Author Archive: MattyV

Sunday Cinema – Live & Smokin’

For the month of August on “Sunday Cinema” we will be looking at the comedy specials our parents didn’t want us to see. Comedians who are the true “kings of comedy” that made us laugh and changed the comedic landscape forever…

Probably the first recorded special of Richard Pryor, this video was released in 1985 but recorded in 1971. Here is his raw genius onstage making people laugh. We remember his later special, “Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip”, which is available as an audio recording if you search for it.

The “official” account for Richard posted this online, so check it out!

Everything’s Fine

(Meme courtesy Anonymous)

Everything’s Fine

We’re not in a recession says the person that inflation is “transitory”… A comment on a YouTube video about the recent GDP numbers says it all – “They can redefine what “recession” means but that’s not going to lift people out of struggling economically any more than redefining hunger will stop people from physically starving….”

MCU Burnout” was evident at the recent SDCC & people called out the virtue signaling at one of the panels…

The “Restoring Artist Expression” Act (or RAP Act) is being introduced to prevent rapper’s lyrics from being introduced into court cases. Young Thug & Gunna are on trial for racketeering, their lyrics & social media are being used as evidence...

A lawmaker in the Phillipines has proposed a bill making “Ghosting” a criminal offense

Someone offered a Lambo in exchange for a flawless Lebron James triple Logoman card from Panini…

Spain has launched a “body positive” campaign declaring all women’s bodies are “beach bodies”

Sprite is trying to become more environmentally friendly by ditching their green bottles…

A Leonard Cohen tribute album is coming out in October featuring an array of different artists from Norah Jones to Iggy Pop…

Could Wade Wilson be Van Wilder???

Although not completely unusual (there are cycles of drought), it is crazy to see what was hiding on the bottom of Lake Mead

NIMBY

(Meme Courtesy of Anonymous)

NIMBY

“The Diceman” is an equal-opportunity offender from our teen years…

NYC & DC mayors are getting NIMBY (“not in my backyard”) about “border crossers” flooding their homeless shelters & other services. It’s okay for small border towns with much less resources to handle them, but don’t send them to bigger cities with more capacity & resources…

One in Four kids live in a “food insecure” home. Locally, our school system offers free lunches to kids during the summer months & other charities try to fill the food gaps to make sure kids have something to eat at home.

There are some who still believe the “American dream” is still achievable.

Evan Kail aka “Pawn Man” is active on social media and has a YouTube show. Here’s the episode on Matchbox cars…

Who takes the bigger risk?

This was a VERY controversial film when it came out, the studio cut the budget in half & the director had to have a bodyguard during interviews…

Juggalos protested in Washington over their designation of being a “gang” by the government. Did you hear of rioting/burning when they did?

The book & movie, “Mazes & Monsters” was loosely based on a true story that helped fuel the “satanic panic” of the 1980’s…

GWAR is an amazing band with a fascinating history, check out the documentary on Shudder

Collectability

(Photo Courtesy eBay Listing #373562084248)

Collectability

We remember Wacky Packages and had owned a few of the 1985 series. A funny concept that had been reintroduced at least 6 times with new products…

I f*cking hated this card and was teased by other kids that had gotten it…

The GPK craze was insane enough that a movie starring Mackenzie Astin (Sean Astin’s brother) came out and was picketed by parents for its grossness…

These cards were on clearance at a local Big Lots in 1992 for I believe $5 a box, bought several to see if I could complete the set (I didn’t). They tried making war a collectible trading card…

MattyV has a small collection of Stranger Things items that I like, I don’t expect to keep them for years and sell them for a fortune like that episode of Amazing Stories. Here’s an article about some worthless collectibles…

Disney is reissuing the very first Star Wars figures in retro packaging for us Gen-Xers to gobble up and hoard…

He also collects odd sodas that get released, including 2 bottles of Crystal Pepsi from the 2017 reissue. Here’s an employee training video from 1992 when it was originally released….

“Bankrupted by Beanies” is short documentary about a man who collected them in order to get rich but when the bubble burst,https://youtu.be/PgDsyj5eLmo he was left with stuffed animals worth basically nothing….

Nostalgia Depot

(Meme found on 9GaG)

Nostalgia Depot

Clerks III trailer has both nostalgia & intrigue but PLEASE RELEASE IT TO THEATERS AND NOT JUST ON A TOUR!!!!

Here’s what you will probably see on the movie tour, the movie and then an hour of Q&A…

Alamo Drafthouse has the most-awesome PSAs. Jackass Forever, Kevin Bacon, even Samuel L. Jackson

The bible talks about longing for the “good old days”… Ecclesiastes 7:10 – Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise.

Back in the day, Pepto was kind of a treat

“The Last Unicorn” was a Rankin & Bass (of the 1960’s Christmas claymation classics) full-length cartoon based on a children’s book. Here’s an opinion as far as the movie versus the book…

“#LiveFromTheUpsideDown” concert from Doritos & Stranger Things will be available on YouTube through 07/31/2022, Corey Hart RULED the concert…

Tim Capello can still rock the sax & chains

Certainly need some more collabs line Iggy Pop & Sum 41, Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains…

WhaaZaa! Definitely a song that can be filed away forever

Here’s what Dustin ACTUALLY heard when Eddie started to play…

Rose the Hat in “Dr. Sleep” played by Rebecca Ferguson and is fairly attractive

That 90’s Show is a continuation of That’s 70’s show with Eric & Donna’s daughter spending the summer with her grandparents in Point Place, Wisconsin circa 1995. Almost the entire original cast will be coming back including Leo!

That’s 80’s Show tried to create a “spin-off” from the successful That 70’s Show with totally different characters and a new location (San Diego, California). It lasted only 13 episodes…

Alligator is a classic monster B-movie that is almost a direct rip-off of Jaws but taking place in New York City & with an alligator and not a shark. It even had an “Alex Kitner” death scene involving a residential swimming pool

Notice to Hollywood – If you are going to use characters from an established franchise, DON’T CHANGE THEIR ORIGIN STORY!

Josh Lucas plays a good “bad guy”… Lane Smith was similar back in the 80’s

Bobscratch Goldfart

(Bobcat says memes like these are bullsh*t, it’s a line from a movie NOT from Robin himself)

Bobscratch Goldfart

Bobcat tells the story of performing at Insane Clown Posse’s annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” & Upchuck the Clown…

Upchuck seems like a hack, no wonder the Juggalos hate him…

We talked about the “American Juggalo” documentary, apparently there is a sequel

Here’s the Tila Tequila attack when she performed at one of the “gatherings”, yes they threw human feces at her…

Lewy Body Dementia is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s Disease. Robin Williams, Estelle Getty, Casey Kasem, among others have died from the disease.

Invincible” is now on Amazon Prime, an adult superhero cartoon…

Sunday Cinema – Air Compressor Resto

June is a time when schools are let out for the summer, where kids skip education in favor of sleeping in & playing video games all day. This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is focusing on education through restoration, sharing videos of different items being restored to like-new condition. Part fascination, part ASMR, these selections not only soothe but educate as well.

Odd Tinkering’s channel is filled with all sorts of restoration videos & this one on the restoration of a 1950’s air compressor is fascinating

Sunday Cinema – 1968 Camaro Resto

June is a time when schools are let out for the summer, where kids skip education in favor of sleeping in & playing video games all day. This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is focusing on education through restoration, sharing videos of different items being restored to like-new condition. Part fascination, part ASMR, these selections not only soothe but educate as well.

BaremetalHW’s channel is mostly on Hot Wheels & Lesney restorations along with guides on how to do custom cars and tips on restoring them yourself. This video looks at restoring a 1968 Redline Hot Wheels Camaro…

Beef Bus

(Meme courtesy AlphaOmegaSin via 9GAG)

Beef Bus

When he says the phrase, “Beef Bus“, and I lost it…

The Commanders aren’t moving to Virginia after all, lawmakers pulled the bill from consideration. They aren’t saying why it was pulled, but it is suspected to have been because of a comment made by Jack Del Rio about January 6th…

Better start hoarding sriracha, Huy Fong Foods is pausing production due to a chili pepper shortage. The pandemic is even affecting hot sauces…

We think “shrinkflation” will be the new Oxford Dictionary word for 2022 if it isn’t in there already. Many products are reducing size while keeping pricing the same

Ms. Marvel is being review-bombed, garnering the lowest ratings for an MCU television series. The author of the article is pinning the review bombs on the fact that the Ms. Marvel in the series is now a Pakistani Muslim girl…

Woman received $5.2mil from Geico because she received an STD while having unprotected sex in her boyfriend’s vehicle. She claims since he did not tell her he had an STD and it happened in his vehicle; his car insurance should be responsible…

Sunday Cinema – Mechanical Bank Resto

June is a time when schools are let out for the summer, where kids skip education in favor of sleeping in & playing video games all day. This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is focusing on education through restoration, sharing videos of different items being restored to like-new condition. Part fascination, part ASMR, these selections not only soothe but educate as well.

Awesome Restoration’s channel does a bit of everything from vintage war items to strange kitchen gadgets. They also do antique mechanical coin banks, watching the sandblasting of the parts is very ASMR…