Archive for category: Obsession of the Day

Obsession of the Day: Taz Milkshakes

In the mid-1990s, my school kicked each week off by serving frosty Taz Milkshakes on Mondays.  Usually, the milkshakes were chocolate, but an occasional inferior strawberry landed on the scene.  Either way, there was nothing like chugging down a chocolate milkshake in the middle of the day and spending the rest of the afternoon at school as hyper as the...

Obsession of the Day: Scopitone

Today’s Obsession:  Scopitone Some people are really into baseball, others might prefer winning a game of poker, but my obsession of the day is Scopitone! Never having seen one myself, I’ve been trying to make sense of everything I’ve read about this machine.  From what I can gather, it’s a jukebox that played music videos.  Scopitone’s popularity peaked in the...

Obsession of the Day: The Taco Bell Logo

The Taco Bell logo is a strange obsession to have. I mean, why? If you’re going to be obsessed with something Taco Bell-related, why not the Bell Beefer or other such delectable treats. No, my big beef has to do with the poor choice Taco Bell has made with their logo and color scheme. Mmm… warm, fuzzy Taco Bell memories....

Obsession of the Day: The Real Ghostbusters Score

I recently busted out the Real Ghostbusters box set and watched through my favorite episodes.  The first two seasons are rock solid filled with episodes for the thinking fan, but the show was later re-tooled to treat viewers like complete morons.  Throughout the series, though, the score remained roughly the same.  Not only was the music very fitting for the...

Obsession of the Day: Rick Moranis

It should come to no surprise to anyone that I love Rick Moranis, even if you only know me through my articles on this website. I’ve unveiled a few Junk Pile items indicative of this Obsession of the Day—nay, Obsession of My Life: Strange Brew Book, Little Shop of Horrors Trading Cards, and yes, even Honey, I Shrunk The Kids...

Ghostbusters Spooktacular

Universal Studios Orlando was a magical place in the early 90s.  A Florida resident at the time the park opened, I kept pretty close track of what was happening.  The more news I heard, the more excited I became about finally entering those front gates for the first time. I was obsessed with movies when I was a wee lad. ...

Obsession of the Day: Turning Chuck E. Cheese

In my wonder years, Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese were my bread and sauce hang outs of choice.  Along with a few friends, I attempted to relive memories one time shortly after graduating high school, but the experience just wasn’t the same. My geekdom goes so deep that I don’t realize what’s common knowledge and what’s not about pop...

Obsession of the Day: Carowinds theme song

I haven’t really brought it up much on the site, yet, but my ongoing everyday obsession is roller coasters.  I can’t get enough of them or traveling to new coaster parks.  Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Carowinds which is literally on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina.  To put it in perspective, depending on which door...

Obsession of the Day: CD Catalog Memories

Ordering CDs from catalogs was, believe it or not, a convenient way to obtain music in the 1990s.  You called to order a catalog that arrived a few weeks later, looked through the entire thing, filled out forms with a pen, mailed those forms in with a check, and waited 6-8 more weeks for your CDs to arrive.  By that...

Obsession of the Day: Pepsi Stuff

I’m not sure if this is an obsession of the day or just an obsession I was obsessed with for a couple years, brought my family down with me, quickly forgot about it, and then randomly remembered today. Either way, you get a post on Pepsi Stuff. The 1996 and 1997 catalogs. Pepsi Stuff was a loyalty program that Pepsi...