Archive for category: 90s

Weird Paul: World Premiere of Will Work for Views

If there were ever a question whether there’s a little Weird Paul in all of us, then Will Work for Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul definitively answers that as a resounding “oh yeah… we’re all a little weird”. Will Work For Views (Trailer #1) from Interesting Human on Vimeo. The documentary, which was backed on Kickstarter last year...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Game Boys, Virtual Boys, Nomads, and More

Special thanks to AJ of The Classic Red Green Page who asked us how Lee’s Game Boy modding from our Scary Books and Stuff podcast episode back in October went and requested it as a podcast topic. We’re nothing if not punctual. Or the opposite. In this episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast, Linz and Lee venture down the path...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Meeting Weird Al Yankovic

Join us in this Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Podcast where we talk about meeting “Weird Al” Yankovic together on his current tour. What amazing thing did Weird Al say to us that made meeting him the best moment of our lives?! Stay tuned to find out! We also chat about our origin story and how we spent our Friday nights...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Obscure Television Shows

You guys, it’s a weird one. Buckle up while Linz tries to explain this: we’re talking about TV shows that we watched that NO ONE else did. Just stuff that either didn’t appeal to our peers so they never gave it a chance (giving us no one to discuss these works of art with) or television shows on at odd...

Pokemon Article Deep Dive

Sometimes you get to a weird place on the Google News Archives. Today is one of those days. I wanted to do an article about schools banning POGs, but instead we’re stuck with these really strange headlines about Pokemon. Accompany me on this journey, won’t you. Burger King runs low on Pokemon toys, The Tuscaloosa News, November 13, 1999. Noted...

Weird Al Songs to Woo Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us yet again. If you’ve waited until the last minute to plan a romantic evening with your partner, don’t worry because Pop Rewind has got you covered! Check out these “Weird Al” Yankovic Songs to Woo Your Valentine (and totally not get you relegated to sleeping on the couch for the rest of the week)....

Pop Rewind 2017 Year in Review

It’s been a bit quiet here at Pop Rewind the last couple months, but we’re changing that soon! We’ve had yet another fun year reminiscing in the weird nostalgia you’ve come to know us for and we’ve had even more fun interacting with you guys. We drank beverages long believed to be dead, interviewed Weird Paul, Lee rode the Oscar...

Our Favorite and Weirdest Instances of Vampires in Popular Culture

Vampires are weird, let’s face it. Here are our picks for the best in pop culture history! Vampira You gotta start at the source of awesome pop culture vampires: Maila Nurmi’s “Vampira” character. Everyone knows Elvira of Movie Macabre fame, but not everyone realizes Elvira is essentially the Part II of Vampira – the original vampiress TV show host. Vampira’s...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Scary Books and Stuff

This time on the Pop Rewind Podcast, Linz and Lee reminisce about how much Goosebumps and Unsolved Mysteries scared them as children… and adults. We also call on R.L. Stine to answer a 27 year-old mystery: what “Weird Al” album did Pete buy Melissa in the book Haunted?! Heck, it’s even on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher! Mentioned in this...

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...