Airball

Airball

As the arcade industry began to blossom in the early 70s, game manufacturers scrambled to develop any machine that would stand out in a sea of competition and suck in those coveted quarters. And when it came to unique ideas, there was nothing remotely close to Airball. Continue reading...

Hello Larry

Hello Larry

Being a beloved character on a hit television series is the dream of many an actor, and McLean Stevenson certainly had that as Col. Henry Blake on the iconic television show M*A*S*H. But he wanted to be the star and Alan Alda already had that role filled, so he opted out of his contract to headline his own sitcom on NBC. It was goodbye Henry Blake and Hello Larry. Continue reading...

Pet Rock

Pet Rocks

Maybe it didn't come when you called it, but when it came to standard tricks such as sitting, staying still and especially playing dead, there was no pet that was easier to train. Such was the premise of one of the zaniest gag gifts to ever come from the 70s, Pet Rocks. Continue reading...

The Monkees

The Monkees

Whenever something is a resounding success, there will always be imitators that follow. Often they pale in comparison to the original, but in the rare case, it turns out that the imitator has a charm and appeal all its own. Such was the case with The Monkees. Yes, they were Hollywood's answer to The Beatles, but still quirky and original enough to make millions of their own fans along the way. Continue reading...

Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck probably seemed like a great idea at the time - a movie about a misplaced giant mallard, cigar in hand, walking the streets of Cleveland in search of a way back to Duckworld. Hey, it worked in a comic book. Why not on the big-screen? Continue reading...

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

After a hard day at work, you come home, kick off your shoes, and pop open an ice-cold can of beer. Staring at your beverage, the idea of a perfect vacation comes to mind - a field trip to a brewery! All that's left is to convince the family to share in your dream. Never fear, Busch Gardens is here. Continue reading...

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan’s Heroes

What could be funnier than a bunch of WWII prisoners of war being held by Nazis? The idea of premising a sitcom on such a concept might seem ill-advised in this day and age but back in the 60s, it provided for some memorable belly laughs in the memorable classic, Hogan’s Heroes. Continue reading...

Snow Cones

Snow Cones

Few things refresh on a hot summer day like a pile of pulverized ice drenched in flavored syrupy goodness. Available in a colorful variety of flavors, snow cones, or sno-cones if you prefer, have been pleasing overheated people for almost a century, and in all corners of the world. Continue reading...