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This day in history: Garfield Debuts

It was today, June 19th, 1978 that Garfield with his lasagna loving and Monday hating ways were brought into our lives. In honor of him, I myself will be lazy today and pull snippets from past Nostalgia Blog piece written by my buddy and co-creator of the Nostalgia Blog M. Manuge. The first is from a post called These People Really Love Garfield which delves into the lives of people who love to spend all of their money on Garfield memorabilia. After watching this you realize how this merchandise generates upwards of $750 million to $1 billion annually…   Like most people my age, I didn’t get into Garfield through the comics but through the TV show. And wouldn’t you know it? M. Manuge wrote a piece about that too called Ladies and Gentlemen: Garfield and Friends.   One of my favorite things to come out of Garfield is the hindsight that comedy group Fatal Farm gave us on how terrible the actual comic was…   So there you have it. A post lazy enough …

Peanuts Characters As Iconic Horror Characters

This series is called ‘Run for your life Charlie Brown’ by artist Dennis Davies and features some of your favorite Peanuts characters (and some that aren’t your favorites too) as iconic Horror characters. Now before we all talk about the obvious casting of Franklin as Blade, Let’s all take a moment and realize that Peppermint Patty isn’t even included in this. That’s because iconic horror characters are predominantly white dudes. Still I think we could have squeezed in Snoopy as Cujo and Woodstock as one of the birds from Birds. *You can see the larger version right HERE.

Can we stop doing this now?: Our 1000th Post!

Normally you check out The Nostalgia Blog to get a half-assed summary of some obscure pop culture reference from your childhood…or you are an advertising robot who is promoting some very random product in our comment section. Either way we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our readers! We really enjoy writing this blog and although we might not be putting out as much content as we have in the past (I mean what the hell happened to our Throwback Thursday videos?) we will keep on writing if you keep on reading. A special thanks to sites like The Credible Hulk who promote the shit out of our posts weekly. We really appreciate that. Thanks again for the all the support and please like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and check out our YouTube page (before it gets shut down for another year and a half…that was fun).

Nostalgia Blog Reviews: ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

One great thing about writing for this blog (other than not having to care about grammar or spelling) is sometimes people reach out to you and give you free stuff in exchange for a review. I call those people suckers…I mean valued readers! In all seriousness, the other month I was sent a copy of ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ by Richard Rosenbaum to be reviewed. I thought, cool, it’s a book about Ninja Turtles, it should be okay. Boy was I wrong. It wasn’t okay, it was AWESOME! And that’s saying something for a book about the world of comics, cartoons and movies that contains zero pictures. Rosenbaum tackles in detail all things turtles from its start as a gritty independent comic to the more kid-friendly cartoon and into each movie that was created. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the turtles and even touches base on probably the greatest moment in TMNT history: That time Vanilla Ice sang “Ninja Rap” in ‘Secret of the ooze’. Rosenbaum’s writing is …

Tom Green Show – Where are you going?

Perhaps the best clip from the Comedy Network days of The Tom Green Show, starring Tom Green. Here’s a quick back-story if you’re unfamiliar with The Tom Green Show. Started in the early 90s on Rogers (Cable Access) Television, Tom scored a TV deal in Canada with The Comedy Network in 1996. The show was mix between a studio show and segments of Tom doing pretty much doing anything he wanted. In 1999 the show was picked up by MTV and Tom became (for at least 15minutes) one of the most recognizable people in pop culture due to his crazy and often gross stunts. The show ended in 2002 after Tom got testicular cancer. He has since beat the cancer, had a few spinoff shows/ventures and now has his own weekly web series. This clip shows the subtle brilliant of his humor. While on the streets of Ottawa, Tom spots a grumpy old man (possibly drunk) and asks him “Where are you going”. Enjoy.