Volkswagen has gone viral with their new commercial inspired by the A-ha’s hit single Take On Me from the 1980′s. Nostalgic viewers are loving the rough pencil-style animation, helping the ad already amass over 300,000 views over the past work week.
In 1989, brutal Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was still holding the country in a socialist choke hold. But after decades of corruption, theft, and brutality, the populace had enough.
It was during this pivotal speech that riots broke out in what is now called Revolution Square in Bucharest, and Nicolae Ceaușescu had to literally run for his life, escaping by helicopter. The next day, he was captured and executed.
Alpha History published the speech in April, but it has only gone viral since last weekend, and stands with over half a million views.
Every now and then, a video from the past will appear online, giving viewers a glimpse into the past.
Back in 2007, Chris Iller posted this video he took waay back in 1987 in the middle of the night at a 7-11 near Disney World. In the video, he and his buddies goof off in the convenience store, interviewing late night customers and just having a gay old time.
Everything about the video literally screams the 80′s, from the women’s hair-styles, to the people smoking indoors, to the Big Gulps costing only 59 cents.
Kids these days have no idea how good they have it. Have a report for school to do? Simply check your smartphone, download a slew of information from countless popular sources, and your research is basically done.
That was simply not possible just two short decades ago. If you wanted information you had to physically go to the library when they were open and spend hours finding just a few books.
If you were lucky, your college or library might have an extremely basic command prompt computer network where you could download data at a snail’s pace.