Hey, did you feel like maybe your night was incomplete without seeing Bruce Jenner (old face) wearing a half-shirt and making the whole of the Village People seem less gay? Even during a “Y.M.C.A” sequence?
Well I have good news for you.
Also, Steve Guttenberg is there, and Valerie Perrine is the 1980 version of Malin Akerman.
Well played, cashier girl who wished me a happy Father’s Day. You made a 31-year-old childless gay man question everything about himself.
One of my favorite things ever: a chiptune-tastic cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Games Without Frontiers” that served as the theme song of The Race Against Time, a Commodore 64 video games released in support of Sport Aid ‘88.
“Hee hee my first call on my novelty phone this is so fun! They got no idea on my end I’m talkin’ to a carton of chocolate milk! Hello, this is Stacy!”
“Stacy- Stacy there’s been an accident! The babies they-right in the thresher- No time to explain. Come quickly!!!”
The man who made this illustration passed away today. Hiro Isono, the man who created promotional illustrations for the Secret of Mana games (including this one and this one), did something that not many artists working for video game companies can do: Rather than just drawing from the game itself, he envisioned the essence of the it, that spirit of adventure and all that, and in doing so he created an entryway into a colorful, new world. It helps that these games had a big impact on me, but I actually think the art stands up on its own. Why else make art than to dream up something up that doesn’t already exist in real life and make the viewer wish so badly that it were real?
So my station did a good, and now there’s an article on the art of punk and the history of the punk aesthetic as it pertains to L.A. Check it out.