The ‘80s called and they want their foreign policy back. From National Cereal Day to an international threat of a first-strike nuclear submarine, shazbazzar and JediShua go for the gold, turn green, and Hunt for Red October in another lengthy episode of TechnoRetro Dads.
Sean Connery is no “Crazy Ivan” unless you try to steal his Lucky Charms — because he’s stealing the Red October in 1990’s The Hunt for Red October.
You can #chillyourbowl in the frigid waters of Russia with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin in the first film adaptation of a Tom Clancy “Jack Ryan” novel.
In the NEWS
- Tony Soehner publishes the first book in a new series of Dungeons & Dragons novels.
- Bob Iger leaves office and people want to know if he will pursue a political office.
- Jif peanut butter gets into the digital graphics game with a bit of flavorful fun.
We Love Our Cereal…
…and when there’s gold in boxes of Lucky Charms, there’s even more to love. But when buying a box of cereal means you have to pawn your wedding ring, we’re not overly excited.
TechnoRetro Arcade: Video Game Cereals
From Donkey Kong to Pac-Man, cereals have been known to capitalize on licensing video games to garner more of the Saturday morning cereal lovers’ pastimes.
The Hunt for Red October
With an iconic soundtrack by Basil Poledouris and an all-star cast featuring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Tim Curry, Stellan Skarsgård, Courtney B. Vance, Jeffrey Jones, Fred Thompson, Sven-Ole Thorsen, and Gates McFadden, The Hunt for Red October preyed on our lingering fears from the Cold War and our interest in suspenseful action movies. JediShua and shazbazzar remember and rewatch The Hunt for Red October thirty years later.
Check out these voicemails and electronic-Ms from our EarBuds!
- Onkl Mawks analyzes the voices of your hosts.
- Chris the Arvadinian has a favorite arcade game.
- Ben C. Foster shows his artistic talent in music and pen & ink drawings.
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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, especially Star Wars. The TechnoRetro Dads create new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.
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