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Retrotisement: Video Music Dynamite from 1986!

Retrotisement: Video Music Dynamite from 1986!

Advertising, Retrotisements
If you're about my age and love music, then you no doubt owned at least one music video collection from MusicVision. If you need to job your memory, think VHS collections of music videos from your favorite bands packaged in those gray boxes. Here's a classic ad from July 1986 featuring a bunch of them: Now this is what I call music! Of course it makes sense that two of the hottest bands of '86 -- Starship and Mr. Mister -- are prominently featured here. But let's not forget Country Comes Alive (with Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Juice Newton, the Judds, and more!), Whodini, and Chess Moves, a set of original songs from the London musical Chess! Oh, and it's also available on Beta! Related articles Retrotisements - Classic ads from car companies of th...
“The Only Thing You Have to Do, Is to Shoot Humans…”

“The Only Thing You Have to Do, Is to Shoot Humans…”

Games & Toys
I've never played any of the Grand Theft Auto games, nor any of their supposedly ultra-violent brethren. Quite honestly, they don't seem all that appealing to me. And I'm too cheap to spring for an Xbox, PS3, or any other high-end gaming system. So while I don't care to enter the already heated debate about the impact of video game violence on kids, I guess I'm going to anyway. You see, according to my crack research staff violence in video games has been around for years. Like, many years. Take, for example, this little gem from 1986 -- Robert Pfitzner's Commando Libya. I played this game more than a few times on my beloved Commodore 64, and somehow didn't feel the urge to bring a machete to school. As you can see, the tone is pretty much set right away -- "Welcome to 'The Sadis...