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June 25, 2010

Flashback Friday: Better Off Dead

Lane-meyer-better-off-dead  This Flashback is brought to you by I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS.


June 18, 2010

Flashback Friday - 80s Fashion Regurgitation Edition

Jellies  Until recently, most people I knew agreed that the 80s were a terrible era for fashion. Then one day, many of those same people began looking like a John Hughes movie threw up all over them. Thus, today's Flashback is brought to you by the scourges of 80s "style" that have inexplicably wormed their way back into contemporary fashion.


June 14, 2010

Top Five 80s TV Dads

Cosby-sweater  Fathers Day is coming up this weekend, a time of year I find myself thinking a lot about those Coogi-sweatered, sensitive dads from prime time. Thus, consider this a special, Monday edition of Flashback Friday. Here are my top five dads of 80s TV:


June 11, 2010

Revisiting June 1991

Sonic1-eu-front Ah, June - the month when the schools close forcing me to take care of my own children ALL. DAY. LONG.


June is also the month where I go to buy my husband a father's day card only to be inundated with graduation cards reminding me that I graduated from high school almost 20 years ago. True story. I graduated from high school 19 years ago in good old 1991. Remember 1991?


Flashback Friday - Smurfette Syndrome

Smurfette  Today's Flashback is brought to you by a major bee in my bonnet. A lot of television shows geared at children, particularly in the 80s, featured one single female character. It's amazing, as a child, that I didn't develop the mistaken impression that men actually outnumbered women in the world 8 to 1 or something. Today, we reflect on some token females in children's television of yore.


June 04, 2010

Flashback Friday - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles  Today's flashback is brought to you by pizza-loving anthropomorphic turtles and Saturday morning cartoons.


May 28, 2010

Flashback Friday - Pogs

Pogs  Today's Flashback is brought to you by milk caps and childhood gambling.


May 21, 2010

Flashback Friday - Big

Big-tom-hanks-zoltar  This week's Flashback Friday is brought to you by geeky adolescence and Zoltar Speaks. 


May 14, 2010

Flashback Friday - Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting, starring Vincent D'Onofrio's blond mullet  This week's Flashback is brought to you by Elisabeth Shue and the Baby-Sitting Blues.


May 07, 2010

Flashback Friday - My So-Called Life

Angela_chase  Continuing with last week's theme of misanthropic teen entertainment for the early 90s Gen-X/Millennial set, this week is brought to you by flannel and—*drool*—sexy, stupid Jordan Catalano.


April 30, 2010

Flashback Friday - Daria

Daria MTV logo  This week's flashback Friday is brought to you by MTV, misanthropy and stompy boots.


April 23, 2010

Flashback Friday - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Fresh-prince-of-bel-air will smith  This is the story all about how a squeaky clean rapper's life got flipped, turned upside down, when—despite a complete lack of acting ability—he somehow landed a network television show that ran for six years.


April 16, 2010

Flashback Friday: Oregon Trail and Early Signs of Nerdery

Yay-Dysentary-Oregon-Trail  We were all abuzz in second grade when a new class was added to our usual rotation of gym, library, music, recess: computer class.  As a seven year old, this was big.  And also as a seven year old, I didn't know what in the damn hell a computer even was.  I wasn't entirely sold on the idea until Mrs. Bergmann introduced to us what would end up, for me, being equivalent to a glittery unicorn jumping through a rainbow whilst a shooting star falls in the sky.  IT WAS A BIG DEAL.  I learned at seven years old the power of addiction; the power of a computer or video game that would just not let you win.  "But I will win," you would mutter, feeling a white-hot rage consume you, "I will beat you at your own game." (Pun.)


April 09, 2010

Flashback Friday - My Two Dads

My two dads Paul Reiser Greg Evigan Staci Keanan  What was with the 80s and straight dudes raising kids together? While Three Men and a Baby and Full House are what probably come to mind for most people, today I come to you instead to talk about a lesser comedy about co-parenting bachelors: the television series My Two Dads.


April 02, 2010

Flashback Friday - Are You There God? Edition

Are-you-there-god-its-me-margaret book cover Judy Blume  Today's Flashback Friday is brought to you by interfaith marriage and feminine hygiene products.


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