A Blog for Modern Traditionalists

Month: August 2013

Fisher Price Retro Toys Are Awesome (and Clean!)

Fisher Price Retro Toys Are Awesome (and Clean!)

Just one day after reminiscing about the Fisher Price plastic record player with my friend Sarah, I went shopping for a gift for my cousin’s new baby and – whammo! – I saw Fisher Price’s line of “classic toys.” The friendly wheely rotary phone. The […]

LaMar’s Donuts: A Kansas City Classic

LaMar’s Donuts: A Kansas City Classic

It’s funny, I find myself writing about donuts to an unexpected degree. I suppose you could chalk it up to my frustration with the mass-produced, flavourless donuts that have invaded Canada of late. My country is plagued with donut amnesia, you see. We forget what […]

Video: Why I Love Vintage

Video: Why I Love Vintage

Before I went full time with Pancake Manor, I made a variety of videos covering topics like travel, food and Santa’s weight loss regimen.

Montages are my passion – I can get so high on editing to music that hours will leak by without me taking the slightest notice. In another life, I edit montages in rom-coms.

I think it was this montage that really sparked my interest:

So when my friend Sarah asked me to make a video to promote her upcoming Vintage Expo, I immediately imagined a sweet montage (with significantly less mustard than The Naked Gun). Billy composed the music.

Here’s the finished product, “Why I Love Vintage.” Enjoy!

Oh, and please subscribe to my new Life Nostalgic YouTube channel if you’re so inclined.