Posts Tagged ‘90’s’

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…

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.

Unsolved Mysteries

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

One of the most watched shows of my youth: Unsolved Mysteries has officially gone up to 88. Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s Unsolved Mysteries and Rescue 9-1-1 were huge as the original crime-scene reenactment shows.

Last year Spike TV tried to bring this one back from 88, but let me tell you that without Robert Stack there’s simply no way. But if you really want to know more, go here.

The Wayans Brothers

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Remember the Wayans Brothers? They were huge in the 90’s, check out everything they did. In those days I used to think Keenan Ivory Wayans was two people, like Keen + Ivory Wayans. It was probably all because of Mo’ Money.