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    Re: Advert memories from 1997

    I love your recaps. my man!

    1997 was a grand year. I was in my second year at university. Britpop and girl power were everywhere. Lara Croft was becoming the face of a new generation. I had...
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    Whatever happened to the trend for those Global Hypercolor t-shirts? Did they ever come back from the early '90s? I never had one myself, but my friend and I became convinced back then that they...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    Those parties were often legendary. I had a sikh friend back then, Sandeep. His parents (in keeping with 1980s traditions) owned and ran a newsagents and convenience store in the city. It was in a...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    That's true - from my memories, Give us a Clue is where the 'has been' celebrities washed up, when they were not doing the seasonal panto circuit. I can remember seeing the likes of Keith Baron, Su...
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    Re: Usborne Book to Re-Issue 70s Ghost Book.

    My god, I remember that our school library had the UFO book - I read that time and again back then when we had a 'wet playtime' (which, in the UK, was at least once a week).

    I might have to get on...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    Fig rolls are a thing of wonder. One day, back at primary school, we had a 'last day of term' party where we basically played games all day and each of us brought in some sweets, crisps, cake or...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    That's actually a very good point - it really did feel like a 'family' of sorts. I remember, for some reason, watching the celebrity golf back in the 1980s, with Brucie, Tarby and the like on the...
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    Re: Any gamers here?

    Nice to see some fellow gamers on here!

    Like some of you, I find a lot of the AAA 'big' games these days to be generic and more of the same. Another year, another series of generic shooters and...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    The 1980s Jaffa Cake adverts used to unnerve me. Not so much the Munchkins or Jaffa Cake Man himself, but that Jaffa Cake tree with the face. Sinister. Needs to be chopped down and burned.

    THE...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    At risk of angering the ghost of Brucie, technically 'Play Your Cards Right' is grammatically incorrect. It should have been something like 'Play Your Cards Correctly'. Stll, I know that 'play your...
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    It might not be the video you mean, but he is 30 minutes of adverts from 1976 - the year I was born:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXUgp8HtTmc

    A lot of them do have that brief silence, with...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    Now that you have set my memory off, Leslie Crowther seems suspect, in retrospect. His 'COME ON DOWN!' hair was always a little too perfect and laquered. Perhaps Ted Rogers as well? It could be that...
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    Any gamers here?

    I'm 43 now, and got my first computer when I was 10 - a ZX Spectrum + back in 1986. The start of a long love-affair with gaming. I went from Spectrum to Amiga to PC; mostly playing on computers but...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    I was aware of that, but had not given that any thought for 20 years. Thank you for the reminder!

    It IS in YouTube, you are right, and the clip is here:
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    I agree - it really feels like they captured a bygone age; the era of quaint and experimental TV adverts, choppy transmission technology and in-vision continuity. I used to love it when the presenter...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    Now that's a topic: great 'IT'S NOT A TOUPEE' celebrities of the 1980s. Even though it plainly was.

    Three that spring to mind are Paul Daniels, Brucie and Jimmy Tarbuck. Jimmy might not have been...
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    Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    So many of the TV adverts from my childhood still linger in my memory; some as they were great adverts and others as they gave me the horrors. I'd love to hear about the TV ads that scared you as a...
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    Re: Usborne Book to Re-Issue 70s Ghost Book.

    Semi-relevant, but when I was a kid, I loved the Arthur C. Clarke Mysterious World book. My parents had a copy that they got from the Readers' Digest club, and I read it endlessly back then. It was a...
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    Re: Hardest computer games you played.

    I used some different words when I was playing Beast 1 and 2. Most of them were gynaecological in nature.

    Also, the deceptiive horror of Jet Set Willy was that the screens looked easy. You planned...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    Well, that's a new one on me! I love random 'urban myths' about TV and the like, and that one was an absolute gem.

    At least, unlike most things like this, I actually SAW that Neutralia advert...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    You know, Geogre 1978, you should write a book of these amazing 'capsule reviews' of classic TV shows - absolute genius!

    I used to enjoy Play Your Cards Right when it was on ITV, way back then....
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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    I've been debating this with myself for years, but here are my top 5 films (in no order - all of equal greatness to me!)

    - Blade Runner (1982)
    - Ghostbusters (1984)
    - Aliens (1986)
    - Raiders of...
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    Re: Hardest computer games you played.

    Jet Set Willy - 1984, ZX Spectrum.
    Hungover man collects glasses in house designed by Salvador Dali. This game was sadism masquerading as fun. Each screen was full of enemies that would kill you,...
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    Re: Advert memories from 1992

    Well, 1992 was a grand year. I was 16 and that was the year I left high school and started my A-levels at college.

    And this was when TV seemed to be a lot better and have a lot more 'soul' about...
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