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Forgotten folk - Robert Palmer
For many, Robert Palmer may not be forgotten, but a lot of kids from this generation have never heard of him.  For masses of music lovers such as myself in the 80's and 90's, Robert Palmer was the epitome of class and coolness.   As fashion in the 80's went...
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Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys
It's been exactly three years since I got back from a wonderful 11 mile bike ride, opened up my laptop, and learned that Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys had passed away.  This terrible news ruined my week, and had me bummed out on so many levels. I had hea...
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Brings back SO many memories!  Can't believe Dr. John has been making music for SIX decades!  Such a talented cat!
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Some products I had no clue still existed..
I came across these products the other day while shopping.  They seemed to jump right off the shelf at me, mainly because I had no idea they were still available for purchase.. GOO GONE I've used a lot of this stuff over the years.  Whether its gum stuck to...
I came across these products the other day while shopping.  They seemed to jump right off the shelf at me, mainly because I had no idea they were still available for purchase.. GOO GONE I've used a lot of this stuff over ...
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Retro items you wish you could've bought - Hai Karate
As a kid, I always wanted to buy Hai Karate.  If you don't recall, Hai Karate utilized an advertising campaign not too different from Axe body spray.  Usually the commercials or adverts showed a guy splashing on some Hai Karate which inevitably resulted in ...
As a kid, I always wanted to buy Hai Karate.  If you don't recall, Hai Karate utilized an advertising campaign not too different from Axe body spray.  Usually the commercials or adverts showed a guy splashing on some Hai Kara...
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Retro Quote of the week - by Groucho Marx
  "Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me? " -- Groucho Marx 
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Forgotten Folk's - Willie Tyler and Lester
I remember seeing Willie and Lester on television a lot when I was a kid.  Willie Tyler was and still is an incredibly skilled ventriloquist, and his comedy acts with his partner/dummy Lester were always funny.  I remember Willie and Lester popping up on va...
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The Dunkin' Donuts "Time to make the Donuts" Guy
Many a morning I find myself uttering a phrase that has stuck with me since I was a kid in the early 80s.  Before going to work, I often drag my weary body out of bed and simply utter.. "Time to make the Donuts". I've been a lifelong Dunkin' Donuts fan.  As...
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Three deliciously retro music videos
I'm a bit of a throwback from the 80s in regards to music, as I still love watching music videos whether they are new or old.  During my many hours of perusing videos on YouTube, I came across these three gems that have an absolutely retro vibe to them. The...
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Dodge Lil Red EXPRESS Truck
I remember being awestruck as a kid upon seeing Dodge's limited edition Lil Red Express Trucks.  Such was the case recently when I saw this beauty in the supermarket parking lot. Dodge released the Lil' Red Express Truck in 1978 with a li mited edition run ...
I remember being awestruck as a kid upon seeing Dodge's limited edition Lil Red Express Trucks.  Such was the case recently when I saw this beauty in the supermarket parking lot. Dodge released the Lil' Red Express Truck...
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You might be a Retrophile if.. you start your day with a song
Have you ever heard the old adage.. "Start your day with a song"?  Maybe it's because my Mom and Dad used to wake up humming and singing, but for as far back as I remember, I wake up with a song in my head every morning. I'm talking every morning, with no e...
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My Old Man's vintage gas can... some things never change
I was mowing the lawn for my parents not too long ago, and this is the gas can I used to fill the mower with.. I began using this very can at the age of ten when I inherited the chore of lawn mowing from my older brother.  It's a five gallon military gas ca...
I was mowing the lawn for my parents not too long ago, and this is the gas can I used to fill the mower with.. I began using this very can at the age of ten when I inherited the chore of lawn mowing from my older brother.  ...
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Enlightened 20th century retro Dad with an affinity for the recent past.  I'm a bonafide Sci-Fi, Tiki, Action Figure, Disney, Vintage Bike, Food, and Beer Geek.  I live in Northern Colorado, but have a love affair with the Florida gulf coast.
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RetroHound! Photos of Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Memorabilia.
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Classic Movie Reviews, Pictures of Album Covers, Collectibles, and whatever strikes my fancy.

Davelandblog: Fire in San Diego
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It has been wonderful to get messages of concern from friends and family who have been made aware of the fires that are raging through parts

The Nerd Store
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The Nerd Store is the entertainment destination for Greeley! Including a wide variety of events activities and products in games and comic b

Smart Compass
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Smart Compass is in the 3rd set of the Smart Tools collection.This compass is a tool to search bearings(azimuth) using the built-in magnetic

Go Retro!: Ms. Go Retro Answers All
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You know what's amazing? Go Retro has been live for 6 years now and averages around 1000 page views a day; that's nearly triple the amount i

Davelandblog: Storybook Land Restoration
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This image came from a batch of December 1982 slides and features the pink Cinderella Castle that towers over the Storybook Land attraction

The Retroist | Retro Blog and Podcast
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Behind The Scenes: Re-Animator (1985). Posted on October 1, 2011 by VicSage. As always, a huge thanks goes out to Quint over at Ain't It

Dads Dish Retro Blog: Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee
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Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee. Dr. Drip single serve coffee the verdict - excellent! From the second I saw the way cool retro looking packa

Dehumidifiers Sarasota - N&M Cool Today
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N&M Cool provides dehumidifiers to residents of Sarasota and southwest Florida

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