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...
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...
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...
"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...
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Minecraft Steve and Zombie Halloween Costumes

Minecraft Steve and Zombie Halloween Costumes

My kid’s been totally into Minecraft this year, so he’d been begging me to make him a Minecraft “Steve” Halloween costume for him since August. That turned out to be a piece of cake, thanks to the blocky graphics which, as you probably know by now, is pretty much the way I see the world...
Pee Chee Folder Art: In The Hall of the Metal Gods

Pee Chee Folder Art: In The Hall of the Metal Gods

While we’re in a metal mood, let’s take a look at the latest addition to the Pee Chee folder group, which I found on a routine search for Pee Chee folder art. This one comes to us from a blog post dated April 11, 2005 on crailtap.com’s The Daily Randoms. In it, the author notes...
Brotown (via The Acid Sweat Lodge)

Brotown (via The Acid Sweat Lodge)

The Acid Sweat Lodge has been my latest vacation spot for the most random assortment of ’70s and early ’80s cultures and subcultures. Each and every visit to the lodge is guaranteed to conjure up some really good, raw and candid images that speak a thousand words, yet still leave me wondering what the stories...
A Murder of Crows in Culver City.

A Murder of Crows in Culver City.

We’ve had a problem with crows on our street for years, but this year’s been especially bad; probably the worst it’s ever been as far as the sheer immensity of their population. It seems we’re not alone. The picture above was taken on Braddock Drive, about a mile west from us in Culver City. What...
Blade Runner Trailer in Classic '40s Noir Style.

Blade Runner Trailer in Classic ’40s Noir Style.

Chet Desmond has created a Black and White movie trailer for Ridley Scott’s 1982 Sci-Fi classic, Blade Runner in the style of a classic 1940s Film Noir. Desmond made an interesting point in his description of his project: “..[I] just wanted to clarify that this isn’t meant to be a radical re-imagining of the film...
Young Skinhead on the 3rd Street Promenade: Santa Monica, circa 1985.

Young Skinhead on the 3rd Street Promenade: Santa Monica, circa 1985.

I had to preserve this memory somehow, so one day I just got a sheet of notebook paper and drew on it. Yes indeed, one of the few indelible images from my mod days. The sight of a young skinhead playing stickball with a friend on the old 3rd Street Promenade, a few years before...
Volkswagen Commercial: Take On Me

Volkswagen Commercial: Take On Me

With their own clever spin on A-Ha’s Take On Me video from 1986, it’s brutally clear to see who Volkswagen is target-marketing these days, and you know what? They’re doing a pretty good job at it. You get my nod of approval, Volkswagen, even though you weren’t able to convince me on buying one of...