Articles By: Linz Rewind Linz Rewind
Linz is a freelance writer and editor who just so happens to be obsessed with E.T. for Atari. Try not to hold it against her.

/ October 26, 2017 10:02 pm

E.T. Cookies that Poop Reese’s Pieces

We’ve made E.T. cookies before here in the Pop Rewind Kitchen, but with Halloween just around the corner (that’s right– E.T. is technically a Halloween movie, so this post is hella festive) we need to up our game. Presenting: E.T. Cookies That Poop Reese’s Pieces Ingredients: -Your favorite sugar cookie dough dyed green for E.T. for Atari or brown for...

/ October 25, 2017 9:50 pm

Rick Springfield is a Vampire

A 1980s pop singer, vampires, Erica Kane’s ex-husband, and a made-for-TV movie from 1989. These are all things Linz loves, so it’s no wonder that when given the opportunity to purchase a $9 DVD containing those four elements she’d jump on it. Nick Knight stars Rick Springfield as a vampire detective working the night shift. His arch nemesis LaCroix, played...

/ August 31, 2017 10:15 am

Top Picks from the 2017 Button Draft

A couple weeks ago, I got to hang out with Rich and Josh from the Why Are You Listening to This? Podcast as they made their way through Ontario and Montreal visiting pals. Rich, Linz, and Josh. Canadians for scale. In our adventures, we of course stopped by a thrift store where we spotted four vases full of retro buttons...

/ July 28, 2017 10:56 am

Pop Shoppe Memories

Growing up in Ontario, weekends in the 80s were highlighted by a trip to the Pop Shoppe– a store full of pop (or soda) in stubby glass bottles, aisle upon aisle of flavors. You couldn’t dream of a place like this nowadays, which is likely why the Pop Shoppe wasn’t around much in the 90s and early 2000s. NHL player...

/ July 7, 2017 12:54 pm

Make Your Own Orbitz: The Drink with BALLS.

Chances are you have a memory of Orbitz, whether it was gleefully chugging chunky sugar water or side-eyeing someone as they chugged chunky sugar water while you, smartly, abstained because wtf are those balls and why are they floating? One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. It was just so weird and out there,...

/ July 2, 2017 2:12 pm

Ritz Crackers and the New Kids on the Block: An Existential Crisis

There’s a point in everyone’s life where they realize they’re old. I’ve had brushes with this in the past– hearing Billy Joel on the “oldies” station, attempting to purchase Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun album on CD in 2014 only to have Target employees ask me: “CD, like for a computer?”, and trying to explain what Crystal Pepsi was to 7-11...

/ June 17, 2017 1:06 pm

Clearly Canadian Returns!

Clearly Canadian was a summertime staple for me. Between Wild Cherry Clearly Canadian, Cracked Magazine, and hanging out on Lake Erie, summers were pretty great in the 90s. After my family’s regular vacations ceased, I never gave much thought to Clearly Canadian. I rarely bought it back home (although, I did purchase one and dub it my “germ bottle,” much...

/ March 31, 2017 11:06 pm

Beyond Sonic 3: Did Michael Jackson Write the Music for ANOTHER Sega Genesis Video Game?

We’ve all heard the Michael Jackson Sonic 3 rumors— specifically that Jackson wrote the music for the Sega Genesis video game. While people have come out to verify this information (namely Brad Buxer, who worked on the Sonic 3 music, and said in a 2009 interview that Jackson was involved but didn’t want credit as he was not happy with...

/ March 15, 2017 9:27 am

Beyond Ecto Cooler: Hi-C Teamed Up with NKOTB?!

When many people of our generation think of Hi-C, they immediately think of Ecto Cooler– the highly successful Ghostbusters juice box tie-in that outlived the cartoon series it was based on and even went on to see a successful resurgence in 2016 (but has since been discontinued). Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler wasn’t the only 80s/90s promotional campaign that Hi-C had going....

/ March 9, 2017 10:39 pm

Super Mario Maker: E.T. for Atari Style?

While the world has moved on from Mario Maker, we’re still busy making new levels. You may remember Linz’s Terminator and Mario the Hedgehog levels or perhaps Lee’s Back to the Future Mario Maker Level. Well, we’re back… in Mario Maker for E.T. for Atari… Style. With Linz’s love-hate relationship with E.T. for the Atari 2600, we all knew it...