Neon and skinny ties in the 80s; flannel and nose rings in the 90s. What will be the signature, stereotypical fashion or clothing item of this decade, the one that will be used in the future to instantly reference and signal this time period to others? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Sep 11, 2008 -
What are some good 70's and 80's songs suitable for playing in a pharmacy?
My father owns a family pharmacy and we have an iPod with nice 70's and 80's songs set to play for the customers. Can you tell me some that I can add to the playlist? Remember nice calm easy listening ones are best, and no dirty or bad songs about dying etc.. To get an idea of some of the songs I have here's a link
to the playlist so far.
Specific songs are great, but I will also take artists. Try not to give duplicates. If 10 people give 10 songs that's 100 new songs! Thanks!
posted by ptsampras14
on Aug 18, 2008 -
UK 80s gaming magazine question: Who drew "Bug Hunters", the comic strip with the big four armed robot, for CRASH and C&VG magazine? [more inside]
posted by Artw
on Aug 18, 2008 -
In the 80's, which guitarist played a white guitar daubed with paint splotches and Pollock-like streaks of neon pink and green, among other colors? I recall seeing the guitar (probably in a video), but can't place the guitarist or find any images.
posted by Java_Man
on Jul 25, 2008 -
Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex
on Jul 21, 2008 -
What is the name of the movie or show with this plot?:
A young girl with an abusive father is given a black-robed doll name "the Viper." At night, the Viper comes alive as a human-sized version of itself with green, glowing eyes and helps the girl.
Near the end of the movie/show, there is a twist where the Viper is actually the girls father or something along those lines.
posted by hitopshelf
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Besides "running man" and "hammer dance", do you know the names of the dance moves in the video
for Something Good '08 by Utah Saints?
posted by dmo
on Jun 25, 2008 -
80s tv question. When i was a young man i remember this show that was semi fanasty with a plot around swordsmen who had a sword but also a dirk would come out of the hilt of the sword. This is all i remember if anyone could guide me more would apprecaite it. Show would have been before 85.
posted by Rolandkorn
on Apr 20, 2008 -
Here's a semi-tough one (at least, I think). TV show from the 80's, had at least one character that was a mannequin who would come to life after you placed his cabbie-hat on him... [more inside]
posted by pedmands
on Apr 16, 2008 -
Does anyone remember this traumatizing medical foundation advertisement from the '80s? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Apr 15, 2008 -
My friend is looking for something she remembers from the '80s. It was a big plastic "jewel" on a bracelet or maybe a necklace -- it would open up and there would be a toy pet inside. (?) She wants to find one, maybe on eBay. But we can't remember what these were called!
posted by trillian
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I'm a child of the '80s, and I loved the '80s. However, I didn't develop a sense of good taste until about 1994, and as a result my pop-culture radar is completely jammed with crappy cartoons designed to sell toys, cereal commercials, and Ewoks. Can you recommend totally awesome
movies/TV shows/etc. that will satisfy my '80s nostalgia, but are good enough to watch today? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I am trying to find the title of this film I remember scantily from my childhood. I do remember belly-laughing at this film when I was a kid, but can't remember for the life of me more than just a few details. Here's what I know (or think I remember)... [more inside]
posted by jspierre
on Mar 22, 2008 -
I'm trying to find an old computer game that we used to play in school (probably around late 80s). It was a text based RPG with puzzles and magical items. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo
on Mar 5, 2008 -
MusicvideoFilter: Animated mid to late 80s brazilian(?) music video on MTV, what was it? This has been bugging me for decades. There was a video shown on MTV for a while in the mid-to-late 80's that I'd love to see or hear again. I think the band was Brazilian, or at least latin. The video was animated colored drawings on a black background and did a lot of morphing from one thing to another. Can the hive mind mind put me on the right track?
posted by gofargogo
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Sometime in the 80s, I remember seeing what I think was an adaptation of the Pied Piper on Nickelodeon, but it doesn't seem to be any of the ones listed on the IMDB or Wikipedia. Maybe you remember? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Dec 4, 2007 -
1980s series of commercials told a love story. No, not Taster's Choice. Help! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Oct 16, 2007 -
Looking for the name of a game I encountered on the Commodore 64 around 1987 or so. I remember it being a martial arts themed, 2 player, sidescrolling 'running race' through a series of different traps (fireballs, guillotines, etc...) [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Oct 1, 2007 -
wacky 80's rap tracks - recommend more songs like "The Breaks", "Magic's Wand", and especially
posted by pravit
on Sep 8, 2007 -
Why do people tend to gravitate more strongly towards music that was popular in their teen years? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Jul 30, 2007 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a really great home electronics company who I believe was catalog only, that I last knew about in the late 80s, when I ordered some dbx brand bookshelf speakers, and denon cd and amp (which I still own and are running strong to this day!)
The catalogs came to my parents house in Santa Barbara, and they had all this really well selected gear, with both narrative and technical descriptions. The narrative felt like an enthusiast, but not snobby high end enthusiast. The company's name was, I believe, two syllables, something like Redken, but I know that's not it. Any idea what company I'm talking about, and if they still exist?
posted by healthyliving
on Jul 15, 2007 -
Help me and my husband prove we aren't crazy and/or having the same delusion. We swear we saw a trailer for a movie based on an 80s/90s cartoon and we can't figure out what it was. [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack
on Jul 7, 2007 -
Trying to find the valentine cards of my childhood. some of you might remember passing out these 32 card sets between teh ages of 5 and 12 in class. When i was a boy we used to pass out valentine cards to everyone. Growing up there was Transformer, Dukes of Hazards, and A Team cards. I am looking for find these genre of cards again. I am going to start using them as my calling cards in a way. If anyone wouldnt mind showing me a place that might sell them. I looked on ebay and didnt have much sucess. Maybe i am not typing in them search field right. Thank you in advance.
posted by Rolandkorn
on Jun 20, 2007 -
I'm looking for a movie that was possibly made in the early 80s. It had a similar feel of Jungle Book because it had a little boy in it with many animals including a kangaroo. It was part animation and part live-action, and I believe the entire movie was set in Australia.
I wish I could remember more details of it, but I was quite young when I watched it and I haven't been able to find it since.
posted by czechmate
on May 6, 2007 -
Trying to remember a sci-fi short story - I used to read Nebula Award collections when I was a kid and this one was in one years collection, but I am pretty sure it did not win. I've been trying to figure out what it was for years now. I'll tell you what I remember from it inside here... [more inside]
posted by darkpony
on May 2, 2007 -
LastMinuteCostumeFilter: Due to poor planning / organizational skillz, I find myself in need of (and sorely lacking) a pseudo-80's costume for an upcoming barbershop chorus performance on Saturday night. I'm too fat for all my old 80s clothes; hope me!
PS - I have ready access to Goodwill and Salvation Army retail stores, so ideas around getting this done inexpensively would be fabulous. TIA!
posted by ZakDaddy
on Apr 18, 2007 -
What are some old-school rap or hip-hop songs that go against the gang/sex/drugs culture?
posted by daninnj
on Apr 16, 2007 -
80's Filter: I need a phrase to put on a shirt for an 80's party on Saturday night! [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I'm looking for an old video that I think I saw back in the early 90s. It was a two part video about computer ethics. The first part was about piracy, the second was about the "evils of hacking". My Google skills have failed me. Does anyone out there remember this? [more inside]
posted by tehgubner
on Feb 18, 2007 -
[ChildhoodMemoryFilter]...I'm trying to remember the name of a TV program I watched as a child in Philadelphia in the 80s. It was a variety show hosted by a Native American. [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on Feb 5, 2007 -
Are there songs that contain samples of or are remixes of Automatic [youtube
] by the Pointer Sisters?
posted by ejoey
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Ever more song identification madness. Late 80's industrial dance song with a man's voice saying "close the window, won't you darling?" (or possibly "open the window, won't you darling?"). Fairly certain the lyric "I hate the light" (or "I hate delight") was prominent. I thought it was an A Split Second song, but my attempts to track it down have failed.
posted by crush-onastick
on Dec 7, 2006 -
I am looking for the original retail prices of the earliest Sony, JVC, and Panasonic camcorders, specifically ones available in or before 1986. [more inside]
posted by blapst
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Bizarre and completely NSFW porn-related question - where did these videos come from? [more inside]
posted by SassHat
on Nov 8, 2006 -
When I was about ten when I saw this movie about a family trapped in a house. Their windows and doors were bricked in and they could not get out. Whenever they turned the television on a strange logo appeared. I think I remember the mother accusing the father of having done something to cause this situation. The thing that sticks in my mind was a scene towards the end of the movie where tons of black goo comes down the chimney and out of the fireplace.
posted by Sonny Jim
on Sep 14, 2006 -
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by tomierna
on Aug 12, 2006 -