By Balloon to the Sahara was the third entry in the iconic Choose Your Own Adventure series of interactive fiction - one that even had a callback to a previous book!
On the newest episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the baseball comedy classic, Major League. This is a fun summer film about America's sport. I hope listening to the show might persuade you to check it out,
Released in 1989, BMX Airmaster for the Atari 2600 is a great looking game with advanced gameplay. Unfortunately, the release in 1989 is deep into next generation console territory. So by the standards of the day, this game looks a bit primitive. Still it is a great game and worth tracking down for your collection.
From books, to television, to film, from age two to age ten, Beverly Cleary's stories of a little girl with a big imagination, endure the test of time!
The story of a spoiled, rich society woman, skilled in the wilds of Beverly Hills, learned a whole other set of skills in the wilds of...the Southern California wilderness. That story is actually the movie "Troop Beverly Hills" and it turned thirty this week!
If you love horror movies - especially those that made the scene in the 80's - check out the upcoming In Search of Darkness documentary!
The 80s were a magical time for comedy albums. Join me as I take a look back at some of my favorite.
When I floated the idea of writing something about the late President George H.W. Bush as a tribute, I wanted to tell a more personal story. I’m not one to write about politics – it isn’t one of my favorite topics, plus I don’t like to stir up controversy and cause arguments. The political climate (and the social climate) is such that I don’t enjoy ruffling feathers. So to write a tribute, I fear it being personal, but at the same time, I can’t think of anything parody-wise that would be more appropriate.
It's hard to believe that back in 1989 we almost received a stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood that would have featured the Phantom of the Opera as well as the other Universal Monsters. Thankfully the Goddard Group was kind enough to share their original concept art for their pitch and we can sort of piece together what the stage show would have delivered!
Having the good fortune of being on vacation - it was made all the better by visiting Tee Rex, a vintage toy store in Eureka Springs!