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.

/ 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...

/ March 1, 2017 3:50 pm

SCTV’s Poochare All Meat Dog Food vs. Bonjour Jeans

It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a huge SCTV fan. One of my favorite sketches is a commercial for the fictional Poocharee dog food, led by Eugene Levy: I mean, how can you not love this. It’s so bizarre– the images of Eugene Levy strutting his stuff in his new wave fashions, browsing the supermarket for dog food...

/ January 19, 2017 2:01 pm

In An Alternate Universe, Back to the Future Isn’t Lee’s Favorite Movie: it’s Linz’s Favorite Movie

While it’s no shocking revelation that in this universe Lee’s favorite anything is Back to the Future, it is perhaps a shocking revelation that in a universe not so distant from ours, Back to the Future is Linz’s favorite movie. We all know that Back to the Future had some major casting changes. In fact, before they could secure Michael...

/ December 1, 2016 10:23 am

Pop Rewind Podcast: PSA Party

In this episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast, our fearless leaders battle against each other in a PSA Party! Get it? Like Pizza Party… PEEE-SAAAH Party? We’re here all week! Lee and Linz battle to the death over which country has the most ridiculous Public Service Announcement commercials. Will it be #TeamLee representing America with a Gilbert Gottfried smoke alarm,...

/ November 23, 2016 3:43 pm

Celebrating 17 Years of Chris Gaines

Sometimes there are bits of bizarre pop culture that really stick with you. Maybe it’s Prince changing his name to a Wing Ding, maybe it’s Sinead O’Connor tearing up a photo of the Pope on live television. If you’re like me, it’s definitely when Garth Brooks turned into Chris Gaines. What? Here we go. If I had to break it...