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Hey, friends. I’m taking over the Saturday Frights posts this evening because as you’ve no doubt already read, early on Friday it was reported that actor and legendary wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away at the age of 61 in his sleep. I certainly was…
Hey, friends. I'm taking over the Saturday Frights posts this evening because as you've no doubt already read, early on Friday it was reported that actor and legendary wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper ...
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We’ve shared illustrations by the talented Jason Edmiston once or twice before on the site, the reason for that is because he consistently delivers amazing illustrations that speak on a very deep level to our retro sensibilities. You know. Like painting…
We've shared illustrations by the talented Jason Edmiston once or twice before on the site, the reason for that is because he consistently delivers amazing illustrations that speak on a very deep l...
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Summer heat is reaching its zenith and nothing is sweeter during this time of year (or more nostalgic) than having a cold treat on a hot day. In this mid-eighties commercial from Popsicle, a way too cool dad take his son Joey on a summer tour of his…
Summer heat is reaching its zenith and nothing is sweeter during this time of year (or more nostalgic) than having a cold treat on a hot day. In this mid-eighties commercial from Popsicle, a way to...
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When I go to flea markets, I see phones like the Chestphone for sale all the time. I have been tempted to buy one, but have not pulled the trigger and now I know why. Because if I am going to buy any phone from the 1970s it is most certainly going to be…
When I go to flea markets, I see phones like the Chestphone for sale all the time. I have been tempted to buy one, but have not pulled the trigger and now I know why. Because if I am going to buy a...
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It shouldn’t surprise fans that “The American Dream” chose Mello Yello over Mountain Dew. Mello Yello was always more of the every-man’s citrus soft drink making it the perfect drink for this wrestling legend. Any Dusty fans out there remember this…
It shouldn't surprise fans that "The American Dream" chose Mello Yello over Mountain Dew. Mello Yello was always more of the every-man's citrus soft drink making it the perfect drink for this wrest...
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Want to be a big deal in 1983? How about you get yourself a top of the line car phone like ht Motorola Pulsar II. It has a speaker phone, which works just like an office speaker phone. It has automatic channel scan, because you don’t have time to manually…
Want to be a big deal in 1983? How about you get yourself a top of the line car phone like ht Motorola Pulsar II. It has a speaker phone, which works just like an office speaker phone. It has autom...
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Growing up in the 1980s, my first exposure to the band Chicago was through their megahit ballads. “You’re the Inspiration”, “Hard Habit to Break”, and “Will You Still Love Me?” were constantly on the radio and MTV. Seeing as how I kept my stereo tuned in…
Growing up in the 1980s, my first exposure to the band Chicago was through their megahit ballads. “You’re the Inspiration”, “Hard Habit to Break”, and “Will You Still Love Me?” were constantly on t...
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Superheroes with the power to convince potential homebuyers to look for a Medallion that proclaims the gold standard of buying homes with electric ranges, ripoff Bionic Woman sound effect, and go-go boots? Must be the 1970s, and local advertising! In the…
Superheroes with the power to convince potential homebuyers to look for a Medallion that proclaims the gold standard of buying homes with electric ranges, ripoff Bionic Woman sound effect, and go-g...
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Renting software in one for or another was not a new idea in 1986, but renting that software to consumers was still a pretty fresh idea. But in the era before Software as a Service, how do you get those programs in the hands of individuals? You do it the…
Renting software in one for or another was not a new idea in 1986, but renting that software to consumers was still a pretty fresh idea. But in the era before Software as a Service, how do you get ...
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Move over Spuds MacKenzie, this dog is the ultimate party animal, especially when he rides the “suds”. If you wanted evidence of just how popular Spuds MacKenzie was in the late eighties, this commercial speaks volumes about the beer selling dog’s…
Move over Spuds MacKenzie, this dog is the ultimate party animal, especially when he rides the "suds". If you wanted evidence of just how popular Spuds MacKenzie was in the late eighties, this comm...
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It was 58 years ago today that the talented video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw was born. Before he left the game industry to became a successful psychotherapist he was a very successful designer for Atari, delivering one of the most successful…
It was 58 years ago today that the talented video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw was born. Before he left the game industry to became a successful psychotherapist he was a very successful desig...
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Video game themed movies and TV show are great, but I think the next big trend needs to be in making entertainment starring the consoles the games are played on. Sort of in the vein of “The Brave Little Toaster”, it would follow the adventures of an aging…
Video game themed movies and TV show are great, but I think the next big trend needs to be in making entertainment starring the consoles the games are played on. Sort of in the vein of "The Brave L...
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Classic Doctor Who scored and edited like modern Who is oddly mesmerizing
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What would happen if you took the classic Doctor Who series and rewired the soundtrack with some of the stalwart tracks from the series’ mod

Gamasutra: Herman Tulleken's Blog - 20 Fun Grid Facts (Hex Grids)
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At Gamelogic we are obsessed with grids. We make tools for grids and write about grids, but our obsession goes way beyond this (we even have

D20 Bowl Set
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If your stomach's rumbling is setting the atmosphere for the game, it's time to break out the D20 Bowl Set. The d20 Bowl Set you buy today c

Paley Center Sets ‘Facts of Life’ Reunion, Fall Preview Screenings | Var...
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The Paley Center for Media will host a 35th anniversary "Facts of Life" reunion event on Sept. 15 as part of its annual Fall TV Preview scre

Elaine Stritch Dead: Broadway Legend Was 89 | Variety
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Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” who was nominated for multiple Tonys an

'Ghostbusters' returns to theaters this August as part of 30th anniversa...
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The landmark sci-fi / comedy mashup Ghostbusters arrived in movie theaters 30 years ago this weekend — but if you were too young to catch th

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Queen to Release New Album With Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs
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Brian May also reveals sequel to 'We Will Rock You' musical in the works

Days Of Future Past: Alan Moore's Doctor Strange From 1970 - Bleeding Co...
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We've looked into the very, very early work of Alan Moore, uncovering what appears to be his earliest published work, written in 1969. Today

SUPER-BLOG TEAM UP! The Voracious Villainy of The Crimson Dynamo !
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WELCOME TO THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF SUPER-BLOG TEAM UP MERRY MARCHERS! My colleagues in comicdom and I are unequivocally delighted to rollic

Molly Ringwald cast in 'Jem and the Holograms' live-action movie - NY Da...
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The movie based on the 1980's hit cartoon series "Jem and the Holograms" has cast a major star from that era Molly Ringwald, People reported

1972 Super8 WDW Home Movie restored in HD - Final Film Released!
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In 1972 my grandparents took a road trip from New Jersey to Florida...armed with AAA highlighted maps of the I-95 east coast corridor they s

Andy Warhol's Amiga computer art found 30 years later
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The Andy Warhol Museum has recovered a set of images, doodles, and photos created by the seminal pop artist on a Commodore Amiga home comput

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Master...
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made.

Mickey Rooney, Golden Age Box Office Giant, Dies at 93
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Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, according t

David A. Trampier, the Illustrator Who Defined the Look of Advanced Dung...
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David A. Trampier, the artist responsible for defining the look of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away.

Jem and the Holograms Live Action Movie Is Happening!
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Jem and the Hologram fans, get excited! Jon M. Chu, the director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Jus...

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At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big -- only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his fr

Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
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Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in

Comic legend Sid Caesar dead at age 91, says friend Carl Reiner
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of Your Show