TechnoRetro Dads

Greetings, Programs!  

 

Elephants on parallel bars?  Hippos vaulting horses?  The unexpected romance of a goat and lioness?  What else could it be but Steven Lisberger’s animated feature Animalympics?  JediShua and shazbazzar get together with their families (at least all who could make it) to watch the cancelled 1980 NBC special.  Download early and listen often to get your work week started off right.

 

PLUS: X-Files in the NEWS with a possible continuation of the series, Herbert and Agnes creep into the discussion, today’s kids get creeped out by a certain talking Teddy bear from 1985, and Doc 4 O’Clock reveals the dangers of the common cultural addiction to sitting.

 

Add one magical unicorn, several Sing-a-Ma-Jigs, melting styrofoam, some rotary cell phones, and feedback from our Ear Buds and you get a jumbled jungle of joviality.

 

 

Don’t miss today’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

Direct download: TRDads_02.40_Animalympics.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 3:30am PDT

Greetings, Programs!  

 

Many schools, banks, and businesses are closed today for the holiday, but we are still here to bring you a nutritious, delicious bowl of the past in the present (while looking forward to the future).  Be sure not to miss your most important meal of the day — whether you eat it with a spoon or a fork.

 

Take time with shazbazzar and JediShua to taste the NEWS this week, featuring self-lacing Nike MAGS, a life-sized PAC MAN game, 3D printed prosthetics, an Ernie Cline sequel, puppets in Chicago and more!  Plus, JediShua gets into the Academy (Awards) and lets us in on what to expect from the Oscars next month.

 

Finally, the ‘Dads seek out the best way to eat Post Shredded Wheat with toppings, additives, and sauces to marinade this classic (?) cereal as shazbazzar takes his first bite of the big biscuits.

 

Don’t miss today’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

 

 

Direct download: TRDads_02.39.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 4:53am PDT

Catching Muppets Red-Handed

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Brrrr.  The frigid temperatures in the southeast have delayed the release of this week’s episode, but we’ve broken through the ice and got this issue out to you on this Monday night.

 

JediShua and shazbazzar brave the winter weather, frozen boogers, and a biting cold that will turn your hands blue to bring you a discussion about TWO Muppets sequels, The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). 

 

PLUS: Neat NEWS, Star Wars Scrapbook, what NOT to do when your windshield is frozen, and much, much more.

 

Be sure to check out shazbazzar’s new blog about his Star Wars Scrapbook on The Star Wars Report.     

 

 

Don’t forget to listen to JediShua on Green Justice, Scarlet Velocity, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Case Files.

 

And hear more about Jeff Bridges on TRON: Decoding the Grid.

Direct download: TRDads_02.38.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT

Greetings, Programs!  

 

After 26 years of anticipation, the wait is finally over.  The year of hoverboards, self-lacing shoes, flying car upgrades, and Jaws 19 has finally come!  The future is now.  It’s 2015, and TechnoRetro Dads will be tracking each fulfillment of the prophet Zemeckis from his 1989 documentary on the life and time-travels of Marty McFly.

 

Download this inspirational episode and plug in your ear buds for a trip back in time in the Star Wars Scrapbook, discover a family that is living like it is 1986 today, and muster your movie-making buddies to expedite the most anticipated movie of the year (nope, it’s not Star Wars) as the ‘Dads go “Fishing for Sequels”. 

 

PLUS: JediShua interviews his extended family’s perspectives on cereals.

 

 

It’s a randomized mixture of old and new with 77 minutes of past, present, and future in this first episode of 2015. 

Direct download: TRDads_02.37.mp3
Category:TechnoRetro Dads -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

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