Category: Summer Time Stuff

Retro Theater: Garfield in Paradise (1986)

Up All Night

 

Welcome back to the Retro Rambling’s Up All Night Theater!  We’ve been on a summer kick here during these dog days of August, and we roll on with that theme again tonight.  But this time, we’re presenting an animated selection.  Garfield had a lot of tv specials through the years, and this one was one of my favorites.  Garfield and family head to Hawaii for quite an adventure, and if you’ve never seen this one before, hold on tight.  Let’s get to it!

Drop some thoughts and a rating in the comments section below.

 

Retro Theater: Computer Beach Party (1987)

Up All Night

 

Welcome back to Retro Rambling’s Up All Night Theater!  We’re keeping the summer theme going for a little while longer since it’s still August and all, and tonight’s selection is another cheesy 80’s B-Movie.  Tonight, we’re showing Computer Beach Party from 1987.  It’s about some greedy locals are trying to turn some beach property into a tourist attraction, and a computer expert sets out to use is knowledge of computers–along with the help of several local “beach bunnies”–to stop them.

As usual, it’s no fun watching alone, so drop some thoughts and maybe your rating in the comments section.  Let’s get this summer show on the road!

 

Retro Theater: Summer Job (1989)

Up All Night

 

Welcome to the Up All Night theater!  Even though a lot of schools have started their new school year, it’s still summer time.  So what better way to kill a night in the summer than by watching an old B-movie with a fun summer theme?  That’s a rhetorical question.  There is no better way.  So with that, for tonight’s Up All Night feature, I proudly present the 1989 movie, Summer Job.  After you watch, leave some thoughts or a rating in the comments.

Summer Job is about a less than elite, group of college co-eds that pursue sexual adventure, and bits of revenge, and actually do some of the work they are expected to do at a resort over the summer.

 

Going on Wagon Train in the 1980’s

Wagon Train

As I was growing up, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a lot of vacations.  Well, vacations may be the wrong word. Working vacations, road trips, or just getting away from home are all probably better labels for what we had.

Those of you who have read much of what I’ve written will remember that my Dad had a business that required a lot of travel.  We were fortunate in the fact that since he owned the business, he was free to take the family along on any trip he pleased. If he had a trip to make that would take him close by anything of significance, he would load the family up and take us along with him for a few days.

Now while this meant there were never any trips to places like Disney World or Six Flags, what it did mean was that I got to see a whole lot of this great country. The numerous trips also instilled in me a love for travel that has never died, and I eventually went on to take a job that required me to travel quite extensively for a decade myself, partly because of the nostalgia of all the trips from my youth.

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