Old School

Remember 2001: A Space Odyssey? Sure you do. Remember Howard Johnsons’ attempt to cash in on their brief product placement with a comic book and kids menu? No? Well then take a look.

Dreams of Space – Books and Ephemera via Coudal Partners

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And now you know.

G.I. Joe long commercial for various toys (1993) via The Retroist

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John Peck offers us this list of What Your Favorite Classic NES Video Game Says About You.*

*Personally, I’d prefer Grape Hubba Bubba to Black Cherry

[via kottke.org]

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Take a few moments to check out the Fox Retro Design CD artwork from art director Juan Pablo Kessler and designer Santiago Wardak.

[via abduzeedo]

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Trend Land has a nice collection of late 50’s/early 60’s pin-up style Pepsi print ads that are worth a quick glance, or two.

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Enjoy the The 8-Bit Games!

[via Likecool]

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We’ll finish today with this fun collection of all 14 celebrity window cameos from the old 60’s Batman television show.

The Complete 14 Batman Window Cameos

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A post on reddit featuring Batman and Sherlock Holmes brought to mind this old 1970’s Power Records recording featuring the Dark Knight teaming up with the World’s Greatest Detective. In the words of Deckard Cain, stay awhile and listen.

Batman: Power Records – The Scarecrow Corpse

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Mmmm… homemade Popsicles. Oh Timer, how we miss you. Lennie Weinrib, who provided the voice for Timer, was also the original voice of Scrappy-Doo, Voltron‘s Prince Lotor, and the diminutive detective Inch High Private Eye. He also appeared as Captain Crook in McDonald’s 70’s McDonaldland commericals.

“Sunshine on a Stick”

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Was Batgirl the first Booster Gold? In the 60’s I guess it was appropriate to expect to get paid for saving lives and even lecture those in mortal danger about equal pay before attempting to, you know, save them from an explosion.

Batgirl Teaches Batman a Lesson about Equal Pay

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