Marilyn Speaks: ’80s Star Speaks Out About His Tragic Affair with Gavin Rossdale

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Oh, Marilyn was MY ABSOLUTE IDOL. We've talked about this before. There was a time in the '80s where I wanted to BE HIM. I would follow him and Boy George around Area and Palladium like a puppy dog. They were disdainful of me, of course (the word "naff" was used on more than one occasion) but MERCY MAUDE, I loved me some Marilyn. He was just the ... See the Rest

Taylor Swift Presents the 1989 Aerobics Championship

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Spandex-clad fitness buffs shake it off to THIS. SICK. BEAT. at the 1989 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship hosted by Alan Thick. One of those cosmically-aligned mashups that works on so many levels. Watch it QUICK before Taylor's people take it down for copyright infringement! ... See the Rest

Tune For Today: “Chili Can Be Served with Cheese” – a Wendy’s Training Film from the Early ’80s

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Superfab Wendy's training film from the 1980s using an awkwardly rhyming disco song to demonstrate the proper way to prepare and serve chili, a Frosty, a chocolate chip cookie and milk. Sample lyrics: Chili can be served with cheese/Fill a third cup with the grated kind/Sprinkle on the top and put the bowl on the middle of the tray every ... See the Rest

Teens React to ’80s Fashion

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"It looks like a bunch of highlighters threw up!" Says one girl upon seeing a dozen '80s-style scrunchies. Suffice to say, not all of the teens reacting to '80s fashion GOT the majesty and the glory of the period. Once they started trying the clothes on, though, they all pretty intuitively understood that shoulder pads make you feel powerful, and ... Watch Now

Apocalypse Pooh

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One of the first great pop culture mashups, Apocalypse Pooh is the gritty story of Apocalypse Now told through the cartoons of Winnie the Pooh. According to Slate, it was created in 1987 by Canadian filmmaker Todd Graham, and made the rounds on VHS tapes for years before it was uploaded to the Internet. ... See the Rest

Vintage Gay Pulp Covers from the ’50s to the ’80s

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A treasure trove of (often hilarious) gay pulp fiction novels from the '50s to the '80s after the jump. (via SissyDude)     From University of Massachusetts: As a result of a series of court cases, by the mid-1960s the U.S. post office could no longer interdict books that contained homosexuality. Gay writers were eager to ... See the Rest

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato on New York Nightlife in the ’80s and ’90s

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WOW's Founding Fathers, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, are interviewed for HuffPo's After Dark series about their early days as downtown superstars, and the lingering effect of being so fabulous, so young. Check out an excerpt after the jump! ... See the Rest

Fabulously Gritty Pics of ’80s-Era Times Square in All Its Porny Glorly

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God, I miss it. The filth, the perversion, the danger, the FUN! Nowadays, of course, New York's Times Square is a Disney-themed family playground, BLECH. But once upon a time, kiddies, it was a decadent urban jungle... and photographer Mitch O'Connell captured it all it's colorful, rude, and vivd glory. He tells boingboing: As an aspiring teenaged ... See the Rest