Welcome back once again to The Weekend Edition. It’s where I share with you my curated list of retro and nostalgia-themed stories and articles I’ve run across in my travels around the world wide web in the last week. So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee (or tea), get comfortable, and enjoy the reads.
- In what I consider to be very big news, there is a rumor going around that Taco Bell will be bringing back the Mexican Pizza back to it’s menu in the very new future! I’ve been in a state of depression ever since they took it away from me last year.
- Speaking of Taco Bell, The Retroist takes a look at another fondly remembered menu item, The Bell Beefer.
- And in yet another bit of food Nostalgia, here is a look back at when McDonald’s Tried to Make Onion Nuggets Happen.
- You know I love my Nintendo nostalgia, so seeing Matt over at Den of Deek list the 15 NES games that deserve a sequel hit my sweet spot.
- The Toy Box takes a look at the Cartoons of 1984 in a really fun post that really kept me enthralled throughout. There’s some deep cuts in this one like the little remembered Wolf Rock TV!
- When Black Friday rolled around, it got me nostalgic for some of the craziness invovled in some of the hot toys in the past. So here is an article I came across in the Houston Chronicle looking back at the Tickle Me Elmo craze of 1996.
- Jason from TRN did a very deep dive into the original Home Alone movie, and found 45 differences betweeen the film and the script.
- Jason has been busy, because in addition to that Home Alone feature, he also has one over at his own space Rediscover the ’80s where he goes through 14 Air Breaking Facts About Enest Saves Christmas.
- And to close out this edition like I always tend to do, here are 5 Awesome Things on eBay courtesy of Plaid Stallions.
Video of the Week
Now that we’re past Thanksgiving it’s time to start highlighting some Christmas videos each week. And first, I want to share with you a movie…It’s called The Homecoming, and it was the movie that originally introduced The Waltons and inspired the hit TV series. It’s one of my favorite movies to watch during the Christmas season, and maybe you’ll enjoy it too.