TechnoRetro Dads (technoretro dads)

Greetings, Programs!

Movin’ right along 
rememb’ring old times and new news,

With ear buds you can’t lose,

You know it won’t be boring!

Ev’ry Monday morning
you can download a new show,

Then get ready to go…

(Hey you! Get up, and stop that snoring!)

 

TechnoRetro Dads --

have fun with history.

Movies, games, and toys
we share with our families.

TechnoRetro Dads —

with friends both young and old, 

Mem’ries that are made with them
are worth more than gold.

 

Movin’ right along
when buddies seem more like brothers,

they’re joined by some others,

and form a Lazy Book Club.

Saturdays are great
while watching cartoons with cereal,

on a plane that’s ethereal,

be sure to save your pay stub.  
(Now you’re just trying to rhyme.)(Yep.)

 

TechnoRetro Dads —

‘Cause two’s just not enough —

 

Come along and join right in
if you enjoy stuff!   

E.T. is unearthed!  Flash Gordon is coming back!  Data’s cousin is rumored to be starring in a Goonies sequel!  There’s loads of news in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

PLUS: SuperFriend JORBEX joins JediShua and shazbazzar to talk about The Muppet Movie, Presto Magix, and Froot Loops.  You can be a part of the discussion as well by contacting us through email at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com or leave a voice mail at (209)878-7323 (TR-TRDAD). You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Greetings, Programs!

The Hulk is Incredible, the Charms are Lucky, the DeLorean is headed to New Mexico, and Tom Angleberger is on TechnoRetro Dads! 

Whether you are into retro shows or techno twists on old favorites, you can find it on TechnoRetro Dads week after week.  Today, JediShua and shazbazzar eat their Lucky Charms while they watch episodes of the 1982 cartoon, The Incredible Hulk with their families.  Chris Hamilton calls us back to the heyday of mail order anticipation with his song “6 to 8 Weeks”.  Author Tom Angleberger talks Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue and drops two amazing announcements on the Dads about his upcoming projects. 

Plus, fun, flashbacks, fandom, and feedback from a friend on this week’s TechnoRetro Dads.  You can join in the conversation at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com, participate in the Lazy Book Club and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads, or contact us via electronic-M at podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.  

 

 

So pick a piece of candy out of the kids’ Easter basket and settle in for seventy-seven minutes of #TechnoRetro good times.

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The TechnoRetro Dads shake things up a bit for their first birthday celebration as they embark on a second #TechnoRetro year with more favorite toys, cereal, cartoons, games, movies, and memories to come with some additional chatter about things that matter (maybe not so much).  A few friends stop by for the fun and several others call in with well-wishes on this historic occasion.  (OK, we may be a bit full of ourselves with all this hype, but we did have a great time on this episode.)

 

Don’t forget to join in the discussion in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com and get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads.  You can pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger and get ready for next week’s discussion. 

 

Canadian Superfriends Mike and Sheldon regale us with tales of the twelve inch manly man Big Jim and his friends Big Josh, Big Jack, and a whole P.A.C.K. of shirtless action figures from Mattel.  T-Bird stops by the shazbazzar spaceport for his report on the TechnoRetro Science Project with some sad news for Chris Luby...

Plus: Lando pulls out of a “STAR” franchise, sugary cereals draw the ire of morning “news” programs, and much more skeksiness than you can find in your average podcast.

 

 

The first official Monday of TechnoRetro Dads “Year Two” has arrived, so tune in and turn on, ear buds!

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Greetings, Programs!

School is back in session (at least at the shaz and Shua households), but do not mourn the passing of another Spring Break, count it just a week closer to summertime.  Even better, tune in to TechnoRetro Dads!

JAMIE is back with JediShua and shazbazzar to wrap up Level Three of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Dive into Monty Python and the Holy Grail and delve into what makes the main characters tick in this dystopian view of the future.  You can continue to voice your thoughts in the discussion of Ready Player One on the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads and pick Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger for the next discussion. 

Plus: a LEGO robot solves Rubik’s Cube in just over three seconds, Billy Dee holds on for week two, and an archaeological excavation is put on hold in the search for
The Crystal Skull buried evidence of Extra Terrestrial games.

Monday is here, so download and listen in to TechnoRetro Dads!

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Greetings, Programs!

Are you one of the fortunate ones beginning Spring Break this beautiful Monday morning?  JediShua and shazbazzar both begin their break with sunshine, flowers, and unicorns.

But all is not a bed of roses. IOI has the upper hand and Wade wades deep into the swamp of sadness and nearly...oops...wrong book.  JAMIE returns for Level Two of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline in the second edition of the Lazy Book Club and no one even mentioned R2-DJ at Ogden Morrow’s birthday bash. Be sure to chime in with your thoughts in the Lazy Book Club at forum.TechnoRetroDads.com. You can also get a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial of audible.com through TechnoRetro Dads today! 

Plus: this episode completes the weekly History Lesson by covering great memories from the 70s and 80s through March 31. Stay tuned in the weeks to come to find out what new segments will take its place in April.

Welcome to the positivity of spring!

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Greetings, Programs!


Sweet tooth satisfaction! Whether you want a butterbeer from Starbucks or a wedding cake straight out of The Dark Crystal, we have it this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Controversial topics! Hysteria or hypnotism with a side of Lucky Leprechauns, ancient Atari archaeological digs, and a cat who helps out his canine counterpart; this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

Computer gaming! Text based games on the comeback and an Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation encourage imaginative adventures this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

JAMIE joins JediShua and shazbazzar on the first official meeting of the Lazy Book Club to discuss “Level One” of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. But there is much, much more on this St. Patrick’s Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads with a History Lesson, News, and a TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge.

 

 

You can be a part of the program in the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club! Lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send a voice-mail to (209) TR-TRDad, your electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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Having an Atari hooked up to your home TV meant no quarters needed when you wanted to play your arcade favorites (or something somewhat similar).  JediShua and shazbazzar finally let their families in on the Atari Flashback fun and the kids gain some appreciation of the classics!

Plus, Dancing with the Star Wars goes to Bespin, Warner Brothers seeks to capitalize on the recent success of The LEGO Movie with their own building blocks blockbuster based on Minecraft, the HUVr board is tested by Tony Hawk, and the Dark Crystal Author’s Quest has selected its top five candidates.

The last time nine planets lined up in syzygy results in a musical query by Spaghetti Cake as we wonder “What about Pluto?” (Thanks for the idea, Glen!)

You can play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.


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Whether they were at the arcade or on your Atari at home (sorry, Odyssey 2, Glen and Luby), the classic games of our youth provided more than entertainment with a joystick and TV screen, but even spawned their own musical genre: GameTunes.

 

This week, JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Glen and Brian from High Adventure for a special Music & History Lesson episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  With some fan favorite tunes in tribute of Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, our time together had a way of expanding past our usual 77 minutes.  But it’s all in good fun when we’re talking #TechnoRetro with our ear buds.  We challenge you to NOT talk back to us while listening to this week’s episode. 

 

And since you’ll be talking to us anyway (and getting strange looks from people who wonder just who in the world you’re talking to), be sure to send in your feedback.  You can play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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Whether it is a snake in an envelope, a question in a test pamphlet, or automatic laces coming in 2015, the unexpected (and sometimes unexplainable) could very well show up on TechnoRetro Dads.

 

This week, there is more news about Star Wars: REBELS, Tom Angleberger is doodling in some of his new books, and Toy Fair revealed some #TechnoRetro goodies coming soon to toy aisles everywhere.  Plus, we have finally gotten around to seeing The Lego Movie (and we are getting around to some of your feedback, as well). 

 

Be sure to send in your feedback, too.  With lots of opportunities to play along with us through the TechnoRetro Cereal Challenge, the current Science Project, and the Lazy Book Club, you can lend your thoughts (and voice) to all sorts of #TechnoRetro goodness! Send an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  You can also join in the discussions at forum.technoretrodads.com.

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You never know what you will hear on TechnoRetro Dads.  This episode was recorded (mostly) in the shazbazzar family room when JediShua and Mrs. Shua came down for a weekend visit.  You will hear dogs barking, panting, and running on the tile floor.  You will hear televisions and video games being played.  You will hear voices in the background.  Why is this episode scrambled with these echoes of present and past?  Because we were having a blast being together as a big, happy, TechnoRetro family!  You can hear that, too!

But the regular segments are packed in this podcast as well.  History Lessons (with a reminder that Valentine’s Day is this week), a TechnoRetro Challenge, Toys in the Attic (or shazbazzar spaceport, to be more precise), and even a bit (or byte) of News.  

So plug in your ear buds and join in the fun as we fend off invaders from space, score touchdowns, blast asteroids, and use our best combat tactics with tanks and planes.  We are doing our part to make your Mondays better, so enjoy!

Be sure to give us some feedback.  Send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  We want to hear from you!

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