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For a Few Bucks More, pt 1

 

For a Few Bucks More, pt 1

 

Dan Patrick the sportscaster has been in just about every Adam Sandler movie since “The Waterboy”…

So, would you rather “burn out” like Warrant or “fade away” like Guns n’ Roses? Let us know on Facebook!

The Ringer asks the question, “When do television shows peak?”…

“Last Man on Earth” ended abruptly. Will Forte (“Tandy”) revealed on a podcast what the ending of the show he wanted to film

“Better Call Saul” is getting REALLY good… Spoilers, here is the scene Dan the Man referenced today

Someone found peace & hope at Dollywood through a snowglobe

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Back 2 School”

 

Boy

 

This week’s “Sunday Cinema” looks at an episode of “Boy Meets World” where Corey and the gang survive the first day of high school. Many fond (and no-so-fond) memories of those times seem to erupt throughout the episode, at least for us.

Someone graciously (albeit poorly) has shared this episode online for others to reminisce about the happiness (and horror) of starting high school…

The Battle for Content

The Battle for Content

One of the earliest Tom Petty videos remembered was the “Mad Max”-inspired video for the song, “You Got Lucky”. Suspend rationale while watching as I don’t think a buried boombox will have enough juice to work and where did the power come from/why hasn’t anyone else seen it?

American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is starting tomorrow, you watching?

A crappy video rip, here is the scene from “Night of the Comet” where Reggie plays Tempest and freaks out over someone overtaking one of her high scores…

The origin of Guns n’ Roses

What’s your “crank it up, fist pump out the window” song? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

Donald’s less-than-stellar performance didn’t derail from the action in “Kelly’s Heroes”…

 

Disney is scrambling to launch a new digital streaming platform, conclude the purchase of Fox, & reduce its debt-load. Cable channels are playing catch-up to Netflix & Hulu…

Hulu has done something a little different than other streaming platforms and it seems to have worked. The “Castle Rock” 10-episode series premiered new episodes once a week like traditional television channels and people still watched. It has been renewed for a 2nd season…

The Ringer asks the question, “When do television shows peak?”…

Someone found peace & hope at Dollywood through a snowglobe

Some interesting tidbits on an unscripted juggernaut – “American Pickers”

Anyone hungry for a television dinner? Yum!

There are certain sectors of the job market this hiring model would not do well with, but the smaller manufacturing & service/janitorial firms apparently are finding success…

Who knew the majestic & flavorful vanilla pod would be so vulnerable to thieves and corruption?

The death of the local mill/factory that employs the majority of a small town can be devastating in its effects and collateral damage…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Square Pegs”

 

Square

 

For September we thought we would commorate the first day of school for many kids across the country (sucks to be those kids that started in August! We kid, we kid!) with some school-themed television episodes.

“Square Pegs” was a short-lived television series trying to cash in on the wave of teen/high school movies that had seen success. With a theme song by the popular nu-wave group The Waitresses and starring a very young Sarah Jessica Parker, the show focused on a couple of teen girls bent on becoming a part of the “popular” clique at school. Jami Gertz also makes her debut, you may remember her from ‘The Lost Boys” or “Less than Zero”.

Some kind soul posted this for us Gen-Xers to fondly recall…

 

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So, there’s this chick…

So, there’s this chick…

 

Dan the Man’s been in the basement playing the latest WoW expansion to escape the heat. Any other WoW players? Let us know!

Deven Davis has died from possible drug overdose, oddly on the same day her husband had a restraining order against her so she could not contact their kids. Jonathan has been sober since 2014, Deven could not overcome her demons…

Netflix cancels Michelle Wolf’s show and Joel McHale’s shows due to low ratings. Is it worse to get fired by a streaming service than a traditional content channel?

Castle Rock“, the new Hulu series based upon the works of Stephen King is a fascinatingly terrifying storyline regarding a young man with a mysterious past.

Here are 20 things to know about the upcoming “The Purge” television show that takes place 10 years after the first “Purge Night”. It’s within the universe of the movies, but will focus on new characters and situations.

“Titus” was a good show, but apparently Chris riled some feathers at Fox that tanked the show…

Movie adaptations of books are sometimes great and sometimes horrible. CBS has an article with their picks of the 16 best & worst movie adaptations...

YouTube “influencers” are either burning out or blowing up these days, spending 60-70 hours a week to create content in order to get the views needed to get paid. Others are finding that their past is coming back to haunt them. Others are starting to “jump the shark” and fade away like Epic Meal Time

Sometimes the downfall of celebrities is tragic. MC Hammer lost everything in 1996 due to mismanagement & flat-out excess. Dee Snider was putting flyers on cars advertising his wife’s cosmetology business when he wasn’t selling insurance (!) after Twisted Sister broke up

Here’s the ending of the Seinfeld episode where George makes it big in the stock market where Elaine & Jerry had gotten out…

 

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Sunday Cinema – Kids and Drugs

Drugs

With school fast approaching (yea for parents!), the jokers at Junkiosity thought it might be fun to take a look at some old educational movies that we LOVED to watch back in school (we say LOVED because it meant we could either sleep or mess around with little intervention from the teachers). Some are sponsored by big corporations, others not-so-much.

 

This week we look at a Disney-sponsored film produced in 1983 about the reasons kids are so susceptible to drugs. This presentation was usually followed up by a full-color teacher’s guide and little pamphlets or info sheets we would take home to our parents (who would promptly use them as rolling papers… Just kidding!). Much of the information is dated and some of it inaccurate, it’s still a time capsule into the youth of Generation X…

Someone posted this online so that others can learn why kids choose drugs

 

 

 

For Theater Times…

For Theater Times…

 

Both boys worked for movie theaters back in their heyday when it was these place to see movies (before streaming/internet pirating). Reminiscing about their antics, check out this Reddit thread with more “behind the scenes” stories of theater employees.

I knew a manager exactly like this, unfortunately they didn’t get fired but promoted by overworking skeleton staff & other cost-cutting measures.

Jerry Jones is trying to put a stop to the political grandstanding (pun intended) with players who kneel during the national anthem in protest. The boys agree that these players are at a workplace when they are on the field and therefore it should not be the place to promote their political ideologies. We watch sports to escape politics and other bad news on television…

The Kitty Genovese case was tragic, a half hour she was attacked and no one came to her rescue. Psychology Today had a recent article talking about the “bystander effect”

Hands Across America“, “Live Aid“, post-9/11, all of these events brought our country together as one nation. It wasn’t #metoo, it was #wetoo…

Remember, 60% of the time – it works every time

Looks like Dan the Man may have been duped by a 4Chan misinformation campaign

“Ecosexuals” are those who have a sexual fetish involving nature, like literally having sex with trees & dirt...

Teachers like Debra Lafave or Mary Kay Letourneau blow our minds (ha ha) as they were fairly attractive and could have just any guy their age at the time but instead preyed upon teen students.

“A Time to Kill” is a rough movie to watch for fathers, let alone fathers of young daughters…

Yes, there are barefoot stickers or “minimalist shoes“…

Dickie Greenleaf” was Jude Law’s character in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” starring Matt Damon. Hence the moniker in the “Deadpool 2” credits…

And yes, some gentleman in Canada changed his sex legally so he could get cheaper car insurance…

 

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Sunday Cinema – Smoking

Smoking

 

With school fast approaching (yea for parents!), the jokers at Junkiosity thought it might be fun to take a look at some old educational movies that we LOVED to watch back in school (we say LOVED because it meant we could either sleep or mess around with little intervention from the teachers). Some are sponsored by big corporations, others not-so-much.

Touted as a rare find, this animated anti-smoking educational film came out back in 1981 to share with kids the dangers of smoking. Now I wonder how many of the animators & directors were smokers while this was being made… Someone found this forgotten gem and posted it online for all to see…

The Changing Temperature

The Changing Temperature

 

There has been talk recently that there is currently an over-prescription of antibiotics in urgent care centers. Dan was in the emergency room when this guy came in with a gunshot wound to the face.

Adam Ruins Everything reports that modern medicine is at risk because of antibiotic overuse…

MattyV did find the “Medical Investigation” (not “NIH”) episode about the anthrax outbreak in Philly…

Scarlett Johanssen is being ridiculed for accepting the role of a transgender in an upcoming film.

Carrie Fisher will appear in the next “Star Wars” movie with no help from CGI...

The Chiodo Brothers greatest cinematic achievement will be on display at this year’s Grand Rapids Comic-Con!

Unfortunately, “The Blob” historian passed away recently and won’t be at this year’s con…

Chris Hardwick has been cleared to return to television after an internal investigation had been complete.

 

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Sunday Cinema – Hygiene

Goofy

 

With school fast approaching (yea for parents!), the jokers at Junkiosity thought it might be fun to take a look at some old educational movies that we LOVED to watch back in school (we say LOVED because it meant we could either sleep or mess around with little intervention from the teachers). Some are sponsored by big corporations, others not-so-much.

Another late-1980’s educational film aimed at teaching children the importance of hygiene and was targeting elementary school students. Someone found this old copy and transferred it so that others can enjoy the kitschy-ness of it…