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04/14/2004 Entry: "Calcium."

REPLIES: 134 comments

3ed first comment

wooo dots and pics!

Chestnuts roasted by Jared @ 04/14/2004 06:31 PM EST

Y'know, this kinda would look like an aerial view of the Pac-Man Ghosts. . .just think about it! (BTW - 2nd Post - teehee!)

Chestnuts roasted by Mugzy. . . @ 04/14/2004 06:39 PM EST

Matt, you should review the McDLT

Chestnuts roasted by Fucko The Clown @ 04/14/2004 06:40 PM EST

Another of Matt's conceptual web art pieces!!!

#6 is so wrong

Lazer tag team jersey: because you can't get beaten up enough!

the saga continues, but it's blurry!

Hey Hey they called me fat Albert but I wasn't fat!

what's 16 say? childrens facsimilies?

oh yeah gotta hit ebay for some of that stuff!

Chestnuts roasted by flwa @ 04/14/2004 06:50 PM EST

Yeeek. #9 creeps me out.

Chestnuts roasted by Behonkiss @ 04/14/2004 06:54 PM EST

"what's 16 say? childrens facsimilies?"

It's obviously says "Chicken's Favorites"

Chestnuts roasted by Duh @ 04/14/2004 06:55 PM EST

What will you think of next? I am dumbfounded. Matt, are you interested in reviewing a song I wrote? I can send it to you... Drop me a line in the blog... I'd love to read what you think about it. It has Back to the Future samples in it.

Chestnuts roasted by Kaynyne @ 04/14/2004 07:17 PM EST

"Bionic Six" is one of my favorite cartoons, so it was pretty cool seeing a shot of a toy commercial. I barely found the toys in stores and never saw that "Saga Continues" ad.

Chestnuts roasted by G @ 04/14/2004 07:24 PM EST

#9 Creeps me out too. Scary.

Chestnuts roasted by Erin @ 04/14/2004 07:26 PM EST

are some of these pictures a hint of things to come? I love #16 I have the whole set on LP. #11, #9 and #7 you gotta love those 80s dolls.

Chestnuts roasted by pikachulover @ 04/14/2004 07:39 PM EST

11th comment!

Chestnuts roasted by DocDragon @ 04/14/2004 08:21 PM EST

Was #9 the one that talked and blinked, or the one that Roller Skated. Also, what would Happen if Gem fought Barbie and the Rockers?

Chestnuts roasted by Trippy the 8th Dwarf @ 04/14/2004 09:01 PM EST

Review M.A.S.K.! I loved those things as a kid, and they've gotten no respect.

Chestnuts roasted by Evan @ 04/14/2004 09:02 PM EST

Ah, the McD.L.T.

"Keeps the hot side hot. Keeps to cool side cool."

Or something like that.

Chestnuts roasted by Mr. Mr. Mr. @ 04/14/2004 09:16 PM EST

Matt, have you ever done an article on the WildLife Treasury Cards? My memory is a little hazy, but if you haven't I'd love to see something on here about them. "A duckbilled platypus has feet like a duck, but it's furry. They're all in my WildLife Treasury!"

Chestnuts roasted by Mugzy. . . @ 04/14/2004 09:24 PM EST

Picture #12 there seems to be the Bionic Six figure set... man, I wanted that... never picked it up tho. Stupid finances. :)
Oooh... the ol' MASK Rhino truck... had that. Muchos awesome.

How surreal those pics are :)

Chestnuts roasted by AlphaCentaurian @ 04/14/2004 09:40 PM EST

yea. i seem to remember having quite a few of those capsela "robot" model kits. can't remember exactly WHAT it was i actually did with them, but i remmber loving the hell out of them and being fucking great xmas presents.

Chestnuts roasted by billionsknivez @ 04/14/2004 09:54 PM EST

Hey Matt, my girlfriend loves the Chia Plot deal so much she wants one. How much are they? I really dont wanna spend too much on one, since the only way I can justify buying one is buying a GI Joe 12 incher or two to set it up.

Chestnuts roasted by James @ 04/14/2004 09:58 PM EST

Wow Matt. What brutal post-modern poetry. It real speaks about the contemporary human story.

Chestnuts roasted by Don't Touch, Willy. @ 04/14/2004 10:13 PM EST

That's it! Mask was my favorite childhood toy besides Nintendo, I knew it would come to me.. just had to be patient.

Chestnuts roasted by Goonie4Life @ 04/14/2004 10:57 PM EST

Matt, does this mean a new batch of commercials to download?

Chestnuts roasted by chad @ 04/14/2004 11:34 PM EST

I'd like to see something on the McDLT. I never had one, and I still don't know what a McDLT exactly is, hehe.

Chestnuts roasted by Number5 @ 04/14/2004 11:51 PM EST

Aaah, Capsela. Fond memories there. What other toy would let you create bizarre combinations of useless fans, small light bulbs and electric motors that could barely power anything? It was definitely a wonderfully creative toy though - I recall hours of setting up eleborate contraptions, and troubleshooting them when they didn't work perfectly.

Chestnuts roasted by beSharp @ 04/15/2004 12:22 AM EST


Chestnuts roasted by Evin @ 04/15/2004 01:49 AM EST

I have a commercial for the McDLT on my computer, and I think it came from X-E, but I can't find it on the site. Can you help a brother out yo?

Chestnuts roasted by DeathFrogurt @ 04/15/2004 02:27 AM EST

Finally! Thank you Matt for posting a picture of T.H.I.N.G.S. on here. Those were the most sought after toys in my 4th grade class. I had about 6 of them but I stupidly let one of my friends borrow all but one. Then he moved to Florida and took my T.H.I.N.G.S. with him. Ever since then I've been trying to remember what those toys were called. The "Lance-A-Lot-O-Rings" one was the best.

Chestnuts roasted by Zombie Cop @ 04/15/2004 02:44 AM EST

Well Matt, you've inspired me. I plan on attending Lazer Tag Academey next Fall. And if they won't take me, then I'm off to Bovine University.

Chestnuts roasted by Dude McGuy @ 04/15/2004 03:23 AM EST

Bionic Six was one of the few "action" cartoons I liked. Right up there w/ Dinosaucers (another show in need of X-E treatment).

As for Fat Albert, I used to like it when I was a kid but when the Animaniacs were being "leased" out in one cartoon I enjoyed how they made fun of it.

"We preach pro-social values til they spew out your ears!".

Chestnuts roasted by Lumberjack Matt @ 04/15/2004 03:25 AM EST

I love Fat Albert for being funny and still dealing with issues that can not even be brought up on kid's television today. I am sure Matt could have fun with the more extreme episodes: http://www.filmationarchives.com/sinister.htm

Unfortunately, the changes they have made with the director and star for the live-action movie took me from slightly optimistic to worried. Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live and Kenan & Kel) will star as Fat Albert http://filmforce.ign.com/moremovies/objects/34842.html

It is a shame because when Forest Whitaker was set to direct he had found the perfect Fat Albert: Omar Benson Miller

Chestnuts roasted by ME @ 04/15/2004 04:54 AM EST

#16 is Disney's Children's Favorites records - they were sets of kids songs sold on TV back in the late seventies/early eighties if I remember right.

Chestnuts roasted by Aeire @ 04/15/2004 05:09 AM EST

Yay! The Misfits! I love them almost as much as I love... Ralph Wiggum. I know Dude McGuy understands.

Chestnuts roasted by Gabbylicious @ 04/15/2004 05:46 AM EST

Most of those objects displayed are ones I remember. I'm in the mood for a MCDLT. They need to come back out with them. Those THINGS were cool had two of them. The frog one and the Gorilla under the bridge. Hope they are future reviews.

Chestnuts roasted by Rowan Steele @ 04/15/2004 08:24 AM EST

Here's some trivia: Dinosaucers never got any toys. Isn't that a ripoff?

Next time you're at a cookout or buffet, try making your own McDLT. It'll be cool. And it'll be hot.

What does the D stand for?

Chestnuts roasted by DeathFrogurt @ 04/15/2004 08:57 AM EST

Dookie or Diearhea?

Chestnuts roasted by Rowan Steele @ 04/15/2004 09:08 AM EST

Got milk?

Hey, Matt, I just came across a complete (if a bit markered up) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? coloring book. There are coloring pages, plus "exciting activities". Interested?

"D" stands for drippy. All of that fresh lettuce and tomato really made a heck of a mess when plopped onto a greasy burger.

Oh, and does anyone know how to get the smell of cat pee off of things? Our cat has some kind of incontience issues, and relieved herself in my kids' playroom. It reeks. I tried rug shampooing, Febreeze and bleach and water. Is this one of those things you use tomato juice for? Like skunk spray?

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/15/2004 09:45 AM EST

Dear Matt,

We've missed you.

With love,
Danvers State Insane Asylum

Chestnuts roasted by LordKaT @ 04/15/2004 09:49 AM EST


Hate to burden you with bad news but it's gonna stay. live with the smell or buy new carpet. Dog urine is much easier to get rid of.

Chestnuts roasted by Rowan_Steele @ 04/15/2004 10:21 AM EST

cat urine...you gotta fight fire with fire...so fight cat piss odor with ammonia....which is basically what cat piss is made of

just make sure you test it on a corner of your carpet to make sure it doesnt melt it :)

Chestnuts roasted by -Jen- @ 04/15/2004 10:50 AM EST

#17 I remeber having one of those

Chestnuts roasted by Geek @ 04/15/2004 11:08 AM EST

I thought it was a twister review for about 8/16ths of a second..

Now Im going to go and drink some milk.. YaY Calcium!

Chestnuts roasted by Cyanyde @ 04/15/2004 11:13 AM EST

The hot stays hot and the cool stays cool! How do it know?

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/15/2004 11:30 AM EST

Number 17 - I remember those, but cannot, for the life of me, remember anything about them other than that they existed.

Chestnuts roasted by Seth Christenfeld @ 04/15/2004 11:39 AM EST

Oh, and DeathFrogurt - there were DinoSaucers toys designed, but they were never released. There are pictures here.

Goddamn, did that show kick ass.

Chestnuts roasted by Seth Christenfeld @ 04/15/2004 11:45 AM EST

Yes indeed no. 9 is scary! I think it's that doll you taught to talk...right? Hmmm either way it reminds me of that awful movie, Polly.

Oh and a plea for a review on "Little Monsters"
I love that movie!

Chestnuts roasted by Jenner @ 04/15/2004 11:57 AM EST

Ammonia, huh? I'll try it. It can't get much worse, that's for sure. Thanks, -Jen-.

Here's a good stinker for a movie review: Shark 3: Megalodon. If these comments don't sway you, I don't know what will: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313597/board/nest/7270483

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/15/2004 12:25 PM EST

MEANWHILE..... In her secret headquarters, The Blind, Killer Duck launches her plans for world domination.....

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/15/2004 02:06 PM EST

I think #9 is Cricket. If it is, I so suck for remembering that. A guy, drawing blanks on a number of the action figures, but I sure as hell know my dolls.

Chestnuts roasted by Nachokhaki @ 04/15/2004 02:32 PM EST

Since everyone else is making requests here's mine: Review of Monster Squad. The Wolfman's got nards.

Chestnuts roasted by Request-or @ 04/15/2004 02:34 PM EST

"We're the Monster Squad!
Gotta get 'em, gotta get 'em
We got work to do, work to do..."

"Well, there was Steve, but he doesn't count!"
"Doesn't count!"

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/15/2004 02:57 PM EST

Monster Squad was a decent movie. One of my favorites as a kid.

"Can someone tell me what the Sam hell what going on around here?"
-- Corpral Badass

Chestnuts roasted by Rowan Steele @ 04/15/2004 03:13 PM EST

Aww I miss the Duck. Hopefully when she takes over I'll get a cushy government job.

Chestnuts roasted by Gabbylicious @ 04/15/2004 03:19 PM EST

Holy Crap, I remember capsela. I had whole bunch, I used to try and combine them with my construx. Which never really quite worked...

Anyone remember a space themed toy series that used magnets as a selling point, all the toys were mechanised too.

Chestnuts roasted by Wills @ 04/15/2004 03:23 PM EST

Wills, was it SpaceCom? Not Space.Com, but SpaceCom, as in SPACE COMmand. Or something like thar.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/15/2004 04:09 PM EST

Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. Re: Mugzy, here is a rhyme that popped outta my big ol' head back in the 80's.
Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde,
Got on their bike to take a ride.
They saw Pac-Man, went back inside.
Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Clyde.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/15/2004 04:13 PM EST

Wills and kingklash - It was StarCom, not SpaceCom.

I've still got some of them in the basement. Damn fine toys.

Chestnuts roasted by Seth Christenfeld @ 04/15/2004 04:16 PM EST

Starcom…..Holy Jebus!

I just had a huge wall in my brain breakdown. I totally remember these things now that I saw the pictures. I had a bunch of the vehicles and jets. They were 1/2 GI Joe 1/2 transformers. Kind of like the MASK toys but way cooler cuz they were for space.


Thanks Seth for brining out memories that all those shots of Jagermeister had blurred up and blocked off.

Chestnuts roasted by Yeti Hunter @ 04/15/2004 04:27 PM EST

Ahhhh beloved Starcom, the bad guys had some sweet ass vehicles.

I had the Shadowbat, this has made my day complete!!!

Magnets, lots of Magnets, that's why these toys kicked ass!!!!

Seth thanks for the link!

Chestnuts roasted by Wills @ 04/15/2004 04:38 PM EST

Yeah, Nacho-
I'm pretty sure #9 is Cricket- my first best friend had one. She made me watch some Cricket tape once,too. It was pretty awful.

Chestnuts roasted by Rainbowfeet @ 04/15/2004 05:42 PM EST

Was Cricket the doll with the commercials that went:

"Let's be friends,
We'll do things together.
We'll have a great old time!"

I remember that when I was about 12, I'd replace the words "Let's be friends" with "Lesbie friends" and "great old time" with "gay old time", for a juvenile chuckle.

Also, I remember the Jill commercial song:

"Hello everybody,
My name is Jill,
And I'm a lot like you.
A lot like you.
I can move my heads and arms
Real well,
A lot like you.
A lot like you."

Wish I could get those songs out of my head. :(


Also, the "D" in McDLT stands for... wait for it... "Donald's". It's McDonald's Lettuce and Tomato. I never tried the McDLT, though I would not be at all surprised if the McXtra burger they have currently is more or less identical to the McDLT, only without the "hot side hot, cool side cool" packaging gimmick, which was a huge waste of styrofoam.


In regards to Fat Albert, I have a worthless theory I'm trying to peddle; that Super GALS!, about the current best domestically-available Japanese anime most people have never heard of since it gets near zero hype, even on anime fan sites, is essentially like a Japanese version of Fat Albert, since both cartoons are about a gang, but a friendly one, in the city, going around solving problems, often criminal (like in the first episode, they stop a high school girl from becoming an underage prostitute). Just Super GALS! has more kicking and less musical instruments made from junk. Not that many people would be interested, but you can read a long review I did of the first volume of Super GALS! a couple of months back in my RottenTomatoes.com journal.

Chestnuts roasted by Steve Brandon @ 04/15/2004 05:49 PM EST

This is X-E coming at you with music and fun, and if you're not careful, you might learn something before we're done. So, let's get ready, Ok? Hey, hey, hey!

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/15/2004 06:05 PM EST

Killer duck!

Where is that duck? Did she fly south?
Did anyone happen to bookmark her site?

"... and Au de Toillette to clean your toillette?"
What product is this from? I know it's toilet cleaner (duh), but I can't remember the exact product. I always hear that line when I'm actually cleaning my toillette. TMI? Sorry.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/15/2004 07:13 PM EST

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot:

RIP Fat Kid from Monster Squad, since we were talking about his claim to fame and all.

Also, RIP Sloth from The Goonies.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/15/2004 07:15 PM EST

Seth Cristenfeld, YOU ARE MY HERO!!! When I get home I will put on my PJ's, pour a bowl of cereal and download the Dinosaucers intro.

I loved Monster Squad. Favorite moment.

- Kick Him In The Nards, Kick Him In The Nards!

- Wolfmen Don't HAVE NARDS!!!

-DO It (Kick to the crotch)

-Wolfman's got NARDS!!.

Chestnuts roasted by Lumberjack Matt @ 04/15/2004 07:36 PM EST

Never expected to see Super GALS! plugged on X-E of all places.

Listen to the guy, folks!

Chestnuts roasted by Some Guy @ 04/16/2004 03:34 AM EST

Completly off subject, Matt, but what ever happened to the Mysterious Pink Box? Have you defeated the glow-in-the-dark monkey yet?

Chestnuts roasted by Mr. Mr. Mr. @ 04/16/2004 04:12 AM EST


MSNBC has linked your site to an article about the Apprentice and Blogs.

Very cool

Chestnuts roasted by Vinegar Feet @ 04/16/2004 07:14 AM EST

I have seen Monster Squad only once... but I know it is one of my favorite movies of all time... simply because the wolfman line has been indelibly engraved into my brain from that one time fifteen years ago. I find myself saying "Wolfman's got nards!" at the most random, inconvenient times...

Chestnuts roasted by Nachokhaki @ 04/16/2004 09:48 AM EST

I can confirm that number #9 is Cricket. I had one of those, and it was indeed creepy. But if you think it's creepy in the pic, wait until it starts running out of battries and its voice gets very deep and wavers in and out...

Chestnuts roasted by AuroraSzalinski @ 04/16/2004 10:29 AM EST

MSNBC, cool!

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/16/2004 11:18 AM EST

Quite a few posts back, I expressed some concern about our avian avatar. Her site had a statement to the effect that she may have overstepped some boundry and decided to withdraw into the faceless throng. I'm old-school Woody Allen neurotic enough to wonder if I had anything to do with it. Even winged an e-mail her way, and it was bounced back. So, if I did or said anything, Duck, I am repentant. If it was anyone else, I will dedicate all free time to discover a way to wedgie people over the internet. Duck, come back, Duck! I've got knives! Nice sharp, pointy knives!

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/16/2004 11:41 AM EST

Yeah, Duck, come back! We miss the knives and the aliens.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/16/2004 11:58 AM EST

The greatest group of websites ever? http://www.yourethemannowdog.com/contrib/

Chestnuts roasted by ME @ 04/16/2004 12:51 PM EST

WHY IN GOD'S NAME DOES MATt HATE THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS! I love that show so much, it's my favorite show on Nickelodeon.
PS. Howcome Matt's never done an article on Calvin and Hobbes? I am a huge fan of that strip.
PPS. What happened to that Super-Naturals article you promised when you answered my E-mail (Speaking of which. howcome you haven't gotten up the new mailbag yet?

Chestnuts roasted by TOM @ 04/16/2004 01:04 PM EST

I didn't say I hated it, just that I couldn't get into it. Okay, maybe I said I hated it.

Love C&H, love the Far Side, but no articles are planned.

SN article will definitely pop up soon, and the wait'll be worth it, as I've collected most of the good stuff from the line.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/16/2004 01:09 PM EST

Wasn't something wrong with Duck's mom the last time that we heard from her? I could go back and look, but I'm too lazy. I hope nothing bad happened...

Chestnuts roasted by Rainbowfeet @ 04/16/2004 02:00 PM EST

Matt - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for bringing Capsela back to my memory. I had several of the playsets and LOVED those things. My favorite was when I got the boat set. I made a cool powered boat. I may have never thought of that part of my childhood if it wasn't for you. Again, Thank You!

Chestnuts roasted by Stilewalker @ 04/16/2004 03:10 PM EST

Seems like Duck's been outta the water for almost two months now. How's the rock tumbler going, Matt?

Chestnuts roasted by Nachokhaki @ 04/16/2004 03:18 PM EST

YIPPI!!! I finnally caught up w/ all the new stuff. gone a week, and it took me another to read through all my comics, and pages that I frequent (this one's my fav, and the only one I post on) Did you guy's miss me?

Chestnuts roasted by brandon @ 04/16/2004 03:21 PM EST

Yeah, we missed ya, brandon. Like Al Bundy would say, "With every shot so far."

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/16/2004 03:53 PM EST

awww, brings a tear to my eye, and a fart in my ass.

Chestnuts roasted by brandon @ 04/16/2004 04:50 PM EST

It's ok, our aim is improving..

Chestnuts roasted by Cyanyde @ 04/16/2004 05:29 PM EST

"Even when the ladies leave the seat down."

Duck hasn't posted since February, right around the fallout shelter update. Hmmm...

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/16/2004 05:41 PM EST

That Lady Liberty ad is startin' to bug me. A vibrating torch just can't be healthy.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/16/2004 06:41 PM EST


Chestnuts roasted by eee @ 04/16/2004 07:32 PM EST


Chestnuts roasted by 444 @ 04/18/2004 02:45 AM EST

problems with the blog lately? :'( I couldnt post earlier, and now that entry is gone >:O

Chestnuts roasted by heeloyd @ 04/18/2004 02:47 AM EST

hey that one worked! =)

Chestnuts roasted by heeloyd @ 04/18/2004 02:48 AM EST

There's a strange wind blowing through the blog...I tried posting in the Hasselhoff entry a gajillion times and now it's gone, so I'll just say that I turn pot handles inward to this very day.

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 04/18/2004 02:51 AM EST

For those just tuning in, last Friday was Blog Meltdown. Very VERY lucky not to have lost everything, or really, anything at all. Don't want to post a new entry till everything's checked twice, but looks like we're good to go.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/18/2004 03:53 AM EST

well, good to see its all back up and running ^_^

Now i go to sleep... u_u Zzzz..

Chestnuts roasted by heeloyd @ 04/18/2004 04:27 AM EST

Been trying to post all day. Let's try again.

I got an email from Duck. She's having family issues (I'll let her explain), but says she'll try to stop by and say hi soon.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/18/2004 08:18 AM EST

Oh, yeah - nice job saving the blog, Matt! Phew.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/18/2004 08:19 AM EST

Matt - Could you pretty please with cherries on top put the "I'm not a chicken, you're a turkey!" commercial up for download somewhere? You will actually make all my dreams come true by doing so.

Chestnuts roasted by David the Burninator @ 04/18/2004 02:02 PM EST

David -- sure! I'll try to get that one up soon.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/18/2004 02:03 PM EST

Hooray! Go ninja, go ninja, go!

Chestnuts roasted by David the Burninator @ 04/18/2004 02:05 PM EST

*wipes brow* I could tell a major meltdown was in progress, yay for not losing anything! Just imagining everything being gone makes me realize how much I love my blog buddies and X-E itself. I'm just a big mushball of love today (blame Kill Bill 2)!

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 04/18/2004 05:05 PM EST

What are those things in picture numbr 6? Purple anteaters?

And whatever happened to that anniversary article you said you were gonna do, Matt?

Chestnuts roasted by Freezair @ 04/18/2004 10:27 PM EST

Got anything planned for mother's day next month? :D

Chestnuts roasted by heeloyd @ 04/19/2004 02:40 AM EST

I can see Matt one day having a crazy breakdown and screaming "You want your article!? Here's your freakin' article!" While hurling random junk at his cats. That's what happens when you try to rush a genius. Or he cuts off his ear and sits rocking in a corner until the stench gets so bad that the neighbors call the police.

Chestnuts roasted by Gabbylicious @ 04/19/2004 02:42 AM EST

Do all of you wanna know what I thought #16 said. Well, you actually don't wanna know, but I'm gonna tell you anyway: Children's Fantasies.

OMFG! And to think that parents complain about the media of today. I mean sure, we may have sex and violence in movies and TV, but certainly not pedophilia. Maybe it's good that I'm not a kid in the 80s anymore.

Chestnuts roasted by Nate @ 04/19/2004 07:43 AM EST

"That's what happens when you try to rush a genius."

Right! I know, I would be annoyed if someone was harping on me to finish something. "I'll get to it when I get to it, ok?" This isn't school.

Bad news on the cat pee smell. Ammonia didn't work. Bleh. I think kitty is going to go for a ride to my dad's house. She lived there for 6 years, I'm sure she'll like it again. And, there will be no dog to aggravate her and make her want to get back at us by peeing on my kids' toys.

Chestnuts roasted by trajeal @ 04/19/2004 09:09 AM EST

Ah, more classic nostalgia... can't wait to see more of this stuff.

And I remember the Ghostbusters cereal... good stuff, as I recall. As good as any marshmallow fruit cereal, anyway.

Wish I'd gotten to try a McDLT... didn't that have leaf lettuce, rather than that shredded crap they put on everything now? That might be a difference between that and the Big Xtra...

Also, to DeathFrogurt: I think the commerical for McDLT might've been in the Macy's Parade articles...

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Chestnuts roasted by Lord Black "Nytetrayn" Draco @ 04/19/2004 11:11 AM EST

Shriners are indeed those guys who wear fezzes. They are a bizarre bunch from what I have seen, although they seem to support a fair amount of charitable organizations.

Once a year where I live (Burlington, VT), a whole bunch of these guys put on a sort of parade. It has a bunch of the standard parade things - like a marching band, and people carrying banners. The weird part is that a bunch of them drive around in these little mini cars and trucks. Its like some Twilight Zone Munchkinland or something, seeing a whole bunch of old guys in fezzes driving miniature vehicles around in circles. They even have a little truck with a ramp in the front and back, and they drive in figure 8's, taking turns going up and over the ramped truck. Very very strange. My friend calls it "The Shrining".

Chestnuts roasted by beSharp @ 04/19/2004 11:11 AM EST

Crap, meant to add this to the above: Matt, if I can get an encode of another toy commercial from the early 90's, would you be interested? And if so, what's the best way to go about getting it to you?

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Chestnuts roasted by Lord Black "Nytetrayn" Draco @ 04/19/2004 11:12 AM EST

Shriners are odd, but not near as strange as the history of the Illuminati or the Free Masons. Coincidentlty, the Illuminati were founded exactly 200 years before the day I was born.
And sadly, the Masons seem to value money more than anything...but if you want to get ahead at your job, get sponsered and join the Masons. You'll find yourself getting promoted faster than you can say "secret society."

Chestnuts roasted by Stilewalker @ 04/19/2004 11:37 AM EST

Good save, Matt! I figured it was those damned space monkeys again. Hasselhoff controls them, you know. Guess I'll have to set up my portable Duck temple in advance of her visit.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/19/2004 12:01 PM EST

Matt, the little fat kid from Cosby's name is Peter Costa!


I used to be in love with that kid when I was little...yes, I know i have problems....

Chestnuts roasted by B-Dawg @ 04/19/2004 01:06 PM EST

That pot o' boiling water wants to shake your hand....... BWA-HA-HA-HA!

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/19/2004 01:10 PM EST

T.H.I.N.G.S. and Dinosaucers in one thread! How do you dredge these sunken treasures from the bowels of our minds?

Rock. Et. Sauce.

Chestnuts roasted by Slacker @ 04/19/2004 01:48 PM EST

I'm disappointed that the color-changing G.I. Joe ended up being the Shadow Ninjas. I was hoping it would be about the original color-changer: Zartan. I'm saddened beyond words.

Chestnuts roasted by Never Eat Shredded Wheat @ 04/19/2004 04:19 PM EST

Hey Matt, did you ever find that Gremlins anti-drinking PSA you were looking for awhile back? I vaaaaguely remember that one. Also, do you have the McDonald's Mac Tonight commercial? Both would make killer downloads.

BTW, thanks for reviving all these 80s tv commercials on your site. Anyone can have access to 80s movies, tv shows, and music, but the commercials are VERY tough to come by. Thanks so much for making them available!

Chestnuts roasted by Death By Stereo @ 04/19/2004 08:22 PM EST

Capsela.. wow.. that brings back memories.. Never got a chance to own a kit, but instead I wound up with a distant cousin of it though
Robotix. That was nift! The thing I have to give major props on Capsela and Robotix (and Construx) was that they were like lego's on steriods! lol

Chestnuts roasted by Crysstaafur @ 04/20/2004 12:44 AM EST

Did you just say construx? I LOVED THOSE THINGS! So much fun they were!! My friend had a capsela but i just didnt catch on to them. I was a lego child!(and still am) >:D

Construx were awesome though, I remember building massive towers and stuff with them for the ninja turtles and gijoes to use as bases. great times were had and fun ensued.

Chestnuts roasted by heeloyd @ 04/20/2004 12:52 AM EST

I missed my blog :(

Tonight I will be sitting my ass down in front of the TV with a nice rum and coke. After watching John Stevens totally fuck up on AI, I will throw in my brand new JEM DVD and have multiple orgasms. It comes out today, and you had better believe I will pick up that bitch!!! :)

Chestnuts roasted by Kristal @ 04/20/2004 02:40 AM EST

There's a new article up, but the bloggie won't be up till tomorrow. The guy that's fixing everything (the only one I'd trust with this) isn't gonna be around till the morning. Big post'll be up on here the second it's fixed.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/20/2004 02:44 AM EST

Oooh! I remember those smilie fries! I used to dip them in ketchup and pretend blood was oozing out it's eyes and mouth.

Chestnuts roasted by The Dragon @ 04/20/2004 03:15 AM EST

I'm not a mother, nor do I ever dream to be one...too much damn responsibility. So, the problem arises when your lil' brats come to you wanting the blue french fries that Mrs. so and so has down the street. Any mother who willingly buys her children BLUE french fries is seriously fucked in the head, and most likely suffers from some sort of drug/alcohol addiction. That just ain't propper.

Chestnuts roasted by Kristal @ 04/20/2004 04:43 AM EST

blog is broke:-(

blue fries make you shit green... I know from experiance

Chestnuts roasted by chad @ 04/20/2004 10:19 AM EST

Funky Fries. I remember those and how famous their failure was, as well as the stupid ad...


Chestnuts roasted by Behonkiss @ 04/20/2004 11:23 AM EST

"DVDs are popping up all over, so I shouldn’t have been surprised on a recent visit to the supermarket to find them in the groceries. Boxes of Total® Raisin Bran and Oatmeal Crisp have been issued containing four different sitcom DVDs from Sony. The discs come with either two episodes of BARNEY MILLER or THE DONNA REED SHOW, or you can choose discs with one episode each of KING OF QUEENS or MAD ABOUT YOU with bonus footage. The episodes I’ve seen look better than broadcast, but are a bit choppy around commercial breaks. The cereal is tasty and provides 100% of your daily requirements of 11 vitamins and minerals. The best news is that the DVDs stay crunchy, even in milk."

Chestnuts roasted by ME @ 04/20/2004 11:32 AM EST

Those "Funky" Fries have the voice of Taft from "The Tick," complete with back-up singers. At least, that's how it sounds in my head. As for the indigestible food coloring, remember this Stephen King quote: "Nothing wrong here!"

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/20/2004 11:36 AM EST

"In the movie, the characters of Bill Cosby's famous cartoon series find themselves in human form when they tumble out of their television show and end up in the real world. As Fat Albert tries to help young Doris win some friends, he falls in love with her sister Lauri—and everyone gets nervous that not only will his famous problemsolving talent fail him, but that he'll want to stay in the real world."

Uh, here are some early pics:

Chestnuts roasted by ME @ 04/20/2004 11:39 AM EST

My high school had those smiley fries(class 2002). They turned out soggy and it was like fried mashed potatoes. I hated that day becasue they had this super salty salisbury steak sandwich thing. Those smiley fries also gave me heartburn.

Chestnuts roasted by fk27 @ 04/20/2004 12:35 PM EST

Re Fat Albert - well, the pics look physically right, but that plot synopsis frightens me to no end.

Chestnuts roasted by Seth Christenfeld @ 04/20/2004 12:37 PM EST

What? No motorcycle chase in "Fat Albert?" Will this be a bigger blasphemosity than "I, Robot?" Is William Hung? At what age did Victor Mature? Is KingKlash ever going to get a Green Lantern symbol tattoed on his ring finger? And what of Cassandra Sakura Dmitri Heiselburg St. Bernard's plan to market press-on jeans? The saga continues......

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/20/2004 01:07 PM EST

Does anybody know the context of those people dancing in that McDLT picture? I really want to know. I gave up McDonalds after they didn't have the Shamrock shakes on St. Patricks Day. I'd probably go back for a McDLT. I like the hot part hot and the cool part cool. Now please answer my question.

Chestnuts roasted by bobby beauchesne @ 04/21/2004 01:22 PM EST

Nevermind, Matt. I found ALL the Mac Tonight ads. (the end all, be all of 80s TV commercials) All the 30 second spots, plus some shorter promos he did for Mac Tonight premiums you could get at McDonald's. These commercials are from 1988.

BTW, I remember that pic from up above with the people dancing for the McDLT. Cool ad, I'd like to see it available for downlaod in the future. Thanks for filling our 80s commercial void, Matt C.

When the clock strikes
Half past six, babe
It's time to head for
Golden light
It's a good time
For the great taste
(Dinner) at McDonald's
It's Mac Tonight!
C'mon make it Mac Tonight

Best commercial ever

Chestnuts roasted by Death by Stereo @ 04/21/2004 04:23 PM EST

The guy who played the physical Abe Sapien (David Hyde Pierce was the voice) in Hellboy also played Mac Tonight: www.countingdown.com/features/?feature_id=2713127

Chestnuts roasted by ME @ 04/21/2004 04:30 PM EST

Correction on the above post: the commecials are from 1987-1988. Sorry.

Make it Mac Tonight!

Chestnuts roasted by Death by Stereo @ 04/21/2004 04:34 PM EST

Mac Tonight was cool, like a cross between Max Headroom and the (supposed) satanic Proctor and Gamble logo. And he wore his sunglasses at night! His sunglasses at night! So he could, so he could.....

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/21/2004 05:25 PM EST

I remember the Mac Tonight spots... I think I even saw a cup from one at one of those old stores that sells all sorts of junk some years back... hey Matt, if I come across something like that again, should I send it your way?

And I'd love to see the ads again... where'd you find them, Death by Stereo?

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Chestnuts roasted by Lord Black "Nytetrayn" Draco @ 04/22/2004 07:39 AM EST

Strange to think that a song about a thief, murderer, rapist, and arsonist eventually ended up a jazz standard and then a commercial shilling hamburgers...

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