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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.

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Not so Secret Invasion

Cigar Nerds Podcast Not So Secret Invasion. This week we’re diving back into the Marvel Universe with the Disney+ attempt at a gritty spy drama, Secret Invasion. Samuel “Snakes on a Plane” Jackson is back as Nick Fury. In science we talk about coning IA, real UFOs, Taylor Swift causing

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

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Beast Wars

Cigar Nerds Podcast: Beast Wars. Happy 4th of July! This week we review Transformers Rise of the Beasts. You know your old when the 90s is considered retro. My back hurts just thinking about it. In science we talk about Chernobyl living, Watching porn for science, the anniversary of the

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

Flopcast 581 Supergirl Superman TRS80 computer

Flopcast 581: Compliments of Radio Shack, It’s 1981

Flopcast episode 581! Continuing our ten week celebration of the 1980s, we have some silly artifacts to examine from 1981. First Kornflake brings us a couple of Dr Pepper commercials featuring David Naughton (from Makin’ It), Mickey Rooney (from One of the Boys), and the classic two-person horse costume (from our dreams).

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