Month: June 2014

They all look the same but not in a good way: Blossom Cast Reunion

“WHOA!” Remember when Joey Lawrence used to say that? Good times. Anywho, considering I saw every episode of this show I wasn’t crazy excited about this reunion. But that doesn’t mean some of you readers don’t care! So here is more info! The reunion was to promote the airing of classic episodes of the show starting July 7th on HUB. Oh and Mayim Bialik also tweeted this picture: Fun times! Not as fun as the time John Ratzenberger told Blossom she had a stupid hat (I tried to find the scene but couldn’t. I swear this happened though). Now enjoy a collection of Blossom intros found here.

They Live: I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass….

They Live was the 1988 cult hit from John Carpenter about a drifter who finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. Starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the flick quickly became a huge cult hit and still has a strong following today. Some even refer to it as “one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood”. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the fight scene between Roddy Piper’s character, John Nada, and Keith David’s character, Frank Armitage, seventh on their list of the “The 20 Greatest Fights Scenes Ever”. The interesting thing about the fight scene is that it was only supposed to be 20seconds in film length. However, Carpenter gave Piper a lot of creative freedom and Roddy decided to fight it out for real, only faking the hits to the face and groin. They rehearsed the fight for three weeks. Carpenter was so impressed he kept the 5 minute and 20 second scene intact. The other interesting note was the famous line “I’ve come …

What would you do? – Who remembers City High?

Growing up, Wyclef Jean was my favorite artist. So, naturally being the obsessive type of person I am, I would listen to and buy any of his pet projects including one hit wonders City High. 2001 saw the debut of City High’s self-titled album with their hit What Would You Do?, a tale about a single mom having to strip in order to take care of her child. The track blew up and even garnered them a Grammy nomination. Unfortunately for City High they didn’t have much success after this. They had a second single which didn’t perform as well and were featured n a few Wyclef tracks. Apparently the group was also quite incestuous. Claudette and Robbie were an item for a while, broke up, and then Claudette hooked up other bandmate Ryan. They got married but then divorced in 2007. As for Robbie, he recently appeared on the television series Intervention as an alcoholic. He’s apparently been to rehab successfully and is still working in music.

Where did all my quarters go? WWF WrestleFest

Among nostalgic wrestling fans and arcaders alike from the 90s, merely saying “WrestleFest” brings back epic gaming memories. WWF WrestleFest was the 1991 follow up to the smash hit arcade machine WWF Superstars which was groundbreaking in itself. The game was beyond developed for it’s time (as compared to console/PC wrestling games) with enhanced graphics, game-play and sound including voice samples, commentary and introductions. The graphics were bright and cartoony but were fun. You had two modes which was a tag tournament or the Royal Rumble. I can remember many arcade hangs in which me and a buddy would do our best to defeat The Legion of Doom for the WWF Tag Team Championship. After years of nostalgia, THQ released a 2013 remake for IOS. The game tried to capture some of the magic with a new/old roster but it’s hard to truly do justice to the big giant machine that ate all my quarters.