10 Photos Of A Retro Classic Arcade Before Video Games. Rewind back to the late 1960’s, before the arrival of video games with their flashing screenings and wide range of monotone bleeps & blips and you’ll find that arcade halls were an entirely different proposition. Not a Pac-Man in sight, just literally dozens pinball machines, pop gun stands, photobooths, recording devices, games of skill and even mini bowling alleys. Most impressive of all, occasionally there was even fortune teller on hand if you were lucky! All that and more is on display in these wonderful photos from the Kansas City Wonderland Arcade , shot back in 1968. Makes you wish you could just swing by now for a couple of games doesn’t it? Source Alex Wain View all posts by Alex Wain.
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But then something amazing happened: Thanks to the movie's ahead-of-its-time absurdist humor, a cast stocked with relative unknowns who blossomed into marquee names, and the magical word-of-mouth power of DVDs and Netflix, Wet Hot became a cult classic. For this complete-ish oral history in celebration of Wet Hot's 10th anniversary, we asked director and writer David Wain, his cowriter and creative partner, Michael Showalter, and stars including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Elizabeth Banks, and Amy Poehler to reminisce about the shoot, the living conditions, the kids, the notoriously horrendous weather, and the hilarity (and debauchery) that took place off-camera.
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This blog is the brainchild of Austin-based artist and writer Austin Kleon. The main objective of the Tumblr is to display poetry through the omission of words in already printed text. Essentially, it is poetry by way of censorship, executed with the aid of a black sharpie. Taking published works in the form of newspaper articles, novels, and even horoscopes, this style of "blackout poetry" reveals only carefully selected words to create a new, shorter composition of expression. Often, the poems produced offer a sense of hope and inspiration. If you're interested in keeping a collection of the blackout poetry on hand, there is a book inspired by the blog by the same title, Newspaper Blackout, on sale. Newspaper Blackout's website via [Jay Mug] Handmade Houses to Blow Your Modern Mind. Is vintage clothing passé? Vintage clothing pop-up market, London.
Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Successful rummages for vintage clothes seem to be few and far between these days. Charity shop rails are full of old St Michael, C&A and shoulder-padded sequinned pieces, all priced higher than non-clothing cast-offs. Online stores such as Asos Marketplace throw up vintage items that I, in my late twenties, can remember the first time round - and didn't much like then. And finding genuine vintage pieces on eBay requires you to decipher 'the code' to avoid mistaking a Primark copy for a 1960s original. The increased demand for vintage pieces in recent years has resulted in higher prices for the raw goods. But with fierce competition from other sellers, many vintage traders are being forced to swallow the rising costs rather than pass them on to customers who could choose to cut out the middleman. 7 Amazing Stories of Lost and Re-Found Wedding Rings. If you’re married, you’ve almost certainly misplaced your wedding ring at one place or another and even if you’ve never actually lost it, you probably know someone else who has.
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Then Susan Cain’s “Quiet : The Power of Introverts” is for you. It’s part book, part manifesto. We live in a nation that values its extroverts – the outgoing, the lovers of crowds – but not the quiet types who change the world. She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Brilliant Ideas Inspired by Mundane Tasks. If you haven't had your big breakthrough yet, try one of these simple strategies: Toolmaker Ermal Fraze was on a picnic in 1959 when he realized he had no way to open his beverage.
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The Paleo Diet is an effort to eat like we used to back in the day…WAY back in the day. If a caveman couldn’t eat it, neither can you. This means anything we could hunt or find – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. Sorry, the pasta, cereal, and candy will have to go! Instead, you’ll be making things like chicken stir fry and paleo spaghetti. You see, I hate counting calories. Mechanical Iris Greeting Card. Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love. By Maria Popova Reverse-engineering serendipity, or what ice skating collisions have to do with fish market romance. You might recall Sophie Blackall, known for her distinctive children’s book illustration, as one of the brains and brushes behind these brilliant design makeovers of the mundane. Since 2009, she has been capturing Craigslist missed connections in her delightful illustrations and unmistakable style of Chinese ink and watercolor, brimming with charm, romanticism and soft whimsy.
Now, Blackall joins our running list of blogs so good they became books: Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found collects the best of these poetic visual what-if love stories, each told in a shorthand “missed connection” ranging from the lyrical (I Gave You My Umbrella but the Wrong Directions) to the warm-and-fuzzy (We Shared a Bear Suit) to the shared love of the tragicomic (Ice Skating in Central Park We Collided). Images via Sophie Blackall. 5 ways to make your naps blissful and awesome. Creepily Realistic Beavis and Butthead Sculptures. Cozy Podhouses to Pass the Winter Months In.