TechnoRetro Dads

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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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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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JediShua is determined to rescue the Kobayashi Maru while shazbazzar continues to battle Hoth-like conditions in the south, but that’s not important right now.  

 

The TechnoRetro Dads are in the midst of a thirty year-old debate over one of the most controversial topics of our generation. Undaunted by the challenge, both shazbazzar and JediShua put up the best arguments for each side of the Great Bounty Hunter Pronunciation Dilemma.  

 

Plus: news about Star Wars, preorders for “Retro Action” figures, Robotland in Seoul, unexpected history lessons, and more talk of Atari (we may be on to something here). 

 

All this and more on the very political (not really) Presidents’ Day episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

Don’t forget the Froot Loops Science Project and the Lazy Book Club featuring Ernie Cline’s novel, Ready Player One. Send us an electronic-M with your discoveries 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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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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The excitement of yesterday has come and gone, and again, the present became the past and what was the news is now history.  The groundhog predicted the weather and Atreyu lost Artax in New Jersey.  Although there was much weeping and wailing during and after the Big Game Sunday night, it could not quench the excitement following a fantastic Saturday TechnoRetro Reunion (more about that later). 

But the game goes on, ear buds!  We got right back up on that horse (excuse the pun) and lined-up our favorite pieces at “GO!” and took a look back at one of our favorite games, Monopoly.  The Flintstones/Pebbles TechnoRetro Challenge is almost over (so submit your thoughts) and a brand new Science Project is in the works as we start getting responses about the fruity flavors and bright colors of Froot Loops.  Chopper is in the News and and NASA is History in 77 minutes of therapy for Broncos fans.

Download early, listen in, and 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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The last Monday in January has come and this episode promises to be more than meets the eye (or ear, ear bud, or taste buds, for that matter).

When THE SPECIALIST showed up for this cold call episode of TechnoRetro Dads, he had no reason to suspect the inquisition JediShua and shazbazzar had for him.  Whether the topic was Froot Loops or a game console that predated him by years, CHRIS LUBY of SMORE GEEKS is up to the challenge and sticks with JediShua and shazbazzar for the entire podcast!

With News pertinent to the 70s, 80s, and today as well as History Lessons that continue to impact the world we live in today, no other podcast provides the scope and escape to nostalgia this week as this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  Download, listen, subscribe, and settle in with your ear buds for another great start to your work week on January 27, 2014. 

Get on-the-line and send us an electronic-M with your thoughts and voice messages to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, or you can call us at (209)TR-TRDad.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too!

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What is the big deal about Micronauts?  ARMANDO joins JediShua and shazbazzar to look back at these three inch predecessors to the ever-popular Transformers in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

Plus, find out where you can see Wilma Deering, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and the Incredible Hulk in upcoming programs.  In other news, Batman (the Adam West/Burt Ward version) is coming soon on DVD. 


Travel back in time to 1981 when the first Delorean DMC-12 rolls off the assembly line.  Discover how an Apple a day keeps 1984 at bay.  Find out why Templeton Peck has the wrong Face, man.  

Add in some speculations about Star Wars: The Clone Wars upcoming episodes (not spoilers, just speculations on rumored titles), and there is enough in this episode to keep you busy for...

...well, at least 77 minutes.

Enjoy!

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