Archive for category: Obsession of the Day

Obsession of the Day: Married With Children – Get the Dodge Outta Hell

One of my most referenced Married With Children moments is apparently one that I made up. I vividly recall an episode where Al cleans his car and finds that instead of a Dodge, he is the proud owner of a Doidge (or Doige?) I’ve asked other people about the Doidge incident and they vaguely remember it. In fact, Lee remembered...

Obsession of the Day: The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon

Earlier this week in my Internetting journeys, I came across a movie so mind-blowing that it couldn’t possibly exist: The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon. That is a real movie title. And it stars Tony Danza. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Also, the entire thing is on YouTube: The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking...

Obsession of the Day: Commodore 64 Speed Racer

Like many families at the time, my family had a Commodore 64 and while I’m sure the idea was for me to become some kind of computer protegee, I really just played games. A lot of games. Namely things like Mario Bros., various Asteroids clones, and Congo Bongo. I did try to break out of that rut by playing Gruds...

Dymo Home Labelmaker

When I was a wee youngin’, my dad had a label gun (and still has it as far as I know). It was orange and majestic. It was used to label VHS tapes of nefarious origins. It vaguely looked like the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek. It was perfect. For years I bugged my dad about playing with it. In...

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...

Obsession of the Day: Mystery Magician (1986)

Magic is a funny thing. You can love it and be mystified by it but still want to deconstruct how what you saw to the point that you ruin it for yourself. Magic tricks are closely guarded by the magic community, except in cases where assholes release videos. Perhaps not as well know, or maybe just forgotten, but long before...

Obsession of the Day: Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

Growing up, and still today, I was a big Sega Genesis fan. I had (and still have, although it’s grown a lot) a decent collection of games, but one really stood out for me: Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! You may be asking yourself: wtf is Greendog? And if you’ve played it before: wtf, why is Greendog such a stand-out...

Obsession of the Day: Trollies Radio

Oh Trolls and Treasure Trolls. You fugly little creatures that captured our hearts in the 90s. Trolls went from little figures to dolls to clothing, to, well, VHS musicals. And speaking of the latter, Trollies was a fantastic direct-to-video release of these weird Treasure Troll-type puppets putting on their own radio show. Capitalizing on the Treasure Trolls phenomenon while at...

Obsession of the Day: Married With Children’s God’s Shoes

For the most part, when it was first on (from 1987 to 1997), I religiously watched Married With Children. Since 1997, however, I haven’t watched a single episode. Strange, considering I still make references to the show on a regular basis. Maybe I’m terrified that something I so loved wouldn’t hold up? One specific episode that stuck with me and...

Obsession of the Day: Barbie TV/Game-Related Playsets

I’m not going to lie, I had a massive collection of Barbies. I still have them, somewhere, but I had a stupid amount of the dolls, accessories, and playsets. I had a Barbie airplane, motor home, scooter, gym, hair salon, washer dryer… just. A stupid amount. Something that totally blew my mind today and, also still not lying, made me...