Fraggle Rock

22 Oct

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Fraggle Rock! One of my all time favourite shows growing up with one of the catchiest theme songs ever and it took till now to write a post on it! Sadly it was the passing of Gerard Parkes (or Doc as we knew him on Fraggle Rock) this past weekend to make me realize we have never done a post on one of the most Nostalgic shows of my generation.

Fraggle Rock (which ran from 1983-1987) was another one of Jim Henson’s great creations. Not quite Sesame Street and not quite The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock was a different than anything else on TV. It didn’t have the educational value of say Sesame Street or the comedic value of The Muppet Show, but it found a home in wholesome family entertainment. I loved everything about this show growing up…then I got older…

Sadly, a few years back I re-visited Fraggle Rock and found it does not hold up for me as an adult. That said, when I have kids (and/or finally lose that paternity suit) I will no doubt be introducing my kids to this show. And now the theme song. Enjoy!

 

Opening Theme

 

Closing Theme

Street Fighter II: Angry Goat Edition

21 Oct

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This is a pretty well done video mixing the sound effects, music and top screen from Street Fighter II to a video of an angry goat taking out his frustration on the world. Even if this video wasn’t funny (which it is) the music alone is enough to give you a huge rush of Nostalgia. Enjoy!

Art: Giant Scrap Metal Hulk Sculpture

20 Oct

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An artist out of Thailand has created this pretty impressive Hulk sculpture made entirely from scrap metal. Oh sure, people are impressed with this but not my drawings? It’s all a popularity contest if you ask me.

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Coke Salutes 1993 World Series Blue Jays

17 Oct

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Back in 1992 and 1993 Coke made commemorative cans to celebrate the World Series wins by the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m sure they did this for every team but living in Canada I only saw these cans. in 1993 Coke ran a commercial congratulating The Blue Jays on the win. It is terrible and I’m pretty sure they ran it minutes after the Jays win which blew my mind as a 10 year old. I don’t know why (maybe because they are my favourite team and it was the last time they won a World Series or even made the playoffs for that matter) but this song has stuck in my head some 20+ years later.

Feel free to let us know if they do this every year for each team. I hope they do because it’s pretty cool and not to brag but I still have my can from 1992.

Key & Peele’s Amazing ‘Family Matters’ Sketch

16 Oct

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This sketch is bat-shit awesome! I won’t spoil any of it for you, I’ll just say that it is hilarious. Oh, and I’m pretty sure the plot lines they are talking about are made up but Family Matters got pretty crazy by the end so you could convince me that one or two of those are true. Enjoy!

 

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