This commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07xDdFMdgw. Ridiculous, but funny.
. If you did not receive one of these every year in your stocking at Christmas, your parents hated you. I got one every damn year and sometimes even got a raspberry orange too. Take that. Here’s a couple classic Whack And Unwrap commercials for ya: http://vimeo.com/39082932 And easily my favourite: http://vimeo.com/57114686. I have to buy one these now. So great.
Well somebody who enjoys Toy Story waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I do decided it would be a good use of their time to go ahead and create a shot for shot live action remake of the iconic animated movie. Now, I am not going to sit here and pretend I have watched the whole thing, I pay a guy to do that. I pay him to pretend, not to watch movies. I mean pay someone to watch movies? Common, that’s a waste of money? Anywho, I am certain these fine lads surely put in a lot of effort and the fact that over 10 million people have watched an hour and twenty minute video on YouTube says they did a fine job! So enjoy (or at least skim over) Live Action Toy Story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ooD2CMlPBQ The ‘Dancing Baby’ is credited as being one of the first of what is now known as ‘viral videos.’ … Thanks, I guess. But I much prefer today’s style of viral videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 Yup. I went there. Deal with it and its 1.76 BILLION YouTube views. Opan!!!
My first video game system was a Sega Genesis. I never owned a Nintendo or Super Nintendo. I never owned an Atari. I never owned a Sega CD or Sega Saturn. I owned a Sega Genesis. I steadfastly supported this system over Nintendo as I have previously written about here: http://blog.thenostalgiablog.com/2013/04/23/sonic-the-hedgehog-is-greater-than-mario/ One of the games I played regularly was Cool Spot, pictured above. This game was wicked awesome. It involved a red mascot for 7UP cola with arms and legs who shot soda bubbles out of his hands to harm bad guys. He could also grab onto surfaces and climb up them. The goal was to collect as many “spots” as possible (the equivalent of rings in Sonic) and to release fellow Cool Spots from cages found within the levels. If enough Spots were attained, Cool Spot had the ability to enter a bonus level with the goal of spelling the word UNCOLA if the mission was completed. The sound effects in this game were awesome. Here’s a YouTube video of the Cool Spot soundtrack. I …