Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Super 8 Movies



It's been a while since I've posted anything and as usual, I could come up with about a million lame excuses. One of the things I've been up to is archiving my family's Super 8 home movies from the 70's and 80's. There's something special about memories that were captured on film as opposed to video. This clip is one of my favorites: me, my brother and our friends playing Slip & Slide on our front yard circa 1980. The best thing about it has to be the way my father included his hand and the hose on the left hand side of the frame. Oh, the good ol' days . . .

3 comments:

joe said...

that's hilarious.

also, i think i speak for the entirety of 707 w. grand when i say i feel lonely taking out the garbage now. so lonely.

Mel Trittin said...

Perfection! This is something right out of a Jean Shepherd story.

"The old man didn't see why we should buy a slip 'n slide when he could make one...."

Benbrandt said...

Uh, I don't think you can capitalize "Slip n' slide" when your suburban ghetto version is a clear sheet of plastic. From, The Slipe'n'Slide Purist. ;)