American Top 40 was a staple for Generation X (as well as others). But when Star Wars combines with AT40 on the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, well, it can get a little scruffy.
Would your Mom give you $5 to play video games in the arcade while she shopped in the mall? Could you make it last longer than 15 minutes before wandering around watching the “real” gamers play? Which mothers in movies scared you? Which ones did you want for your mom? We continue celebrating Mom on this post Mother’s Day Monday morning.
May the 4th Be with You on Star Wars Day — and to kick it all off, TechnoRetro Dads dive deeply into The Empire Strikes Back since it’s nearly 40 years old. Have fun with family, friends, and EarBuds on this intergalactic holiday.
While the TechnoRetro Dads’ achievements in preventing various potential dystopian futures have not yet been officially recognized with honors, medals, or awards from any major world governments or even the Nobellion, the folks at Real People have chosen to feature these Royals of Retrospection, these Moguls of Memories, these Rajas of Reminiscing on their show. For a brighter future based on the best of the past today, we present TechnoRetro Dads.
If this year’s Spring Break has you a little blue, check out the fun we’re having in a ’70s style basement with classic cartoons, video games, songs you know by heart, and feel-good flicks on the home theater. (As for the jokes, they’re for the birds.)
From Luke Skywalker’s Bespin Fatigues to Kevin Costner’s WWII bomber jacket to Jonny Quest’s friend’s turban, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads will have you asking, “Who’s your tailor? I love that outfit!”
The volcano blows and the lava flows in this explosive eruption of excitement with shazbazzar and JediShua as Tom Hanks takes on the geological giant in Joe Versus the Volcano. PLUS: “lava songs”, “magma games”, and of course CEREAL!
The Hunt for Red October preyed on our lingering fears of the Cold War with the first film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” novels. JediShua and shazbazzar sit back with a bowl of their favorite communist cereal in preparation for National Cereal Day to watch The Hunt for Red October (again).
Retro Day was designed to become TechnoRetro Day. This year, TechnoRetro Dads take over Retro Day with mix tape tunes, classic cartoons, and arcade games on a five dollar budget that will get you ready to share and enjoy #TechnoRetroDay with family and friends!
Cartoon tunes got into the groove in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s as bands (both real and fictional) were animated for Saturday morning viewers. JediShua and shazbazzar ask the EarBuds for some of the memorable cartoon bands of their youth.
Can you believe it’s been thirty years since we first saw Mario in a raccoon costume? Do you remember the full-length feature film that was actually a commercial for the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Game? Tag along with TechnoRetro Dads as we remember Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Wizard. PLUS: Romantic Scenes from Movies We Love!
EarBuds share their memories of television game shows as shazbazzar and JediShua remember the days when game shows were the “reality tv” of the ’70s and ’80s. PLUS: Donkey Kong 3, Marvel Star Wars comics, and TechnoRetro News.
The Road to The Empire Strikes Back continues as we recall magazines from 1980. College football is finally over and shazbazzar’s favorite tigers triumph. While all board games have some measure of risk, the game of Risk can reward the risks you take with world domination. Plus NEWS and Cereal.