Friday, July 25, 2014

The Weekly Links: Space Invaders Movie, TMNT Art Show, Muppet Babies Slow Jam

Time once again for my favorite part of the week...The Weekly Links! You simply won't be able to top this '80s nostalgia experience, unless you took a live mannequin for a motorcycle ride (and if that's the case, let me know where you work.) The internet gave us some great retro goodies this past week. Here's what I learned:


My favorite video this week was an easy but painful choice. It was easy because the Kids React videos are always very entertaining with modern kids reacting to retro stuff. But it's also getting more painful to watch because it made me feel old! The Turtles can't be that old...I mean they're still teenagers, right? And if they can still claim to be teenagers after 30 years well then daggumit, so am I!

TWL Video of the Week
"Kids React to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Movies
Space Invaders Movie? Pew-Pew-Pew! - Mashable
William Zabka: 30 years later, the “Karate Kid” cast is like a frat - Salon
12 Things We Learned from 'The Terminator' Oral History - Yahoo! Movies
'Revenge of the Nerds' at 30: Searching for the Roots of the Nerd Look - Yahoo! Movies
Manimal movie transforms into Will Ferrell/Adam McKay comedy - The A.V. Club
15 Great Robots of 1980s Film & TV - Design News

Music
How Queen Lost Their American Audience in the '80s - WZLX
20 Classic Nintendo Games That Desperately Deserve Sequels - What Culture!

Culture
IAM8BIT Hosts “Cowabunga! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” TMNT Art Show - Strange Kids Club
See New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot’s ‘Ghostbusters’ mask - EW PopWatch
10 Reasons Why Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best (Girl Edition) - Huffington Post
10 Reasons Why Being a Kid in the '80s Was the Best (Guy Edition) - Huffington Post
15 Awesome "Back To The Future" Inspired Items You Can Buy On Etsy - BuzzFeed Rewind
QUIZ: Which 80s WWF Manager Should Help You Manage Your Life? - UnderScoopFire!
300 famous characters, done in 8-bit style by pixel art god Paul Robertson - The A.V. Club
Back To The Future Action Figure Is A Perfect, Tiny Michael J. Fox - Kotaku
I Would Dye for You – Dyeable Formal Shoes - Like Totally 80s
As You’d Expect, Donna Dixon from ‘Bosom Buddies’ Discovered a New Kind of Dinosaur - UnderScoopFire!