Countdown to The Last Jedi: Star Wars A New Hope Movie Review

In this article, Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review the (now) fifth of the Star Wars movies (in story order) A New Hope.  This movie tells the tale of the coming of age of the son of Darth Vader- Luke Skywalker and his friendship and adventures with his (he doesn't know it yet) sister Leia and the duo of Han Solo & Chewbacca but how does it hold up to a long time Star Wars fan (Karl) watching it through fresh eyes and a novice Star Wars fan (Tonya) watching it for the first time?  Patreon supporters of $1 or more also get a podcast special reviewing the movie.  We will be covering the entire Star Wars movie saga leading up to Star Wars - The Last Jedi in December!  Read More.


Countdown to The Last Jedi: Star Wars Rogue One Movie Review

In this article, Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review the forth of the Star Wars movies (in story order) Rogue One.  This movie tells the tale of the stealing of the Death Star plans and the early days of the Rebellion but how does it hold up to a long time Star Wars fan (Karl) watching it through fresh eyes and a novice Star Wars fan (Tonya) watching it for the first time?  Patreon supporters of $1 or more also get a podcast special reviewing the movie.  We will be covering the entire Star Wars movie saga leading up to Star Wars - The Last Jedi in December!  Read More.


Countdown to The Last Jedi: Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Movie Review

In this article, Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review the third of the Star Wars movies (in story order) Revenge of the Sith.  This movie tells the tale of Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader but how does it hold up to a long time Star Wars fan (Karl) watching it through fresh eyes and a novice Star Wars fan (Tonya) watching it for the first time?  Patreon supporters of $1 or more also get a podcast special reviewing the movie.  We will be covering the entire Star Wars movie saga leading up to Star Wars - The Last Jedi in December!  Read More.


Countdown to The Last Jedi: Star Wars Attack of the Clones Movie Review

In this article, Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review the second of the Star Wars movies (in story order) Attack of the Clones.  This movie tells the tale of Darth Vader falling in love but how does it hold up to a long time Star Wars fan (Karl) watching it through fresh eyes and a novice Star Wars fan (Tonya) watching it for the first time?  Patreon supporters of $1 or more also get a podcast special reviewing the movie.  We will be covering the entire Star Wars movie saga leading up to Star Wars - The Last Jedi in December!  Read More.


Countdown to The Last Jedi: Star Wars The Phantom Menace Movie Review

In this article, Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review the first of the Star Wars movies (in story order) The Phantom Menace.  This movie is largely the bane of all Star Wars fans but how does it hold up to a long time Star Wars fan (Karl) watching it through fresh eyes and a novice Star Wars fan (Tonya) watching it for the first time?  Patreon supporters of $1 or more also get a podcast special reviewing the movie.  We will be covering the entire Star Wars movie saga leading up to Star Wars - The Last Jedi in December!  Read More.


The Fast Food Explosion of the 1950s - When It Was Cool

There is nothing much more Americana that the diners and iconic fast food restaurants which had their origins in 1940s America then spread across the country during the post World War II 1950s era. One after another the classic burger joint sprang up in towns across the United States.  Before it became a billion dollar industry of cheap food there was something truly special and nostalgic about the early fast food restaurant. Read More.


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


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.


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