Sometimes I'm asked what qualifications I have to dish out weekly links about recent '80s era news. So for future reference, here are my qualifications:
I attended Juilliard.
I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school.
I travel quite extensively.
I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that.
I've seen the Exorcist about a hundred and sixty seven times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!
Not to mention the fact that, you're talking to a dead guy.
Now what do you think??!! You think I'm qualified to post The Weekly Links?
Tim Burton to Direct 'Beetlejuice 2': Report - Rolling Stone
- So as you can tell, I'm actually excited about this report that the Beetlejuice gang might do a sequel. I think Keaton could pull it off again (with lots of make-up.)
- Though I respect its place in arcade history, I wasn't really a Space Invaders fan. I can't speak to its difficulty, but I can tell you my experience had boredom setting in quicker than losing virtual lives.
- One game I definitely didn't get bored with was Zaxxon which is trying to make a comeback as a part of a new ColecoVision app. Although the goal seems a bit unreachable on Kickstarter, having anything official from 8-bit childhood would be great!
Ohio State Marching Band "Michael Jackson Tribute" - OSUBuckeyeTV on Youtube
- As a Penn State fan, it pains me to post this video, but it had to be done. If you see a video of me doing the moonwalk next week, it'll be because my Nittany Lions put an end to their winning streak this week.
- I definitely don't agree with the title of 'Actors Who Got Their Start.' Many listed were already established stars, but it is still a fun list to scroll through. I still enjoy watching episodes on occasion too.
- I've honestly never seen the famous shot-for-shot remake of the Indiana Jones masterpiece, but it sounds like a real movie based on the book about the remake of the original film is in works. (confused?)
While we are on a book kick, author Jeff Tompkins sent me an email recently to pass the word about getting 49 Mix Tapes for FREE! October 23-24 only you can download this '80s novel through the Amazon Kindle store! I enjoyed reading the book last year and would recommend it to anyone who wants teleported back to the '80s in convenient book form.
R.I.P. Lou Scheimer
I hate to end this week's links on a somber note, but thought I'd pay my respects to Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer. Thanks to Lou (and others,) we '80s kids grew up with He-Man, She-Ra, BraveStarr, Fat Albert, and the original Ghostbusters. He was a pioneer in first-run syndication and kid's shows based on toys (previously prohibited by the FCC.) But he wasn't just a producer as he contributed voice talent to MOTU characters like Orko, King Randor, and Stratos.
Lou passed away this week after a battle with Parkinson's disease. Here are several sites that posted heartfelt tributes recently...