Flopcast episode 188! This week we’re joined by a special surprise guest (it was certainly a surprise to Kornflake): Ed, of The Sponge Awareness Foundation! (That’s Kevin’s old comedy band, which you probably knew already, because we’re super-famous.) And we’re talking about 1988, which was the year Ed put together
Live from Chickentown, Kevin and Kornflake sip nasty black coffee and talk about silly & geeky things.
Frequent subjects include: Saturday morning cartoons, Dr. Demento-style funny music, TV and movies of the 1970s and 1980s, comic books, classic video games, and, uh, chickens. (We like chickens.) There’s also lots of convention talk, as we regularly attend DragonCon, MarsCon, and other nerdy gatherings. We’re frightened and confused. Join us!
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Flopcast episode 187! Kevin and Kornflake’s ill-conceived trip back through the 80s brings us to 1987! It was the year Debbie Gibson taught us to shake our love — a practice which is illegal in most states these days. Kornflake reminds us of the 1987 debut of the San Francisco-based
Flopcast episode 186 — this week our excruciating ten-part look at the 80s brings us to 1986! ‘Twas the year we danced on the ceiling, had fun tonight, and were rocked by Amadeus (which explains the headache we’ve had for the last thirty years). Kornflake tells us about the 1986
Flopcast episode 185! We’re halfway through our court-ordered ten-episode celebration of the 80s, which means it’s time to talk about 1985. Kornflake has a song by Passion Pit (not from 1985, but still thematically appropriate… well played, Kornflake). Meanwhile Kevin selects the classic Pat Benatar-meets-Supergirl film The Legend of Billie
Flopcast episode 184! For our 1984-themed episode, Kevin and Kornflake each have a weird TV memory to share. Kornflake recalls DTV, which was Disney Channel’s take on MTV-style music videos. (But where was Billy Ocean? A certain cartoon rodent owes us an apology.) Meanwhile Kevin is still obsessed with The
Flopcast episode 183! This week we’re creeping back to 1983, the year Top 40 radio was totally conquered by goofy new wave. We were blinded with science, rocked down to Electric Avenue, safety danced if we wanted to, and watched 99 red balloons go by. In fact, Kevin’s pick for
Flopcast episode 182! Kevin and Kornflake celebrate the year 1982 by discussing a couple of lost Saturday morning cartoons (“Meatballs and Spaghetti” and “Pandamonium”) and an early computer virus (“Elk Cloner”). Scientists are trying to determine which of these 1982 creations has done the most damage over the years. Then
Flopcast episode 181! With our neighboring red planet in the news lately (we can’t wait to try that delicious new Martian water), Kevin and Kornflake are counting down their Top 4 ½ favorite Martians (and miscellaneous Mars-type stuff). We cover Martian cartoon characters, music, movies, candy bars, and lots more.
Flopcast episode 180! This week our usual National Whatever Day segment is replaced by a weird tribute to 1980! (Next week we’ll tackle 1981. And because we’re so obsessed with the 80s, we’ll keep this going for ten weeks, or until we’re shut down by the government.) 1980 was the
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Flopcast episode 178! It’s a quick show this week, but we still manage to cover all the pressing issues of the day, including bumblebee costumes (Kornflake wants hers back), World Octopus Day (Doctor Octopus is celebrating by creeping everyone out), and the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes! This year’s
Flopcast episode 177! As summer turns to fall, Kornflake bids a fond farewell to iced coffee, and we consider packing up and moving the whole show to Turkeytown. Also: We recommend several podcasts recorded during (or looking back at) DragonCon, from our friends at Earth Station One, The Adam and