Aug 31, 2013

Aug 30, 2013

Burrito Friday

Friday is Burrito Day on Team CBI.

Aug 29, 2013

Happy Birthday MJ

Michael Jackson stickers
Topps (1984)
Michael Jackson was one of the greatest singers and entertainers who ever lived, and he passed away far too soon.  He would have been 55 years old today.

There was a ton of MJ memorabilia released when I was growing up in the 80's.  I had some of his records and a few different things of his when I was a kid, including one of the stickers from this set.  I found this pack of them at a flea market when I was in college and couldn't resist bringing them home.

Aug 25, 2013

Save The Laurel Drive-In

The first movie that I ever remember seeing on the big screen was at the Laurel Drive-In in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.  My dad took me to see The Karate Kid Part II, and I've been back there many times in the years since.  This poster was hanging in the snack bar when went tonight to see The Conjuring and Pacific Rim last night, and it's leading me to believe that this place might not be around for very much longer.

The movie industry is discontinuing the use of 35mm film after this season, so theaters that don't use a digital projector are in danger of closing.  According to the poster, the necessary upgrades cost $75,000 which is completely out of reach for a small town drive in theater like ours.  Thankfully, Honda has swooped in to save the day by donating five digital projectors to five lucky drive-in theaters.  You can vote for the Laurel Drive-In to receive one of these projectors by visiting

Aug 19, 2013

The Greatest Achievement in the History of Gaming

Tetris sprint world record
40 lines cleared in 19.68 seconds
Tetris Grand Master Keroco was the first player to clear 40 lines in under 20 seconds.  Fellow Tetris champion Ben Mullen referred to this by saying "Let me humbly submit that this may be the greatest achievement in the history of gaming..."  More info can be found on Mental Floss.

Aug 16, 2013

Goodbye, Uncle Charlie

The greatest manager in franchise history was fired by the worst general manager in baseball.  We're going to miss you, Charlie.

Photo by: Chris Szagola

Aug 11, 2013

These Need To Have Beta-carotene, Brother

Hulk Hogan Multi-Vitamins (1991)
The Hulkster turned 60 years old today.  He's spent a good part of the year feuding with Bubba Ray Dudley in TNA, but back in the early 90's, Hulkamania was still running wild.  Between battles with the Iraqi sympathizing Sgt. Slaughter, he found time to drop the big leg on Fred Flintstone to become the new champion of children's chewables.  That must have been an interesting title belt.

Aug 7, 2013

Crispety, Crunchety, Cartoony

Who Laid A Finger On Bart's Butterfinger
I love that the edge of the wrapper makes up Bart Simpson's hair.