Blog, Saturday Recap — May 17, 2014 9:14 am

Saturday Morning Recap: Vol. 8

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Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week.

Saturday’s Cartoon:

Rubik the Amazing Cube was a short-lived cartoon based on the Rubik Cube. This existed. My Rubik Cube never came to life with a weird alien face. It just sits on my desk with half the stickers peeled off.

Movies:

That actor in movies you don’t watch will play an X-Men character you don’t care about. LOLZ WE’RE JOKING. We love Gambit. Channing Tatum is alright, too.

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We got a peek at Batfleck’s costume and ride earlier this week, and it wasn’t too bad.

Music:

A new posthumous Michael Jackson album was released this week.  So far, XSCAPE is receiving mostly positive reviews.  The tracks are re-workings of previously unreleased material, though a deluxe edition is available with the original takes.

 

Video Games:

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Shaq-Fu 2 is Happening. We have no idea how the IndieGoGo campaign reached its goal. Humans, we do not understand you.  A scholarly look at the Shaq-Fu album was recently proposed as a 33 1/3 book, but did not make the final cut.  A book about Weird Al’s Bad Hair Day album did not make it to the next round, either.  Again with the humans…

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Speaking of books, just 32 years later and a novelization of The Dark Crystal has been announced! This bad boy goes on sale June 4 in comic and specialty shops. Timing is everything!

Harry Potter:

Someone’s got accepted to Hogwarts! Or at least the new Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!  While we would prefer to see un-boxing videos of a flux capacitor announcing a new Back to the Future ride, this is still a pretty cool way to build some hype for the new Universal Studios attraction.

Bill Murray Baseball Commercial:

Bill Murray reprises his Ghostbusters role… sorta! He popped up in this video welcoming fans to the Toledo Mud Hens “Ghostbusters Night” on May 30.  For a guy that doesn’t want to be in a third Ghostbusters movie, he sure can’t help but make cameo appearances related to the franchise.

In Case You Missed It:

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Music Video Monday(s) took a look at They Might Be Giants and their Tiny Toon Adventures.

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Linz got all chocoholic on us with these 8 Chocolate Bars We Wish Were Still Around.

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In a marketing move sure to please a niche crowd of 1, Lee delivered an article on obscure Australian pop-punk music of the 1970s.
Other Thoughts of the Week:
Lee finally got a chance to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and thought it was a fun movie.  As it turns out, the rest of the Internet disagrees with him.  Oh, well!

Linz can’t stop thinking about yard sales, and it probably has something to do with all the video game pick-up videos she’s been watching on YouTube. What’s the neatest thing you’ve found at a yard sale?