As we enter the last weeks of the New 10s, I find myself thinking of how the decade nostalgia cycle was thrown off-course in this decade, and what that will mean for the New 20s. As I’ve often written about, I love the pop culture of the 1980s. The decade’s work got me through the […]
With the upcoming debut of The Muppets on ABC, I find myself thinking of the very first brush with fame I ever had. Other members of my family had them. My brother was heard in a radio news report on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and when my Mom was a child in the 50s, […]
It stacks up pretty well. Not gonna lie. Personally, I don’t like the rubberiness of it, or the way it bunches up, and I think the colors are too dark. But I think the creators of the new Flash pilot, a spinoff from the CW’s popular Arrow series starring Grant Gustin as the Flash, have […]
Late in 2013, I made 2 eBay purchases. One of them was a book called “Shut Up And Dance” and the other was a 1989 Troma movie called “Chopper Chicks In Zombietown”. The former was written by and the latter starred my next interview subject, Jamie Rose. Between the 2 projects, I just knew that […]
80s nostalgia was recently in the news again with the Radio Shack “Goodbye 80s” ad, which made fun of the decade with the assistance of icons of the era, ranging from Hulk Hogan and Mary Lou Retton to John Ratzenberger and Dee Snider. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTVOEVy6p4 I noticed that Kid ‘N’ Play made appearances in the ad. […]
Remember how trips to the mall were so mindblowing when you were a kid? Now they’re not so exciting. What happened? What happened was that all the stores containing things you were into vanished. The toy stores are gone, sure enough, but so are the gadget sellers. An electronics store is the nerd equivalent of […]
toonzone.net has posted a new “Jem and the Holograms” promo. The promo is 30 seconds long and packaged a la TMZ. “Jem and the Holograms” airs Saturdays on the Hub.