Arcade Zen

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Oh yeah. Can you hear A Flock of Seagulls in the background?

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Killer line-up of games here. Crystal Castles was psychedelic, man… Oops, that’s not Crystal Castles, that’s a game called Circus Charlie.

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Introducing… the acid wash (a.k.a stone wash) pinch roll. An ’80s classic.

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The pinch roll with high-tops.

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Bermuda shorts and those stupid hats. What were they called?

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1983 Chuck E. Cheese’s birthday party outing. Get in the van, kids!

1 Response to “Arcade Zen”


  1. 1 leftylimbo March 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Dood, that VAN! LoL I can totally see those kids all piled up in the back, sitting on that bare metal floor amongst some plumber’s tools or something. No windows, even!

    Those are “cycling caps,” by the way. Those didn’t really catch on over on the Westside, from my experience. But that Pinch Roll (which my friends and I used to call “pegging” our pants) is perhaps the most definitive aspect of ’80s fashion ever.

    I’m also convinced that the ’80s was the last decade where people tucked in their shirts as part of casual, everyday fashion.

    What’s that TAITO game in the 4th pic down?? (Pinch roll with high tops, lol)


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