The Pop Culture Touchstones that Shaped Each Generation

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck
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Take a look at this “Kid Culture” collage detailing some of the shows, toys, games and pop culture touchstones that shaped each generation. 

20 Things You Forgot You Had as a Kid

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

How many of these things did you (or someone you know) have?

Power Ranking the Plentiful Pop Culture Acronyms of the 80s

by Jason Gross and Howie Decker

From ALF to KITT, we’ve power-ranked the pop culture acronyms of the 80s, and now you please read it.

The 9 Cartoon Intros from the 80s We’re Most Thankful For (and Why)

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

The 80s were the best decade to grow up in. We celebrate their bounty by looking back at yet another treasure that made the decade great: the cartoon opening themes.

Growing Up is Hell: 10 Things that ‘Just Aren’t the Same Anymore’

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

Nowadays, you can’t just grab someone and throw them in a pool without risking $100s in electronics. What other things ‘just aren’t the same’ anymore?

Let’s Break Down the Radio Shack 80s Tribute Super Bowl Ad

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

Here are a few Radio Shack 80s ad gifs that feature the action from start to finish. It truly is a whirlwind of nostalgia.

He-Man and She-Ra Confuse Pat Sajak in the 1985 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

Courtesy of our friend and resident He-Man spotter @Count_Marzo, let’s give thanks for this clip from the 1985 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It features a Masters of the Universe float, which includes Castle Grayskull and the Crystal Castle (which Pat Sajak calls “Crystal Palace” – also the name of a nice family restaurant by the […]

The 50 Sexiest People Born in 1985

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

This list will serve as a companion to our Podcast Episode #85, in which we celebrate all things 1985. Mint!

That Time Dreyfuss Held Up Production of ‘Empty Nest’ Because He Had the Hiccups

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

The hiccups were a “loud, belching sound” – would you expect anything less from Dreyfuss? Dude was a SHOWMAN.

That Time Zartan Dressed Up as Man-At-Arms and Kicked All the Asses

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

The promoters of RetroCon recently announced that Zack Hoffman would be a special guest at the 2014 version of their event.

80s and 90s Ninjas Who Clearly Needed More Training

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

The ninja craze highlights the inherent problem with unique and invincible warriors in pop culture: the story is not entertaining if one side always wins.

Where Are They Now? Lucy Deakins

by Corey Chapman @chapmanrunner

Love at first sight. I will admit, this 12 year old was smitten with Cammie, the waitress townie that Chet falls for during the family vacation.

Memorygasm – You’re Gonna Love it in an Instant

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

Back with another Memorygasm, this one being one of the hardest 80s ad jingles to get out of your head.

10 Things that Make Children of the 80s Feel Really Old, and MUCH MORE!

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

This space will be the home for our ongoing 2013 RetroCon coverage!

7 Reasons the Opening Theme of Scooby Doo: Where Are You? Made You Lose Sleep

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

From the very first frames of the Scooby Doo: Where Are You? opening theme (the bats flying in the foreground past the dimly lit mansion), the show never let up on the creepy imagery.

Here are 7 of the scariest images from the opening theme of Scooby Doo: Where Are You?.