Archive for category: 80s

Weird Al Hosts ALTV

At Pop Rewind, we pride ourselves in saving great nostalgia from being totally lost to time.  If ever we had a post that fits that bill, this is it.  We’re taking a look back at some obscure television. Weird Al is known for his funny records, but he essentially has a second career in television.  Heck, even his movie was...

That Time Phil Collins Watched a Man Watch a Man Drown in a Michelob Beer Commercial

Hands down, one of my favorite, if not my ultimate favorite, urban legend has to do with Phil Collins. Specifically his song “In the Air Tonight”. The story goes that Phil witnessed a guy watching another guy drown. The first guy could have helped the drowning one, but chose not to. This also begs the question: Why didn’t Phil help?...

Top Hallmark Ornament Picks for 2016

Every year, Hallmark puts out some rad retro ornaments. You’ve seen some of them on the Pop Rewind tree, and judging from this year’s offerings, you’re going to see some more! First up, for you cereal enthusiasts– a Snap, Crackle, Pop: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies ornament! I could think of a few more exciting cereals to include, but dangit, Rice Krispies...

Pop Culture League: Olympic Hobbies

The assignment came in for this week’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers. Being the non-sports types that we are, we totally have this covered… “If _____ was an Olympic sport, I’d have a gold medal around my neck.  What’s something you are really, really good at doing?” Linz: I’ve written before on Pop Rewind on how I wasn’t a Nintendo kid...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Ghostbusters Answer The Call Review

A lot of your favorite bloggers were quick to comment on the new Ghostbusters film. Not us! We’ve given it a lot of though since opening weekend and dive deep into what we got out of it. Poll: Tag us on Twitter @poprewindonline to participate in this episode’s poll. Who was your favorite character in the new movie? #TeamHoltzmann, am I right? Check...

6 Dead Beverages That Have Been Resurrected

Those of us in the retro/nostalgia community have certainly been spoiled over the last couple years. Sure, there are lots of things (Hot and Cool Nerds, we’re lookin’ at you!) that have been lost to time with little hope of returning. There are also many beverage-y items we thought we’d never taste again and here we are drinking Crystal Pepsi....

Delta Dreamflight: A Long Ago Attraction

It really seems like a long ago dream at this point, but it’s true that Delta once sponsored an attraction at Disney World.  Delta Dreamflight was an Omnimover style attraction, similar to the ride mechanics of the classic Haunted Mansion.  Unlike the popular ghost ride, however, Dreamflight was no nightmare. The attraction’s roots were actually planted on a previous ride...

The Real Garfield Busters

My Gameboy selection was always pretty limited.  I got the handheld brick in the early 90s and even today still only have five games for it.  Some time around 2000, one of those overpriced game stores in the mall *cough-all-of-them-cough* was clearing out some old Gameboy titles.  To that point, I thought I had played every Ghostbusters game that had...

Ghostbusters 2016 Stay Puft Marshmallow S’Mores Cocktail & Shot!

It just wouldn’t be an informal Theme Week here at Pop Rewind without Linz going into the kitchen and getting drunk. As Lee mentioned in Monday’s article, the Ghostbusters are Back in the Mainstream, which leaves us with some fun Ghostbusters products to get creative with. Let’s go! Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallows S’Mores Cocktail & Shot Sure, you could roast...

Ghostbusters Back in the Mainstream

It’s 2016.  I have a can of Ecto Cooler sitting next to me as I type this.  It’s not even a quarter-century old rusted can.  I have two more cases of the stuff on standby to get me through the rest of the year.  I ate a green slime filled Twinkie last week.  And there are billboards with Slimer on...