Shibby: A Definition

Cabrillo Highway 1977 Cabrillo Highway 1977 -- Southwest of Berkeley, north of Santa Cruz, and up a bit.

MUNDHRA: I want to know where all the slang came from. Like, what does "shibby" mean?

KUTCHNER: I think it comes from Phil Stark's hypothetical world. Originally, Shibby was marijuana, ganja, pot, weed...just another wonderful name for it. When the studio decided to change the movie to PG-13 the drugs got taken out, and it became just another word for "cool." It was a responsible decision on the studio's behalf. We don't really want to advertise illegal substances to we do on our show (That '70s Show). (laughs)

SCOTT: The movie doesn't really need it, I think the movie's fine without it.

KUTCHNER: Well, PG-13, you know 13 year-olds can't watch TV, so what we do on our show is totally different. (laughs) Basically, now "shibby" means "cool." Like, we were "shibbying" last night, or you were "shibbed" up. "What time is it?" It's about shib-o'clock!" It can also be a noun. If you don't know what something is, it's a "shibby."

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Retro: A Definition

Retro, short for retrospective, is a modern term used to describe things from a bygone era. It is often used in a positive sense, referring to quirky or attractive products that are no longer available. For example, "Retro fashion" or "Retro Chic" may consist of outdated styles, such as tie-dyed shirts from the 1960s, or poodle skirts from the 1950s. A love of retro objects (things from the past) is called retrophilia.

Retro, both in popular and in legitimized culture, can be seen as an uncritical exaltation of the past, used as a weapon against contemporary cultural forms. Retro is uncritical because it sees itself as a return to a lost authenticity, to basic values which somehow have been corrupted by later evolutions.

A critical attitude towards both the legitimate and the non-legitimate would then be what is called camp. Camp is an ironic attitude, an explicit re-introduction of non-dominant forms. It claims legitimacy, but instead of aiming at timelessness, it wants to live only a short life. It does not want to present basic values, but precisely to confront culture with its waste, to show how any norm is historical.

An example of Retro computing is the IBM 1130 computing system from 1966 which still has a following of interested users, albeit mostly via a simulator rather than the real thing.

Retro gaming is a pastime which is becoming increasingly popular where individuals play video games on vintage computers and games consoles; although the idea of what constitutes a vintage or retro machine is one open to debate.

Source: Retro: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Retro cars are newly designed cars such as the PT Cruiser, Plymouth Prowler, MINI, New Beetle, or 2005-present Ford Mustang that take many of their style cues from (respectively) the Chrysler Airflow, the 1932 Ford, the Austin Mini, the VW Bug, and 1965-70 Ford Mustang without using any of the original technologies.

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Retro and Historic Wallpaper

Rosie's Vintage Wallpaper
Welcome to Rosie's Vintage Wallpaper...and thank you for visiting our site. We have a large collection, around 50,000 rolls of vintage wallpaper. It dates from the early 1900's thru the 1970's and includes florals, kitchen, bathroom, novelty, borders, childrens, 60's and 70's retro, vinyls and foils and the hard to find flocked wallpaper. Most patterns are paper-backed and will need an adhesive paste to apply. They are antique original wallpapers, no reproductions. We are continuously sorting through our inventory and will be listing new patterns regularly.
Flavor Paper
Flavor Paper produces unique vintage, contemporary, and custom handscreened wallcoverings that will add a burst of flavor to any room.
Each roll of Flavor Paper is hand printed to order facilitating customization. Whether you are interested in one of our designs or custom colors, logos or patterns, we can make your wallcovering dreams a reality. Ink colors from all of our patterns are interchangeable and designs can be printed on any stock grounds without additional fees.
Design for Delight
Design for Delight was established in 1999 and over the past years we have increased our knowledge and experience in vintage, retro and contemporary design. We are proud to say that we have served and pleased many collectors and wholesalers worldwide.
Piece, Ltd.
piece ltd is new zealand's exclusive importer of finlandÕs famous marimekko textiles. founded in 1951 by textile designer armi ratia, marimekko is one of the worldÕs best loved brands from the 1950s and 60s. the bold and exuberant textile designs have become synonymous with the "retro" aesthetic and with today's trend towards modernist architecture, marimekkoÕs classic textiles are enjoying something of a renaissance. the range has continued to grow and in addition to the retro designs there are a number of contemporary designs available.
Melinamade Fabrics and Wallpaper
1970s Wallpaper - Double Roll. Mod! Op Art! These original late sixties to early seventies motifs are being reproduced again on vinyl wallpaper exclusively for Melinamade. This collection is being re-released and thus is brand new not vintage. They are pre-trimmed and come in DOUBLE rolls only. A double roll is one uncut roll that measures 10 meters long by 54 centimeters wide (22" wide X 33' long) with a straight repeat match. Rolls are not pre-pasted and a standard vinyl paste is recommended for hanging.
Secondhand Rose
More than 1000 original vintage wallpaper patterns, Original Antique Wallpaper. Quantities of Victorian Antique Wallpaper, 1940's florals, Damask Wallpaper, Floral Wallpaper, Mylar - Foil Wallpaper, Art Deco Wallpaper, Flocked Wallpaper, L'art Deco geometrics, novelties from the 1950's, 1960's Op Art, 1970's Mylars. For immediate delivery. Largest collection in the world.
The good old wallpaper is back and she dressed to impress. She put on her patterned clothes and brightest colours. This way she first became the star in bars and clubs and it didn't take long until more and more new friends invited her home. And those who have ever shared the privacy of their home with her don't want to let her go.

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Retro Music, Bands, Clubs and Lyrics

The Canonical List of Weird Band Names
This unexpurgated version of "The Canonical List of Weird Band Names" from 7/19/98 is preserved and presented here to give the lie to the growing number of web sites, commercial and personal, that are mindlessly reproducing some nameless PC-ditherhead's sanitized version, which first surfaced back in the wild and woolly days of the net when chellec created and yet maintained the authentic Canonical List of Weird Band Names.
Birthday Massacre, The
A new wave post-retro band from Toronto. With news, biography, pictures, sound files, and lyrics.
AMG All Music Guide: All Over the Place
Denise Sullivan's review: "the release capitalized on the pretty, all-girl-group angle rather than the band's actual raw talent, which might otherwise have been too rough and retro for radio at the time." 4 stars.
Calamity Pop
Pop Friction was Calamity Pop's debut album, and our first release in 2004.
Lead Singer Zuq Iruall, well known in the local cover band scene, teamed up with songwriter and producer Paul Russell to bring out a pure rock pop album that forecast the revival of 80's music about 2 years before it really happened.
The album was recorded over a period of two years, with Zuq juggling vocal duties with his six night per week singing gig at local clubs like Thumper and Ipanema. The songs were a mixture of new material and stuff that Paul had written over the previous 25 years. The genre is 80's Powerpop, but you will hear a diverse array of influences in there.
Plugged In: Mariah Carey - Charmbracelet
Bob Waliszewski's review: "breaks away from the hip-hop influences of recent efforts, giving fans a more retro Carey sound."
Jumpstreet Band
Party Band in the southeast (Columbia US) playing Beach songs, Retro and Rock, Blues, R&B and Country also offers floor shows 'The Blues Brothers', 'Elvis Presley', 'ZZ Top' and 'Chubby Checker. Site includes tour dates, song list, photo's, band information and audio clips.
Digital Retro
Audio files and news.

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Retro Collectibles and Collecting

White Rail
A mix of retro collectibles, 1950s glassware, pottery, kitchenware and dinnerware. Also offers antique furniture and vintage clothing.
Granny's Cupboard and Collectibles
Specializing in 40s, 50s and 60s dinnerware, glassware, lamps, retro, pottery, glass, books, prints, religious, chalkware and other collectibles.
The Retro Shoppe
Sellers of vintage and retro tablecloths, linens, dishes, barware, kitchenware, glassware, prints, pictures, clothes and accessories.
Nostalgic gifts. Decorate your home, office, or 50s decor room with retro design radios, lamps, fabrics and dolls.
Ritzy Bits
Sellers of retro 50s to 70s era antiques, collectibles, lighting, furniture, art and prints.

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