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In 1982 I worked for Playboy.
Come back here in 30 minutes and play a Retro Pop Culture game. Bring friends and an appetizer to share.
On FRIDAY at 3 p.m. EST (noon Pacific), a retro pop culture contest will be posted here on Gawrker.
I will tweet the link from @oldbeigeguy, or you can just checkout Sidespin on Friday.
There have been a few times in my life that rock music entered new and in my view good phases. I grew up in what felt like a golden age of rock. Acts such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Elton John, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Queen, R.E.O Speedwagon, and Jethro Tull put out a lot of great albums in the early 1970s. …
I bring you unbridled joy.
A reprint from pre-Hogan Gawrker, in honor of Laura Petrie.
It’s the right thing to do.
I consider myself something of a pop music expert. I know as much about pop music as @PFTCommenter knows about football. So when the #worstsongbracket was published I was confident in my ability to top the charts, as it were. Imagine my surprise when just a few days into the contest I received this message from one of…
Gary Richrath died today. He’s been pretty much out of the limelight for 30 years, and today I’d like to remember the R.E.O. Speeedwagon that played before they changed styles and hit it huge with Hi Infidelity (just as many prefer to remember pre-disco Bee Gees).
Do you remember how old you were? Do you remember the thrill or, in some cases, disgust? Did you know at the time it was something you’d look back at for years and say, “wow!” Do you remember who was watching?
I like big box and I cannot lie.
There seems to be a theme here this week: how did the cream of the crop - the top of the genetic heap, the smoothest message board commenters the world has ever seen, people with the grace and natural charisma of any three people combined - manage to have an isolated moment of romantic and social failure?
I saw today that Ed Sabol died. Most people over the age of 30 know the name Sabol, though it is often associated with Ed’s son Steve. Ed and Steve’s work starting and sustaining NFL Films has lived on 50 years. Together with John Facenda they made the NFL seem mythical to impressionable young sports fans like me in…
I’m a lucky boy. My parents have two televisions. The new one is color, so we have a choice of how to watch the shows (many of the new ones are in color). It even has a remote control, and it gets all the channels (4, 5, 7, 9, AND 11). I like the comedies, and I really like the girls. My parents don’t even know. They…
Shaking it off is nice, I guess, if every perceived slight is the basis for a new pop song. For most of us, that’s not reality. We deal with practical considerations, because we must.
Which, if you think about it, is really the purpose of an arrow.
One criticism of the American court system is that juries are composed entirely of people who are too stupid to get out of jury duty. Roger Goodell justified this criticism when he became the self-appointed judge, juror, and executioner of the failed NFL disciplinary policy. He did it to "protect the shield", which as…