Five Things – 1.21.13

1.  Pac Man Phone – Created at the height of Pac-Man Fever, this phone looks pretty awesome but I’d imagine the effect is lessened when he’s held up to the side of your head on an actual call.  It feels like he’d have to unhinge his jaw too much to realistically look like he’s eating your head as the pellet.


Pac Man Phone


Pac Man Phone 2


Little-known fact about this little-known phone, it was the first phone created by Bell to have pulse dialing.  I know!

2.  Deltron 3030 – It’s hard to believe that 13 years have passed since the first Deltron 3030 album came out, but I guess that’s how time works.


Deltron 3030


Made up of Del the Funkee Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala, Deltron 3030’s first album was a concept album that told a story of a dystopian future ruled by corporations.  It’s probably my favorite hip hop album of all time, thanks to tracks like this:



Their followup album, Event II, has been in the works since 2004 and is rumored to come out this year. Just like it was rumored to come out in 2008, 2011, and 2012.  This time, though, there are actual tracks being released.  Like this one!



3.  McDonaldland Specification Manual – My pal Charlie sent this my way a few years ago and it’s been a staple on my bookmarks bar ever since.


McDonaldland manual


It’s a manual for maintenance of the McDonaldland characters from 1970, the days where every McDonalds had a playland that teleported children to that magical wonderland. It was important to keep each version of that McDonaldland consistant, so that creepy Hamburglars like this gave the same nightmares all over the country:


Old Hamburglar


I’m glad they cutened Hamburglar up – this one just looks like a custodian who one day finally snapped.


4.  Pepsi Ad – So Much Pileup shared this 1969 Pepsi ad.  This is probably the most I’ve ever liked Pepsi.


Pepsi Ad


5.  Losing My Religion – Here’s a reworking of REM’s “Losing my Religion” converted from a minor scale to a major scale by MajorScaledTV.  It turns it from a sad song into a happy one!


[vimeo 57685359 w=640 h=480]Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo