Flashback Friday: First airing in Melbourne on the 28th February 1983 and recorded on Betamax, McDonald’s Australia served us up a nice big budget, yet slightly schlocky, Broadway style production number inspired by earlier 1970s American television advertising. Well done, Macca’s – it’s this high level of fast food aspiration that has earned you a place in Australian pop cultural hearts forever.
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Check out the new selection of amusing creations from artist Dan Cretu, who continues to divert famous paintings, pop cultural icons, and everyday objects to create surreal and tongue-in-cheek images.
In the heat of the New York summer, Gothamist associate editor Rebecca Fishbein and videographer Jessica Leibowitz spent a day in Coney Island, Brooklyn visiting the World of Swimming‘s Mermaid School. The skilled instructors at the school teach the students how to swim like a mermaid, a feat that requires a great deal of core strength, and in doing so, encourage self-confidence and pride. Ummm ok, sure…it’s all fun and games until someone drowns. Merman…Merman! 😉
Film editor Himker Rovde has created a brilliant montage using super hero television shows and films from the 1970s and 1980s to create a real-looking promo for an early version of ‘The Avengers‘ which even includes Hawkeye 😉 Clever clogs – love it 🙂
Directed by Najeeb Tarazi, who worked on films for Pixar such as Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc., this awesome pixel art music video created for the superb track ‘White Flag’ by British electro duo Delta Heavy from their Paradise Lost EP is heavily inspired by a retro 16-bit aesthetic and the world of the early 90s gaming. Love it! 🙂