Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Weekly Links: Christmas Story Facts, Mega Man Board Game, Naked Gun Reboot

It's time once again for your weekly cup of '80s cheer...The Weekly Links! One more week 'til Christmas, peeps! Hope everyone has their shopping near complete. If you don't and you have an '80s nut like me on your list, I'd suggest making a trip over to 80sTees.com and check out their awesome shirts. I've had my eye on their selection of ugly sweaters for awhile now. Would love to walk into a Christmas party wearing this:
So there is a last minute suggestion for a fun gift this year. Now let's check out what's been going on this week in the '80s realm...

Winter is setting in… - Boulder-Hill.Net
 - I learned just today from my M.A.S.K. buddy Erik that the Cereal:Geek is now working for the official YouTube channel for He-Man. What that means is new content like "clips shows, trivia, top ten videos, never-before-seen footage, all-new episode commentaries, encyclopedic A-Z videos, animatics, and slideshows featuring episode development artwork." MOTU fans need to subscribe if you haven't already.

Petition Launched to Name Manhattan Corner 'Beastie Boys Square' - Billboard
 - So they've got their own park and now it sounds like they will get a square. Let's just save time and rename New York City to "Beastie Boys City."

Nirvana, Kiss, E Street Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 Class - Rolling Stone
 - Among the artists inducted include '80s icons Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel (as a solo artist,) and Kiss. Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will receive a musical excellence award.
This Video Will Change The Way You Watch "A Christmas Story" - Buzzfeed
 - A great video that crams many facts about the iconic 1982 film in under 3 minutes.

10 Things You Might Not Know about National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - UnderScoopFire!
 - While we are on facts about '80s Christmas movies, check out some you might not know about the Griswolds.

25 Awesome ’80s Toys You Never Got, But Can Totally Buy Today - Buzzfeed
 - These toys were hard to find around Christmas back in the day, but are a little more accessible (and affordable) now. Parents would've gone to war for a $20 Teddy Ruxpin in the '80s!

Mega Man™ The Board Game - Kickstarter
 - Funded three times over, this Mega Man board game looks awesome. Their stretch goal is to upgrade to full color playing pieces.

Back to the 80s: Mickey's Christmas Carol - Kickin' it Old School
 - "Mickey's Christmas Carol" turns 30 this year and Old School Tim did a nice write-up about it.

21 Things '80s Kids' Did That Would Horrify Us Now - The Stir
- Thought this was the article of the week. As a parent myself now, had to laugh at the difference between parents now and 30 years ago.
 - If you own a Wii U, the new NES Remix game package featuring Donkey Kong, Zelda, and Mario Brothers looks like a winner!

Nice Beaver: Ed Helms is the New Frank Drebin - Pajiba
 - It appears the Naked Gun is getting a reboot and Ed Helms of The Hangover trilogy has been selected as the new Frank Drebin. To me, this reboot has Get Smart written all over it. I'm a huge Leslie Neilsen fan and have a feeling this new movie will be added to my "will never watch in respect to the original" list.

 - Shawn's latest delve into identify random '80s object in movies takes us to Pee-Wee's house of nostalgia from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.