1. Women’s Lib – Retrospace shares this Young Miss magazine cover from 1972, which contains a quiz testing your mettle about women’s lib! The cover is pretty gorgeous, and the “quiz” is something, too.
For what it’s worth, I passed.
2. Dynamite Magazine – I came across one of these this week and it set off a nostalgia bomb in my head. Dynamite magazine was a staple of those book fairs that came to elementary schools once or twice a year. It was essentially a kid’s version of People. Retrocrush has several covers!
3. Q*bert – I don’t know what made me think about Q*bert this week. Once I did, I remembered how obsessed with him I was as a 6-year-old . I would draw pictures of him all the time and make his noise whenever I jumped . I would throw frisbees onto the ground and stand on them, imagining they were taking me to the top of an imaginary cube pyramid where I was being pursued by a jumping, coiled snake. Seriously.
For those of you who don’t know what Q*bert is, it was a coin-op video game that featured an orange dude with a trumpet-like nose. He appeared on top of a cube pyramid, and your job was to change all of the cube faces to the same color without getting killed.
They made a home version for Atari, but it wasn’t nearly as good. Q*bert became pretty popular, I believe he even got a cartoon.
4. Disneyland, 1957 – Disney History Institute has this amazing video of Disneyland in 1957. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen footage from the 50s this clean. You can really appreciate how much Disneyland was a step above other theme parks through this video.
5. Who Are We? – I usually like to be optimistic on here, but I saw this video that wreckandsalvage posted this week and I felt like I had to share it. It’s a montage of commercials recorded during breaks on court television. Is this who we are?