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Classic 80s UK Food Ads

Classic 80s UK Food Ads

Wacky, weird and downright nostalgic, the TV advertising of the past seems all the stranger for years gone by. Gone, maybe, but certainly not forgotten! Here are some of the best, oddest, most iconic or jarringly different TV food ads from the time. Some absolute…

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The Dark Days of Pinball Prohibition

The Dark Days of Pinball Prohibition

Pinball is enjoying something of a return in this day and age. By that it is meant that a growing number of people are tacking up playing pinball, after a something of a hiatus for the past 10 years or so. What most people do…

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Top Five Jim Henson Movies

Top Five Jim Henson Movies

Jim Henson may be known for developing the beloved characters from The Muppets and Sesame Street, but his work goes beyond the scope of the two legendary franchises. While his role fluctuated from one movie to the next, Jim Henson’s presence can be felt in…

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My chat with Ron McClure, the General Manager of the 1982 Buck Rogers Burger Station

My chat with Ron McClure, the General Manager of the 1982 Buck Rogers Burger Station

Only a few days after posting my original article about the amazing Buck Rogers Burger Station that was in Glasgow in the early 80s, I managed to get in touch with Ron McClure, who was the General Manager of the restaurant when it opened. I…

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Rick Dickinson, ZX Spectrum designer – A Tribute

Rick Dickinson, ZX Spectrum designer – A Tribute

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Rick Dickinson yesterday. Many will know him as the designer of the iconic ZX Spectrum computer in the 1980s, amongst other things. To be honest, I never knew Rick’s part in the Sinclair journey…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 10 Dec 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 10 Dec 1984

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 10…

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The lasting effects of Ready Player One

The lasting effects of Ready Player One

I’ve read the book and I’ve also seen the film. Ready Player One isn’t out of my mind yet though. Even though it’s ‘just’ a fun story from the mind of a geek, there are elements that have stayed with me that I keep thinking…

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This Beatles homage “A Full Day In The Life” by Peter Serafinowicz is a work of genius

This Beatles homage “A Full Day In The Life” by Peter Serafinowicz is a work of genius

I just had to write a blog post about this, because I think it’s so cool. I was listening to Chris Hardwick’s podcast ID10T recently and his guest was Peter Serafinowicz. I tend to only listen to episodes with guests that I’m interested in, but…

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The most influential video games of all time

The most influential video games of all time

There was a time when children and adults had to make their own kind of entertainment. Board games, cards, riding bikes or playing football were popular of course. These were old standards until the invention of video games. The first games had their share of…

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My mixed feelings about the Ready Player One movie

My mixed feelings about the Ready Player One movie

**************** SPOILER WARNING **************** **************** SPOILER WARNING **************** **************** SPOILER WARNING **************** When I walked out of the cinema having just watched Ready Player One I had mixed feelings. I’ve read the book twice and the film is very different from the book. It’s a…

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