(08-15-2017) (Zones: Music) Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool travel to Nashville, TN to see legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and his Us and Them tour playing songs from his solo career and numerous songs from the Pink Floyd catalog including The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Roger Waters in concert. Read More.
When It Was Cool Podcast - Death of Glen Campbell, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd in Concert, Masters of the Universe action figure collecting, and old time folk sayings and wisdom from old people
(08-15-2017) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya take a look at four retro topics and discuss them. On this episode they discuss the death of 1970s Country Music legend Glen Campbell, an upcoming Roger Waters of Pink Floyd concert, their new found love of collecting Masters of the Universe action figures, and then discuss old time sayings and what they mean. When It Was Cool Podcast Episode 30
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The Disco craze the 1970s led to an increase in the popularity of roller rinks. The end of the Disco Era and the advent of inline roller skates hit the roller rink industry hard, with many rinks closing. Roller derby, a professional sport of the 1950s and 1960s once considered virtually dead, has seen a grassroots rebirth in popularity in the early 21st century with amateur and semi-pro teams forming leagues nationwide. Many rink owners support this activity, along with roller hockey, speed skating, and roller figure skating contests. Support When It Was Cool.
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The first diner was created in 1872 by Walter Scott, who sold food out of a horse-pulled wagon to employees of the Providence Journal, in Providence, Rhode Island. Scott's diner can be considered the first diner with "walk up" service, as it had windows on each side of the wagon. Commercial production of lunch wagons began in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1887, by Thomas Buckley. Charles Palmer received the first patent in 1893 for the diner, which he billed as a "Night-Lunch Wagon." He built his "fancy night cafes" and "night lunch wagons" in the Worcester area until 1901. Support When It Was Cool and visit Tonya's Diner.
(08-12-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker) On this week's episode of DragonKing Dark podcast, host Karl Stern takes a further look at the line between life and death with a look at weird and macabre Russian dog experiments including: severing a dog's head and then bringing it back to life, severing a dog's head and then planting it in a ROBOT BODY straight out of a sci-fi movie, and bringing dog's back to life HOURS after death. The video discussed during the show is included below but it isn't for the faint of heart... but neither is DragonKing Dark! DragonKing Dark Podcast Episode 076
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Umm... probably explains a lot about today's world we live in. Support When It Was Cool.
(08-09-2017) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) Tonya & Karl from When It Was Cool visit the 30th annual World's Longest Yard Sale and visit yard sales in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Here is a look at some of the interesting things we saw and many tips for future marathon yard sellers, pickers, and collectors. Read More.
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Arcades catering for video games began to gain momentum in the late 1970s with games such as Space Invaders (1978) and Galaxian (1979) and became widespread in 1980 with Pac-Man, Centipede and others. Support When It Was Cool.
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The Game of Cootie is a children's roll-and-move tabletop game for two to four players. The object is to be the first to build a three-dimensional bug-like object called a "cootie" from a variety of plastic body parts. Created by William Schaper in 1948, the game sold millions in its first years. In 1973, Cootie was acquired by Tyco Toys, and, in 1986, by Hasbro subsidiary Milton Bradley. The game was given a new look and continued to enjoy commercial success. Support When It Was Cool
(08-07-2017) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) On this episode of Uphill Both Ways, hosts Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden discuss Joseph's recent film festival thoughts, Mike has now seen Spider-Man Homecoming and it was hit! Then the Uphill Both Ways duo discuss movie properties they got into as kids and talk about the king of all monsters- GODZILLA! Uphill Both Ways Podcast 08
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Girl Talk was a board game first sold in 1988. It was a popular game for teenage girls throughout the 1990s. It was similar to the parlor game Truth or Dare. Girl Talk was one of a rash of "teenage girl-themed games" that appeared on the market in the 1980s and 1990s in which boys, talking on the phone, dancing, having parties and sleepovers, and other "girl-ish" concerns are central themes. Support When It Was Cool
(08-02-2017) (Zones: Horror) The LaPlace’s Demon screened at Fantasia International Film Festival, which ran July 13–August 2 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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. Read More.
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The history of stuffed toys. The first commercial company to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. In 1892, the Ithaca Kitty became one of the first mass-produced stuffed animal toys in the United States. In 1903 Richard Steiff designed a soft bear that differed from earlier traditional rag dolls, because it was made of plush fabric. At the same time in the USA, Morris Michtom created the first teddy bear inspired by a drawing of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. Support When It Was Cool
When It Was Cool Podcast - Is Hasbro and IDW intentionally destroying the G.I. Joe brand, Mattel 1965 Say N See Doll, King Kong, and first concert experiences
(07-31-2017) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya take a look at four retro topics and discuss them. On this episode Karl asks the question, "Is Hasbro and IDW Comics legitimately trying to destroy the G.I. Joe brand?" and gives a brief history of the G.I. Joe property. Tonya reviews a 1965 Mattel talking doll named Say N See. Karl talks about Kong: Skull Island and the King Kong franchise, and they discuss their first concert experiences Tonya's is like a redneck nirvana of a show. Let's take this outside, y'all. When It Was Cool Podcast
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Strawberry Shortcake is a character currently owned by Iconix Brand Group (Sale pending). She was originally used in greeting cards, but was later expanded to include dolls, posters, and other products. The Strawberry Shortcake properties also include a toy line of the character's friends and pets. In addition, the franchise has spawned television specials, animated television series, and films. Support When It Was Cool!
(08-01-2017) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) On this episode of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast Karl & Tonya take a look at the Incredible Hulk 2 which is actually pretty good. In fact, of all the issues read so far, The Incredible Hulk remains the best in story quality and artwork. Even Tonya likes The Hulk. Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 9
When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The Sears Wish Book was a popular Christmas-gift catalog released by Sears, annually in August or September. The catalog contained toys and other holiday-related merchandise. The first Sears Wish Book was printed in 1933. In 1993, Sears discontinued publishing their big-book catalogs in the United States and the Wish Book noticeably started to diminish in size. By 2005, Sears had completely abandoned anything resembling the original Wish Book. Support When It Was Cool.
(07-31-2017) (Zones: Toys and Action Figures) This is a When It Was Cool review of a 1965 talking doll from Mattel named Baby Say'N See. This is a pull string talking doll which says numerous phrases and moves her mouth and eyes. Originally sold for $9.44, there isn't a lot of information out there about this over fifty year old doll. Also included is a video review of this talking doll in action. Read More.