Apr 30, 2019
May 19, 1944 - April 30, 2019
The world has lost a phenomenal man and an irreplaceable talent as Chewbacca in the Star Wars universe. Thank you for everything, Mr. Mayhew. Rest well, sir.
update: This photo was shared by Bonnie Burton. Mr. Mayhew is seen here with one of the toys made from The Star Wars Craft Book by Ms. Burton. She also wrote a beautiful tribute to Mr. Mayhew on c|net.
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 28, 2019
Sour Patch Kids
Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream (2018)
I know... it looks like it would be terrible, but it's pretty good. This is a blend of vanilla ice cream and lemon sorbet with a berry swirl and small pieces of Sour Patch Kids sprinkled throughout. It has a refreshing, summery, mildly tart flavor that doesn't leave a sour taste in your mouth.
Apr 27, 2019
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Apr 25, 2019
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Episode #1529 (1984)
MrBreakfast.com has a profile page on just about every breakfast cereal you can think of. On their page for Pac-Man Cereal, they have a screenshot of an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in which he takes a trip down the cereal aisle.
In this screenshot, Mr. Rogers is walking past boxes of Pac-Man Cereal and Donkey Kong Cereal, which has been stocked next to the Quentin Tarantino favorite, Kaboom. Ironically, Kaboom is also the name of an Atari 2600 game from 1981, but the cereal was themed after a circus clown.
Apr 24, 2019
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Apr 20, 2019
Schweitzer's Service Station
Winters Ave - West Hazleton, PA
My great-grandfather and my great-uncles ran this gas station and garage for many years. It closed in the mid 80's, but I have very fond memories of stopping here with my grandfather to visit my Uncle Georgie when I was a kid.
Apr 19, 2019
Aladdin's Castle Arcade Cabinet
Rob Gillim, the owner of Gillim's Computer Service in Kentucky, recently shared this photo of his custom-built Mame cabinet themed after the Aladdin's Castle arcade chain. In addition to the woodgrain panels, the lighted marquee and the attract mode screen, he's also modified the coin mechanism to accept original Aladdin's Castle tokens.
This is exactly what I hope to build one day.
Apr 17, 2019
Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
Soho Square, London (June 4, 1993)
Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo were interviewed on a park bench in Soho Square. At the end of the interview, they did an incredible impromptu performance of Plush. This aired on ITV in a show called The Beat shortly after the song was first released as a single, and it was shared by ScottishTeeVee.
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 15, 2019
Big Kahuna Sandwich
Two pieces of advice for the marketing team handling the Arby's account:
- Convince the restaurant to make this a seasonal sandwich; Arby's version of the McRib.
- Pay Samuel L. Jackson whatever he wants to appear in the commercial.
Apr 14, 2019
Dunkin' Donuts (2019)
The menu monitors at Dunkin' Donuts are doing this thing where they cycle through all of their previous company logos. I suppose it's done in an effort to try to get us to accept that they're removing "Donuts" from the name of the restaurant and re-branding themselves as "Dunkin". I'm not sure what they hope to accomplish with that move, but it was nice to see the old Mister Donut logo.
Apr 13, 2019
Taming Of The Brew
Caldwell Consistory - Bloomsburg, PA
They didn't have as much food as last year, but it was good. The highlight was the Louisiana Alligator and Andouille Sausage Chowder from the Turkey Hill Brewing Company (no relationship to the convenience store, iced tea or ice cream company).
Apr 12, 2019
Cornelius Randolph, Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley
Reading Fightin Phils (2019)
The Double A affiliate of the Phillies has a starting outfield comprised of three first round draft picks: Cornelius Randolph was the 10th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Mickey Moniak was the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, and Adam Haseley was the 8th overall pick in the 2017 draft (photo by David Swanson - Philadelphia Inquirer).
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
Black Hole (M87 Galaxy)
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
Using a global network of telescopes, scientists have taken the first photograph of a black hole in history. It's in the center of the M87 galaxy, 55 million light-years from Earth, and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun.
Apr 8, 2019
Jack & Coke Popsicles
Recipe by Boulder Locavore
Using a 2.5 ounce/cavity popsicle mold, pour 1/2 ounce of Jack Daniels into each mold.
Pour 2 ounces of the flattened Mexican Coke into each mold. Stir to combine.
Place the lid on the popsicle mold.
Insert the popsicle sticks.
Freeze for several hours or overnight until firm.
Apr 7, 2019
Wrestlemania 35 - East Rutherford, NJ
Former tag team champion Erick Rowan has been wearing heavy metal shirts on WWE programming over the past few weeks. He saved the best one for tonight - a mashup of The Ramones and the films of George Romero. It's available from the creator on TeePublic.
Apr 6, 2019
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2019
My earliest memory of professional wrestling was when I was five years old. I was sitting on my dad's lap while he was watching Saturday Night's Main Event. I had my head turned toward my dad and was watching the reflection of the television in the reflection of his glasses. The Dream Team was in the ring with their manager, Johnny Valiant. I asked what the guy's name on the screen was, and dad told me that it was Brutus Beefcake. This was years before "The Barber" gimmick when he was still a heel.
There are few things that have stayed with me for my entire life, but professional wrestling is one of those things, and it all started with that one moment with my dad back in 1985 watching Brutus Beefcake in the ring. Thank you, Barber, and congratulations on being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Apr 5, 2019
Kurt Cobain playing Atari 2600
Montage Of Heck (2015)
It was 25 years ago today that Kurt Cobain died. In this photo from the Montage of Heck documentary, a very young man who would become the reluctant icon of grunge rock plays on a console that would become the icon of classic gaming.
Apr 4, 2019
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April 2, 2019
Bryce Harper and the Phillies made their way to Washington DC last night, but they didn't come alone. Busloads of fans from the City of Brotherly Love, not to mention countless fans who made the drive themselves, invaded the right field stands for Harper's first game against his old team.
The fans turned the place into Citizens Bank Park South, and the team made sure those fans went home happy. Our 24 year old fourth starter Zach Eflin outdueled three time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, striking out nine batters in five innings. Bryce Harper also silenced the fans of his former club, going 3-5 with a single, a double and an absolute moon shot of a home run in the 8th inning en route to an 8 - 2 victory.
The loyal Nationals "fans" who are still crying over Bryce leaving their city showed their true colors when they exited the ballpark in droves in the bottom of the 6th inning. Hey guys... if you can't stay to support your team, don't be surprised when the face of your franchise signs to play for a team with fans who actually give a damn about the game.