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Kids Playing Atari: Christian Bale (1987)

Kids Playing Atari: Christian Bale (1987)

For this episode of Kids Playing Atari, I present to you none other than Christian Bale, who is shown here in all his late ’80s glory—flipped up collar, gelled hair, hi-tops and acid-washed jeans. What makes this picture extra special, though, is the notable absence of any Atari console, much less the reputable 2600. In...
Homemade Jump Ramps: Getting Air in Antioch

Homemade Jump Ramps: Getting Air in Antioch

Great raw film footage of neighborhood kids in Antioch making the most out of their very own BMX track in a lot just off a sprawling suburb tract. Man, what I would’ve done to have a lot that big to ride my BMX bike on. So cool that someone took the time to preserve and...
Homemade Jump Ramps: Dirt Before Dinner

Homemade Jump Ramps: Dirt Before Dinner

Ok—I was going to post this cool old pic I found, but then I discovered this whole batch of Amazing Old School BMX Photos posted on the defgrip.net blog. Once again folks, if pictures can say a thousand words, then this collection of photos could easily tell the story of many of us kids who...
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...
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...
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