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Help Support Our New TV Show! (We aren’t asking for money)

Yes, this really is just a shameless plug for an outside project…. The guys from The Nostalgia Blog (Matt and Ben), along with our talented friend, Evan, are writing a new TV series for Canadian audiences. The show is called “Hollywood North” and is entered in CBC’s ComedyCoup challenge. We will try not to bother you guys too much, but if you can (and we would love it if you would), go to http://comedycoup.cbc.ca/hollywoodnorth and SIGN UP/VOTE for Hollywood North. We will be releasing weekly videos starting this Monday. WATCH OUR TEASER HERE

We made a TV show!

Hey Guys, We are extremely excited to let you know that myself (Matthew) and Ben, the creators of The Nostalgia Blog have produced and written a television series about to air in Canada called Free-Loading. It’s our take on a Tosh.0, where our good buddy and Nostalgia enthusiast Evan Cooper (@EvanJamesCooper) reviews the best and worst of the internet while counting down a Top 10 List of viral videos. It may not be nostalgia themed but it does feature it’s fair share of references that only us 80s/90s kids would understand. Check it out Sunday, January 26 at 10:30pm ET on BITE TV

They Call Me Mello Yello

I was just having a conversation the other day with a co-worker about this stuff. Mello Yello made a brief crossover to Canada from the much more abundantly supplied United States in the late 90’s. I guess sales were not as good as its rival: Pepsi’s Mountain Dew as it was discontinued shortly after. I preferred Coke’s version, although it goes against every fiber in my body to do so as I steadfastly support Pepsi. What did you prefer? Get at Us!

Everyone Loves Marineland

Aren’t Beluga Whales the cutest? My fascination with them dates back to grade 2, when I did a project on them. My point? Other than I like Beluga Whales? Well, you can find them at Marineland in Niagara falls, Canada. If you are a Canadian who grew up in the 90’s and 2000’s, you HAVE TO know the Marineland Jingle. If you don’t, well, I just can’t fathom that. So for those who know, and those who somehow don’t, HERE IT IS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP-WVMCTR_U.

Check the O.R. You like it so far?

Before he was spray painting lesbians on his parents car or singing the Bum Bum song, Tom Green was apart of a once successful Canadian hip hop group called Organized Rhyme. Their formula was to have catchy beats, simplistic choruses and clever rhymes. With this formula they created a hit record (by Canadian standards) entitled “Check the O.R.” The single won the MuchVibe Best Rap Video at the MMVA’s in 1992 and was nominated for a Juno Award in 1993. They lost however to “Keep it Slammin’” by Devon. The group disbanded shortly after. Their record label A&M Records wanted a less comedic product which caused turmoil amongst the members. MC Bones (Tom Green) went on to have the most successful career…DUH!, as he was one of the most popular comedians and recognizable TV stars of the 1990s. DJ Signal (Geordie Ferguson) is apparently a computer scientist. Pin the Chameleon (Greg Campbell) is a music producer/artist known as Mr. Bigstuff… I know, I haven’t heard of him either, but he did reconnect with Tom this year …