Tag Archives: 1970s

The 1976 Great American Horse Race Was Won By A Mule Named Lord Fauntleroy

Aesop was right about racing….

The ultimate underdog story.

Source: The 1976 Great American Horse Race Was Won By A Mule Named Lord Fauntleroy | Atlas Obscura

1995 Interview with Richard Nixon On His Oliver Stone Biopic

Richard Nixon answers questions and sets the record straight in his reaction to Oliver Stone’s 1995 “Nixon” biopic.

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

Box Art Brut

A retrospective on the “golden age” of computer gaming, when software was often purchased by mailing a cheque to a P.O. Box, and the requisite artwork that accompanied it. Born of the era of prog rock, the box art was often more like what you would see on a Yes or Moody Blues album cover, and it never showed the graphics–ever (oftentimes because there were none!).

The no-rules design of early computer games

Source: Box Art Brut — World Writable

The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s

Flying in the 1970s, even in coach, was nothing like today, as many airlines add lounges for all passengers. Here are some of the most glamorous lounges!

Source: The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s | VinePair

More Games, More Fun: Remembering the Atari VCS (1978)

I officially entered the video game era on Christmas morning, 1978

Source: More Games, More Fun: Remembering the Atari VCS (1978) – Flashbak

Whatever Happened to the Waterbed?

Who remembers waterbeds? I wanted one so badly when I was a kid!

Source: Whatever Happened to the Waterbed? | Van Winkle’s

The Funky, Retro Stylings of Francesco Francavilla’s Batman 1972

Acclaimed comics artist Francesco Francavilla shares a vision of the Dark Knight that’s more reflective of the 70s than the actual Batman books they published in the 70s.

It’s dark and gritty, much like the cop dramas of the period, and a damn sight from the colourful panels of the real Batman pages. Imagine if, instead of Dirty Harry‘s .44 Magnum, Clint Eastwood donned the cape and cowl–then you will have something similar to this madness.

(via Boing Boing)