Tag Archives: retro

CULTURE: DOES WATCHING SURF FILM “FREE JAZZ VEIN” UP YOUR OH-SO-RETRO STREET CRED?

The answer, savvy reader, is “No, no it won’t.”  Whatever level of individual street cred one has will not be intrinsically changed by watching an awesome, super cool, retro-style surf video. But if there is a surf video that might move the needle slightly to and fro for a hot nano-second before it goes back to its original compass position, it would be this one. “Free Jazz Vein” is the second feature surf film by Argentine filmmaker-surfer Tin Ojeda. (His first was titled “Expencive Porno Movie” (sic), and it’s a classic for  the ages.) It’s as beautiful as his first film. We love it.

Woah! Hilarious Retro 1980s Technology Ads

Check out these technology ads from the 1980s that Mashable has discovered.  These are mostly magazine ads for companies like Apple and Sony that are amusing if not downright hilarious and in some cases surprisingly, accurately prescient about what the future would be like, such as this ad for Compuserve, which was an early dial-up Internet access company before the Web as we know it today even existed.

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