Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival From Decatur, Alabama

Tonya from When It Was Cool travels to a local hot air balloon show which features some wonderful retro pop culture characters and colorful balloons.  The annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival is held over Memorial Day weekend in the north Alabama city of Decatur, Alabama just south of Huntsville.  Read More.


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

Tonya from When It Was Cool stumbled up a car show and had her camera with her.  She photographed some 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.


Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live from Outer Space Play Review

Portland, Oregon theater group StageWorks Ink is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, kicking things off last month at the Chapel Theatre in Milwaukie, Oregon, with an expanded, cabaret-style revival of its first-ever production, writer/director Steve Coker’s Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live from Outer Space. Joseph Perry gives us a review of this quirky play. Read More.


Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters on Netflix Movie Review

Godzilla is back and this time he is in an animated movie available on Netflix in early 2018.  The movie has problems but absolutely nails the animation and scope and terror of Godzilla himself is amazing.  Karl Stern takes a look at the plot of the movie, the pacing problems, the hate-able heroic character, and the amazing menacing Godzilla in this look at the first in a trilogy of animate Godzilla movies coming to Netflix.  When It Was Cool takes a look at Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.  Read More.


When It Was Cool Takes on Mental Health - Podcast Special on Mental Illness Stigma and Advocacy

When It Was Cool Karl & Tonya present a special show about a subject they are passionate about because they live with the effects of it - mental health and mental illness.  Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental illnesses.  Today we talk about the stigma attached to mental health disorders, life with a mental illness, the health care system, and what you can do if you or a loved one suffers from diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues.  We are not licensed doctors, psychiatrists, or psychologists, please seek professional health for treatment.  If you are in crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at - 1-800-273-8255.  Read More.


Alice in Wonderland - American McGee Action Figures / Doll Series

(10-09-2017) When It Was Cool continues #MonsterMonth with a look at the twisted and dark versions of Alice in Wonderland based on the American McGee video game interpretation. These amazingly well crafted figures from Milo's Factory capture the macabre and sinister world of American McGee's Alice and takes you down an entirely different rabbit hole.  Read More


The Story of Looney's Tavern and the Free State of Winston (not Jones)

(07-23-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a little known story from United States history.  When the south seceded from the Union during the American Civil War an Alabama county seceded (sort of) from the state.  The story of the southern separatists has seldom been told.  From Mississippi (as in the Free State of Jones) to Alabama (as in the Free State of Winston) not everyone in the south was on-board with the Confederate plan.  Today When It Was Cool takes a look back in history at the time some people in the deep south said, "nope!"  Read More.


Sunday, Funday!

(01-08-2017) When It Was Cool celebrates a Sunday, Funday with a funny look back at games we played as kids.  Read More.


Super Friends Saturday!

(01-07-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the iconic Saturday morning DC Comics cartoon series the Super Friends. Read More.


Best of 2016 Picks

(12-28-2016) Joseph Perry talks about his best When It Was Cool picks from 2016 in television, movies, music, comics, and more.  Read More.


Christmas From the Heart Part 4

(12-23-2016) When It Was Cool continues our nostalgic look back at iconic Christmas properties with a lesson on the reason for the season.  Read More.


Christmas From the Heart Part 3

(12-14-2016) When It Was Cool continues our nostalgic look back at iconic Christmas properties with a lesson on giving from A Christmas Carol!  Read More.


Christmas From the Heart Part 2

(12-04-2016) When It Was Cool takes a look back at another iconic Christmas story with a lesson  How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Read More.


Christmas From the Heart Part 1

(12-02-2016) When It Was Cool takes a look back at one of the most iconic Christmas time shows- Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and memories of Christmas past!  Read More.


He-Man & The Masters of the Universe by Filmation

(11-23-2016) When It Was Cool looks back at the 1983 debut of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon by Filmation.  Read More.


Podcasting 101 - Everything You Want to Know About Podcasting

(11-13-2016) Ever thought about starting a podcast? Do you have a podcast? Thinking of starting to listen to podcasts? Get an inside look for a veteran about podcasting.  Read More.


Loonie the French Bulldog vs French Fries Video

(10-11-2016) Loonie the Frenchie from the When It Was Cool family is fat, does tricks, and loves French Fries.  Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZZxaxD_-s


Ghost Town Flea Market Review

(10-10-2016) The When It Was Cool family recently visited a really cool old flea market in North Alabama.  This has become one of our most popular articles.  A really neat place!  Read More.


Indonesian Marionette Puppet Review

(09-30-2016) The When It Was Cool family recently purchased this abomination of the macabre.  Meet the Indonesian Marionette Puppet.  Read More.



When It Was Cool The Rabbit Hole Zone

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