Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Weekly Links: Clemson Salutes Nintendo, Cabbage Patch Kids Turn 30, Back To The Future Reunion

The Weekly Links are back with more retro treasure than Richie Rich can hold in his vault! Remember that cartoon on Saturday mornings in the '80s? Richie had that butler named Cadbury and his dog Dollar who'd help him in his adventures. Never understood if you were the richest kid on earth, why would you name your dog "Dollar?" Why not add a little value to his name like "Benji," "Goldy," or "Diamond?"

Anyway, you might have noticed it's been a little quiet on the blog this past week. No I didn't take a trip to Fantasia on my birthday (although a ride on a luck dragon is on my bucket list.) My wife just had a baby girl! She'll have two older brothers to protect her and teach her all about He-Man and talking Trans Ams. But what they don't realize is my wife's battle plan to resurrect She-Ra, Jem, Care Bears, and My Little Pony in this house of testosterone. It may sound crazy but I actually looking forward to it. I remember watching some She-Ra episodes but I of course never really got into the stereotypical "girl cartoons" in the '80s. I'm hoping it will be something we can discover together!

So as I adjust to having five people in our house, you might see some cobwebs on the RD80s home page through the end of the year. Don't forget though that I'm still sharing rad links everyday on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus so meet me there if you need some new '80s content. Now, on with the links!

Clemson Marching Band Does An Incredible Tribute To Nintendo - Kjakinen Alex YouTube
 - You might remember Ohio State's tribute to Michael Jackson early this season. Well, this past weekend the Clemson marching band put on an awesome Super Mario and Zelda tribute at halftime of the Georgia Tech game. 

'80s pop icon Rick Springfield on trial for falling on Liverpool woman at NY ... - Syracuse.Com
 - So apparently this lady is suing the 80s hearthrob for falling on her during a concert...how many girls do you know would have paid for that to happen in the '80s??!!

NES Cartridge Flasks Make Video Games Your Least Problematic Addiction - Gizmodo
 - For your gamer friends who'd like to drink their way through the Christmas holiday...

iRecorder iPhone Speaker - Fancy.Com
 - Here's another cool Christmas gift idea for you iPhone junkies...turn your iPhone into a cassette! I'll wait for the Soundwave model.

Awesome 80s Bedrooms: Flight of the Navigator Edition - Branded In The 80s
 - My virtual 80s buddy Shawn has an awesome eye for documenting toys and objects from movie bedrooms. His latest venture is tackling stills from Flight of the Navigator. Go check it out and his other posts in the series!

Reboot of 1980s Horror Anthology Coming to TV - TV Week
 - For you people with a Halloween hangover, here's a little something that might get you through 'til next year. It's reported that the CW network is bringing back the '80s series "Tales From The Darkside."

A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic book review & Interview with author Caseen Gaines - Kickin' it Old School
 - Old School Tim managed to get the inside scoop with the author of the new "behind the scenes" Christmas Story book. Check out the interview and then snag the book on your Kindle for a great holiday read.

'Back to the Future' Reunion: Christopher Lloyd Heads to 'Michael J. Fox Show' - The Hollywood Reporter
 - This might give me a reason to finally check out this show...in 2014.

Cabbage Patch Kids 2013: Nostalgia Gets Real With The Doll's 30th Anniversary - Huffington Post
 - Now, don't all of you rush to read this at one time. There is plenty of Cabbage Patch internet to go around.

Totally Rad: Photographing Malls Across America (in 1989) - Visual News
 - Can't get enough '80s mall photography? Yeah, me too. Check out these shots that came from the Malls Across America book.

80s Teen Movies – How Many Have You Seen? -  NJ1015.Com
 - Sadly, I posted a pathetic 32/100. Teen movies really weren't (or aren't my thing) beyond the Brat Pack films and other popular ones. I did like this list tool though and might end up using it for my own lists!

The 16 Most Delightfully 80s Things in ‘Ghostbusters’ - UnderScoopFire!
 - Fun list of things in the movie that date it to the '80s. #WoodPanelMicrowave

Visual Proof that 80s Toy Commercials are 1000% Better in German - UnderScoopFire!
 - I'm tooting my own "easily amused horn" with today's final link. I stumbled onto an old Masters of the Universe TV commercial in German recently and thought I'd share the experience over at UnderScoopFire.