Ah, the 1980s. A age when anyone with a pulse, a camcorder, and a hardly any bucks could market a video.
Writers Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher (The Onion, The Colbert Report) claim to have spent the at the end 20 years collecting “the best odd and unintentionally hilarious videotapes ever produced.”
The resultant textbook, “VHS: Absurd, Odd, and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era” (Running Press, $14) has just been published, and to celebrate that circumstance, we present a rewind to the days when pausing meant juddering images, tapes would spool inside machines, and video rental stores were our YouTube.
Captions are taken directly from the textbook. Delight in!
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