Stripes

Stripes

Take a group of SCTV alumni, dress them in Army fatigues, add a grizzled Drill Instructor, some mud-wrestling and one heavily-armed recreational vehicle and you have Stripes. Released in 1983, this military-based comedy had all the ingredients needed to achieve a resounding victory at the box office. Continue reading...

Carvel

Carvel

If you are one of those people that prefers your ice cream on the softer side, you can give a tip of the hat to a man named Tom Carvel. He began selling his soft-serve concoction to New Yorkers in the 1930s and today, there are over 500 Carvel Ice Cream stores across the country, each a welcome sight on a sweltering summer day - which is where the whole story begins. Continue reading...

Domino Rally

Domino Rally

While Dominoes are really nothing more than a form of playing cards stamped onto blocks of wood, they’ve become infamous for something they were never intended to do ... fall over. The Pressman Toy Company took note of this in the early 80s, releasing Domino Rally - a toy that allowed you to arrange colorful falling blocks in ways you never imagined. Continue reading...

Summer Rental

Summer Rental

Absent the charm and comedic skills of the late John Candy, Summer Rental might not be a movie worth remembering. Instead, the beloved comedian's portrayal of a stressed-out father trying to enjoy a summer vacation with his family turned it into a film that one couldn't help but like. Continue reading...

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper

Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to plan a home-cooked meal without a little assistance. And what better assistant to help you in your meal-planning than a friendly white-gloved appendage, eager to guide you towards the boxed food aisle of your local supermarket for a comfort food called Hamburger Helper. Continue reading...

Captain EO

Captain EO

What do you get when you mix 3-D technology with two giants of the movie making industry (Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas), the late King of Pop (Michael Jackson), a dark galactic theme and a healthy dose of Disney Magic? Captain EO, one of the biggest attractions to hit the Disneyland theme parks in the 80s. Continue reading...

Cinnamon Toothpicks

Cinnamon Toothpicks

It is the rare product that can both look stylish and promote good dental hygiene. Such is the case with cinnamon toothpicks. For over sixty years, these flavorful little sticks not only helped you rid those pesky scraps of food from your teeth, they also made you look pretty cool. 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...