Crazy Craving, the Honeycomb Monster

This was a tight week, and not for the usual “day job” reasons. Because I just turned 50, I had to undergo one of the most horrendous “old people” things ever: a colonoscopy. Okay, so it wasn’t so bad. It was a quick procedure and I’m in the clear. But the prep is a nightmare that leads to the most unpleasant of bathroom experiences. One star out of five. Do not recommend for the experience. Five out of five stars for the piece of mind afterwards, though.

Here’s the March 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.

Paladin Studio lays off 45 workers and shuts doors (Game Developer)

Paladin Studios is closing its doors after 19 years. The studio, responsible for games like Cut the Rope, Amazon Katamari Damacy, and Galaga Wars is no more.

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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.

April 28th, 2024

De La Soul – “Me, Myself, and I”

Jolly Green Giant (and Sprout)

Iridion 3D (2001)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

April 29th, 2024

Musical Youth – “Pass the Dutchie”

Poppin’ Fresh Dough

Lady Sia (2001)

Helter Skelter (1976)

April 30th, 2024

Redbone – “Come and Get Your Love”

Slush Puppie

Onimusha Tactics (2003)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

May 1st, 2024

Midnight Movie Mayhem!

Evil Toons (1992)

When four young women are hired to clean an apartment, the ghost of a suicidal victim from decades before delivers them an evil book filled with drawings of monsters. They read an invocation and one of the monsters, in cartoon form, appears to attack them. It begins killing everyone it meets until the virginal Megan stabs it with a dagger. Everyone is revived the next morning, believing the whole experience to be nightmares. Boobs and a cartoon monster. Everything you might want in a midnight movie!

Looking Glass – “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”

Crazy Craving, The Honeycomb Monster

Autoduel (1985)

Michael (1996)

May 2nd, 2024

Midnight Movie Mayhem!

The Big Doll House (1971)

Women in prison flicks follow a pretty predictable pattern: there are women…in prison… who are often raped by guards or wardens and sometimes (often) end up in lesbian romances. The women fight but ultimately rise up against their captors and escape, destroy the prison, and very often kill their abusers. This follows that formula but takes place in a tropical prison. Women in Cages would be released the same year with the same locations, nearly the same plot, and many of the same actresses.

Chicago – “Saturday in the Park”


Quake III: Arena (1999)

The Great Space Coaster (1981-1986)

May 3rd, 2024

Midnight Movie Mayhem!

Screen Test (1985)

Have you, like Zack and Miri, thought “I should make a porno?” Well, in 1985 a very low budget movie from Chicago brought five guys together to do just that. Their purpose, like most sex comedies, was to get laid. And thus, Screen Test was created. A group friends get together to make a fake porno since they have no real cash to buy film and really only want to hook up with the ladies. They audition a bunch of awesome social rejects, accidentally cast a mob boss’s daughter, and pretend to make porn. All the while, dodging the mob.

Nick Gilder – “Hot Child in the City”

Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (1993)

Land of the Lost (1974-1977)

May 4th, 2024

Midnight Movie Mayhem!

Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (1974)

British sex comedies are sometimes sexually tame, fond of nudity, and usually contain more dry wit than American sex comedies contain jokes from three decades ago. Can You Keep It Up for a Week from 1974 does not disappoint. Arse, baps, and dangly bits pervade this comedy as Gil, a complete Bell-end, who always ends up getting fired from jobs due to accidental sexual shenanigans, is given an ultimatum by his wife. Keep a job for a week or she won’t marry him. And from there, he ends up on the receiving end of any number of crazy sexual situations. Can You Keep It Up for a Week is much more fun, and much funnier, than I expected.

Missing Persons – “Destination Uknown”

Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide

Mrs. Pacman (1982)

H.R. Pufnstuf (1969-1970)

Weekly Tears

Richard Tandy (1948-2024)

Richard Tandy was a long-time keyboardist for the Electric Light Orchestra. He sang “Mr. Blue Sky.”

He passed away on May 1st, 2024.

Zack Norman (1940-2024)

Zack Norman was an actor, comedian, and producer best known for his role of the antiques smuggler in Romancing the Stone.

He passed away on April 28th, 2024.

Marla Adams (1938-2024)

Marla Adams was an actress best known for her role of Dina Abbott Mergerton on “Young and the Restless.” She won a daytime Emmy for this role.

She passed away on April 25th, 2024.