Cleaning My Atari 2600.

Cleaning My 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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Homemade Jump Ramps: Dirt Before Dinner

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Growing Up Star Wars: Ship Envy (1983)

Growing Up Star Wars: Ship Envy (1983)

Yes folks, there was a time when we were so proud of our toys that we would pose with them like they were trophies. Except for perhaps the privileged and well-to-do, Star Wars toys were a luxury usually received only for special occasions (birthdays, Christmas/Chanukah) or maybe as a prize for when one did really...
Homemade Jump Ramps: Granny's Backyard (1979)

Homemade Jump Ramps: Granny’s Backyard (1979)

You’ll see it quite often on Facebook and other social media sites—us Gen-X 40-somethings talking about how domesticated and “super-safe” our society and its kids have become. Sad to say it, but it’s true. But let’s not get into that right now. Instead, let’s celebrate how awesome things were back in the day and leave...
Still here folks, just busy!

Still here folks, just busy!

Just a heads up for you loyal limbonauts who’ve probably been dropping by the site lately looking for new content—sorry I’ve been scarce, but I’ve been busy working on printed DIY material—especially my autobiographical mini-comic, I Was A Teenage Filipino Skinhead. I’ve been doing a lot of zine fests lately and my project’s been taking...
The Lost Art of Cassette Tape Design

The Lost Art of Cassette Tape Design

Um, this collection of vintage cassette tape spine art, all from the personal vault of Steve Vistaunet, has left me completely speechless. All I can say is this is, by far, the most well-preserved set of a truly lost art form I have ever seen. There is simply too much to discuss here, but I’m...
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014

Sure, you can ask me what the heck I was doing, dragging my wife, kid and parents to Covina at 6 o’clock in the morning, and I’ll tell you with a proud smile that we were witnessing a truly historical moment as an actual specimen of the largest steam locomotive ever built departed its long-time...
Mall Mania 1990 Time-Lapse

Mall Mania 1990 Time-Lapse

MALL MANIA 1990 time-lapse from Joel Fletcher on Vimeo. Pretty cool vid time-lapse, taken at various malls in Los Angeles. I just wish they’d done something like this back in the ’80s. Nevertheless, those of us who grew up in ’70s and ’80s L.A. may find it worth viewing. Tweet This Post