This articles covers the New York Regional contest and its winner, Frank Tetra. Tetra would go on to win 2nd place and a computer. The big winner would be video game industry pioneer, Rebecca Heineman. I remember these contests and how exciting it felt to see the gaming culture catch on in the mainstream media.
Don Knotts knows how to make people laugh and sell vans. Fortunately for all of us, his two greatest skills came together in the early 1970s in this ad for the Dodge Tradesman Van. The audio and picture quality is not great on this ad, but its worth checking out.
I got this sometime in the early 80s (pre-Starbots) and thoroughly enjoy it. You drop Tony in a 2-liter bottle of water, and when you squeeze the sides, he dives. Granted, the 2-liter bottle is not the nicest venue for Tony, as it has an unsightly cap at the top and all sorts of unsightliness at the bottom, but watching Tony go up and down in the water is tons of fun. I recently scored one off Ebay and recorded a short video on it. Not only did I love making Tony dive once again, but so did my daughter (though she calls him Daniel the Diving Tiger).
BurgerTime for the Intellivision is a darn good port of the classic arcade game…unlike the Atari 2600 port…shudder. Thanks to the Intellivision Prod channel we can watch Ray Kaestner, one of the Blue Sky Rangers talk about some of the history with the porting of the title to the home console!
For fun here is a video of the Intellivision port in action.
Have you ever wondered how Raisin Bran was made? Well, thanks to this animated 1970s TV commercial we learn that the Sun stays up all night turning grapes into raisins with a single touch just for our gastronomical pleasure!
[Via] Brian Durham
The Sun you might have noticed was voiced by Daws Butler, better known as Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, Elroy Jetson, Quisp, and Scooby-Dum to name just a very few of his classic animated voice roles. This commercial by the way was taken from a 16MM ad print which would explain the beautiful presentation, you can visit Brian Durham’s FromFilm.Com to learn more about the project.