As I sit here and type this it’s difficult for me to believe that the Nintendo 64 is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. I began buying retro video games when the N64 was still being actively sold on store shelves and was considered contemporary. Now the Nintendo 64 itself is considered retro which makes me feel … More Nintendo 64: 20th Anniversary!
Growing up our household didn’t partake in the luxury of cable television. It was pure agony. I used to see ads with Grandpa Munster shilling a local cable TV company and would tell my parents that cable was the way to go. When I’d watch WWF SuperStars and Gene Okerlund would urge the viewers to contact … More Summer of 1998 Part II: TV
Here we go again! This is the fifth installment of Five Awesome Video Game Tracks! That means if my multiplication skills are still refined that you could enjoy 25 interesting video game melodies if you check out all of these installments. It also means that I’ve written roughly 5,000 words dedicated to beeps, hums, and tones … More Five Awesome Video Game Tracks Part 5
It didn’t take very long for the popularity of The Simpsons to soar. The full length episodes made their debut on FOX in December of 1989 with the Christmas special and by the spring of 1990 the show was already a sensation. At first there was some controversy as to whether a cartoon like The … More Bart Simpson Vinyl Doll (Dan Dee, 1990)
Twenty years ago in August of 1995 Star Wars fans were at a pivotal crossroads that few of us would actually have believed at the time. 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm announced that they were going to release the original Star Wars trilogy for the home market one last time. The release was in the … More Star Wars THX Home Video Release (1995)