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Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 072 - Steve Austin vs. Jake Roberts - WWF King of the Ring 1996

Podcast: (05-26-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg) On the 72nd installment of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by his older brother Dave to discuss Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jake "the Snake" Roberts from WWF King of the Ring 1996!  The brothers talk about the Curtain Call and how it affected the tournament finals, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash making an impact over in World Championship Wrestling, Jake Roberts' psychology, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 072



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.


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 29 - The Sunday Papers

Podcast: (05-24-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry talk about the old Sunday comic strips which were a staple for many of us on Sunday mornings. The nostalgia of the old newspaper comic strips has a rich history and almost certainly everyone of our generation have a favorite or two.  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 29


Superman (1978) Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (05-23-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) I'm probably going to lose friends over this one.  Superman (1978) is one of the most beloved movies in superhero fandom and Christopher Reeve certainly deserves the accolades.  But I hate this movie.  I hate everything about this that isn't Christopher Reeve.  I recently re-watched it again for the first time in many years and here are my thoughts on Superman (1978).  Your mileage may vary.  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.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 059 - Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Part 2

Podcast: (05-21-2018) (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 059



DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 114 - White Witch of Rose Hall

Podcast: (05-20-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) There is a book on the subject and Johnny Cash even sang about it but what is the real truth behind the White Witch of Rose Hall Jamaica? As it turns out there is some true and a lot of fiction behind the supposed Witch of Rose Hall which is a popular tourist destination on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Perhaps you've been there yourself and wondered? Maybe one day you'll take a cruise and wonder about it? Today, host Karl Stern, takes a look at the woman, the myth, and the legend. DragonKing Dark Podcast 114


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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 49 - The Electric Company, Spider-Man, Avengers, G.I. Joe Movie, Fleetwood Mac, and more!

Podcast: (05-17-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) The latest When It Was Cool Podcast is packed with retro pop culture discussion this week.  Karl and Tonya have a conversation that starts off with Spider-Man, which leads to the old PBS series The Electric Company, which leads to a discussion on Bill Cosby and his legal woes and Fat Albert and Eddie Murphy.  Then Tonya puts together her own Avengers team with discussion of the Care Bears, The Last Unicorn, The Never Ending Story, and more.  There is talk of a new G.I. Joe movie which has Karl excited and finally some classic rock talk about Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Rush, Grateful Dead, songwriting, and more! When It Was Cool Podcast 049


Spider-Man (1977) TV Pilot Review

Article & Podcast: (05-16-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) In 1977 Marvel Comics brought Spider-Man to live action for the first time. Well... not the first time if you count the Electric Company on PBS but you get the picture. I had no idea that this ended up being a TV series that ran TWO seasons! My childhood memory wanted this to be a couple TV specials and I remember them not being very good.  Well, the TV pilot wasn't as bad as I remembered.  It wasn't good but it wasn't horrible.  More like just boring while soaked in 1970s.  Read More.



Remembering the Super Friends - The Legendary Saturday Morning Staple For Back When It Was Cool!

Article: (05-12-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) When It Was Cool looks back at a staple of Saturday morning television in this retro article - Super Friends Saturday - Remembering the Super Friends.  Every Saturday morning kids could join Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and many other DC Comics heroes on various adventures.  When It Was Cool looks back at the great Saturday morning cartoon hit series- the Super FriendsRead More.



The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) Featuring Daredevil Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (05-09-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) was a made for TV movie featuring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno as David Banner and the Incredible Hulk.  One year after their return to television special, NBC brought the duo together again to team them with Rex Smith as the Daredevil to take on Wilson Fisk and his criminal empire.  Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at this fun made for TV adventure movie.  Read More.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (05-07-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) One of the biggest and most epic superhero movies in history is Avengers: Infinity War.  There was a literal ten year build up to this movie and it did not disappoint with a huge cast of superhero characters including Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, The Hulk, and over a dozen more.  Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool give you this spoiler free article review then, if you want to dive deeper into spoiler territory, there is a downloadable podcast to give you even more!  Read more.



Classic Cars and Hot Rods - Stumbling Upon a Car Show Brings Back Memories

Article: (04-29-2018) (Zones: The Rabbit Hole) Tonya from When It Was Cool was out for a nice Saturday ride when she stumbled up a classic car show and had her camera with her.  She photographed some retro classic American cars and hot rods which sparks Karl's memories of times with his dad and the generation of muscle cars.  Take a trip with When It Was Cool down memory lane and check out some awesome classic cars enjoying a beautiful day!  Read More.



The Eagles Concert Review in Birmingham, AL

Article: (04-20-2018) (Zones: Music) When It Was Cool takes a look at the legendary iconic classic rock band The Eagles in concert from April 19, 2018 in Birmingham, AL.  The Eagles featuring Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, and Deacon Frey tore the house down in front of a near sell-out crowd of almost 18,000 with an over two and a half hour set of sing-a-long classic rock favorites.  Read More.

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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.

Discuss classic rock on the new When It Was Cool Message Board - http://whenitwascool.freeforums.net/board/1/general-discussion


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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