The year was 2001. John Howard was Prime Minister of Australia. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" was at the top of the charts. Big Kev was enthusing about washing powder on our CRT TVs. And 10-year-old Amanda was dreaming of a handheld, voice-activated computer.
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Video: Stephen King's dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn't have that unusual of a childhood. He's more interested in everyone else's curiosity about how he grew up and their assumption that something horrific must have happened for him to write about such dark things.
Our friends at The AV Club just published an insanely awesome oral history of the obstacle course from Nickelodeon's classic game show Double Dare. Australia had it's own version, but this behind-the-scenes look is focused on the US show, and it's chock-full of icky, messy fun.
Video: In following Pinky and the Brain's hilariously cursed cartoon quest to take over the world, we kids get to see a story about the classic odd couple and the funny hijinks they run into. What we don't see is the truth that adults wilfully ignore: that lab rats live a miserable life and would totally want to rule the world to punish us.
I think this animation should totally be a test to see if you're a decent human being who remembers the '80s or '90s: If you have feelings of nostalgia or get some tingles when you see some of these animations, you're a human! If you don't, you're a sad robot (or a sucker who wasn't around when life was fun).
Here is some guaranteed nostalgia for you. Follow the life of a Game Boy in this wonderful animation: watch it get assembled in a factory and packaged for an excited kid and see it get played by youthful thumbs and then eventually be tossed away by a teenager. It's every toy's story. Throughout its journey you'll see all the childhood gadgets you miss playing with and many more you wish you had owned. Where did all these toys go?