Mon, 8 April 2019
It’s Monday, but Thursday’s coming as Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just a few days away. So pack your bags, double-check your reservations, raid your bank account, and then plug in your ear buds and let the TechnoRetro Dads take the edge of with fun memories of the past and happy hopes for the future packed into 77 minutes of audio. Yep. That means we would fit on a cassette tape or compact disc. But don’t speak too loudly about tape recorders; Shua still feels the impact of what his dad did to his first tape player.
In the NEWS:
We Love Our Cereal…
…and thanks to our Roving Spoonster (Shane in GR), we’ve found others who love cereal (and arcade games) just as much! Discover peanut butter and chocolate Easter bunnies in Reese’s Puffs in stores near you. Stare with amazement at Toucan Sam’s replacement on some boxes of Froot Loops cereal (she has a tail). Best of all, if you’re anywhere near Wichita Falls, Texas, you’re going to want to check out Maniac’s Mansion, a truly TechnoRetro cereal cafe/video arcade that is one man’s realization of a childhood dream. So cool!
Lazy Book Club: Read-Along Books
After the feedback from last week’s “read-along book” special, shazbazzar and JediShua take time to recall the magic of read-along books and their history. Sometimes, they were on record. Sometimes, they were on tape. They’ve even made it to compact disc! The magic is the same every time, though. Linking technology to the written word on a page has been a winner for generations.
Even some EarBuds get in on the conversation online with some of their memories as well as future endeavors in acquiring some classic read-along books.
Star Wars Scrapbook
Beginning in April 1976, the ‘Dads travel through the years for a history lesson in notable moments of Star Wars history.
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