The Mists of Obscurity
  • Jacob Adam
    December 21, 2010

    I pre-purchased a plot. I’m going to be buried somewhere between cuneiform and email. In the kosher section, so there!

  • Jacob
    December 21, 2010

    I remember Hi-8. Too well. I used a Hi-8 camera in Japan, and had a hell of a time finding something to play it back on back here in Canada.

  • irreduciblekoan
    December 21, 2010

    The mists of obscurity always burn away to reveal the valley of nostalgia.

  • openuniverse
    December 22, 2010

    i looked up minstrelry to see if it was really a word. i got this from wikipedia:
    “Blackface minstrelsy was the first distinctly American theatrical form. In the 1830s and 1840s, it was at the core of the rise of an American music industry…”

    well there you go, i can’t wait until the record industry is as obscure and forgotten as minstrels…
    hi-8’s a little more recent. analog video, optional digital sound! i’m sure there’s a mini-mart somewhere that still has tapes for those.

  • Jonathan
    December 22, 2010

    Holy crap is Cat mistaken about the shortness of that cut.

  • Roberta
    December 22, 2010

    I babysat for a woman whose boyfriend heisted her a Betamax. They were shortly thereafter equally miffed about the format and grateful they didn’t pay for it.

  • Riazm
    December 22, 2010

    Can’t believe you didn’t include books.

  • dartigen
    December 22, 2010

    I have a movie on HD DVD (Fifth Element). I can’t even play it, I just want it so that I have a relic of the Format Wars. Betamax tapes are incredibly rare compared to VHS now, soon it will be that way with all doomed formats.

  • yoyelena
    December 22, 2010


  • B
    December 22, 2010

    Virtual Boy.

  • yachris
    December 22, 2010

    Contrariwise, Girl gave a shudder for the ages. Applause.

  • Beyla
    December 23, 2010

    Tyler Florence doesn’t cork up, but is shows still feel like minstrelry to me.

  • rdi
    December 23, 2010

    Kodachrome is probably in there somewhere…near Polaroid, I guess.

  • idkrash
    December 23, 2010

    I finally can afford a digitizer for my VHSs. Only now I don’t have time.

  • パズドラ 神々の
    October 16, 2013

    銀座 トリーバーチ

  • Kain
    October 9, 2015

    What about those oddly shaped mini disks?

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