Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (FilmQuest) Film Review

(09-29-2017) Join Joseph Perry for a review of Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (FilmQuest) an award winning film about something near and dear to every When It Was Cool fan's heart- the mixtape.  Hours of youth spent by the radio waiting for your favorite song, hitting record at just the right moment, then putting them all together- your own personal greatest hits compilation.  The 1970s and 1980s were never better than rolling down the highway with windows down blasting your favorite songs.  Now, finally, there is a documentary for that.  Read More.

1983 - A When It Was Cool Look at the Year 1983

(09-12-2017) Join When It Was Cool for a look back at the news, events, music, movies, and popular culture that shaped the year 1983.  Scarface, James Bond, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, the Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Cabbage Patch Kids, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and terrorism shaped the year that was 1983.  When It Was Cool takes a look back at retro pop culture and news in 1983!  Read More.

The Highway 127 World's Longest Yard Sale

(08-09-2017) 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.

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.

The Wild and Wonderful Aliens of Star Wars

(07-09-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at the imaginative and amazing aliens in the Star Wars universe.  From the first time experiencing the Cantina scene in Star Wars: A New Hope until today, the Star Wars aliens remain one of the most immersive aspects of Star Wars fandom.  Read More

When It Was Cool Looks Back at the Inexplicable 1980s Fashion Trend of Parachute Pants

(07-08-2017) After the baffling success of our article on Tight Rolled Pants, Karl from When It Was Cool explores another bizarre fashion trend of the 1980s- parachute pants.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Read More.

Yongma Land: South Korea’s Abandoned Amusement Park Still Has Much to Offer

(06-28-2017) Joseph Perry takes us on an awesome tour of the abandoned Yongma Land amusement park in South Korea with an assortment of amazing photographs and more.  Abandoned places fans check out this great look at an abandoned theme park. Read More.

Adam West, Famous For His Role As the 1960's Batman, Dies at the Age of 88

(06-11-2017) Adam West, best known for playing the colorful and zany Batman of the late 1960's television series, has passed away at the age of 88.  When It Was Cool takes a look at the man who is the face of Batman for a generation of fans.  Read More.

G.I. Joe Movie News - Will Hasbro Breathe New Life Into An Old Product?

(03-22-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at the latest G.I. Joe movie and product news including statements made by Hasbro about the future of G.I. Joe.  Read More.

Nashville Flea Market

(02-27-2017) The When It Was Cool family went to the giant Nashville Flea Market and this is what we saw.  Read More.

Star Wars - When It Was Cool YouTube Video - A New Origin for Darth Vader

(02-18-2017) Check out a When It Was Cool YouTube channel video tweaking the origins of Darth Vader from Star Wars:  Revenge of the Sith.  See the video

Star Wars - Episode 3.9 - Rogue One

(12-20-2016) *Spoilers* When It Was Cool reviews Star Wars: Rogue One featuring the redemption of Darth Vader as a villain. *Spoilers*  Read More.

Star Wars - Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

(12-19-2016) When It Was Cool reviews Star Wars - Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith featuring the worst moment in movie history.  Read More.

Small Town Dying

(12-06-2016) When It Was Cool takes a nostalgic look at the death of small town America.  Read More.

Tight Roll Pants

(11-18-2016) When It Was Cool takes a retro look back at the totally not regrettable 1980's Tight Roll pants fad. One of our most read articles... I have no idea why.  Read More.

Star Wars - Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones

(10-05-2016) Karl Stern reviews the second movie in the Star Wars franchise- Episode 2 - The Phantom Menace or the alternate title Darth Vader Falls In Love.  You get the good, the bad, and the ugly of Attack of the Clones.  Read More.

Star Wars - Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

(10-04-2016) Karl Stern reviews the worst movie in the Star Wars franchise- Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.  From space angels to Jar Jar Jinks to who built C3-PO you get the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Phantom Menace.  Read More.

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