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Daily ruminations on pop-culture, with a focus on rescuing childhood nostalgia from the fringe and determining it's contextual significance... or stories about toys and cartoons.

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Inside Out Boy

September 28th, 2009 by User Submitted in Television, User Submitted

Inside Out Boy, also known as I.O.B., died yesterday from blood loss and organ failure when he fell off his chair at a local eatery. Upon arrival at the scene, several authorities were surprised to learn of the incident, as anyone between the ages of 20 – 28 believed I.O.B. to have died ten years ago…

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Virtual Boy

September 25th, 2009 by Jordan in Video Games

In 1995, two things represented the future: flying cars and virtual reality. One of those became readily available to the public thanks to Nintendo. I, of course, was the first in line to buy it. I prided myself in being a toy aisle futurist, always looking for that next big thing…

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The Top 10 Teams of Tecmo Super Bowl

September 23rd, 2009 by james in Sports, Video Games

The Holy Grail for all football video games, Tecmo Super Bowl forever changed the way the sport is played on sticks. Its predecessor, Tecmo Bowl was almost there – it laid the groundwork for a lot of the playcalling functionality and the NFL licensing, but TSB took everything to a different level. The Super version had something for everyone – from the stat geeks who wanted to master every nuance of each team’s offense, to button-mashing little brothers who just wanted to air it out with Warren Moon every play. Whether you were looking to commit to an entire 16 game season, or just trying to pummel your best friend in an exhibition game, the first major decision of any player was what team would best display your offensive and defensive prowess. Here is our dedication to the top 10 teams of Tecmo Super Bowl…

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Never Forget: Scott Scanlon (Beverly Hills 90210)

September 21st, 2009 by Jordan in Never Forget, Television

Scott Scanlon was a character on the first season of Beverly Hills 90210. Scott and David Silver were nerdy best friends until David became a social climber and pretended to actually be attracted to Donna…

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Saved By The Bell: Tori Scott

September 18th, 2009 by Jordan in Television

An Excerpt From
BROKEN HEARTS AND BAYSIDE: A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Chapter 1

She road into town on her motorcycle. New school, new kids, new pressures. Tori Scott was a loner, used to packing up shop and moving around the country. By now all these places she once called home looked the same. This type of lifestyle didn’t lend itself well to making friends, let alone finding teenage love. On her first day of class, Tori met a boy who saw through her tough guy strut, her devil may care attitude, even the black leather jacket that she wore like a protective shell around her vulnerable heart. This boy was different from all the rest. This boy was special. From the moment they locked eyes she could see their future: sharing a mod in a college with their other high school friends, while gaining guidance from a former pro athlete, probably one who played for the San Francisco 49ers. After college she saw a wedding, somewhere tropical like Hawaii, where all their friends would be united one last time to celebrate their blessed union. In the halls of her new high school, Tori was sure, no positive, that she had met her soul mate. The boy she’d spend the rest of her life with. The boy noticed her staring at him. He lowered his giant cell phone and extended his hand. “Hey you must be new. I’m Zack Morris, welcome to Bayside.”

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The Top Five Nickelodeon Game Shows We Regret Never Being Contestants On

September 16th, 2009 by The Staff in Television

The slime, the bonus rounds, the prize trips to Space Camp. These were the things dreams were made of. For years, Nickelodeon imagineers devised new ways to enter video games, explore Mayan ruins, and splatter pies into your father’s face. Since their early days of broadcasting, Nickelodeon has countlessly found ways to tap into the kid-fantasy zeitgeist. Ask anyone from our generation and they’ll tell you: “Always pick the physical challenge.”

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My Buddy

September 14th, 2009 by Zachary in Toys

Playskool’s My Buddy was more than just a baby doll for boys, he was a pal. The kind of pal who always wanted to do whatever you were doing, go wherever you were going. My Buddy was a role model. I wanted to dress like him and have my hair cut to match his. My Buddy wasn’t just the name of the toy, this guy was my buddy. We played in the sandbox, he came with me to sleepovers at my grandma’s house, and waited patiently for me to come home from school. In return for his loyalty, I never cut his hair, lost his shoes, or drew on his face. His constant smile was the only thank you I needed…

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Dr. Dreadful Food Lab

September 11th, 2009 by Jordan in Food, Toys

My love for cooking did not come from my mom. Hell, we knew damn well to stay out of her kitchen or we’d get smacked with a wooden spoon. No, my culinary passion can be traced back to a late 80s birthday gift from many years ago. The Chef de Parti to my Apprenti was none other than a mad scientist named Dr. Dreadful.

The Dr. Dreadful Food Lab was the male answer to the Easy Bake Oven (predating Creepy Crawlers by several years.) Your kitchen table instantly became your very own laboratory, where you would orchestrate a series of dishes that “looks gross but tastes great!” These varied from bubbling brain stew eaten straight from the shrunken skull bowl, to the homegrown and edible monster skin (I’m still not sure what it was made of.) I became mad with power, a gourmet Dr. Moreau, mixing and matching the various flavored powders and ingredients to create just the right gummy tarantula…

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Starter Jackets!

September 8th, 2009 by james in Style

Let’s just face it – you were lame if you didn’t own a Starter Jacket. I can remember the exact day when I realized that my blue Air Force replica coat just wasn’t going to cut it. It was in the fourth grade and even a girl who never talked to me went out of her way to make fun of my lack of officially licensed sports apparel. What was a guy to do? I mean, Christmas didn’t roll around for another couple months and I wasn’t going to be caught dead in that nerdy knock-off military jacket. Literally overnight, the faux badges and stripes that adorned my outerwear stood for “dork” and “social outcast” instead of “valor” and “honor” as they once had. So, unbeknown to my parents, I coatlessly bared the Ohio December until that glorious morning where I opened the wrapping paper of my very own Cleveland Indians pullover…

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Polly Pocket

September 4th, 2009 by User Submitted in Toys, User Submitted

Most eight-year-olds went through airport security without any trouble. I, on the other hand, was always pulled aside due to the suspicious bulging square in my Osh Kosh B’Gosh jean pocket. Security never found any bombs or objects posing a terrorist threat, just a pink plastic compact box with gold encrusted letters that said Polly Pocket

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