Tags: nostalgia

Dublin

Bottled nostalgia

My parents came up the other week and brought with them a load of old tat from my childhood that was unnecessarily taking up room in their house.

It included this fine piece of 100% pure nostalgia, biro scribbles and all:



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I don't even remember owning a book called The Adventures of K9 and Other Mechanical Creatures by Terrance Dicks. I'm impressed that Radio Times felt the need to produce a Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special. But most of all I'm awed by the absolute cack that passed for content in old Doctor Who annuals: exciting find-the-centre-of-the-maze puzzles; quizzes about the solar system; inane prose stories with dodgy illustrations done by someone who'd once had Jon Pertwee's face described to him; comics by someone who had missed the aforementioned description. It's all here.

Unless you had exactly the same childhood as me this will all mean nothing to you (oh Vienna) but for me this is pure gold.

Dublin

Nostalgia

Tonight I watched Frost and Pegg's Perfect Night In on Channel 4, featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's stilted and under-rehearsed links between a random assemblage of clips from their childhood--but OMG what clips. At times it seemed that Simon Pegg and I shared exactly the same childhood. Monkey, The Incredible Hulk, Children of the Stones (I only saw one episode of that but it screwed me up for life), Box of Delights, Doctor Who, Blake's Seven, Animal Magic... I now feel old and nostalgic. The links were quite endearing too despite their awkwardness but I couldn't help but wish for a bit more of an in-depth geek-out about the contents.

Dublin

Right on, Commander

This is the most nostalgic thing ever:



Oh the hours of my life that were wasted on a C64. Mainly playing Elite, a game with about two frames per second.

EDIT: Woo! Video of the BBC version, which was a little smoother than the C64, in the same way that your bathtub is a little smoother than the Atlantic Ocean.

EDIT: Am so very old.