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Retro Round Up for the First Week of March 2018

Retro Round Up


Welcome back once again for another edition of the Retro Round Up!  This is where I look back at the previous week here on Retro Ramblings, and look ahead to some stuff I’ve got coming up, as well as throw out some links to some of the cool retro posts and articles I’ve stumbled across on the web recently.

So let’s start with looking back at some of the newest content here on Retro Ramblings.  If you haven’t already, I hope you give them a look and leave some of your thoughts and memories in the comments section on each post.

What you may have missed:

Music Monday:  Week of February 19 – Eric Vardeman is doing a great job here on the site, and his ongoing look back at the Billboard charts from 35 years ago in 1983, accompanied by playlist, is fascinating.  It’s fun to look back at how quickly and slowly some of the iconic songs of the time period rise and fall on the charts.

Forgotten Food:  Dr. Pepper Gum of the 1980’s – You all know by now, that one of the most nostalgic things for me is food. Especially food that we no longer have with us, and this post was all about one of my favorite bubble gum’s of the 80’s.

Nintendo Nostalgia:  Castlevania 2, Simon’s Quest – A look back at my absolute favorite video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Simon’s Quest.

Nintendo Nostalgia:  Retro Ad for the Game Genie – The Game Genie changed the way we played video games back in the day, and in this post I detail the memories of the first time I got my hands on one, and a kick ass old print ad for it to go along with the post.

1983 NBC Saturday Morning Cartoons Lineup – This is one gorgeous ad from the early 80’s detailing all the new and returning cartoons to the Saturday morning lineup in 1983.

Back When Pizza Hut Was An Experience:  The Video! – Since the Pizza Hut article has been the biggest smash on the site all time, I thought it was only fitting that it be the subject of my first YouTube video.  It’s a video version of the article where I detail all the things that made Pizza Hut great in the 80’s.  IF you watch it, do me a solid and subscribe to my channel while you’re there.  I’ve got a lot more videos on the way that I don’t think you’ll want to miss.

Retro Round Table:  Favorite Television Shows of the 90’s – Some of my friends and colleagues returned once more to share their opinion on a subject, and we tackled our favorite TV shows of the 90’s.  Many thanks to Jason Gross, Hoju Koolander, and Eric Vardeman for taking part as always.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Retro Ramblings

Welcome!  Before I begin, I just want to take a second and wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve had a great 2017, and hope 2018 is even better for you.

For me, and this blog, 2017 was an up and down year.  It started out just fine as I was plugging away at writing some new stuff, and enjoying the feedback I was getting and the interaction with everyone reading.  I was having fun and flying high.   I was starting to really get into a groove, and in April I teamed up with Jason at Rediscover the 80’s for the 2-part crossover article looking at our favorite episodes of the G.I. Joe cartoon series, and it was a blast.  But it wasn’t very long after that that things started to change for me.

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Retro Revival Blog Challenge: Forgotten Food and Dining Experiences

Each week on Monday, I post a new topic here on Retro Ramblings.  The topics will be centered mostly around a retro theme to get your mind going back in time a little bit.  Anyone who is interested, and has a blog, website, YouTube channel, or social media account can contribute to the weekly topic, and respond by the following Sunday.  Once the article, blog post, video, or whatever is posted, the writer must leave a comment on the topic page along with a URL to his/her article.

If you are posting a response via social media, be sure to tag it with the hashtag, #RetroRevival (and you may also want to tag me on Twitter @yesterdayville) to ensure that I don’t miss it.

Every blog that contributes to the weekly topic should include links to some of the other contributing sites.  This is optional, but the more people who do this, the more traffic will be generated for all of us.  There is a distinct advantage to getting your post up earlier in the week, but don’t feel like you need to rush your post.

This Week’s Topic

This week, I thought it would be fun to go back in time and talk about some food item that you miss from years ago, or some fast food item that is no longer available, or even some kind of restaurant or dining experience that just isn’t the same anymore.  I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  Myself, I’ll be putting something up later this week about how Pizza Hut just isn’t like it used to be.

Be sure to keep checking back here as I’ll be adding links to all the entries to this post.

If you have any more questions about the Retro Revival Blog Challenge, check out our page here for more info.

Participants This Week:

2 Minute Toy Break looks back when you could smoke in restaurants
Mr. Smith’s Plastic Hideaway looks back at some of his favorite local restaurants, and expounds on his Dad’s homemade breakfast.