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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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How to Use Mod Podge to Transfer a Photo to Wood.

How to Use Mod Podge to Transfer a Photo to Wood.

A co-worker of mine asked me if I could help him transfer a photograph/image to a piece of wood using Mod Podge, since he wanted to transfer a graphic to a musical instrument he was building for a friend. I knew there was a way to do it somehow, but never really tried. He told...
Wings of Freedom: B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator

Wings of Freedom: B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator

This past weekend I had the privilege to witness the Wings of Freedom Tour at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. Featuring two authentic, WWII bombers—a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator—there was absolutely no way in hell that I was going to miss out on this opportunity. Loyal Limbonauts should know by...
The History of Atari.

The History of Atari.

I’ve noticed within the past year that YouTube has virtually exploded with all kinds of rare footage, documentaries and other great geek fodder that seems to have been resurrected from wherever they were buried before. Today I unearthed the documentary above, simply named The History of Atari. Speaking of being unearthed, I know Atari made...
Where Are They Now? Notre Dame Academy First Communion 1978

Where Are They Now? Notre Dame Academy First Communion 1978

My folks came in last week to celebrate my son’s First Holy Communion this past Saturday. To further commemorate the event, my mom brought along with her my own class photograph taken almost exactly 37 years ago at my own First Communion at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School (2nd Grade) in 1978. I remember that...
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...