This has been a hectic week at work preparing for the Fall semester, so I have not had much time to work on Nostalgia Drop at all. I did put a little time into pulling clips from a number of cheerleader films for a Scrambled Channels episode. 

I’ve had  to rework my plan for Scrambled Channels. Initially, I thought a small documentary approach might  work, but for some of the naughter fare with actors and actresses who only did that one particular film and then wandered into obscurity, there is not a lot of info out there. So I decided to convert it to themed episodes and look at a number of films that fit the theme.

Spotify Music playlist for July 2023

Below is the same YouTube playlist.

Weekly Finds

I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie NewsTime ExtensionIGNRetro Hour, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What shows up here will change weekly depending on what I happen to find in the wild. I try to include the original sources in the links.

Ooze: The Escape arrives on the Amiga! (Indie Retro News)

Ooze: The Escape has been ported from the ZX Spectrum to the Amiga, and it has improved graphics, sound effects, and a much larger map with new enemies and keys to collect.

Indie Retro News article


Laser World – An Polish game has been preserved and made available!

Laser World, a Polish game has been found, recovered, and released.

Indie Retro News article


Daily Drop Roundup

You can get daily drops in your socials wherever you live. First Facebook link is the the Nostalgia Drop page, and the second is to the group. The group is more fun.

August 20th, 2023

Shania Twain – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”


The Magic Candle (1991)

Terms of Endearment (1983)

August 21st, 2023

Yazoo – “Don’t Go”

Gumby and Pokey

Neuromancer (1988)

The Tin Drum (1979)

August 22nd, 2023

Katrina and the Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”

Pizza Hut

The Legend of Blacksilver (1988)

Explorers (1985)

August 23rd, 2023

TLC – “No Scrubs”

B. Dalton Booksellers

M.U.L.E. (1983)

The Toolbox Murders (1978)

August 24th, 2023

Iggy Pop – “Candy”

Bozo 3D Bop Bag

Archon: The Light and the Dark (1983)

Jawbreaker (1999)

August 25th, 2023

Nena – 99 Luftballons

Taco Bell Enchirito

Winter Games (1985)

Beat Street (1984)

August 26th, 2023

The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Inflatable Mobile Phone

Donkey Kong Jr.

Alf (1986-1990)

Weekly Tears

Ron Cephas Jones (1957-2023)

Ron Cephas Jones was an actor known primarily for his role as William Hill on the NBC drama “This is Us.” We won two Emmy awards for his role on the show.

He passed away on August 19th, 2023.

Bob Barker (1923-2023)

Bob Barker was an American television game show host for The Price is Right, the longest-running gameshow in North American television history.

He passed away on August 26th, 2023.

Arleen Sorkin (1955-2023)

Arleen Sorkin was an American actress, screenwriter, and comedian. Her most notable characters were Caliope Jones from Days of Our Lives and the inspiration for the character and voice of Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series.

He passed away on August 24th, 2023.