey" Maintenance Drone from Silent Running

Life-Sized Papercraft: “Huey” Maintenance Drone from Silent Running

Here’s a little story. About 10 years ago I got really into papercraft models. They resurrected my love for model building which I used to really be into when I was a kid. And the cool thing is, papercraft models are much cheaper and easier to build than their polystyrene cousins. After exploring military aircraft...
We'll Meet Again Someday, Aaron Owens.

We’ll Meet Again Someday, Aaron Owens.

Every once in awhile I get confronted with the harsh, but fleeting reality of our mortal existence. It began with the departures of older relatives when I was a child. Then later, as I grew up, the untimely deaths of friends and family members. And it seems that with every foreboding phone call—or, as it...
Urban Waste.

Urban Waste.

I know, I know. It’s been ages. I’m still here, yet I’ve been doing nearly all my online interaction on Facebook, especially since I’ve been ramping up on my comics and participating in nearly every zine fest that’s been coming down the pipe in SoCal this past year. Anyways, I’ll try to pop in every...
Rediscovered: Vintage '70s NHRA Pillow Case

Rediscovered: Vintage ’70s NHRA Pillow Case

I hold onto a lot of things from my ’70s and ’80s childhood, simply because it was the best childhood ever. But there are a lot of things which I thought were gone forever, and that made me sad. But luckily, my parents held onto a lot of things from my childhood themselves, and recently...
Homemade Jump Ramps: Carrot Top is Toast.

Homemade Jump Ramps: Carrot Top is Toast.

Back in the day, homemade jump ramps were an instant social activity, a thousand times more interactive and exciting than anything Facebook and Twitter can offer today. Friends and neighborhood kids (whomever one was “cool” with) would come down, and they’d take turns getting air, or, as seen in the photo above, line up on...
Arcade Ambiance: The Electronic Babysitter.

Arcade Ambiance: The Electronic Babysitter.

Courtesy of jackonflickr (also featured rightfully so in Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989), here we have a mundane yet refreshing glimpse into the golden age of arcade gaming. The caption says it all: ELECTRONIC BABYSITTER—Video race entertains youngsters John McCarter (front) and Shawn Decicco while mother runs errands. That statement right there likely held true...