In 1982, Burger Kings decided to add bacon to their double cheeseburger. It was embraced by consumers and became an enduring taste sensation.
In October of every year since 1992, Six Flags Great Adventure becomes costumed with the sights and sounds of Halloween during their annual haunt festival. In 1995, I visited for the first time and enjoyed it thoroughly.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1987 TV horror show, Werewolf. This was a one season wonder produced by Frank Lupo that was part of…
Are you not happy with your sing-a-long options during the Halloween season? In 1966, the Peanuts released a set of Pumpkin Carols that should help this season be a bit more musical.
Do you remember Monkey's Blood or Mercurochrome? It was an antiseptic that burned like crazy, dyed your skin reddish orange and contained mercury. Oh and for seven decades parents loved the stuff.
In the 1984 episode of Magnum PI, Jororo Farewell, Magnum PI works to prevent the kidnapping of the prince of Jororo. His work takes him to an interesting location, the local arcade.
In the summer of 1999, while employed at a tech company, I traveled to Rome, NY to work at Woodstock '99. The excitement of the music festival quickly turned ominous and we fled in the middle of the night. It has been two decades since those hot few days in upstate New York and I thought I would share my memories of being there.
I wanted to talk to you a bit about the Retroist and the Retroist Podcast. Most of it lays out my reduced output and feelings about running the site. I cannot speculate what the future will be, but it will most certainly be something different.
Erol Otus was an early artist with the original makers of Dungeons & Dragons, TSR. His contributions are legendary at this point, but he continues to still be slightly enigmatic. So let's take a quick look at the work and career of this amazing artist.
I payed ten bucks a can to get my hands on some New Coke. I drank a bunch of it and I didn't like it. Oddly enough, this is exactly what I was hoping for. Proving that nostalgia can be very complicated.