Tinder has become so embedded in our modern brains that the left and right swipe motion has become second nature. And that’s why we love the video by LA-based Dutch video artist Jo Luijten (AKA SquirrelMonkeyCom) that takes Tinder back to the 1980s in a retro-style game.
Some fantastic cartoons came out of the 80s. True that a lot from that era were geared towards flogging an accompanying toyline, but still, while the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children’s TV was.
While all the kids are clamouring over sing-along Elsa dolls and Paw Patrol vans, we’re still firmly of the opinion that Care Bears and Tickle Me Elmo are so much cooler. Fuelling for nostalgia for the playtime of the 80s and 90s is the latest video from Mode, which shows the world’s favourite toys over the last 100 years.
OMG! 80s hit Fraggle Rock is being remade nearly 30 years after the original
It brightened up the mornings of kids around the world back in the eighties, and it looks like a new generation of children will soon be enjoying the adventures down at Fraggle Rock. There have been rumours about a movie version of Jim Henson’s singing-and-dancing puppet show for about a decade, but it looks like it’s finally going to happen.
And Bully's Special Prize - why game show prizes were better in the 70s and 80s
Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don’t want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money. Today TV viewers can just send a text to be in with a chance of winning enough money to pay off their mortgage. It’s just not on. I mean look at what you could have won.
You couldn’t flick on the television in the 1980s without seeing a puppet beaming back at you. All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.
Weird Science: 15 weirdly great things about the '80s classic
eird Science, released in 1985, may not be the best film directed by John Hughes, who gave us The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it has retained its cult status through its mix of teenage fantasy, gross comedy and Kelly LeBrock’s far-too-tiny white T-shirt. Here are the things that make it so weirdly great.
The Moomins are coming back - and they will have a Wallace and Gromit influence
Anyone remember the slightly creepy adorable cartoon series The Moomins? If you are an 80s kid then of course you do. Well the good news is that we will soon be heading back to Moominvalley for some new adventures with the gang, who first came to life in 1945 thanks to Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson.