The love of vintage technology and retro visions of the future, most commonly from the mid to late 1900's with special focus on the 80's and early 90's.
Humerously cumbersome, oddly obsolete, or completely pointless and time consuming to use, these devices were often hailed in their time as being modern and futuristic while in retrospect seeming like a large waste of time.
Most often seen (and celebrated) in older movies dealing with cutting edge (for their time) technology, or Futuristic devices.
Johnny's cellphone was ringing, he reached to the back seat of his Delorean for the handy briefcase weighing only 14 lbs, the latest in portable technology and completely Retrotechno!
1. adj. Having aesthetic or intrinsic charactaristics that bring to mind things that are generally old-fashioned. In the aesthetic sense, this is similar in concept to the term retro, however, "Old-Timey" is usually used to express something slightly more primitive than "retro". Generally, the term "retro" is almost never used to describe things that are aesthetically relative to anything older than about 80 years old, (or generally just the 1920's) and usually represents cutting-edge thought, technology and design of a particular bygone era, usually sometime between 80 and 20 years preceeding the current date.more...
"Old Timey", on the other hand, is usually used to express someone or something whose general air is more generalized and primitive, and might have a much broader range of nostalgia, usually identifying with things only as recent as fifty years before the current date to two hundred years prior. Anything older than two hundred years old is sort of too old to be considered old-timey.
There is a bit of overlap between Old-Timey and retro, however, there are things that are Old-Timey that are certainly not retro, and vice versa.
A more obvious example might be that of the game Pac...
February 5, 2013 Urban Word of the Day
Pedestrian use button placed at traffic lights so that mere citizens are deluded that they actually have some sort of control over the sequence of said traffic signals where in actual fact the system is of 1950s vintage & will change colour every ten minutes regardless.
"Ah! the lights are against me, but what's this? A control button! I'll press this & the little white man will flash & I'll be on my way. Isn't technology great!" Another cruel trick from our heartless government,a placebo button.
To return to an earlier, but possibly superior technology.
The new version of the OS broke all my audio programs, so I had to backgrade to 10.4.
Vinsters (aka. Viny's or V's) are a subculture of men and woman, typically in their 20's and 30's, that value the retro and vintage ideals. They have interests in the art forms of creativity, etiquette, innovation, and intellect. Their love of vintage is for the romantic ideals, artistic integrity, style, and etiquette.
They are described as classy, cultured, gentlemanly or ladylike, bold, and adventurous. Vinsters are self motivated, and tend to keep close watch on the advances of technology.
The Vintster's style is an homage of Victorian to mid 1960's styles, selecting key items from those eras that interest them individually to create their own unique style. This does not mean that the Vinster is "showy" but that they carry themselves in a way that is presentable. This includes high care to personal hygiene, with it even becoming somewhat of an art form to many.
Unlike Dandies and Quaintrelles, Vinsters tend not to pull influence any earlier than the victorian period. Along with rejecting the title of Dandy and Quaintrelle, the Vinster also rejects any labels that include the terms indie and hipster. This is because the Viny sees themselves as a completely different sub-culture, and as having totally different styles, influences, and modes of conduct.
A Vinster male would more than likely enjoy wearing slacks, good leather shoes, cufflinks, dress shirt, suspenders, belt, and bowtie (or tie) and be combing his hair, while listening to retro-soul music on vinyl.
Famous Vinsters- Duffy, John Legend, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco, Lauren Hill, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Wynton Marsalis, Mens Journal, the art of shaving, theartofmanliness.com
A 19th century pleasure cruise with a primarily West African clientele. The cruise ran from along the Ivory Coast, making excursions in the Bahamas and Caribbean, arriving primarily at destinations along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
The vessel was equipped with the latest amenities and luxury technology of the day, including, but not limited to, high quality wrought iron shackles for safe travel during rough seas, straw mats for optimal sleeping comfort, and an onboard chef.
The Amistad pleasure cruise line, managed out of Charleston, NC, was acquired by Carnival Cruise Lines™ in 1865, following an unprecedented and unwarranted decline in reservations. Carnival Cruise Lines ™ is still currently a going concern managed out of an investment trust, WACKY VENTURES, LLP., in Stamford, CT. Plans are already underway for the commission of the Amistad II, running the same route as the original Amistad, giving passengers a vintage experience. It is set to have its debut voyage in Spring of 2009.
Chief of West African Tribe: Mikembe, do you have any suggestions for a summer excursion for the wife and I?
Mikembe: Yes, Chief, I do. Try that pleasure cruise, the Amistad.
Chief: Oh yah, Adwale, went on that cruise during spring break and hasn’t returned – America must be treating him well.
Tribe list that I stole from a C4 site:more...
Smart Urbans always attempt to look immaculate. Perfectly ironed clothes, polished shoes, trainers that look brand new, manicured nails and neat hair. Smart urbans are epitomised by The Streets' signing The Mitchell Brothers, who mix Brit casual and classic hip hop, wearing black Stan Smiths (Adidas trainers which, in black, look like shoes), Fred Perry, Aquascutum, shirts and trousers. Boxfresh and Apple are popular brands. Musically, tastes are fairly varied and could easily include The Streets, Kano, Coldplay and Jay-Z.
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Young men and women who have been inspired by self-generated music successes like MC Sway, who has been quoted saying he doesn't believe in the dole and that people should get on their bikes and get a job. Tribe members don't just make music; they're just as likely to start a valet business as produce a tune. Get paid crew members are self-motivated young people from a possibly disadvantaged background who want to better themselves. Big fans of business studies courses.
Enduring tribe of those into metal, rock and heavy indie. Currently particularly keen on mixing up newer and older variants on metal - so old bands like Black Sabbath and Metallica as well as newer ones like System Of A Down and Lost Prophets. Big on festivals such as Download. There is a massive online community, mainly due to this being the only way to listen to those bands that never get played on th...