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August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies in his home in Memphis of an apparent heart attack at age 42.

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August 16, 1938: Blues legend Robert Johnson dies after apparently being poisoned though the details of his death (and his burial) are very sketchy.

August 16, 1958: Madonna is born in Bay City, Michigan.

August 16, 1956: Bela Lugosi, famous for his role as Dracula in the Universal Pictures movie of the same name, dies at age 73.



Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 35 - Should I Stay of Should I Go?

Podcast: (08-16-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) Hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry Uphill Both Ways - Should I Stay or Should I Go!  The retro pop culture duo discuss Godzilla, Ultraman, 1980s Wrestling game for your phone, and then the main even topic of summer movie releases including favorites like Meatballs, One Crazy Summer, Vacation, and many more! Uphill Both Ways 35


DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 33 - Further discussion of the deaths of Nikolai Volkoff, Brickhouse Brown, & Brian Christopher, plus WCW vs WWF / WWE, and more.

Podcast: (08-14-2018) (Zones: DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this Patreon only edition of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour we talk about the deaths of Nikolai Volkoff, Brickhouse Brown, and Brian Christopher, (this was recorded before the death of Jim Neidhart was announced yesterday). Follow up to comments that have come in since their deaths. A great question and scenario about what happens to WWF if WCW doesn't launch Nitro. WCW really pushed WWF to a higher level when they launched the rival show but what if that never happened? Plus our usual look back at the SECW results project. DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast 33


Tonya's Diner: Almond Joy Cookies

Article: (08-13-2018) (Zones: Tonya's Diner) Here is another snack favorite for you from Tonya's Diner at When It Was Cool - Almond Joy Cookies! You will love this sweet and easy to bake snack. Very few ingredients and very low prep time will make this a great dessert you will go back to again and again! Get the recipe.


DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Future is Wrong - Episode 126

Podcast: (08-12-2108) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern talks about why it is virtually impossible to predict the future. Chaos takes the future in unforeseen directions.  Trends we think will lead to future tech often fizzle out or go in previously unconsidered directions.  We take a look at predictions made in the past by leading magazines and see how completely wrong they guessed the future to look like but try to understand why they believed the way they did and what we today think the future may look like and why we are probably wrong. DragonKing Dark Podcast 126


When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 55 - Then and Now!

Podcast: (08-09-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) Karl and Tonya from WhenItWasCool.com talk about retro pop culture, gadgets, and more on this episode. We take a look at a couple of recent internet articles comparing and contrasting products of the past with their modern replacements. What is the modern Trapper Keeper? The modern scrapbook? The modern Rolodex? Plus, things that make you feel old and a look at just how much tech has changed things since the 1980s. Karl also has a few notes on Foreigner reuniting for some shows and more! When It Was Cool Podcast 055


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FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 083 - the Undertaker vs. Bret Hart - WWF Championship - WWF SummerSlam 1997

Podcast: (08-11-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg) On the 83rd edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, Fearon Derry of Pro Wrestling Weekly joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss the WWF title match between the Undertaker and Bret Hart from WWF SummerSlam 1997 with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee! They talk about the Hart Foundation angle in 1997, Shawn Michaels and Baywatch, the Undertaker vs. Paul Bearer, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg 083


Moon Knight - A Great Marvel Comics Character Than Needs to Return to His Roots (Updated & Expanded)

Article: (08-09-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) Moon Knight is an amazing character from the Marvel Universe, well, he could be an amazing character. Instead, he has fallen into eras of being a low-rent Batman, a punch-em up superhero, and a social commentary for the exploration of mental illness.  When It Was Cool argues that the character would best be used by returning to his original eerie macabre roots.  Read More.


Man of Steel (2013) Movie Review

Article & Podcast: (08-08-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) In this article, Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at the movie that launched the DC Comics Warner Brothers cinematic universe and, unfortunately, set the tone for it as well.  Man of Steel isn't a bad movie but it doesn't know what it is, tries to be too many movies packed into one, and has a needless darkness that has effected every DC movie since.  Henry Cavill as the lead character Superman does a fine job with what he has to work with but there is a lot going on in this movie... let's discuss it.  Read More.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 063 - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying by Megadeth - Part 2

Podcast: (08-06-2018) (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 iconic Megadeth album Peace Sells.... But Who's Buying?  In part 2, 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 063


Tonya's Diner: Easy Fruit Pizza

Article: (08-05-2018) (Zones: Tonya's Diner) A new delicious dessert recipe from Tonya from When It Was Cool. A wonderful easy to make fruit pizza that will please the sweet tooth of anyone! It's quick and easy so check it out now! Get the recipe.



Bigfoot and Wildboy TV Show Review (1977)

Podcast: (08-01-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) I've got a deep cut for you this week! From 1977 Saturday morning TV line-up I bring to you out of the Pacific Northwest the tale of Bigfoot and Wildboy. Bigfoot finds a lost boy as a child and raises him and they solve mysteries along with a Forest Ranger and his daughter. In this episode they take on evil space aliens who have landed via UFO to steal minerals from a lake. I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP! Patreon Exclusive Bigfoot & Wildboy TV Show Podcast Review


Godzilla - King of the Monsters Marvel Comics (1977)

Article: (07-30-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) In mid-1977 Godzilla stomped out of the Toho movies and into the pages of Marvel Comics and began a rampant campaign of destruction from coast to coast across the United States. Godzilla - King of the Monsters is set fully inside the Marvel Universe with Godzilla meeting the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and even the Avengers. When It Was Cool takes a look back at the 1977 licensed Marvel comic book series - Godzilla King of the MonstersRead More.



GKT - The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament:  Round One.  Match Three.  Chris Jericho vs. Superstar Billy Graham

Podcast: (07-31-2018) (Zones: Wrestling / Digital Downloads) Today continues 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 why we started watching wrestling to begin with - Could Chris Jericho the character defeat Superstar Billy Graham the character in a wrestling match? Round One... Match Three... Chris Jericho (circa 2001) WWE Undisputed Champion vs. Superstar Billy Graham (circa 1977) WWWF Champion.  FIGHT!  03 GKT: Chris Jericho vs. Superstar Billy Graham



Updated and Expanded with Official Movie Trailer - Captain Marvel - SHAZAM!

Article: (07-22-2018) (Zones: Comic Books) We have updated our popular Captain Marvel - Shazam! article with the official Shazam movie trailer which was released yesterday to generally positive reviews. This article also gives you the history and back story and answers many questions you might have about Earth's Mightiest Mortal - SHAZAM!  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.

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


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