Mar 102013
 

Back in the 80′s, Johnny Carson was the literal king of late night television. Nearly the entire nation would watch his nightly program.

One night, the concert pianist scheduled to perform couldn’t make it, so Johnny asked the audience if anyone played the piano.

Pianist David Tolley was the lucky audience member placed onstage. In his full on 80′s style Nike t-shirt tucked in to his skinny jeans and flip flops

Johnny even says, “Obviously this was not set up, because obviously David would not dress this way… if he knew he was going to be on a big television show with a national audience.”

But David proved the timeless phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. He played Memory from Cats, and blew the audience away.

Playing the piano pedals with flip flops was of course the cherry on top. 

The vintage video was posted online by David himself last Halloween, but the clip has gone viral this weekend after appearing on Reddit

 


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Mar 062013
 

Goes To Eleven is unabashedly obsessed with the 90′s. They specialize in recreating 1990′s style introductions to popular shows of today. 

The first video to go viral is their spot on 1995-style introduction for The Walking DeadIt’s got everything. The ubiquitous fuzziness of a recorded VHS tape. The cheesy cop drama music. It just screams 90′s. What’s on next? ER and Friends?

Now, the week old parody video has collected over 735,000 hits, and is featured on CollegeHumor, Canada, and LaughingSquid

 


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Feb 202013
 

For nearly twenty-one years, Cow Prod has been ‘sitting on’ this 1992 footage of a Rage Against The Machine show he recorded back in the day.

The full concert lasts forty minutes, and was put together by Mr. Chester Copperpot. Now, the vintage video has already collected over 165,000 nostalgic views, and is featured on Fark, DeathAndTaxes, and LoudWire

 


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Feb 182013
 

Over the weekend, sports fans have been celebrating Michael Jordan’s fiftieth birthday. In honor of fifty years, NBA and all around basketball fan Meir21 created this compilation of Jordan’s Top Fifty Plays of All Time.

Already, the video has garnered over half a million views over the weekend, and has been further featured on Mashable, Slam, MostWatched, and TheScore

 


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Feb 142013
 

Back in the 60′s, CBS had an interesting show about the exciting future, The 21st Century, hosted by the famous TV personality of the time Walter Cronkite.

Matt Novak has gotten hold of a few vintage clips from the classic show, and posted this Walter Cronkite in the Home Office of 2001 video a month ago that now stands with over a quarter million hits

In the video, Cronkite tours the then futuristic home of the 21st century. Amazingly, many of the predictions from forty years ago, such as how home offices would be equipped with multiple screens that offer instant access to weather, stocks, news, entertainment, and more, have obviously come to fruition. 

The video is reminiscent of the AT&T commercials of the 90′s that also correctly prophesied our contemporary world.  

Read more on Smithsonian.

 


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