Super Bowl 23 Half Time Show

July 30, 2009

Click here to read our review of Super Bowl 23 Half Time Show – Be Bop Bamboozled In 3-D, featuring Elvis Presto.


1970s and 80s Toy Shelf – Part 1

April 4, 2009

Click here to view part one of a series dedicated to my old toy shelf from the 1970s and 80s.



January 20, 2009

Mary's 1980 Diary

Click on the image above or click here to read the diary!

In 2008 the Project Absurd team found this diary at an almost-abandoned flea market where everything was for sale at rock-bottom prices. The sale was all you could stuff in a box for $1.00 (and there will be more on that later!), so of course we had to drop the diary in the box! It is filled with teenage angst, 1980s pop culture references, and is just plain fun to read – not to mention a great slice of life from the 1980s. If you click the link above you’ll see I’m transcribing this diary in blog format. I will update the blog each day the diary is updated throughout the next year. So bookmark it! If there are any huge gaps of time without entries I will post here when the entries resume.

I’m not sure how old the author of the diary is – but I would guess around 12 or 13. We have altered the names (leaving out last names, etc.) to protect the innocent. However, the original diarist’s name really was Mary. We figured this is a popular enough name that this diary owner will not be obvious to anyone based on that alone.

Mary, if you are out there and want this blog taken down (and/or want your old diary back!) please let us know through Project Absurd and we will be absolutely willing to accomodate your request. If you think you might know the original owner, please let them know! Our intent is not to ridicule or make fun of the diarist, we simply think this is a great, wonderful read.

Enjoy and click here to read the diary!

Native American Smurfs… and more!

November 11, 2007

This is not an article… just a blog entry!

Who knew???

Yep, Smurfs are BACK, bitchez! I was running around the Target site when I came across several toys from the 70s and 80s that are making a comeback. None caught me more by surprise than the new Smurfs sets.

I have very vivid memories of playing with these kinds of little smurf dolls over at my friend Linda’s house as a child. We’d put on Smurf talent shows or just play out some Smurf dramz. Now I always see several bins full of those miniatures at every flea market we visit. I’ve always thought about buying them while the price was low. Never did it. Maybe I still have time before their value increases. Well, who knows if they ever really will increase in value. But the appearance of NEW Smurf toys is a great sign.

They even have Gargamel’s lab

…and Smurfette’s bedroom set!

Not to mention the best Smurf ever…this bitchen drummer Smurf!

La la la la la la, smurf the whole day long!

Long live the 80s!


Choice – The Big Payback

July 20, 2007

Choice - The Big Payback

Check out one of my favorite rap albums, Choice – The Big Payback.


My Notebook From 1985

June 6, 2007

I have unearthed one of my notebooks from 1985, when I was 11 or 12 and in 6th or 7th grade. Come read about by unabashed love for Duran Duran, Miami Vice and Top 40 lists!


Strong Museum – Rochester, NY

May 8, 2007

Strong Museum

Come visit the National Toy Museum, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – all in the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY.


Elementary School Films Of The 1980s

April 22, 2007


Did you go to elementary school during the 1980s? Were you subjected to films during your lunch break? During non-denominational holiday gatherings? For “educational purposes?” Click here to see what I was forced to watch, including the classic horrifying school bus safety film, And Then It Happened…


Stuff Found In A Shoebox

April 2, 2007


Come see what absurdities I found in a shoebox from my parents’ house!


Let’s Break

February 6, 2007

Let’s Break

Get out your Alfonso Ribiero Breakin’ Board and check out some video clips from my Betamax tape, “Let’s Break – A Visual Guide To Breakdancing” (1984).