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History Trivia

I'm writing a trivia game for a birthday party. What are events from the 1950s through today that 60 yr olds would have a good grasp of that I would miss out on just by scanning through wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 19, 2013 - 22 answers

Help me identify this movie?

I've had this vague memory of a 1970s-80s crime movie in the back of my brain. Can you help identify it? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Oct 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Early 1980s sitcom about a TV station in a house

Trying to remember a sitcom from the early 1980s about the "world's smallest television station." Was it real or did I just dream it up? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Long Distance Rates For the Late Seventies and Early Eighties?

How much did long distance telephone calls cost in the late 1970s and early 1980s? I'm mainly interested in hearing about rates for the USA but data from other countries would be welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 31, 2012 - 21 answers

Predating the Windows Ding...

[16mm filmstrip projectorfilter]: Anyone know where I can find an .mp3 or .wav or .avi of the ding for the slide advance of a 16mm filmstrip projector from the 1970s? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Jun 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Around the electronic shag-carpet campfire.

Please recommend articles/books/etc. which talk about broadcast media and American suburbia in the 1970s and 1980s. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Ferns in the 70s for sure. Otherwise?

What kind of house plants were popular/fashionable in the past? I'm most interested in the 1950s/60s, but would like to know other decades as well. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Oct 26, 2010 - 29 answers

What books best describe/approximate what it was like to be in New York City during the 1970s/80s?

What books best describe/approximate what it was like to be in New York City during the 1970s/80s? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jun 30, 2010 - 28 answers

When hippies grow up, they turn into ???

What would you call that sweater-loving, Volvo-driving, PBS-donating late 1970s-mid 1980s American culture? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 17, 2009 - 80 answers

Old photos of Cambridge, MA

I am looking for photos of the Cambridge, MA area taken between 1950 and 1999. I am especially interested in the commercial areas along the current Red Line route (Porter/Harvard/Central/Kendall), and the industrial areas southeast of Central Square. If you happen to know of any repositories of offline photos, that would be cool too. Thanks!
posted by rxrfrx on Sep 9, 2008 - 10 answers

That 70s Font

Help me identify this cool 1970s advertising font! [more inside]
posted by evilcolonel on Nov 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for Science/Technology-related Stock Music from the 70s/80s

I'm looking for 1970s / 80s era stock music that may have been used in technology-related or science-themed documentaries, film-strips, commercials for tech schools, or even narrated science museum exhibits. The music sounds very dated, probably late 70s or early 80's. There is a percolating type of rhythm, and really cheesy sounding synthesizers. [more inside]
posted by BoatMeme on Apr 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Tell me something I don't know about computers

What interesting things did people do with "big iron" computers in the late '70s and early '80s that is not generally well known, but could be useful to modern computer users? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Jun 30, 2005 - 25 answers

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