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May 16, 2009

Overnight open thread – Misty Water-Colored Memories (genghis)

You know the drill by now:

Item #1: Stumbled across this while looking for something else (busty lesbians) today. Figured with summer approaching and whatnot it might be a good link so we could all feel nostalgic as well as really really old. It’s a site called Drive-Ins.com which surprisingly covers…Drive-Ins (Theaters, not restaurants, numbnuts. Learn to read my mind or go play in one of Gabe’s posts.) Now’s your chance to tell us in the comments below all about whatever warm and fuzzy/seedy and terrifying experiences you’ve had while visiting one of these vanishing pieces of Americana in the past. The site contains a lot of historical facts and stuff and supposedly has a database of 5000 former and existing drive-ins so you can go look up whatever drive-in you hung out at and were nearly abducted at as a kid.

Item#2: If you did manage to survive until puberty without being abducted at a drive-in theater, you probably went on to do much more productive things with your life. Such as hanging out at shopping malls. Sadly though, sometimes malls die and go off to mall heaven. But at DeadMalls you can read their obituaries along with accounts of those that are still pathetically clinging to life. (My own old haunt, Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City, is one of the latter. Used to be a pretty classy place, but now most of the anchor stores have abandoned it and it’s been overrun with gangs.) Now go send your condolences and thanks for all those good times you had wandering around in Victoria’s Secret and trying to hit on the cashier at Chick-Fil-A when you were a zit-festooned 14 year old.

Item #3 Let’s wrap it up with this Gizmodo article about the new speed record for jet-packs. (It’s a lot lower than you think).

More nostalgia below the fold in the form of a music video. Well, except for the fact that the “video” part is just a still shot. You’ll get over it I’m sure.

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