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Archive for August 2010

Hey Mario, Blow On My Cartridge!

August 19, 2010

In August of 1991, the video game world was changed. Nintendo released their newest game console to North America… SUPER NINTENDO. When it first was released, it retailed at $199 USD and only a few games were available. Super Mario Brothers shipped with the console but other titles included F-Zero, Sim City, Gradius III and […]

Ooo, Baby I Love Your One Song

August 18, 2010

Big Mountain is a reggae band from the US who hit it big with their smash single in 1994. Remember it? Here’s a clip of their music video. “Baby I Love Your Way” became a Top 10 hit when it hit #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #2 in the UK shortly afterwards. The song […]

Hang On, Here We Go: Electric Circus

August 17, 2010

I made this program a part of my Friday ritual for a long time in my teens and I even had a theme birthday based on this popular dance show! You all recognize the logo. Its ELECTRIC CIRCUS! Electric Circus started before I even started watching MuchMusic or even TV for that matter. It began […]

Hit Me Baby One More Time…

August 16, 2010

Its official! Britney is coming to Glee in more ways than one. Her songs are being used in a tribute episode to the pop princess herself and she will also “appear” in the episode in a “Where’s Waldo” like way. In lieu of this tribute, I’ve decided to make Britney my Music Monday spotlight. Britney […]

Weekend Rewind Rental: ACE VENTURA

August 14, 2010

Looking for a light comedy for the weekend? How about some classic Jim Carey in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”. This movie makes me pee every single time I watch it. There are so many good one liners in there that you can use for years and years and never get old (to me anyways). Ace […]

Pleather Pants – What Were We Thinking?

August 13, 2010

Pleather is the slang term used to describe synthetic leather made out of plastic. The term was coined by Amy Bach who was working for a fashion designer in New York at the time. She needed a way to market this new fabric and created the term from plastic and leather. The term pleather is […]

SUPER SOAKERS – The King of the Water Gun

August 12, 2010

Super Soakers were brought into our lives in 1990. Originally called Power Drenchers, the creators of the first air pressurized water gun changed the name once TV ads and publicity started in 1991. The Super Soaker was invented by a man named Lonnie Johnston and the patent is now owned by Hasbro. The Super Soaker […]

A Little Bit of Mambo

August 11, 2010

Its One Hit Wonder Wednesday! Today’s choice had one big smash hit in 1999 when he brought mambo back to mainstream. Lou Bega’s “Mambo #5” reached number 1 in eleven¬†major countries and number 3 in the US. This catchy little number had everyone dancing and don’t lie… you knew all the words! His album “A […]

Its Alright, Cause I’m Saved by the…

August 10, 2010

Come on. We all watched it. I watched it every Saturday morning. I even watched the spin-offs. This show almost didn’t have ¬†a very long shelf life. The original pilot was called “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” and NBC dropped the project. Disney Channel picked it up but cancelled after 13 episodes. A little known fact […]

Quit Playing Games With My Heart

August 9, 2010

Seeing how the Backstreet Boys were just recently in Vancouver, I thought it would be fitting for them to be my first Music Monday submission. Music Monday’s are all about bands or artists how got their start in the 90’s but groomed their way to major success and create careers beyond their first singles. I […]