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  1. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 6 years ago

    Yeah, kiddies, once upon a time MTV had rock videos….

  2. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    The early years were enjoyable.

  3. dsped

    dsped said, almost 6 years ago

    Those of us of a certain vintage will immediately recognize the second panel as a takeoff on the ads for Maxell cassettes. Imagine that - they were larger than an MP3 player and you could only fit 90 minutes of music on one.

  4. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, almost 6 years ago

    remember the image, very well.

  5. artybee

    artybee said, almost 6 years ago

    Yeah, Michael Jackson had to die before MTV would show videos again. He was the King of the video era, too. I sure miss the videos. They turned me on to a lot of great music.

  6. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    And they wore out or broke and got hopelessly tangled up.

    That image was truly iconic, copied here and there!

    http://corbustier.com/lc2-chair-in-famous-blown-away-maxell-advertisment/

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the link, baslim_the_begger!

  8. awgiedawgie

    awgiedawgie GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Funny how MTV started as a music video outlet, playing videos nearly 24 hours a day, interrupted periodically with music news or other music-related shows.

    Now, with all the bleeep they play that has nothing to do with music, their initials “MTV” should now stand for “Mindless Television” instead of “Music Television.”

    I have friends who have stopped watching MTV altogether, all because they don’t play enough videos anymore.

    I don’t have any idea what their marketing strategy was for getting away from the music, but apparently whatever it is must be working for them.

  9. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, almost 6 years ago

    Sigh. What a waste of a perfectly good cocktail.

  10. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    I stopped watching MTV 20 years ago, & got bored with Michael twice that. Sent Viacom an irate e-mail saying “I want my MTV back. 24 hour music!” Non-responsive.

  11. Johanan Rakkav

    Johanan Rakkav GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    I didn’t like MTV from its very inception. I can’t name one good thing in principle that came out of it, save for the concept of the music video as such.

    And I can probably count on one hand the number of cassettes I’ve owned (out of thousands) that ever had any fatal mechanical problems. All they needed was a minimal amount of preventative care, like a book.

    That said, iTunes and iPod Touch have finally got to me. How sweet it is to go walking with my favorite music (some of it original) in my ears! :)

  12. Shelby

    Shelby said, almost 6 years ago

    I can’t even watch anymore. Too many reality shows.

  13. Lani14

    Lani14 said, almost 6 years ago

    I’d rather be with Blinkley in the meadow back in the ’80s agains

  14. jrbj

    jrbj said, almost 6 years ago

    The 60’s is where we started to go wrong as a society [I’ve always blamed it on the Beatles, but maybe it was really Jerry and the Grateful Dead] and by the 80’s we were hopelessly lost. Now, we are too mind numb to even watch videos and the government is programming us to be their automatons in anticipation of the anti-Christ. Can Armageddon be that far away?

  15. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, almost 6 years ago

    I fondly remember staying up for “Friday Night Videos.” Also, it wasn’t very long ago that MHz featured music videos on a regular basis.

    At least there’s YouTube.

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