Vintage Ads From A Simpler Time – That Creep You Out!

You often hear of people talk about the good ol’ days because those were pure and innocent times. These days, we seem bombarded with TV and magazine ads that push the boundaries of good taste or obscenity.

Here’s a collection of ads from simpler times that used the innocent images of suicide, murder, wife beating and pedophilia to sell their wares. We’ve certainly come a long way – suddenly a half naked woman strutting her stuff doesn’t seem so bad!

Click the politically correct ad below to go to the article:

The Complete History of the BoomBox

This is the definitive guide to the history of the boombox or ghetto blaster as is was also known as. These battery sucking bohemoths were a staple in many playgrounds back in the day. Here is a complete history along with great examples of some of the obscure and oddball options that may or may not have survived the test of time.

Click the boombox to go to the article:

Video games during simpler times…..

It’s amazing how far we’ve come with video games and home video game platforms. When you consider that the average home gmaing console has more computing power than NASA had during the Apollo missions, it really puts things in perspective on how far we’ve come from the early days of Pong.

I know I’ve spent countless hours in arcades back in the day spending a small fortune on quarters to try and just get to the next level of the latest and greatest game. Even though you knew they were making it more difficult to suck more quarters out of you – you still fed those babies like your life depended on it. When home computers and gaming systems came along, it allowed you to play in the comfort of your own home without having to constantly feed more quarters. Having said that, you had to spend a small fortune to keep up with the technology to be able to play the latest and greatest games.

Game consoles came along and we were hooked on crappy graphics for the longest time until eventually you had games that rivalled and beat out the PC games. They were easier to play than using a PC keyboard but you killed your fingers and lost hours of sleep just trying to beat the damn thing or get to the next elusive level.

One thing I have noticed though is that games in the old days like Wolf 3D or Doom were quick loading games that allowed you to jump in and start blasting. Simpler games that although challenging, didn’t require weeks of training or learning key combinations. I find the older I get, the more I like and miss the older games. I guess it’s whatever you grew up with that will remain near and dear to your heart, but I think we’ve all been there when it comes to sitting down to play a quick game only to have a slow loading PC just kill the will to play anything or wish that photon balster in the gam was real so you could actually unleash your wrath on the wretched PC!

Click here to play Retro arcade games from the 80’s.

arcade games

So it begins……..

If you’re reading this then I assume you got here by mistake. This is my first attempt at a blog and trying to figure out how this whole blogging / RSS / Twittering stuff works. Yeah – I’m a newbie so be gentle.

I don’t know anything about blogging effectively but – I do know great retro music. So without any further delay, let’s take it back to the old school!