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Flopcast 629 Duran Duran

Flopcast 629: The New Wave Game Part 3 – Talk to a Pretty Girl

Flopcast episode 629! Our first two installments of the New Wave Game ended in ties, because we were both quite clueless. This week we move even deeper into the Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80s CD series, as we attempt to guess each other’s favorite songs

Flopcast 626 Bow Wow Wow

Flopcast 626: The New Wave Game Part 2 – Candy All the Time

Flopcast episode 626! We’re back for another round of our New Wave Game! The rules are simple, because the game is stupid. We’re listening to the next three volumes in the Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80s CD series, and trying to guess each other’s favorite

Flopcast 623 Buggles

Flopcast 623: The New Wave Game Part 1 – We Can’t Rewind

Flopcast episode 623! Kornflake is back, just in time for a new game! A new WAVE game, specifically! Thirty years ago, Rhino Records released a fifteen volume series of CDs called Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80s. We’re looking at the first three of these fantastic compilation

ESO Board Silly Ep 39

ESO Board Silly Episode 39

In this episode of the Board Silly, host Kevin is joined by Mary, and Mike to celebrate the new year and indulge in nostalgia. They discuss their affection for geek culture, reminisce about 1970s and 1980s TV shows and entertainment, and reflect on the career of Leif Garrett. The conversation

Flopcast 589 Computer chewing gum

Flopcast 589: Nightmare on 1989 Street

Flopcast episode 589! As we frantically prepare for Dragon Con 2023, we’re wrapping up our 10-episode look back at the 1980s with a visit to Dragon Con 1989! We weren’t actually there (probably too busy watching Batman for the nineteenth time), but we did scrape up some information about the third ever

Flopcast 588 George Michael

Flopcast 588: 1988 Could Never Tear Us Apart

Flopcast episode 588! The vacationing Kornflake is flopped on a hammock somewhere, but the Mayor of Chickentown is here to celebrate the year 1988. After a quick look at some of the year’s least popular movies (Kevin and the Mayor each saw just one of them), we turn to music.

Flopcast 587 Data and cat

Flopcast 587: The Sad Robot French Fries of 1987

Flopcast episode 587! Go away, soft weak humans! It’s time for our annual robot-themed Top 4 ½ List! And it’s also time for our 1987-themed show! So once again we’ve turned to our pal Chris from Sci-Fi Explosion, because we knew Chris could come up with a magnificent list of

Flopcast 586 Belinda Carlisle

Flopcast 586: Pour Yourself an Icy Glass of 1986

Flopcast episode 586! Welcome back to 1986! (We need you for Hands Across America. Please go stand in the middle of Iowa for nine hours.) Kornflake has a goofy 1986 commercial in which the voice of God screams at you about drain cleaners. Then Kevin has a concert report on

Flopcast 585 Rocky IV Robot and Paulie

Flopcast 585: 1985 – There’s a New Goonie in Town

Flopcast episode 585! As we cross the halfway point in our ten-part exploration of the 1980s, we’re randomly recasting the movies of 1985, and hopefully making them weirder. We might extract Chevy Chase from Fletch, for example, and drop him into the Kelly LeBrock role in Weird Science. That would free up

Flopcast 584 Dreams

Flopcast 584: 1984 – No Others, Just Yothers

Flopcast episode 584! Our ten-episode trip through the 1980s continues, and we’re looking at some very short-lived sitcoms from 1984. Including: The Duck Factory (starring Jim Carrey and Dippy Duck), Dreams (with John Stamos, Jami Gertz, and breakdancing), E/R (not the medical drama with George Clooney, but the medical sitcom with George Clooney), It’s Your Move (with Jason

Flopcast 583 Phoebe and Matthew Private School

Flopcast 583: Never Tell an Angel That It’s 1983

Flopcast episode 583! This week we’re back in 1983! Kornflake shares a goofy 1983 commercial for Dial soap, while Kevin takes an absurdly quick look at the pop music of 1983. It was the year new wave conquered the Top 40, and we approved. (For more complete coverage of 1983

Flopcast 582 Mad Indiana Jones

Flopcast 582: A Big Disgusting Smooch for 1982

It’s 1982 (in our hearts, at least), so we’re looking at the Mad magazines of 1982. (Historians agree that for a truly accurate account of the past, you should just read Mad. Plus you get to do the Fold-In.) That year Mad’s TV and movie parodies included Raiders of the Lost Ark, Archie Bunker’s Place, Family

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