A few weeks ago I went to a talk moderated by actor Daniel Roebuck (perhaps best known as the murderer from "River's Edge") about monster toys of the 70's. He screened this teaser (below) for a documentary he was working on, then handed out several unopened packages of "Scar Stuf" to randomly chosen audience members.

Looks like the film could use some more quality production, but anyone in their late 30's - early 40's should at least dig seeing these package illustrations again. Imagineering products were ubiquitous in the 70's. We'd buy them at the local supermarket. There were few things more thrilling than seeing "Vampire Blood" appear on the store shelves in early October, signifying the approach of the greatest of all holidays.

This was supposed to be an auction pick, but I can't find any imagineering make up for sale on ebay. So you'll have to make do with these photos.

On a related note, check out these proto-juggalos.


Chasing Ghosts

I'm tired of waiting for this 2007 documentary to come to DVD, so I'm going to youtube it. Haven't seen it yet, but it has a 7.5 rating on imdb.com, and it's a topic I'm fascinated in: grown men who compete at early-80's arcade games.

As with King of Kong, Billy Mitchell seems to get lots of screen time here. How can he not? He's the champ. But we also get to know some other arcade legends like Mr. Awesome (the self-obsessed world record-holder of the "Missile Command" title) and many more.

Here's part 2. Part 1 has been pulled, presumably because of music infringement, but the remaining 70 minutes are all all here, for now.


Dance of the Seven Veils

This 1970 BBC movie by Ken Russell is extremely rare, and for legal reasons will not stay on youtube for long (read more about that HERE). I haven't seen it yet, but it looks great, a largely fictional biopic of Richard Strauss that has many similarities to Lisztomania, his craziest film. Check it out while you can:


Helping Johnny Remember

Helping Johnny Remember from ashleigh nankivell on Vimeo.

Do The Jerry

The few times I've tried to dance looked something like this.

UPDATE: longtime chimponaut Clark S. Nova has referred this amazing video: Jerry gives a hamfisted demonstration of his Chamberlin tape loop keyboard:


LDS: Lost in Space

These are cuts that haven't previously been uploaded, but date back to early 2009. Other tracks from the same sessions were heard in LDS2 and LDS3.