Category Archives: Humor

Friday Night 80s – Week 6

A Most Excellent version as we return to the movies!

😀 😀 😀

And it’s movie scene:

And… Lest I forget… This movie gave me one of my favorite expressions:

That’s it… almost…

Saturday Morning Fun – Week 2

A day late again, lol. Here’s one that always had me laughing my rear off; the original Pink Panther cartoons. Loved them so much I actually have them all on DVD.

These came out between 1964 and 1978.

Almost forgot… Can’t have Saturday Morning Cartoons without the obligatory PSA:

Saturday Morning Fun – Week 1

As recently promised, this is the start of my new weekly spot on the days of Saturday Morning Cartoons… although not all Saturday Morning shows were cartoons.

There are several more popular or well known cartoons, BUT I figured I’d start with something a little on the obscure side. Primarily because I stumbled back upon them recently and the theme song has been stuck in my head for weeks. I give you 1984’s two season wonder:

KIDD VIDEO:

Yes, TVs really used to look like that.

Kidd Video was the adventures of a teen band trapped in cartoon land and trying to escape from (and thwart) the villainous “Master Blaster”. The show also featured the live version of the group going a music video that was (loosely) connected to the plot of the episode. As one video (which I’ll post below) said, it was MTV for kids.

A bit ahead of it’s time as well, since the meta level theme was musicians (the kids) trying to escape the control of the evil corporate music executive (Master Blaster). I’m half surprised nobody attempted a reboot when the war over Streaming and Digital rights heated up.

Fun show however, and unlike quite a few shows back then, it was NOT merchandise driven. For 80s bubblegum pop created for a cartoon show, the music wasn’t half bad either.

Note also the now all but forgotten Subaru Brat “truck” that Whiz is driving and how the other guy rides in the back… without dying! Different times indeed. 🙂

Here’s that video, telling a little more in-depth version of the show’s story:

YouTube has several videos of full episodes, as well as the group’s music videos that ran as part of the show.

Back to School:

Because it wouldn’t be Saturday Morning TV without Schoolhouse Rock…

And the Latest “Reboot It, Reshoot It” Award Goes To:

The CW Network (yet again) for their planned reboot of Babylon 5:

J. Michael Straczynski Explains Why Babylon 5 Had to Be Rebooted (Gizmodo Article)

Image via TVSeriesFinale.com

“You cannot step in the same river twice, for the river has changed, and you have changed.”

The above image from TVSeriesFinale.com was actually attached to an article about why Babylon 5 will never be rebooted. THAT was 2018 though, and they failed to account for the CW Network’s obsession with reboots (and DC Superheroes). Yes, announced a day and a half ago, The CW is indeed working on a reboot of Babylon 5.

Never let the tackiness of whipping a dead horse stand in the way of pandering for profit. You name it, the CW (and CBS) will reboot it.

Will it be the same without Jerry Doyle (and the other originals)? Questionable. Such is modern TV (and movies, music and even video games).

*sits back and waits for the announcement that Buffy and Angel are being rebooted… or maybe FIREFLY!*

Friday Night 80s!

Back in the 90s, when I lived outside Atlanta, the local pop station (Star 94 FM) did “Friday Night 80s”; all the best fun songs from the 80s. I’m bringing it back as a little change of pace for the blog. Every Friday will have a 80’s video and song, maybe a movie clip with a song.

So, let’s start out with one that reflects where I’m at and flashes back to one of the best comedies of the 80s:

So, M$ Outlook Actually Taught Me Something Yesterday

I was in the middle of an email with my uber small writing circle, and misspelled “Epilogue”. The spellchecker in Outlook automatically throws up suggestions before you can even do a correct yourself, and “Apologue” came up as a suggestion.

I’d never heard of the word, so I had to search it out of morbid curiosity:

So yes, an allegory or parable. The word is obscure enough nowadays that I’m not certain if I’d use it in writing… Perhaps if a character was fairly erudite and known for their vocabulary.

Still nice to learn something new however. 🙂