Month: January 2013

GUTS! Nickelodeon Style

I LOVED this show. It was all the excitement of American Gladiators (something I am sure to do a post on later), except for two things: 1. There were no Gladiators… 2. It was kids competing. I remember the crazy excitement as the show opened on the ‘Extreme Arena’ (which I am pretty sure was just some warehouse on the Universal lot). Then the contestants competed in Gladiator-like competitions (I also assume Gladiators played basketball and had wave pools back in the day. Right?) all leading up to the big one… The Aggro Crag! What’s the Aggro Crag you say? Oh, just a 30 foot makeshift mountain with foam rocks falling on you while you tried to turn on lights on the way up. What’s that? This doesn’t any make sense? It didn’t have to; anyone who questioned The Aggro Crag didn’t have the GUTS to be on the show anyway!

Dial 1-900-89-MAURICE

I watched the movie “Little Monsters” so many times on VHS that I actually worn the tape out. (god damnit Beta, why didn’t you win the war?!)  I suddenly have a new found respect for my parents for being able to sit through this commercial X amount of times whenever I’d pop the movie in. Great as a kid, annoying as an adult. I do feel like an idiot though and never clued that Maurice was Howie Mandel.

6 Greatest Guest Star Appearances Of All Time

In an article found here, Ed Hancox over at wrote a brief argument on the top 6 Simpsons guest star appearances of all time. His criteria (amongst others) was that it couldn’t simply be a “drop-in”, but rather the cameo must be central to the storyline of the episode. So check it out and let the great debate begin. As for me, I’m gonna haul ass to Lollapalooza!

My Most Nostalgic Sports Moments

It’s hard to pick only a few moments in sports that make me nostalgic (I literally watch sports every day…ladies), but there are a few that stick out and instantly trigger that nostalgic feeling. Here they are in no particular order:   The 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series wins. These are special for me as they were the first (and second) time I saw my favourite team in any sport win a Championship. Both times I feel asleep only to be awoken for the last play, once by my Dad (1992) and once on my own (1993) I awoke just in time to see Joe Carter end the game with one swing of the bat. The call “Touch ’em all Joe, you’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life!” by then Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek still gives me chills. The 49ers are my favourite football team and in Super Bowl XXIX I got to see them crush the Chargers on route to their 5th Super Bowl. To this day, …