The rise and fall of the Kodak Disc Camera

In 1982, a triumph of portable amateur photography hit the market, the Kodak Disc Camera. It would be greeted with much fanfare, but its reputation would quickly tarnish. So what went wrong with Disc Cameras?

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Basic Programming for the Atari 2600

Basic Programming for the Atari 2600 is a fascinating attempt to bring simple programming concepts to this low-powered system. Sadly it can be a frustrating experience for people trying it now, but back in the day it opened a very small window to what "could be" for many young wannabe programmers.

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Pillsbury Space Food Sticks

Space Food Sticks did actually get their start as snacks for astronauts, eventually being utilized during a Skylab mission. Still they are more fondly and widely remembered as a commercial product with out of this world origins. So lets take a look back and celebrate this iconic treat.

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The Mandalorian Glasses from Burger King

Fast food restaurants no longer release collectible glasses like they did in the eighties. So through the magic of computers and poor art skills I attempt to capture what it might look like if they still did.

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Retroist Tempest Podcast

I finally return to the arcade, this time covering the vector-based masterpiece Tempest. I might be terrible at this game, but I am in love with its aesthetics.

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What is the name of the Pringles Mascot?

In 1967, a new snack was born, the potato crisp known as the Pringle. Of course, an innovative snack like this needs a great mascot and they came up with a mustachioed character to adorn their new snack's cylindrical container. But do you know the name of this old timey looking fella? The answer might surprise you.

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Pinky and Leather Tuscadero

Happy Days introduced two sisters to the show that are still fondly remembered today, Pinky and Leather Tuscadero. Let's take a quick look back at these side characters and the out sized impact they had on the show.

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