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

Vice Remembers Downtown Documentarian Nelson Sullivan

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Fascinating article about wowlebrity and '80s nightlife documentarian Nelson Sullivan in Vice: Twenty-five years ago this month, on July 4, 1989, video artist Nelson Sullivan suddenly died of a heart attack, leaving behind almost 1,200 hours of footage of the now iconic and heavily romanticized Downtown New York scene. Ranging from performances by ... See the Rest

Important Interview of the Day: Gabriel Rotello on the Legacy of Outweek Magazine

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My fascinating interview with Gabriel Rotello, the founder of Outweek magazine, which in its short existence was THE leading voice of AIDS activism in the late '80s and early '90s. It's been 25 years since the groundbreaking Outweek changed the face of LGBT journalism and ushered in a radical new take on queer sensibility. Gabe talks about how he ... Watch Now