Brian Morin

Apoca-LIST | 7 Smurfs You Want on Your Side in Case of Apocalypse

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Welcome to the first edition of Apoca-LIST, a weekly rundown of pop culture and entertainment characters that you’d want on your side in the event of a global apocalypse.

The 30 Best TV Theme Songs of the Millennium

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The television theme song is not dead, it has merely evolved. This list represents TV’s best opening themes for shows that debuted from 2000 on.

The 7 Most Underrated NES Games

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Anyone who grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System in their house knows about games like The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Contra, Metroid, Super Tecmo Bowl, Super Mario Bros, and Ninja Gaiden. While those are the classics- the games that we all grew up playing, today I’d like to recognize some of the lesser […]

10 of the Lamest Video Game Titles Ever

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Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Doom, Tomb Raider, Tecmo Super Bowl… any child of the 80s knows the titles of some of the most classic and widely played video games of all time. But how many potentially great games were ruined by their title before they were even inserted into the console?  I’ve done some digging […]

Top 5 Celebrities Who Would Guest Star on a Love Boat Reboot

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I recently watched an episode of The Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter (a great show if you’re into retro toys) and was surprised to see some Love Boat action figures.  I’m not sure what kid would want to play with them, but it inspired me and got me thinking about what would happen if they remade […]

The 100 Greatest Pop Culture Villains of All Time

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|  100  |  90  |  80  |  70  |  60  |  50  |  40  |  30  |  20  |  10  |  1  |   100. Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) “We make the rules, pal… Now you’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a […]

The 11 Best Songs of Summer

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  Richard Marx  “Endless Summer Nights” 1988 Marx wrote this song about a summer romance that he hoped would last beyond Labor Day. He got his wish- when he wrote this song he was married to that girl, reminiscing about that summer fling.   LFO  “Summer Girls” 1999 Yes, the song is cheesy as hell, […]

The Karate Kid Episode IV: A New Outlook – Comparing the Star Wars & Karate Kid Trilogies

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Way back in the dark ages of 1996 before Wi-Fi and even cable in college dorm rooms, my college roommates and I suffered through a near complete disconnect from the real world.  It seems like a lifetime ago, considering how today we are all connected to everything 24/7. One of the results of this disconnect […]

7 More Forgotten 80s Toys

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The 1980s were truly the decade of the action figure.  From G.I. Joe to M.A.S.K., Transformers to Masters of the Universe, on to Thundercats, Silverhawks and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; just about every great line of action figures began in or reached their peak in the 80s. In March, we examined ten (non-action figure) 80s toys you may have forgotten. […]