Retro Nostalgia to the Max!
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Nostalgia’s Revenge – Cobra Kid: My Obsession with ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘Karate Kid,’ and Remco Action Figures
After binging ‘Cobra Kai’ for about three weeks at a pace of one or two episodes per night, I immediately became obsessed with ‘The Karate Kid.’ I found myself searching eBay for the Remco action figures I had as a kid.
There’s comfort in the zero expectations and simplicity of hanging out with friends in a parking lot. No agenda, no responsibilities, and only possibilities of where the day or night might lead.
From movies, music, sports, toys, TV, and more, there’s plenty of ’80s & ’90s pop culture to test your mettle in our retro trivia quiz.
True, the mark of a successful music or dance movie is whether it gets viewers singing along or on their feet moving. But the really great ones go a little farther and get us thinking.
Grab your bowl of Cap’n Crunch, put some fresh batteries in the remote, and let’s take a listen to the top 10 cartoon theme songs of the ’80s!
Finding a silver lining during the middle of a pandemic is hard, but one mother did just that with a family’s first trip to a drive-in movie theater.
Skating pioneer Tony Hawk reminds us that embracing endings is satisfying, painful, and necessary.
Forget candy and sodas! Video Vendor was a fully automated self-service VHS vending machine from 1984. Eat your heart out, Redbox!
What may be treasured memories for most of us are just business assets for others, quick to be discarded when their usefulness is over.