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Things I Had Totally Forgotten: Crazylegs Crane

Things I Had Totally Forgotten: Crazylegs Crane

As someone who has been actively enjoying and researching retro stuff for many years, and runs a retro website, it can be hard for me to get that ‘nostalgia hit’ as strong as I used to. Just because a lot of things have become ‘fresh’…

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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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The WarGames soundtrack on vinyl LP

The WarGames soundtrack on vinyl LP

It’s no secret that WarGames is my all time favourite film. It’s my ‘comfort film’, and I’ve easily seen it more than any other film. Unfortunately, however, there isn’t much merchandise for it. There was no movie storybook that I can see, there was no…

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Top Ten Toilet Movie Scenes

Top Ten Toilet Movie Scenes

For this Top Ten I thought I’d take a look at famous, or perhaps infamous, toilet scenes in movies. Scenes that are set in bathrooms or toilets and involve some form of trauma, stress or embarrassment. Because surely one fear that most people have is…

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Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

It’s pretty rare that I get offered things to review, and I have refused quite a few when I have, as I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself. But when I was contacted by the publishers of this book, I…

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My Tribute To The Nerd Lunch Podcast

My Tribute To The Nerd Lunch Podcast

I’ve had a constant companion on my commute into London for the past 8 or so years. Three companions in fact. Well actually a whole army of companions. But, let me back up. It’s always sad when something has to end. The Nerd Lunch podcast…

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Top Ten Moustaches

Top Ten Moustaches

There was a time when moustaches were a badge of honour. A symbol of manhood. A sign of virility. That time was the 80s (ok, and 70s). I wanted to take a look at the moustaches that have had the biggest impact on us over…

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Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

I’ve always loved the Asterix books, but I’ve recently rekindled that love, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. My son has just started reading them all (a day that I was looking forward to for a while) and he’s already read eight books in about two…

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The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

I recently attended a great gaming night at the Neon Knights arcade. What’s the Neon Knights arcade, I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. In a nutshell it’s a fantastic retro arcade in Leigh-on-Sea, near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, run by some awesome people. But…

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My Immersive Stranger Things Secret Cinema Experience

My Immersive Stranger Things Secret Cinema Experience

It’s officially over now, so I can finally write about my experience at the Secret Cinema Stranger Things immersive experience that has been on in London these past few months. I went with my mate Ally Hogg, The Retro Hunter again, after we both had loved the Blade Runner one…

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