So, what did we learn from last week's Miniskirt Monday? Well, for starters we learned that I have too much time on my hands. Also, that Darrin is giant douche bag.
Moving right along....
In November 1983, Cracked magazine had a piece called "Signs that it's the Computer Age." I thought it might be fun to take a look roughly thirty years later.
In regards to the image above, there was a time when Casio and the like were putting whistles and bells on their watches, much to the amazement of consumers. Who could have predicted that watches have more or less gone back to being what they originally were - just timepieces Of course, who even needs a watch anymore? People are so intimately linked to their phones, which do more than a watch could ever dream, that watches have been rendered obsolete.
Way back in 2008 I posted on album cover cheesecake and gave some examples using those Top Hits / Top of the Pops records as examples. Well, here we are nearly five years later, still talking about the same damn thing. I guess that means the next one's due in 2018.
Anyway, when you have a "top hits" album you have basically two options: (1) You can opt for the K-Tel route aimed at kids and give them little pictures of the various artists or (2) You can opt for the Tops of the Pops approach aimed at teenagers and up and give them plenty of titillating eye candy.
Herein are a little of both. Enjoy.
Note: I am reposting this. It was actually published on May 09, 2013; however, it was mistakenly published marked with a date in April, thereby burying it within older posts.... so, a lot of you never saw it (some did, and wish they hadn't). Either way - here it is again.
Also note: This review contains spoilers. Here's the first spoiler - Deadly Friend is the most batshit crazy movie I have ever seen. Wes Craven has disowned it, claiming it started out as a worthy project and disintegrated into a blinding mess of historic proportions. Multiple producers and multiple changes before and after test audiences booed it, turned this would-be family friendly fantasy movie into a schizoid bii-polar mess that is crazier than a shit-house rat.
But it's not crazy in good way - like say Dr. Strangelove. No, it's the bad kind of crazy - the kind where you wish you'd done something productive with yourself instead of wasting your life watching movies like Deadly Friend. But, given the fact that it is among the most insanely awful movies I've ever seen in four plus decades of life, I felt I had to share...