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Welcome back friends to another installment of Toon In, this week we have an offering from Gene Deitch entitled Self Defense…for Cowards that was originally released back in 1962. This short is actually an adaptation of Alice McGrath’s 1961 book with the…
Welcome back friends to another installment of Toon In, this week we have an offering from Gene Deitch entitled Self Defense…for Cowards that was originally released back in 1962. This short is actually an adaptation of Alice McGrath’s 1961 book with the full title Self-Defense For Cowards: A Guide To Non-Combative Action For The Rational, …
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Frontier Gentleman was a CBS radio program that began its forty-one episode run back on February 2, 1958 and ceasing production on November 16 of that same year. It boasts some top notch acting talent thanks to John Dehner who plays the lead character,…
Frontier Gentleman was a CBS radio program that began its forty-one episode run back on February 2, 1958 and ceasing production on November 16 of that same year. It boasts some top notch acting talent thanks to John Dehner who plays the lead character, J.B. Kendall, the Frontier Gentleman. The Frontier Gentleman is in the …
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Custom LEGO sets are popular for a very good reason, not only does it give fans a chance to add that one item they desperately want to their collection, perhaps something that LEGO itself hasn’t gotten around to as of ye. Of course another reason is that…
Custom LEGO sets are popular for a very good reason, not only does it give fans a chance to add that one item they desperately want to their collection, perhaps something that LEGO itself hasn’t gotten around to as of ye. Of course another reason is that it also allows builders to show off their …
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He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe is certainly no stranger to possessing relics and weapons of vast power and might. Since the Masters of the Universe toy line first hit the sheves back in 1981 – Mattel made sure that their valiant hero was…
He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe is certainly no stranger to possessing relics and weapons of vast power and might. Since the Masters of the Universe toy line first hit the sheves back in 1981 – Mattel made sure that their valiant hero was outfitted with not only a strength-magnifying breastplate and harness …
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Street Fighter II is the subject of the 22nd Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast! On this episode I talk about the impact and legacy of Capcom’s 1991 and 1992 arcade phenomenons Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition.…
Street Fighter II is the subject of the 22nd Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast! On this episode I talk about the impact and legacy of Capcom’s 1991 and 1992 arcade phenomenons Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. Also of note is my good friend and fellow arcade employee, …
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European Howdy Doody puppets. Two people dressed like 1970s Muppets. A guy who looks like the human version of Sweetums from the Muppets. Children. Dancing. Two Muppet references in one paragraph. I don’t smoke anything, but I’m convinced I had my one…
European Howdy Doody puppets. Two people dressed like 1970s Muppets. A guy who looks like the human version of Sweetums from the Muppets. Children. Dancing. Two Muppet references in one paragraph.
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Why I hadn’t already written about this topic is beyond me. Until ten years ago, I lived in an area served by both the New York City and Philadelphia television markets. But having grown up with parents who were raised on New York stations and watched…
Why I hadn’t already written about this topic is beyond me. Until ten years ago, I lived in an area served by both the New York City and Philadelphia television markets. But having grown up with parents who were raised on New York stations and watched them by habit, I was raised doing the same. I …
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Hello, Dear Listeners! Once more I invite you down into the depths of the Retroist Vault as I choose a creepy short story from my gruesome grimoire of ghastly tales. So let us see if I might be able to chill that blood of yours with my selection this…
Hello, Dear Listeners! Once more I invite you down into the depths of the Retroist Vault as I choose a creepy short story from my gruesome grimoire of ghastly tales. So let us see if I might be able to chill that blood of yours with my selection this week. Dim those electrical lights and …
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In the late 1980s, Ralston came up with a brilliant idea. People love to read the funnies while eating their morning breakfast, so why not combine the two? To that end, they created the short-lived cereal, Morning Funnies Cereal. Now you could skip…
In the late 1980s, Ralston came up with a brilliant idea. People love to read the funnies while eating their morning breakfast, so why not combine the two? To that end, they created the short-lived cereal, Morning Funnies Cereal. Now you could skip dragging in your morning newspaper and instead read your cereal box, which …
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I’m back with another episode of “Vintage Computers & Retro Video Games” and this time I discuss the Atari 400 computer. I tell the story of when I received one, discuss a little about its history, show off some ads and television commercials. [Via]…
I’m back with another episode of “Vintage Computers & Retro Video Games” and this time I discuss the Atari 400 computer. I tell the story of when I received one, discuss a little about its history, show off some ads and television commercials. [Via] Justin Salvato
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Did you know that the U.S. Army produces a monthly “comic book” and has been doing so for more than 65 years? And did you know that several of the artists responsible for creating the comic over the years are considered legends in the industry? My first…
Did you know that the U.S. Army produces a monthly “comic book” and has been doing so for more than 65 years? And did you know that several of the artists responsible for creating the comic over the years are considered legends in the industry? My first experience with “PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly” dates …
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The X-Files was a pretty huge thing for me when it first debuted on FOX back in 1993…oh wow…twenty-three years ago. I don’t know why but it doesn’t seem that long ago. Now granted I only originally watched The X-Files because it came on right after the…
The X-Files was a pretty huge thing for me when it first debuted on FOX back in 1993…oh wow…twenty-three years ago. I don’t know why but it doesn’t seem that long ago. Now granted I only originally watched The X-Files because it came on right after the Bruce Campbell’s woefully underappreciated – at least back …
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I have a website at http://www.retroist.com and I like nostalgia.
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    Spells and Potions, 1944 - 2012
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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

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE MOVIE POSTERS and stuff
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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...

Big
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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