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Secret Origins Of Storm And Nightcrawler
2018-10-19 20:12
In the eighties and nineties the X-Men became the hottest thing in comic books, thanks not only to Wolverine but to some characters created by Dave Cockrum including Nightcrawler and Storm… Read More
2018-10-19 19:10
Dorothy Stratten was a Playboy Playmate and actress who was tragically murdered by her estranged husband.  Before ending her life, and his, he did make one contribution to pop cult… Read More
Rock Around The Clock
2018-10-16 16:05
Rock Around The Clock was a song by Bill Haley and the Comets that helped usher in the rock and roll age.  It was used as the opening song of early episodes of Happy Days, and became on… Read More
Spidey's First Toon Gig
2018-10-15 18:18
Spider-Man been on t.v. numerous times over the years.  He has had animated shows, a live action series, and a guest star slot on The Electric Company.  His first t.v. appearance w… Read More
Casting Clubber
2018-10-14 16:42
The producers for Rocky III were looking to cast the villain for the movie, Clubber Lang.  They were looking for someone "tough, mean, disgusting, ugly, and believable".  Joe Frazi… Read More
Schindler's Park
2018-10-13 20:48
Jurassic Park and Schindler's List couldn't be more different movies.  Jurassic Park is a science fiction/fantasy action movie about a park full of dinosaurs.  Schindler's List is… Read More
Davy Crockett In French
2018-10-12 15:37
Walt Disney made a phenomenon out of Davy Crockett in the 1950's with their adaptation of his story for their popular television show on ABC.  Coon skin caps became all the rage, there… Read More
R.E.M. Finds The Frequency
2018-10-10 15:24
Inspirations for songs can com from very strange places.  For instance, R.E.M. had a hit in 1994 with a tune with an inscrutable title and chorus, hat's the Frequency Kenneth.  It… Read More
Rolling Stone's Worst Movies Of 1980
2018-10-09 18:26
I already shared Rolling Stone's list of the best movies of 1980. The magazine also shared their picks for the worst movies of that same year in that same issue.  For the most part… Read More
Neil Gaiman's Special Fan Mail
2018-10-07 17:37
Famous people often get art from their fans, be it drawings or recordings of songs.  One of the more memorable for writer Neil Gaiman was a tape of songs from a female fan who had menti… Read More
Joey Ramone's Conjoined Twin
2018-10-06 17:02
Joey Ramone helped introduce punk music to the world with his band The Ramones. Tall and gangly, with dark hair, leather jacket, and ripped jeans, he definitely had a distinctive look. … Read More
Seals And Croft Rock And Rollers
2018-10-05 17:52
Seals and Croft were known for their soft rock sounds in the early 70's, but they went way back.  They met in Texas and later went to California to join the band The Champs, who had bec… Read More
Brian Wilson And Pet Sounds
2018-10-04 15:47
Pet Sounds is probably The Beach Boys' most well known record.  It was inspired by Rubber Soul and Revolver by The Beatles, and helped to inspire Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band i… Read More
Elvis' Pre-Nixon Snack
2018-09-07 17:50
Elvis' meeting with Richard Nixon is legendary, and everyone has seen the pictures.  There was even a movie made about it in 2016 titled Elvis and Nixon.  Also legendary, Elvis' lo… Read More
First Ten Justice League Members
2018-09-06 16:41
I have previously listed the 1st ten Marvel heroes to join the Avengers. Well, now it's time for some equal time for DC.  Here are the first ten heroes to join the Justice League… Read More
Revolving Guitar Solos By The Beatles
2018-09-05 15:58
Revolver is a great record, and a ground breaking one in many ways.  Taxman has what some have claimed is the first modern rock guitar solo, where the guitar did more than just pick out… Read More
Rolling Stone's 10 Best Movies Of 1980
2018-09-04 22:33
The 1980s were a magical decade for movies.  Some all time classics were made then.  Of course, not all of them were recognized as classics at the time.  And some were hailed… Read More
William Bennett And Janis Joplin
2018-09-03 16:03
William Bennett is a conservative politician who served as Secretary of Education under President Reagan and as drug Czar under President Bush the Elder.  (Interestingly, he didn't chan… Read More
Todd Rundgren's Runt
2018-08-31 21:36
Todd Rundgren is a guy that has been making music forever.  He started as a producer but started to release his own music under the band name Runt.  Playing with him on Runt were t… Read More
Spud's Duds
2018-08-30 21:23
Spuds Mackenzie was made famous as a spokesdog for Budweiser in 1987.  Spuds was a marketing extravaganza,  and was soon on posters, t-shirts, and bandanas.  Spuds even had hi… Read More
Houdini's Funeral
2018-08-29 15:43
Harry Houdini was a world renowned escape artist.  This required him to be in spectacular physical condition.  This made it somewhat of a surprise when Houdini died as a result of… Read More
2018-08-27 18:35
The movie serial was sort of like a t.v. show that you had to go to the theater to see.  It used to be that your movie ticket would get you a newsreel, a couple of shorts, a serial, and… Read More
Sonny And Cher's Final Hurrah
2018-08-26 19:38
Sonny and Cher had filed a legal separation a few days before they taped the final episode of their show.  Everyone knew it was the end, and things were a little tense.  Sonny kept… Read More
2018-08-25 14:28
Elvis Presley is the King of Rock and Roll.  He changed music forever.  It appears, though, that he may not have thought much of his actual abilities as a musician.  He was on… Read More
Spencer's Oscar Says Dick
2018-08-24 15:45
Spencer Tracy had only been making movies for a couple of years.  He had received an Oscar nomination in 1936 but hadn't won.  When he won in 1937 for Captains Courageous it was a… Read More
Jack Benny The Kids In The Hall
2018-08-23 16:07
The Kids In The Hall were a Canadian comedy troupe that had a show on HBO, the on CBS, beginning with a special in 1988.  If yo were around at the time you probably remember Cabbage Hea… Read More
2018-08-22 17:45
Bill Clinton's brother Roger was a sometime actor, sometime musician, sometime convict.  He even had a role in the horror movie Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, as Mayor Bubba.  He als… Read More
Tut's Horn
2018-08-21 16:03
Most people know that the King Tut exhibit was a cultural phenomenon when it toured the U.S. in the 1970's.  It even inspired a hit song from Steve Martin titled "King Tut".  But t… Read More
2018-08-20 17:59
Have you ever been curious about what music was inspiring Pat Benatar during the height of her popularity?  Well, in May 1981 Playboy featured her in a piece called What Have You Been L… Read More
2018-08-18 15:05
Convoy was a truck driving protest song that came out in November of 1975.  It reached number 1 on the U.S. charts.  It inspired a movie.  It was by an artist named C.W. McCal… Read More
Joel Schumacher's Batman
2018-07-24 23:59
There are a few people out there who will defend Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin and Batman Forever, but most fans of the Dark Knight agree that his Batman movies are the worst thing to e… Read More
Almost Superman
2018-07-21 14:20
There have been a number of actors who have played Superman over the years, either on the big screen, the small screen, or the radio.  There was even a Broadway play.  But there ha… Read More
2018-07-11 15:17
The Beatles changed everything when they came to the U.S. in February of 1964.  On their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show they were allowed an unprecedented amount of input on their p… Read More
The Tingler
2018-07-07 15:07
The Tingler is a Castle film starring Vincent Price that is mostly remembered for it's marketing gimmicks.  There was Percepto, where buzzers were attached to the underside of some of t… Read More
Debbie Gibson Makes And Breaks A Record
2018-07-06 22:11
Debbie Gibson became a pop sensation in 1987 with her album Out of the Blue.  Her singles Shake Your Love and Only In My Dreams her huge smash hits.  The song that gets her in the… Read More
Wilt Chamberlain Globetrotter
2018-07-05 22:33
Wilt Chamberlain has become notorious for his sexual conquests, but before that he was known primarily as a great basketball player.  He holds records for scoring, rebounding and durabi… Read More
2018-07-04 14:20
The Brady Bunch was a popular sitcom about a blended family that ran for 5 years on ABC.  After the show ended it found new life in syndication.  It led to five spin off series and… Read More
December 1978 Issue Of Mad
2018-06-27 23:17
MAD 203 from December 1978.  The MAD Star Wars MusicalThis issue had a letter and photo from Susan Richardson from Eight is Enough about MAD's previous take on that show.  There wa… Read More
2018-06-10 15:44
Mighty ReArranger is Robert Plant's 2005 album.  It didn't have any radio hits here in the States, but it still got to number 22 on the charts.  It is the eighth solo album the mig… Read More
Dragonworld Ad
2018-06-10 15:36
An ad that ran in Heavy Metal magazine for the fantasy novel Dragonworld.  When so much fantasy now has an urban setting, I miss the epic fantasy that was popular in my youth.  Thi… Read More
Fantastic Four 73
2018-06-09 16:05
Titled "The Flames of Battle", this issue had appearances by not only the titular team but Daredevil, Spider-Man and Thor.  The FF has been convinced that Dr. Doom is disguised as Dared… Read More
3 Musketeers Ad
2018-06-09 15:53
This is an ad for 3 Musketeers candy bars that ran in comic books.  The ad is number 5 in a series, and the series told a story.  I understand what they were going for here. … Read More
EGOT Winners
2018-05-26 15:08
There are all kinds of awards in the entertainment industry, but there are four big ones.  These are the Emmys, the Grammys, the Oscars and the Tonys.  There is of course some cros… Read More
Superman On The Radio
2018-05-20 15:40
Everyone knows Superman's origin story.  Baby sent to Earth from the doomed planet of Krypton by his parents, baby Kal-El is adopted and raised by the Kents.  Over the years there… Read More
Rock Hall Of Fame Announcement
2018-05-01 20:42
This article came out when Cleveland was affirmed as the home of the then-future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  As we know, it was built and ever since has been inducting members, with co… Read More
Space 1999 Convention
2018-04-25 22:46
Star Trek conventions are so common that these days they have become a cliche.  There are also Star Wars conventions, comic book conventions, and even KISS conventions.  I was surp… Read More
Dana Strum And Randy Rhoads
2018-04-22 14:29
Dana Strum of Slaughter was friends with Randy Rhoads back in the day.  This isn't too surprising because it's not like the music scene, even in L.A., was all that big.  But Dana d… Read More
The Selling Of Star Wars
2018-04-21 16:37
Above is the first page of an article titled The Selling of Star Wars from the late 70's.  It's about the unprecedented merchandising that took place for that movie.  I love Star W… Read More
2018-04-18 22:20
In their early days Black Sabbath had a hard time getting booked for gigs.  Since they couldn't get gigs of their own, they would find out where Jeff Beck was scheduled to play.  B… Read More
Alice And Groucho
2018-04-15 17:05
Alice Cooper became friends with Groucho Marx in the 70's.  Alice says Groucho would call him late at night if a Marx Brothers movie was on television.  Alice would go to Groucho's… Read More
Cross Weird Puzzle
2018-04-14 14:18
Okay vintage horror fans, this one is for you.  A crossword puzzle that's all about old horror and monster movies.  Enjoy! Read More
2018-04-12 03:19
It's not uncommon for actors on a soap opera to go on to bigger and better things.  However, the show Guiding Light, which ran on CBS from 1952 to 2009 (not including 19 years on the ra… Read More
Tin Machine
2017-12-20 20:00
Tin Machine was David Bowie's band when he decided to start making industrial music Read More
M And M's
2017-12-19 20:01
Somewhere an advertising guy said to himself "How can we get people to eat our candy?  I know, we'll give them faces and personalities!" Read More
2017-12-19 19:31
Because he couldn't possibly pretend just as easily inside the show as outside Read More
2017-12-18 19:31
The preview of upcoming comics for Marvel, a mixed bag that week.  The Alie Cooper looks cool, and Marvels was great, but Punisher Meets Archie?  Really?? Read More
Games And Developers
2017-12-17 20:30
This was both an ad for new games and looking for game developers, back in a time when they were few and far between Read More
Web Of Gold
2017-12-17 20:00
A TSR (You know, the guys behind Dungeons & Dragons) game obviously inspired by Indiana Jones Read More
Superman Toys
2017-12-16 20:00
Superman action figures from when the 2nd movie came out.  Notice they made Jor-El thinner than his movie version, and went with the bald Lex Read More
Montezuma's Revenge
2017-12-16 19:30
An ad for a Commodore 64 game Montezuma's Revenge.  I highly doubt the graphics were as good as the picture in the ad Read More
Heroes Against Hunger
2017-12-13 21:00
The same guy who got a bunch of pop stars to do We Are The World got a bunch of comic book artists at DC to do a comic for famine relief Read More
2017-12-13 20:00
A story about a new show about space hosted by Carl Sagan Read More
Top 100 Comics February 1993
2017-12-13 19:30
These were the top 100 comics for February of 1993.  It's surprising how few titles from the big 2 are on the list.  The ones that are there tend to be X-Men books, or anti-heroes… Read More
2017-12-12 21:00
Drawn and submitted to Wizard Magazine by Giampiero Genovese Read More
2017-12-12 20:00
A story about HBO and MTV creating the then first of its kind Comedy Channel.  It later became Comedy Central Read More
2017-12-12 19:30
This game must be just as boring as it sounds, because it never took off.  It uses the Strat-o-matic method of game play, whatever that is Read More
Phoenix Fan Art
2017-12-11 21:00
This Pheonix fan art was drawn and submitted to Wizard Magazine by Jessica Tucker Read More
Summer Movies Of 1981
2017-12-10 20:00
Starlog's recap of how the summer movies of 81 did.  The big winners were Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II, Cannonball Run, For Your Eyes Only, Four Seasons, Clash of the Titans, Ta… Read More
Monster Movie Game
2017-12-10 19:30
An ad for a Movie Monster game for the Commodore 64.  You could be Godzilla, or your choice of weird knock off monsters.  Apparently they spent the whole licensing budget on the Ki… Read More
Movie Videos
2017-12-10 19:30
Just looking at this list of top selling home movies from the 80's makes me nostalgic Read More
2017-12-09 21:00
A couple of ads for an early 90's game called Zombies!!!.  The color ad features a couple of characters from the Dork Towers comic strip.  The bottom ad has an Austin Powers and a… Read More
2017-12-09 20:00
Kip Winger wanted to call his band Sahara, but that name was already taken.  He ended up calling the band Winger on the advice of his old boss, Alice Cooper Read More
Alf #47
2017-12-08 19:30
The cover of Alf #47, done as a newspaper cover.  Read More
Varney The Vampire
2017-12-07 21:00
Varney the Vampire is a book about a vampire that was first published in 1847.  Varney was a precursor to Dracula and created several vampire tropes Read More
Cobra Glider
2017-12-07 20:00
For some reason this GI Joe comic decided to highlight Cobra's sophisticated weaponry by showing a glider Read More
Music Videos
2017-12-06 21:00
It was the 80's and music videos were the most important thing a band could do.  THat's why Circus Magazine had a whole page devoted to news about them Read More

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