Christmas Wish Book

Every boy’s Christmas dream in the early 1980’s…

Christmas Wish Book

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is a “limited series” that has its second season ready to go into production…

The clip from “Under Siege” explaining revolutions & movements

Here’s the “real” reason the NBC show “Heroes” was cancelled

Here are some tips on minimizing your social media time (to help your mental health)…

Here are some Sears Wish Book scans from 1984, 1970, & 1990

I wanna rock you hard this Christmas

Yes, Peter Dinklage is going to be in the reboot of “Toxic Avenger”

Sunday Cinema – “70’s Christmas Commercials”

Kids today are spoiled, access to just about anything they want is at their fingertips via the internet. No need to go to a store, read a Wish Book, or watch a commercial to come up with their Christmas lists. Back in the day we had the Sears Wish Book, store displays, & beloved commercials to get our minds a-working on what treasures we wanted for Christmas.

Someone put together 2 compilations of a mixture of Christmas commercials from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Relive the magic of your own childhood!

Part One

Part Two

Tell Us a New Story

Tell Us a New Story

The first half hour of the pod is dedicated to the loss of some of the guys’ pets in recent weeks. If you have a “furbaby” at home, you know how we feel when we lose one of them. They lived a good life, Jackie was very happy living with us once we brought him home from the pound.

“The Walking Dead: World Beyond” wrapped up its first of 2 seasons that will apparently seamlessly (hopefully) transition into 3 original “Walking Dead” films involving Rick Grimes.

Don’t rehash stories. Tell us new stories like with “Spiderman: Homecoming” or introducing Miles Morales in “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”. Tell us stories about RiRi Williams as Ironheart (successor to Ironman), or what about the Black Panther successor, Shuri?

Big doings are happening in “The Mandalorian”, the second season is getting good. It’s nice to have notable actors in the series but unless you obscure their faces/features otherwise they take you out of the fantasy…

“Lone Wolf and Cub” was a manga series created in 1970’s Japan that became so popular that it spawned a television series, a few movies, and was introduced to America in the late 1980’s through First Comics

My Man Godfrey” is a pretty funny tale from 1936 starring Carole Lombard. I think they could remake it today (the horror!), we have buffoonery “reality” television shows that kind of mirror the premise of the film (high society rich people not living in the reality of how the country operates)…

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was released straight to the Amazon Prime streaming service rather than into theaters due to the pandemic. It actually garnered a lower score than the original from 2006. People really fell for one of the innocent persons duped by the film. The “moral compass” babysitter only received $3,600 for her scenes but people set up a GoFundMe for her that gave her an additional $144,000. Sacha Baron Cohen has pledged $100,000 to help her community later on…

Forget cable television and all the political & negative crap, do a YouTube search for 70’s & 80’s television when swearing was forbidden and sexual innuendo was rare. Check out “Life Goes On“…

Sunday Cinema – “Vintage Christmas Commercials

Kids today are spoiled, access to just about anything they want is at their fingertips via the internet. No need to go to a store, read a Wish Book, or watch a commercial to come up with their Christmas lists. Back in the day we had the Sears Wish Book, store displays, & beloved commercials to get our minds a-working on what treasures we wanted for Christmas.

Now these are some of the commercials your parents (grandparents) would have remembered from their childhood around Christmas…

The Perfect Thanksgiving

Erin vows to have the perfect Thanksgiving so she can announce her engagement. Things go awry with everyone ending up in the hospital.

Based on his stand-up comedy, which is based on his real life, Titus is one of those dysfunctional family comedies Fox was known for producing.

Someone posted a copy online, pass the mashed potatoes!

Peanuts Thanksgiving Commentary

Peanuts Thanksgiving Commentary

For the first time since 1966, the Peanuts Thanksgiving special will not be shown on network television. Instead, AppleTV and PBS have stepped up and said they would stream/air the special to continue the annual tradition.

MattyV & Dan the Man did a commentary track back when the podcast first started with MattyV’s lame attempt at recreating the infamous Charlie Brown Thanksgiving dinner (toast, jelly beans, popcorn, pretzels, etc.). Listen along as you watch the special either on PBS, AppleTV, or YT...

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Junkies! We love you all!

Thanksgiving

The dinos travel through woods & across rivers to gather with other families to celebrate Thanksgiving together. The Rulons may have other plans, however.

An odd mix of space technology and prehistoric animals/locations, Dino Riders was a quirky series that didn’t last long in the late 1980’s.

Someone posted a copy online for all to enjoy with your day after turkey sandwiches!

Generations

The Lawrences decide to spend Thanksgiving on the family farm, escaping to the country, they can’t escape some of their family dilemmas.

A series about an upper middle-class family in California, starring a young Kristy McNichol. The series saw many up and coming stars such as Meredith Baxter, Michael J. Fox, Ted Danson, Dana Plato, & many more.

Someone posted a copy online for you to devour with your pumpkin pie.

The First Thanksgiving

Dharma’s parents are fasting for Thanksgiving & instead try to liberate some turkeys. Dharma offers to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the family, the family surmises she may be pregnant.

A strange series from the 1990’s created by Chuck Lorre who also created The Big Bang Theory, 2 and a Half Men, among others.

Someone posted a copy online for you to enjoy after stuffing & turkey.

Sunday Cinema – “Meatloaf: To Hell and Back”

For October’s “Sunday Cinema” we thought we would look at some obscure movies starring some of the pillars of rock music.

Meat Loaf himself was opposed to this VH1 biography being made until after watching the scene showing Meat Loaf being told he was a #1 hit. His daughter, Amanda Aday, actually has a small part in the movie as a grocery clerk. The actor playing Meat may look familiar, he played Warren in the movie “There’s Something About Mary” and more recently Hugo Root in the AMC series “Preacher”.

Someone posted a poor VHS copy online for you to check out