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How did the late 20th Century influence poker?

How did the late 20th Century influence poker?

It’s hard to pinpoint how many variants of poker there are around the world, and it’s as challenging to think about the history of the game. Some attribute its development to the French game poque while others suggest that the prototype of poker is the…

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How my viewing habits have changed over the years

How my viewing habits have changed over the years

There has been some recent debate about physical media v streaming media lately on the internet, such as this thread. I haven’t actually seen much of it myself but I’ve heard about it and that just made me think about how my viewing habits and…

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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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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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How Nostalgia Media Came to Rule the World

How Nostalgia Media Came to Rule the World

[Banner image source: Pixabay]. There used to be a belief in advertising that when kids grow up and start earning money, their taste fundamentally shifts. Rather than enjoying the games, television and film of their youth, they would now appreciate an entirely different set of…

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Glasgow had an amazing Buck Rogers themed restaurant in 1982 called the Buck Rogers Burger Station

Glasgow had an amazing Buck Rogers themed restaurant in 1982 called the Buck Rogers Burger Station

Glasgow has had some cool themed bars and restaurants over the years. There was the ‘Muscular Arms’ superhero themed bar, ‘The Trading Post’ Wild West themed restaurant and the very popular Star Wars-themed ‘Jedi Bar’ (before litigation crossed over the pond). But perhaps the most…

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How Arcade Games Inspired the Modern Phenomenon of eSports

How Arcade Games Inspired the Modern Phenomenon of eSports

Video gaming is always a welcome topic on this website and arcade gaming is one area we particularly feel an affinity for. From discussing our favourite arcade hits to making our very own cabinet, the subject is a fascinating area and many of the best…

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Carded toys from the 80s that I would buy if I won the lottery

Carded toys from the 80s that I would buy if I won the lottery

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m forever daydreaming about what I would splash my cash on if I had a financial windfall. It’s just one of my hobbies I guess, making lists of rare or expensive things I would like to deck out my…

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This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

Sometimes there are items that you remember from your youth that you think you will never get your hands on again. Perhaps it is very rare or very obscure or just not very common and you can’t quite remember what it’s called. I quite often…

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A Development in my Hunt for Information Around This Amazing 1979 London Transport Statue

A Development in my Hunt for Information Around This Amazing 1979 London Transport Statue

Following on from my previous post about this fantastic London Transport sculpture, I have a development. Firstly, to recap, I went to London as a child and one of the highlights for me was picking up a London Transport leaflet which had a photo of…

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