When Britt Daniel of the Austin, Texas, indie rock band Spoon released a song called "Don't Buy the Realistic" in 1996, fans still knew what he was talking about. Realistic was the much-maligned home-electronics brand of RadioShack, which was founded as Radio Hut in 1921 by a pair of Boston brothers named Milton and Theodore Deutschmann. From 1954 until 2000, the Realistic name graced everything Radio Shack (it was two words until the year...Continue Reading