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You’ve Got Ride: The AOL ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Voice Actor Is An Uber Driver In Cleveland

This is a quick video of Elwood Edwards, the voice behind AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail”. Apparently Elwood was paid $200 for the voice work when he did it back in 1989, and now, 27 years later is an Uber driver. I mean it’s kinda sad, but $200 for 5 minutes of work back in ’89 is pretty sweet. Also, I’m sure this guy is rolling in residual cash from that movie You’ve Got Mail which I haven’t seen but assume is based on his life story. Anyway, here is the video for your enjoyment. I fear for the day when Siri becomes a JustEat driver in Burbank. Also, is it just me or does he not really sound like the voice?

Really?: ‘Captain Power’ is about to make a comeback

A couple years ago I did a post on a show from my childhood called Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. It was one of those posts where I figured no one would care and I was probably the only person who watched or remembered it. Turns out I was very wrong, a lot of people loved (or at least remembered) this spectacular 80s tv show failure. Among the highlights of this show was the fact that it cost one million dollars an episode back in 1988 (you really should check out the original post, it’s crazy). We even had a rare debate in our comments section of the post. The debate was primarily over the reboot of Captain Power and whether it was going to happen or not. Well, here we are a couple years later and it looks like it is finally happening. According to Deadline, original Captain Power co-creator Gary Goddard is developing the new series, which will be retitled as the redundant, far less evocative Phoenix Rising. Star Trek: …

Hey! I’m on the radio: 70s Mr. Microphone Commercial

“Hey good looking, we’ll be back to pick you up later” Yes, that is a line (delivered by some kind of date rapist no doubt) in this amazingly 70s commercial for Mr. Microphone. As a person who was nowhere alive in the 70s, I had no idea about this commercial. However, according to people I’ve talked to who were children of the 70s, this might be one of the biggest Nostalgia inducing commercials of the decade. Everyone knows this commercial and wanted a Mr. Microphone. And why not? It looked awesome! You just walk around and interrupt people’s radio broadcasts and pull some sweet pranks! What’s that? It only worked on a single random AM station that no one ever had their radio tuned to? Okay, well I guess that creep in the convertible had the right idea, sexually harass people from a distance! Now please enjoy one of the greatest commercials of all time.   *I know The Simpsons parodied this, I just couldn’t find the clip.

Teens React to Windows 95

Here is another installment of Teens React/Kids React to stuff we all grew up with. The point of these videos are to usually to make us all feel old or to make kids today look spoiled and dumb. Or maybe it’s just harmless fun. Either way, the real shame is that these poor kids didn’t get to learn about Windows 95 from FRIENDS stars Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston…although these kids probably have no idea who they are or what that show was… Also, for those of you who are starting to feel old, try not to think about the fact that the 19 year old in this video was born 2 years after Windows 95 came out… Enjoy!