Brian Boone

18 posts
From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

Do you remember “Hello, Larry”?

I now know the truth about Hello, Larry. That it was a bomb among bombs during NBC’s time in the ratings cellar in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, as a particularly terrible sitcom in an era in which the consensus was that the traditional family sitcom itself was dying […]

Oregon Grinder Pizza

Growing up in the ’80s, Fridays were Pizza Night, as per Reagan Era law in the United States. Usually we got a carryout from one of the five local pizza places in one the five strip malls, all within a mile of home. My newly driver’s licensed brother was dispatched […]


One day in college, circa 1999, me and a friend got to discussing Shasta, the largely forgotten soda brand of the ’70s and ’80s. I remember liking it because they seemingly had a thousand flavors; my friend remembered not liking it because it was cheap and that’s what his family […]

Remembering The New Monkees

Inexplicably, the biggest band in pop music in 1986 was a band that hadn’t been relevant or even remembered much since 1966: the Monkees. As part of a low-key, 20th anniversary commemoration of the band’s first records and 1966 TV series The Monkees (which virtually invented rapid-cut editing and won […]