Jun 132012

Back in the 80’s, only a lucky few families had their own camcorders. And usually, dad wouldn’t allow anyone near the expensive device with a ten foot pole.

Weird Paul was one of the lucky few to get to play with their family camcorder, and loved to make amazingly very YouTube-style videos. He even did what has even been spoofed on the show Community, a food review.

In 1984, wearing glorious glasses, young Paul reviewed his yummy Sunday morning McDonald’s breakfast that has now gone viral 28 years later in a whole new format. Amazing. The video is featured on Neatorama and Gizmodo


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May 262012

Any self respecting gamer and/or sports fan from the 90’s has fond memories of the Midway hit game NBA JAM. 

Sports channel  took some of last year’s slam dunk footage of Blake Griffin, and gave them a retro NBA JAM style face lift.

The results? “He’s on fire!


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May 042012

Before the official Internet, there were many other networks that gave it their best, but ultimately failed. One great example is the ahead of its time Viewtron System by AT&T.

The Viewtron System was only launched in specific markets, like Florida, and gave users one of the first telephone-based information services. Similar to the widespread dial up of the early 90’s, users could check stocks, weather, sports, and other information, all in the early years of 1983. 

But like so many technologies born ahead of their time, the Viewtron ultimately failed, and was cancelled in 1986. The vintage 1983 commercial video for the the Viewtron just published by AT&T is featured on LaughingSquid and Gizmodo


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May 012012

 published this vintage SNL audition tape of a much younger Jimmy Fallon that went viral over the weekend.

Sites like Buzzfeed, PerezHilton, MSNBC, and BlameItOnTheVoices featured the video of the 24 year old trying out his best celebrity impressions for SNL in 1998. 


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Apr 222012

, makers of viral videos such as If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80’s, and If Facebook Would Have Been Invented In The 90’s, has returned with their latest retro adaptation. 

What if YouTube would have been Invented in the 90’s? There would most likely exist a cheesy how-to VHS tape to go along with it, and it would probably look something just like this


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