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A New Kind Of Memory

I came across a 1980’s themed TikTok account yesterday and scrolled it for over an hour. It gave me a sensation that I liked but hated, one that I could only stand a little of, but wanted more of. It was like touching a mildly electrified fence.

The account, called Rerun 80’s, just shows videos of objects from the 1980’s. that’s it. A Betamax copy of Big Trouble in Little China. Transformers. Trapper Keepers. A Fat Boys Cassette being slipped into a Panasonic Boom Box. A rotary phone. It creates nostalgia by focusing on the tactile memory of the…



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