Wednesday, April 25, 2007

RetroStatic.com

I do not often cover popular culture here but popular culture is an important part of history. The popular culture of past ages is today the subject of serious academic study by historians. As such, I think so will our popular culture in the centuries and millenniums to come.

I came of age in the 80s. As such, I found RetroStatic.com to be a great site on 80s popular culture. The site features digitally enhanced 80s commercials, theme songs, public service announcements, cartoon and sitcom intros, station IDs, and movie trailers. I lost myself for hours playing around here.

Go and take a look. If you are in your 30s too, you may recognize many of these clips. They brought back memories for me. It was amazing how many of the commercials I could remember and even recall the catch phrases from! Just think if a site like this can preserve content for future generations. What a treasure trove it may become.

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