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Dagnabbit! It's official.. I'm old.
I had my suspicions, but I guess it's official.  I'm officially old (or at least viewed that way by my kids). What brought about this most unsettling Epiphany?  Things like this, that my kids have said to me.. Comment #1 "Dad.. did they have music in the 60...
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Reunited with the Hot Wheels Red Baron.. 37 years later
I flipped my lid when I saw this in the store back in 2012, and it immediately went into my shopping cart.. Mattel re-released (and improved upon) the classic Red Baron Hot Wheels car that year, under their new Hot Wheels "Boulevard" line of cars. Superb de...
I flipped my lid when I saw this in the store back in 2012, and it immediately went into my shopping cart.. Mattel re-released (and improved upon) the classic Red Baron Hot Wheels car that year, under their new Hot Wheels "...
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Endangered retro terminology and words..
I love uttering words and phrases that I grew up hearing my folks and Grandparents use. I always get a kick out of blank stares I get from youngin's that aren't familiar with said expressions. However, I'm equally as pleased with the looks of amusement I ...
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From the archives of my Old Man's 8-track collection..
She Shot me down by Frank Sinatra Not one of Sinatra's bigger selling albums, even though his talent is exceptionally showcased.  It features lots of songs where he talks of love, regret, and loss. If you ever happen to be too happy and need to be taken dow...
She Shot me down by Frank Sinatra Not one of Sinatra's bigger selling albums, even though his talent is exceptionally showcased. It features lots of songs where he talks of love, regret, and loss. If you ever happen...
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Cowboys and Indian toys.. still selling after all of these years
It warm the cockles of my heart to see that toys like Cowboy and Indian play sets are still carried in stores.  After all of these years, the toys must still warrant valuable retail shelf space, because if you look hard enough in most supermarkets you will ...
It warm the cockles of my heart to see that toys like Cowboy and Indian play sets are still carried in stores. After all of these years, the toys must still warrant valuable retail shelf space, because if you look hard enoug...
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Pizza Near Me - Navagating your cravings with the Pizza Navigator & Pizza Compass App
I don't know how many times a month I type or speak the phrase "Pizza Near Me" into Google while I'm out and about.  Even when I'm in my hometown, I often do this to see if any new pizzeria's have opened up that flew under my radar.  Sometimes you're really...
I don't know how many times a month I type or speak the phrase "Pizza Near Me" into Google while I'm out and about. Even when I'm in my hometown, I often do this to see if any new pizzeria's have opened up that flew under my...
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Pizza Casbah - My favorite New York slice in Colorado
For some time now, my absolute favorite New York style slice is from Pizza Casbah in Fort Collins Colorado.  Behold.. A beautiful XL 24" Pepperoni and Cream Cheese NY style pie.  On this particular day, the pizza was actually a bit big for its box. This is ...
For some time now, my absolute favorite New York style slice is from Pizza Casbah in Fort Collins Colorado. Behold.. A beautiful XL 24" Pepperoni and Cream Cheese NY style pie. On this particular day, the pizza was act...
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Review - DiGiorno Garlic Bread Pizza
From the get go, I was hoping this pizza wouldn't be Chewy. OK, now that my bad joke is out of the way, here's a quick review on DiGiorno's Garlic Bread Pizza..  I must admit I haven't eaten a DiGiono pizza in at least fifteen years.  I never much cared for...
From the get go, I was hoping this pizza wouldn't be Chewy. OK, now that my bad joke is out of the way, here's a quick review on DiGiorno's Garlic Bread Pizza.. I must admit I haven't eaten a DiGiono pizza in at least fiftee...
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Review - "Supremus Maximus" from Screamin' Sicilian Pizza Co.
There are some great things happening in the world of frozen pizza.  Consumers are demanding higher quality and healthier options, and companies are listening.  Pizza's made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives are becoming ever more available,...
There are some great things happening in the world of frozen pizza. Consumers are demanding higher quality and healthier options, and companies are listening. Pizza's made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives a...
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Jedi pizza inspiration via a familar face from the Star Wars universe!
Just when I didn't think I could eat another bite, he appeared to me and said.. "Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself".
Just when I didn't think I could eat another bite, he appeared to me and said.. "Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself".
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Review - Biscuit and Gravy... Pizza! A pie from Folcarelli's Pizza in Greeley Colorado
Folcarelli's Biscuit and Gravy Pizza The Pizza Chap rating.. 4 out of 5 slices A new pizza restaurant called Folcarelli's has opened up in Greeley Colorado.  And while I haven't had a chance to dine there yet, I did stop in after work last Friday to get a c...
Folcarelli's Biscuit and Gravy Pizza The Pizza Chap rating.. 4 out of 5 slices A new pizza restaurant called Folcarelli's has opened up in Greeley Colorado. And while I haven't had a chance to dine there yet, I did st...
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That one time thrifting, when I found a Crafty Latvian piece
A couple of years ago, I came across an interesting piece during one of my retro treasure hunts that made its way home with me.  It was originally an item I came across, snapped a quick picture of, and moved on.  For reasons inexplicable to me, I felt a str...
A couple of years ago, I came across an interesting piece during one of my retro treasure hunts that made its way home with me. It was originally an item I came across, snapped a quick picture of, and moved on. For reasons ...
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Enlightened 20th century retro Dad with an affinity for the recent past.  I'm a bonafide Pizzaholic and fan of just about anything retro.  Hobbies and interests include writing, blogging, Disney, Vintage Bicycles, homebrewing, toy collecting, and Disc Golf.  I live in Northern Colorado, but have a love affair with the Florida gulf coast, and visit often.
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Mickey Mouse Pizza
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I'm going to have the pleasure of attending the Food and Wine Festival at Disney World later this year, so Disney has been on my mind a lot

BrickPicker
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The leading source on Lego Investing and current market values of new and old Lego sets.

RetroHound! Photos of Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Memorabilia.
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Classic Movie Reviews, Pictures of Album Covers, Collectibles, and whatever strikes my fancy.

Davelandblog: Fire in San Diego
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It has been wonderful to get messages of concern from friends and family who have been made aware of the fires that are raging through parts

The Nerd Store
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The Nerd Store is the entertainment destination for Greeley! Including a wide variety of events activities and products in games and comic b

Smart Compass
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Smart Compass is in the 3rd set of the Smart Tools collection.This compass is a tool to search bearings(azimuth) using the built-in magnetic

Go Retro!: Ms. Go Retro Answers All
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You know what's amazing? Go Retro has been live for 6 years now and averages around 1000 page views a day; that's nearly triple the amount i

Davelandblog: Storybook Land Restoration
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This image came from a batch of December 1982 slides and features the pink Cinderella Castle that towers over the Storybook Land attraction

The Retroist | Retro Blog and Podcast
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Behind The Scenes: Re-Animator (1985). Posted on October 1, 2011 by VicSage. As always, a huge thanks goes out to Quint over at Ain't It

Dads Dish Retro Blog: Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee
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Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee. Dr. Drip single serve coffee the verdict - excellent! From the second I saw the way cool retro looking packa

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N&M Cool provides dehumidifiers to residents of Sarasota and southwest Florida

Nothing my party of 8 cared for very much. Seemed like the place was almost entirely staffed by teenagers that were very complacent (at least on the night I visited). Chicken was decent.. but I don't go out for pizza to eat chicken.
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