So, I shelled out $25 for this business registry for the Phoenix area. Yeah, I know it seems like a lot for a registry, but this is just chock full of pictures - a wonderful tour through the retail, dining, and media world of 1982. I couldn't resist.
I've scanned a bunch of the pages for you, and if you'd like to download a PDF version click here. Enjoy!
I can't help but wonder how many of these restaurants are still around, and how many fell under the wave of Applebee's, Chili's, and TGI Friday's.
Okay, so J. Duffey is the "dean of fine jewelry".. but what about his ladyfriend?
I must admit - the Le Hot Legs Extravaganza has me intrigued... and the "vodka influenced Red Nyet Nights" as well.
Is it just me, or does sound like a sex club?
There is a dance floor, and disco music. Disco! Bogart's is one of the last bastions of the high energy, pulsating rhythms that once drove common masses into frenzies that left them so deflated they never recovered. Wickedly attractive women might be seen, toying with the beat of the music, weaving it into their own spells. Bogart's comes alive, but the intimacy does not give way to the energy, it just becomes more intense.
Anchorman has forever ruined me - when ever I look at an old-school news team, I can't help but think of Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, and the gang.
Face it. If the small business you're running isn't using a computer, you've held out about as long as you can.
We can't blame you for waiting, though. For a long time computers were a very expensive instrument. And it used to be nobody could operate them, except specially-trained gnomes who "interfaced" instead of "communicating."
Computer Pro has some novel solutions to the drawbacks of the Computer Age. They're called human beings, and they talk your language.
Want to talk money? A small business can get into a complete system from Computer Pro for as little as a tax-advantageous $3,000.
Destined to become as much a part of the American lifestyle as the stereo component setup, vital to the control of our complex financial situations, Big Brother is becoming a reality and it is only 1982.
Probably only the last part is a stretch of the imagination. Computers are here and they are here to stay. They are able to perform, at incredible speed, many tasks flawlessly.
I'd love to do a "where are they now" post and start with Renaissance Man, Tomas.