Electronics Store Floor Model Video Camera Demo Tape Reveals The 90's At Their Finest

June 16, 2017


This is almost thirty minutes of footage from a demo tape that was left in an an electronics store floor model video camera (connected to a monitor so people could see what it was recording) that Youtuber Kellie Rodgers' father bought in the 90's. In her own words while I make my traditional Friday rounds of the office and tell everyone how much I'm looking forward to not seeing them for two days:

My dad bought a video camera in the 90's to record me and my sibling. My dad bought the floor model and it came with a demo tape. My dad reused the tape, recording over most of it but here is the part he didn't. It is like a 90's time capsule! Some great fashion tips here.

A time capsule indeed. Also, anybody who can identify all top 21 albums on the rack on the left wins a special prize. "What's the prize?" My undying love and affection. "So no cash?" No cash. "Any physical prize?" Just a kiss. "That's an acorn." I'm Peter Pan.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Allyson S, who informed me she's into the sales guy's haircut. Me too.

  • Jb3rN

    I felt like at any moment I'd hear some opening grunge music with credits flashing on the screen. "Directed by: Kevin Smith"

  • Deksam

    At least back then people did not worry about the madness of identity, that has plagued North America now.

  • Jenness

    I think everyone looked and were acting so nice compared to the way people dress and act now in stores or how you see people portrayed on the news in stores. Not a single person got into a fight, cursed out a worker, whipped out a cell phone after cursing out a worker so they could pretend they were a victim after instigating the incident to try and make money through a fraudulent lawsuit or a 'feel sorry for me' SJW GoFundMe. No one stole anything, made gang signs or said filthy words on the video while pretending to be in a music video. There was no twerking. No selfie taking. And no one was in curlers, spandex or half-naked. And this was just some random video store back then.... *gets depressed as reality washes over*

  • jay!

    Jesus, where do you shop? DystopiaMart?

  • Talon184

    Holy shit....at 1:34 that unibrow......dang!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    VHS sure did suck, didn't it?

  • IkedaT

    I always wonder how many people I'm looking at are dead now... for whatever reasons.

  • Talon184

    I was thinking the same thing. Anyone in this video aged 40+ has a good chance of being dead today. Likewise, most of the young people in this video probably have kids of their own by now!

  • David

    I still have my 90's VHS video recorder. I haven't used it in 20 years, but it's still sitting in my front hall closet.

  • The_Wretched

    chris cristy at 8:21

  • reave

    holy shit, longbox CD's

  • n8ertot

    Ha... I miss long boxes... and a wall of cassette tapes!

  • TheQiwiMan

    The kid at 23:43 turned out to be a serial killer.

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  • FearlessFarris

    I think you had it right the first time?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I was in primar school/ highschool in the 90s, and I wasn't aware of fashion at the time. I've personally always thought the 80's was the ugly decade, but dammit after watching this I think I realize the 80's had more character... in clothing at least.

  • Ryan Frost

    omg that unibrow! o-o

  • Joe

    ... a time before cell phones... Look at all the people actually looking at where they're going and observing the world around them... without their eyes focused on a 4 inch screen

  • captaindash

    I was in Cuba. A place without proper internet. At a resort there were 4 couches facing each other in the open-air lobby. 2 people on each couch all looking at their phones. Again, no wifi. I'm like "have you seen that giant blue thing just over there?" and pointed to the tropical beach and ocean waves. Zero fucks given. Given the lack of cell service, I wanna know what they were all looking at that was so goddamn important.

  • MM

    they live there. water is boring. you're a tourist, you're amazed at things you don't see every day, but these people grew up with it.
    also phones are important, great devices, especially how they are now. you're talking to a friend, you're not just mindlessly doing nothing online. this isn't video games or reading a book where it's entirely selfish

  • Ollie Williams

    Pffttt. Plebs. I walk around stores holding my 70" TV.

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