Buried Arcade History: Newspaper Photos From The Video Craze That Deserve To Be Seen Again #2

Buried Arcade History #1 here Once again I'm back with more "lost photos" from national newspapers that I often find while I'm conducting research. For a while there I felt that, surely, the well would  run dry,  but that hasn't been the case at all.  With every new cache of newspaper archives I begin leafing … Continue reading Buried Arcade History: Newspaper Photos From The Video Craze That Deserve To Be Seen Again #2

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King of Kong 2006 Secret Life Rights Docs Reveal Collusion: Co Star Roy “Mr. Awesome” Shildt Barred From Future Profit?

I always dread explaining the plot of The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters (2007) to people who haven't seen it or heard of it before. The reason being is,  the documentary/mockumentary created by producer, Seth Gordon and directed by Ed Cunningham about Twin Galaxies and competitive Donkey Kong playing, is one hot mess of creative fabrications (by … Continue reading King of Kong 2006 Secret Life Rights Docs Reveal Collusion: Co Star Roy “Mr. Awesome” Shildt Barred From Future Profit?

Wonderland Arcade: 40-Years of Historic Photos Reveals More Than Initially Meets the Eye

From the moment I saw her face smiling back from a heart-shaped mirror on a  Magic Heart game, in a long ago arcade from the World War II era, I knew I had to know more about Wonderland Arcade...

Man Discovers Arcade Games in The Basement of An Abandoned House

Somewhere in the Midwest, down an old road that leads across a washed out and  crumbling bridge, in a stand of overgrown trees and in what appears to be a field on the edge of an industrial tract of land, sits a house that's seen better days. The abandoned house, filmed in December 2016 by … Continue reading Man Discovers Arcade Games in The Basement of An Abandoned House

PUNX: Hubert Gloss’ 1986 Fashion Punks

It was somewhere around 1990 and I was living in Portland, Oregon, just a few blocks from Washington Park, that enormous green space that rises from the mist over a city always caught in between transitions of clearing and of rain. Just a mile down Burnside, a straight cut from the heights to the middle … Continue reading PUNX: Hubert Gloss’ 1986 Fashion Punks

Sex, Suicide and Firearms: Bizarre Vintage Valentine Cards of The 1950s

Corny sexual double-entendres of the variety your dirty Uncle Johnny might conjure up, one-liners about "cocks" (roosters), firearms, phallic-looking hot dogs, allusions to rape and suicide are just  a few  of the most common themes found on 1950s and early 1960s adult Valentine cards.