Tag Archives: 1980

Everything is Better Than Star Wars

Olivia Newton John in Xanadu (1980)

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Two Nominees and Her Name Was Lisa

Old ads for long gone movie theaters in Philadelphia circa 1980

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Because it was on…

Back when I attended The Philadelphia College of Art, the city of Philadelphia was not wired for cable television while the surrounding suburbs had enjoyed the benefits of basic cable and perhaps a pay station like HBO or PRISM for … Continue reading

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Out of Context Comics

A panel from The Phantom from March 22, 1980. I’m not sure what’s going on here. I never really got into daily newspaper comic strips preferring comic books instead. I would get a chuckle from the humor strips, but wasn’t … Continue reading

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Pink Zeppelin – The Vector Version

IN THE FUTURE… is how these things usually start, but this terrible tale takes place¬†IN THE PAST… A nuclear conflagration ended the world as we knew it in 1980.¬†Hellfire rained from the sky leaving pitiful few to battle it out … Continue reading

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Your Very Own Vampire Bat

He’s BIG! He’s FEARSOME! But best of all — he’s fun?

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BJ – Like BJ Thomas, Right?

As I wrote last week, we had cable television in Southern New Jersey in the late 1970s so we did not have to suffer the garbage that the broadcast networks were airing in lieu of genuine entertainment. We were probably … Continue reading

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Plus Our Regular Features

Three features — a BARGAIN! I doubt if Windows had anything to do with operating systems on personal computers. I wonder if Wanda the Wicked Warden was as good as it’s alliterative title.

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TRS-80 SAVES Metropolis!!!

Ricky Rotten sent me an article celebrating the 35th anniversary of Radio Shack’s personal home computer the TRS-80 also less-than-affectionately known as the TRaSh-80.

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Philadelphia Lawyer

Gosh, I hope not! This is the quality of graphics you could expect from a tabloid newspaper in Philadelphia around 1980.  

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