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GKT - The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament:  Round One.  Match One.  Hulk Hogan vs. Jerry Lawler

Podcast: (06-19-2018) (Zones: Wrestling) Today begins a new finite podcast series that will air here (on Patreon) and at Wrestling Observer from Karl Stern- The Greatest Kayfabe Wrestling Tournament.  This is a fictional 64 man single elimination tournament that asks the question "What if these wrestlers were real? Who would win?"  This is not a "shoot" fight, nor an argument over who the best "worker" is.  This tournament is about what we started watching wrestling for to begin with - Could Hulk Hogan the character defeat Jerry Lawler the character in a wrestling match? Round One... Match One... Hulk Hogan (circa 1987) WWF Champion vs. Jerry Lawler (circa 1988) AWA Champion.  FIGHT!  01 GKT: Hulk Hogan vs Jerry Lawler



1984 G.I. Joe Heavy Machine Gunner, Code Name: Roadblock Review

Article: (06-18-2018) (Zones: Toys & Action Figures) In 1984, Hasbro's G.I. Joe toyline released their heavy machine gunner action figure code name: Roadblock.  Since then, Roadblock has became an important part of almost every iteration of G.I. Joe including the comics, movies, and action figure line.  Today, When It Was Cool G.I. Joe toy collector Karl takes a look at the 1984 Roadblock action figure.  Read More.


DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 118 - The Fear of Fear

Podcast: (06-17-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) A favorite topic of the DragonKing Dark Podcast and host Karl Stern is fear. What are we afraid of and why? We have done shows about this in the past but it seem relevant again with all the social unrest and division in the world and it is our contention that much of it is driven on fear, in particular, keeping you and me afraid.  This week on DragonKing Dark we talk about the fear that is driving society and how not to fall prey to it. DragonKing Dark Podcast 118



When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 51 - Listeners Classic Rock Lists, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Coffee, Superman, and (I kid you not) stories of Mechanically Separated Chicken

Podcast: (06-14-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) It's episode 51 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com and Karl and Tonya return to discuss more of our classic rock favorites and this time our listeners have sent in their picks. We discuss Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Garbage, Blondie, ZZ Top, and many other classic rock favorites. Tonya tells us about her new love of coffee, why she won't be watching and reviewing Superman movies, and then regales us with tales of Mechanically Separated Chicken.  It's everything you could possibly want in a retro pop culture podcast. When It Was Cool Podcast 051


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 075 - Andre the Giant vs. Gorilla Monsoon - Boxing Match - September 23rd, 1977

Podcast: (06-16-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 75th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Eric Allen of the On the Stick Network joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the boxing match between Andre the Giant and Gorilla Monsoon that took place in Puerto Rico on September 23rd, 1977! They talk about the Andre the Giant HBO documentary that came out in April of 2018, how the wrestling business could look like if territories were a thing today, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 075


The LaPlace's Demon (Portland Horror Film Festival)

Article: (06-15-2018) (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry brings us a review of this film which takes some old-school haunted house thrills and blends them with mystery elements along with film noir lighting and overtones.  The LaPlace's Demon is a chilling film and Joseph Perry takes us inside all the information about this movie which will appeal to horror and mystery movie fans alike.  Read More.


Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987) Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (06-13-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) The final Christopher Reeve Superman movie features Superman trying to save the world from nuclear weapons and the super powered Nuclear Man.  This movie failed on just about every level and the Wikipedia entry calls it one of the worst movies ever made.  I wouldn't go that far but this movie just did not work.  Join When It Was Cool as we take a look at Superman trying to save the world from itself, Nuclear Man, and then just straight up admitting defeat in our review of Superman IV - The Quest for PeaceRead More.


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - FREE EDITION - Episode 30 - Questions on David Von Erich, Lou Thesz vs Rikidozan, SECW 1980, and June 1985 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reviewed

Podcast: (06-12-2018) (Zones: Wrestling) I put the wrong intro at the beginning of this show, sorry, this is actually a new show. Mailbag includes David Von Erich as NWA World champion, Lou Thesz vs Rikidozan and the NWA World title, SECW in 1980, and then a look at the June 23, 1985 edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which includes the debuts of Randy Savage, Brian Blair, Stan Frasier, and Terry Funk in the WWF and Southeastern becomes Continental. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 30



Brit Floyd Concert Review from Huntsville, AL Celebrating the Music of Pink Floyd

Article: (06-11-2018) (Zones: Music) When It Was Cool attended a Pink Floyd tribute band concert and light show in Huntsville, AL by the international group Brit Floyd who are traveling the world on their Eclipse 2018 tour.  Can a tribute band actually do justice to the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time? The answer is a resounding "Yes!".  Read More.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 060 - Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Part 3

Podcast: (06-11-2018) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the late guitarist of heavy metal thrash metal icons- Slayer- Jeff Hanneman.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 060


Smokey and The Bandit (1977) Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (06-08-2018) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) East bound and down, loaded up and truckin', We're gonna do what they say can't be done.  It's the 1977 smash movie hit Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, and Sally Field, and a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am.  Follow us across Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and into Georgia as we review this iconic 1970s action comedy- Smokey and the Bandit.  Read More.



Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 30 - Pinball Wizard

Podcast: (06-07-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry talk about Pinball machines. The nostalgia of the old pinball machines which pre-date the video game arcade is certainly something everyone over the age of 40 remembers.  Pinball machines are still around but in the 1960s-70s and even into the 1980s pinball machines were everywhere.  On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast comic book creator Mike Imboden and pop culture expert Joseph Perry discuss their memories and favorites! Uphill Both Ways 30


Superman III (1983) Starring Richard Pryor Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (06-06-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) The hits just keep on coming for the Superman movie franchise starring Christopher Reeve.  This time the directors just give up and decide to make a Richard Pryor comedy instead during which Superman shows up, turns mean, and fights himself.  This movie is something else and people seem to utterly hate Superman III.  Here is what When It Was Cool thought about it.  Read More.



Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Episode 18 - Journey Into Mystery 85

Podcast: (06-01-2018) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) Yes, we have decided to continue the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast as it's own stand alone show.  On this episode Karl takes a look at Journey Into Mystery 85 featuring Thor and the first appearance of Loki in the Marvel Universe.  This issue is otherwise unremarkable and Loki's first appearance was less than awe inspiring but he did become a big deal in the Marvel Universe and certainly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 18


Rush : Grace Under Pressure Concert DVD Review

Article: (05-25-2018) (Zones: Music) Rush's Grace Under Pressure album was released in 1984 and the following year the band released a concert VHS in support of the tour and album.  In 2007 the VHS was cleaned up and remastered and released on DVD.  When It Was Cool Rush mega-fan Karl Stern reviews the Rush Grace Under Pressure DVD for this article about the greatest prog-rock group in music history- Rush! Read More.


Willie Nelson and Family Tour (with Alison Krauss) Concert Review from Pelham, AL

Article & Podcast: (05-21-2018) (Zones: Music) When It Was Cool takes a look at one of the last living true icons of American Outlaw Country- Willie Nelson.  We take a look at his Willie Nelson and Family Tour stop in Pelham, AL near Birmingham where he and Alison Krauss played an amazing concert and the 85 year old Willie Nelson is still standing strong.  With legendary hits like Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys, On the Road Again, Whisky River, and so many more, Willie Nelson is a music legend.  Read More.



The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

Article: (Zones: Comics / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool has crunched the numbers using dozens of Best of Comics, Greatest Comic Books, and Must Read Comic Book Stories lists.  We have polled the visitors to When It Was Cool and these are the 100 Greatest Comic Book Single Issues, Comic Book Runs, and Graphic Novels of all time! Where did your favorite comic book or comic book story rank on the top 100 comics of all time list? Check it out!  Read More.

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Tight Roll Pants - Retro Fashion and Pop Culture Face Palm

Article: (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) We made a lot of regrettable fashion choices back in the 1980s and 1990s.  Tight rolling jeans was probably not even the worst of them.  When It Was Cool looks back at a fashion trend that made no sense, accomplished nothing, but we were darn sure going to roll on anyway.  Read More.

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100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool does a scientific (and a tiny bit subjective) study on who really were the 100 greatest acts in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history.  Some of the results will come as no surprise but others will.  Where does your favorite fall?  How do Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and others compare to one another?  Take a look at one of our most popular articles ever- the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History! Read More.

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100 Greatest Rush Songs of All Time

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool takes on the entire Rush catalog and mega-Rush fan Karl Stern picks the 100 greatest Rush songs of all time.  Is this list subjective? You bet it is!  Your list may vary greatly but you just might find a forgotten treasure or two along the way.  This is list is easily digestible for the Rush master and novice alike and is one of the most popular articles of all time at When It Was Cool.  Read More.

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