Fun internet retro-ads for internet stuff

I picked this up from His Hermeneuticalness Fr. Finigan, whom I wish would turn on his Skype more often.

Retronaut images

A little fun for Saturday. A correspondent kindly sent me a link to these clever Anachronistic Internet Ads.

Have a look at Once upon a time in Afghanistan which is fascinating. There is also a clip showing Star Wars in the Silent Age. The “What year is this?” posts are fascinating (look in the sidebar.)

Thanks to Fr. Finigan, we also know about this!

Uploaded by LesSingesHurlants. – Arts and animation videos.

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  1. bookworm says:

    Interesting stuff… I suspect that “retronauts” are kind of an offshoot of the “steampunk” culture. Steampunk is based on the premise of modern technology existing in a world where the internal combustion engine was never invented and in which Victorian manners and styles of dress prevail. Kind of like the future envisioned by Jules Verne.

  2. Thomas S says:

    I loved the Star Wars as Silent Movie clip. However, I’ve always wanted to see how the movies would work with only the picture and John Williams’ music. No dialog or sound effects. Too bad the DVDs don’t have such an option. I think the movies would still be pretty good viewing it thusly.

  3. The Cobbler says:

    That was great.

    I once heard that the film quality from the silent era really wasn’t as bad as the selections we still have are, the reels just weren’t taken care of properly over the years, so we no longer have the fine picture to judge the quality of the acting, etc. Don’t know if it’s true or not.

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