Mon, 11 September 2017
This tempestuous Monday morning we have more questions than answers on TechnoRetro Dads and we’re hoping that SIMON will give us the answers. Are Porgs Lemmings? Why does football season mean more cowbells? Are there negative impacts of sending your kids to your alma mater? When might philanthropists get confused with philanderers? Why does Mrs. shaz want to watch The Tick on TV? Where is Hurricane Irma, now?
In the NEWS…
The LEGO Movie 2 begins production this fall. The Dark Crystal offers artists the opportunity to see their work make it to television (and win some cash in the meantime). Six Million Dollar Man actor Richard Anderson dies. PLUS: Cool TechnoRetro style TV shows premiere this month.
We Love Our Cereal…
Millennials on Big Brother evidently love their cereal, too. Tennessee has cereal on the menu at several non-cereal-cafe establishments (and JediShua wants to visit Nashville, soon). Super Golden Crisp and Super Mario Brothers become partners as Post and Nintendo team-up to bring great games to breakfast.
Aftershocks of 1977
The Making of Star Wars reached force-crazed fans of that galaxy far, far away on September 16, 1977. The documentary aired on television, revealing some behind-the-scenes magic invented by innovative creator George Lucas. Hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2, this TV special thrilled audiences with insights and interviews with the actors and filmmakers that brought space fantasy into pop culture for forty years and counting.
Toys in the Attic
Capitalizing on the Atari Touch Me, invented by Ralph Baer and Howard Morrison, Hasbro released Simon in 1978 with long-lasting success. The game is played by listening to the tones and watching the colored lights in sequence and then pressing the coordinating buttons in the same sequence. It may seem easy, but when distracted by conversation, shazbazzar can’t seem to score more than four.
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