Archive for category: Cartoons

The (Potential) Glorious Return of Ecto Cooler!

In case you missed the news: Coca-Cola renewed the trademark for Ecto Cooler. Does this mean Ecto-Cooler is in our immediate future? I mean, it better be, but who really knows. Maybe they just renewed it so it didn’t fall into the wrong hands for nefarious ends. NEFARIOUS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. ECTO COOLER’S TRADEMARK HAS BEEN RENEWED!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cgEWKeC7jY...

Adult Coloring Books (no, not that kind of “adult”)

We’ve been hearing a lot about Adult Coloring Books lately. No more Sesame Street and G.I. Joe– no we’re talking fancy illustrations of complicated patterns that only the sharpest of colored pencils can shade in. It looks a lot different than the coloring books we’re all used to, but it may serve the same sort of purpose. A lot of...

Our First Loves: George Jetson and a Mushroom?!

Ah, young love. We all remember our first, whether or not they were an already married cartoon character or maybe a fungus. Sometimes first loves don’t really work out so well. In discussing stories for the latest episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast: Strange Things We Believed As Kids, Linz opened up about her first love. If you’ve listened to...

Pop Culture On Pluto

The universe feels rattled this week after the exciting Pluto photos from New Horizons started beaming back to earth. Being geeky for space stuff, we were pretty thrilled to see the new pictures. Of course, we weren’t the only one taken by the images. Pluto fans on the Internet started seeing shapes on the surface, such as a giant heart....

After These Messages…

We’ll be right back!  Who could forget the awesome Saturday Morning commercial break bumpers that ran on ABC?  To this day, I can’t hear the phrase “after these messages” without finishing the sentence in a singing cowboy’s voice. If you watched shows such as The Real Ghostbusters, Bugs Bunny, and The Flintstone Kids, you probably remember these bumpers. Remember watching...

9 Strange Sailor Moon Bootlegs from my Collection

I recently got obsessed with this Bootlegged Sailor Moon Merch Tumblr, which got me thinking about my own Sailor Moon bootlegs. I’ve written about a couple Sailor Moon bootlegs on the site before, but that Tumblr inspired me to go a little more in-depth into my collection. 9 – VHS In the days before home video releases, DVD sets, or...

Obsession of the Day: Stormer + Kimber = OTP

Whenever someone brings up Jem and the Holograms, my immediate reaction (as if someone sneezed and I say, “Bless you!” without even thinking about it, usually to a stranger in the middle of a department store) is to exclaim “Stormer and Kimber OTP!” Spoilers: I talk about the first two issues of the new Jem comic near the bottom. My...

Spider-Man Says Vote

Way back when, I was obsessed with X-Men. If it was X-Men related, I had to have it. Like most comic book fans in the early 90s, I was hooked into the X-Men animated series. Imagine my surprise when I came across a video tape in a discount bin that was labeled “The only X-Men Animated Adventure Ever Created”. Yes,...

Bart Simpson’s Cupcake Crisis

What can be said about The Simpsons’ Bart’s Cupcake Crisis handheld LCD game that this melodic version of the theme song can’t convey? Sometimes you’d go to the store with your parents, and you’d be very, very good. Like super good. So good, that you deserved a treat merely for not having a meltdown in the power tool aisle. Enter...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is such a deep part of pop culture now, people have every line in the movies memorized and entire generation grew up on the toy line.  Still, there are a few things that slipped under the radar to fans.  Let’s take a look back at six things you didn’t know about Ghostbusters!   6 – Egon, Ray, and Peter...