From “Psychic connection game” (Laurie G. Larwood’s patent on an unproduced board game evidently to be called “Psychic Connection”), 1982.
From “Multi-player, multi-character cooperative play video game with independent player entry and departure” (Ed Logg’s patent on the arcade game Gauntlet), 1986.
Baffling, off-model Beavis and Butt-head fan art from Japan.
Early CG from Applications of Computer Aided Vision (Tomoyuki Nishita, 1980).
‘I say,’ said Pig Bodine, who’d been out in the kitchen listening. ‘Don’t you know life is the most precious possession you have?’
‘I have heard that one before,’ said Winsome, and jumped. He had forgotten about the fire escape three feet below the window. By the time he’d picked himself up and swung a leg over, Pig was out the window. Pig grabbed Winsome’s belt just as he went over the second time.
—Thomas Pynchon, V. (1963)
(art by Stanley Wyatt from the cover of Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays [edited by Edward Mendelson, 1978])
A video press kit on VHS promoting Lush, dated November 17, 1990 (just prior to the release of Gala in December).
An illustration by James Spanfeller of Mélisande from the cover of the January 29, 1972 issue of Opera News.
So, in 1972, Church’s Fried Chicken sponsored a chess tournament (“This historic tournament pitted the proven ability of the experienced superstars against the sparkling ambition of the most exciting young grandmasters”, according to the back cover) in San Antonio. I never would have guessed. (from San Antonio 72: Church’s Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament by Bent Larsen and David N. L. Levy, 1973)
Kroger Dutch instant cocoa mix (ca. late 1970s).
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