A while back, my father gave me this one of a kind* Hanimex Praktica super TL SLR 35mm camera. It is the oldest camera in history and I own it.** It has its flaws, being that it is indeed so old, some of the mechanics fail to function properly. The shutter sometimes stays up. The rewind lever is broken, the film advance jams, and the exposure count stops counting. However, I have taken to the streets with it and snapped a few shots, more to see if it’s still functional as a camera, but the only way to do that is to use it. That’s what I’ve been doing.
Thus far, here’s some of the stuff that has made it onto the antiquated medium of film, into the complex and sophisticated labs to process said film (read: “Walgreens”) and onto the modern realm of the world wide web.
I should note that after I developed one stinking roll of film at Walgreens, I brought back the next two rolls and found out they just decided to stop processing film in-house. Just my luck. I started going to this shop in the East Village, Luster.
These are from the Slipper Room on Labor Day Weekend.
These are various other shots of friends, streets, shoots, etc.
I went through a closet I have been neglecting for many years now. A good amount of the stuff was clearly stacks of papers and other junk that I must have said, “I’ll get to this later.” Literally, stacks of stuff, stuffed into stuff, and then stuffed into even more stuff. I did find quite a lot of stuff I had long forgotten I had or presumed I had thrown out over the years.
This was a stack of magazines, probably from 2004. I have no idea how I had car magazines or a Heavy Metal comic.
Picture day in 3rd grade (1991). Who else loves that background?
This is a Mortal Kombat II reference poster. It has all the moves for every home console (of the time).
I was beyond happy when I bought this R-zone when I was 13 or so. I was beyond disappointed when I played it. I’m beyond happy I have it to look back on and mock.
Two friends of mine, Alex and Danny, and I stuffed all of our garbage from a Wendy’s into this 20 oz bottle. We were so proud of this that we saved it. Now, years later, it turns out that I saved it.
I wish this watch still worked .Go Green Ranger, Go!
Found a lunchbox full of cassette tapes.
I am super excited to transfer this tape to the computer. The embarrassing gold on here is gonna be great to have.
I had an I-zone Polaroid camera. I had it for years and never used, then bought three rolls of film for it and maybe used one roll. No idea where the camera or the film are now, but a few pictures survived. This is a pic of my beloved cat, Fifi.
This is the top half of a Michael Jackson doll, I have the bottom half, but have yet to rejoin them. (he says, 20 years later).
I saved some club flyers. I think I went to neither of these clubs.
This Mickey Mouse is the devil and sworn enemy of Michael Watkins and me.
Cybiko, Gameboy Advance, a bunch of games, Gameboy Game Genie, and
An SNL script and a vintage Playboy.
I have this old picture cube featuring this shot of me.
TV Guides from 1977 and 1967 (from left to right).
Alex, Mikey, and I used to keep this in Mikey’s car and hold it in the window if we saw a cute girl drive by.
This is a Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) action figure. It came with pieces to upgrade him to Batman, but those are long gone.
This is the original Sailor Moon doll (in the US), from 1995, before they bothered to watch an episode of the show and learn what it should actually look like. I remember the commercial made the show look so generic and used She-ra sound effects.
Burger King had Lion King toys 20 years ago and had these little finger puppets in a box things. I also have an Eddie. I had Mufasa, but that was lost to time.
My first Koosh. Kooshes dry out, as I now know.
What do Robin Williams , Harold Ramis, and Dennis Hopper have in common?
Back when I was a wee tot, Nintendo figurines were fairly infrequent to come by. Luckily I found these somewhere and bought them with no hesitation.
A Captain EO cap, Mario cap, an old baseball hat with fire on it that I wore for the entire year of 2001, a Hulk Hogan dog, Ernie, and a Glowworm.
The 1985 WWF championship belt buckle.
Love notes from Alex Gubanov.
Michael Jackson stuff, on top is a Moonwalker storybook and calendar. Underneath iit’s various magazines and posters.
I was unaware that I had so many Hulk Hogan LJN figures.
I wonder if these still work. Unopened virgin Cybikos.
Before I knew that ohlife.com was a stupid website, I posted this on my first day: “My day is going great today. I’m dispatching help desk tickets at work. It’s only my third day doing it, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. Usually I answer the phones and take ticket information and then someone else dispatches. I think I prefer dispatching to taking calls completely, but that’s probably from talking to people on the phone for three years at J&R”
I thought it was going to be a website that asked you a different question each day, but instead it just asks how your day was every day. Boring.