Browsing: Pop Culture

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and bought…

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Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 Magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood…

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The 2-XL was a “robot with a personality” manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small ‘talking’ robot came complete with an 8-track…

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This weekly British science fiction-oriented comic was first published by IPC Magazines in February 1977. IPC owned the rights to Dan Dare and decided to…

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Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the cinema…

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THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is…. Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to…

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ADIDAS Brand-name graffiti appearing primarily on running shoes, including a pair that glows in the dark. AGEISM Discrimination against the elderly for being old. AIR…

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“Skate or Die!” With its funky circular joystick and boom box cabinet, there was no mistaking 720° in your local arcade. Starring a brightly-attired slacker…

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This was the first practical way to play recorded music in your car and was invented by Bill Lear and developed in the 1960s by…

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“Awesome” is equal to or slightly better than “Cool”, certainly better than “Bad” (or “Bitchin”) and about on a par with “Gnarly”, but definitely nowhere…

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The A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior in 1955, but the style was too extreme a departure from the tiny waist, full skirt dresses…

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1 9 3 6 – 1 9 8 9 Abbott “Abbie” Hoffman was a US left-wing political activist, and founder of the Yippies (Youth International…

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Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970s, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in the…

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The name Adidas actually came from the brand’s creator, Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler. Founded in 1920, Adidas revolutionised the lacklustre athletic performance shoe market, making an…

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