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By Travis Greenwood
06.26.13

Travis GreenwoodHello, hello and welcome to 8 for the '80s! In this column, we'll be sharing eight topical links, videos, and memes from the worlds of film, music, television, celebrity, art, toys, fashion, technology, pop culture, and beyond, all filtered through a totally bitchin' '80s perspective.

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Another week, another batch of awesome '80s links, as collected from Internet sites both big and small.

1. Here's a new print that celebrates the glory that was an '80s coin-op arcade. Can you identify the five games featured below?

'80s coin-op arcade
Source: DKNG Studios | Via: It Goes To 11
(Answers, from left to right: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Asteroids, Galaga, Dig-Dug)

2. An iPad case modeled after the Grays Sports Almanac from Back To The Future 2? An iPad case modeled after the Grays Sports Almanac from Back To The Future 2!

Grays Sports Almanac iPad case
Source: Firebox | Via: Gizmodo

3. On a related note, here's an inspired mashup that cross BTTF with a classic '80s video game, "The Oregon Trail".

The Delorean Trail shirt
Source: Nowherebad | Via: Shirtoid

4. Late '80s/early '90s hip-hop favorites 3rd Bass is reforming for at least one performance in Brooklyn!


Source: Brooklyn Vegan

5. I can't tell if these crocheted wig hats inspired by the Cabbage Patch Kid dolls are creepy or ridiculous or some overlapping combination of the two, but they're available for purchase on the Internet. Yay Internet!

Cabbage Patch Hats
Source: Etsy | Via: GMA

6. One of ten retro Apple ads that show just how far the company's public image has come. *Laughs uncontrollably*

Retro Apple Ads
See the rest at BuzzFeed

7. Have you ever wanted to play Pac-Man in the first person perspective? Now you can!

Pac-Man in the first person perspective

Pac-Man in the first person perspective
Source: Kongregate | Via: Laughing Squid

8. Wrestling fans: famed WWF super villain The Iron Sheik is raising funds for a film about his life!


Donate: Indiegogo | Source: Film Drunk

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