Archive for category: 90s

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...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Sonic Mania Mania

Linz and Lee quit their jobs and play Sonic Mania. Not really. But almost. Anyway, Sonic Mania is actually good and we’re just as surprised as you are. Join us for Sonic Mania, but stay for other Sonic-related conversations. Download or stream from Soundcloud: Heck, it’s even on iTunes! Mentioned in this Episode: Sonic Mania: “It’s actually good!” — Lee...

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...