In 1987, CBS aired "The Popcorn Kid." It was about a young kid who worked at a movie theater in Kansas and wanted to work in film. As a video store worker through most of my teens, I identified with it and loved it.
In 1956 my Great Aunt wrote a letter to Con Edison to thank them for helping to retrieve her earrings. It is quite a nice thank-you letter.
In 1981, Disney released this ambient audio dream of an album and I have been listening to it ever since.
Let's take a look at a controversy that is over the 30 years old. Did Castlevania II rip off the art style of Ravenloft?
In 1987, Mattel released a barbie sized doll called Spectra. Her and Shimeroons didn't last long, but they were still amazing.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, "Trading Places." It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don't listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
I watch Die-Hard every Christmas. That does not make it a Christmas movie. It is a Christmas movie, because it is a Christmas movie.
They made a commercial for Q*bert the board game in 1983 that featured a live-action version of Q*bert. I would have watched this as a TV series.
Gemstones is a fun and simple game, that is sadly out of print. So I thought I would share my latest find of a sealed game package along with the rules for anyone who wants to try it out at home.
The eighties and nineties were a golden age for dial-in hotlines. Starting with 976 numbers and rolling into 1-900 numbers, the nations appetite for canned recordings could not be abated.…