Parodying Retro

Mocking retro is a comedic bonding mechanism for brands and consumers
Implications - People are getting their jollies by looking into the past. Retro vintage media is driving an impeccable amount of traffic online and off as old images, videos and modern vintage-inspired commercials get attention. Mocking vintage is creating a meaningful connection with consumers through laughter.
SCORE: 4.8
Hot Top 6 Examples: 171,411 Total Clicks May 09 - Oct 09
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Awkward Family Photos - AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com Posts Blush-Worthy Moments
SCORE: 6.7
Viral 94,311 Clicks Pub: May 13, 09
Awkward Family Photos
AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com Posts Blush-Worthy Moments
AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com will be your newest website obsession. With a catchphrase like “Spreading the awkwardness,” it is clear that this website is a winner (even if the people featured might be losers).… [More]
School Portrait Mocking - 'We Have Lasers' Takes Aim at Retro 90s Backgrounds
SCORE: 4.1
Hot 14,275 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 09
School Portrait Mocking
'We Have Lasers' Takes Aim at Retro 90s Backgrounds
I always hated picture day at school, and I know that many other people feel the same way. But you always looked forward to choosing that backgroud for your portrait; that is until 'We Have Laser' (laserportraits.net)… [More]
Vintage Parent Pics - MyParentsWereAwesome.tumblr.com Hilariously Shows Mom and Dad Back in the Day
SCORE: 4.5
Hot 14,810 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 09
Vintage Parent Pics
MyParentsWereAwesome.tumblr.com Hilariously Shows Mom and Dad Back in the Day
The site MyParentsWereAwesome.tumblr.com/ is a testament to all that is wonderful in awkwardly hilarious and nostalgic blogs. Body hair, form-fitting clothing and and white guys with Afros petting dogs… [More]
Outrageously Outdated Books - AwfulLibraryBooks.com Showcases Peculiar Vintage Titles
SCORE: 3.5
Hot 6,776 Clicks Pub: Jul 27, 09
Outrageously Outdated Books
AwfulLibraryBooks.com Showcases Peculiar Vintage Titles
We’ve all gone to the library and seen some book titles that are outrageously outdated. The website AwfulLibraryBooks.com finds some of the most hilarious titles of our past literature and puts them all… [More]
Dangerous Retro Playhouses - Playgrounds from the 70s are Modern Bad Ideas
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 33,778 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 09
Dangerous Retro Playhouses
Playgrounds from the 70s are Modern Bad Ideas
The best part about being a kid was being able to play in a playground and not look like a complete creep. These playgrounds from the 70s are the perfect way to reflect on childhood. Everything in the… [More]
Retro Hideous Dating Videos - Video Date Montage Proves Why Personal Ads Will Come Back to Haunt You
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 7,461 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 09
Retro Hideous Dating Videos
Video Date Montage Proves Why Personal Ads Will Come Back to Haunt You
Remember when people made personal ad videos? In the hopes that someone would watch it, and call them. Yeah, that was a bad idea, because the Video Mate you made has come back to haunt you. Here’s the… [More]
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