Film About Gay/Miner Allies Against UK's Thatcher Looks Delightful

A British movie called "Pride" has won an award at Cannes Film Festival for best film depicting LGBT characters. The movie is about an unlikely alliance between miners threatened by Margret Thatcher's redundancy plans and Britain's LGBT community threatened by the PM's socially conservative agenda. » 5/25/14 2:47pm 5/25/14 2:47pm

Oprah's 1988 Demo of How to Achieve an Hourglass Figure is Hilarious

This video from Oprah Winfrey's talk show in 1988 will not only teach you how to get the perfect "hourglass figure" (LOL), but will also remind you of the value of perfect shoulder pad placement. » 5/16/14 10:20am 5/16/14 10:20am

Let's Shop for Sweaters in 1983

TGIF! It's time for another edition of Let's Shop. Today we travel back in time to 1983. The weather's turned cool, and after braiding each others' hair, we're going to collapse on the couch and watch Webster, Dallas and Falcon Crest. Better pick a pastel pullover. Which one do you want? » 9/06/13 6:10pm 9/06/13 6:10pm

Let's Shop for Sleazy Lingerie in the 1980s

The year is 1983. You've got the scene all set: A roaring fire, some Riunite on ice, Remington Steele playing softly on the Magnavox. A swift check of your Swatch confirms that your beloved will arrive at any moment. Time to change into something a little more comfortable. What'll it be? » 4/25/13 2:10pm 4/25/13 2:10pm

Let's Shop For Cheerleading and Band Uniforms in the 1980s

Do you like big, harsh-looking sequins and synthetic fabrics? You're in luck! These images from vintage Colorifics catalogs selling cheerleading, band, drill team and choir uniforms are dazzling. With these get-ups, no one will ever doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion. Go team! » 4/15/13 2:00pm 4/15/13 2:00pm

Teen Witch: Feathered, Ruffled, Locker-Room-Dancing Splendor

There is no feminist subtext to Teen Witch. No class critique. Instead, this poor woman's Sweet Sixteen spiked with witchcraft should be remembered for its inexplicable yet splendid song-and-dance sequences. » 5/13/10 4:20pm 5/13/10 4:20pm

Jem's Truly Outrageous Comeback

Hasbro has successfully revived the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises, and now a Jem and the Holograms film or TV series is in the works. High School Musical writer Peter Barsocchini is attached. [SciFi Squad via Buzzfeed] » 11/05/09 12:40pm 11/05/09 12:40pm

'80s Sexual Harassment Video Asks: "Is It Or Isn't It?"

The video at left is an excerpt from an '80s sexual harassment training video titled "food fight." We hoped it would explain whether throwing a pie in a coworker's face is considered harassment or not, but the boss complementing his employee's cucumber handling is an amusingly cheesy alternative. [Vintage Ads] » 6/02/09 9:20am 6/02/09 9:20am

Educational Games Research recently posted a nifty little tribute to the Top 10 Most Influential Educational Video Games from the 1980's. Oregon Trail » 10/19/08 4:30pm 10/19/08 4:30pm, , and one of my personal favorites, all made The graphics might not have been great, but the educational value was priceless. SimCity taught us all how taxes go to…