Archive for August, 2009

The Power Glove

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The Power Glove was so super awesome in the late 80’s/early 90’s. (I mean just look at this guy)

But my friend actually got a Power Glove and it was a big let down. It didn’t really work that well and all you could play was one boring game where you bounced a ball around.

Check out a power glove commercial

Dave Thomas

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Poor Dave Thomas (of the many Wendy’s commercials) has been up to 88 for a while now, ever since he died in 2002.

A few weeks later it was really creepy because they hired this actor who looked like him to continue the commercials. At least that’s what I thought, but I can’t find that anywhere on the internet, so maybe I just made it up. Rumor mill?

Watch a Dave Thomas commercial

Check out the Dave Thomas legacy page on

Dial Up Modem Noise

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


Did you ever wonder why they made it sound like that? (It was coming out of a speaker after all) It’s like they picked the most annoying sounds possible and played them at random. And at max volume.

Listen to some dial-up modem noise

(Sound clip thanks to Jlew)


Friday, August 14th, 2009

Fresca was huge in the 80’s/90’s but mostly amongst kooky and eccentric people. I might be making this up, but it seemed like mostly weird Democrats. What do weird Republicans drink? Tab?

For all intents and purposes Fresca has got up to 88, but I’m sure more than a few weirdos keep it at 87.


Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Blossom and her crazy hats got up to 88 a long time ago.

Guess what? The actress who played Blossom actually has a name! (And its not ‘Blossom’.) It’s Mayim Bialik, and she looks to be staying at 88…

Slap Bracelets

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Slap bracelets were so cool when I was a kid. That is until schools banned them for killing people. It had something to do with the super-awesome slap action, which could cut kids’ wrists (sissies).

I took apart one of my slap bracelets once, and it was just a tape measure in a cloth casing. If kids can’t handle that, I’d chock it up to simple Darwinism.

John Stamos

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Perhaps best known as ‘Uncle Jesse’ from Full House, John Stamos has been clinging to Hollywood’s B-list for years. After Full House he had a stint on ER and did some commercials for 1-800-COLLECT, which made this list of Dumbest Celebrity Product Endorsements of All Time.

Oh John, we all loved you in Full House but there comes a time in every actor’s life when they have to accept that they have gotten up to 88.

Now That’s What I Call Music

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Now That’s What I Call Music! featured the latest and greatest pop hits of the 90s, over and over again. Buying one of these albums ensured that you would be just like everyone else, at least for the next three months.

Apparently Now That’s What I Call Music still exists, but I’m sure they’re only selling it to middle aged women who were girls in the 90’s.