Weekend Reading 3.19.21

Here’s this week’s collection of nostalgia-themed articles and stories from around the web for you to relax with this weekend. Pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, put your feet up, and enjoy these trips down memory lane.

In the News…

Taco Bell is Bringing Back Fiesta Potatoes
https://www.brandeating.com/2021/03/spicy-potato-soft-taco-and-cheesy-fiesta-potatoes-are-back-at-taco-bell-2021.html
But not the damn Mexican Pizza…

Tubi Has Added New Retro Content
https://theretronetwork.com/tubi-is-a-great-source-for-retro-content/
I’ll be binging Buck Rogers for sure, and probably be giving Problem Child another watch.

Branded in the ’80s is…done.
https://www.brandedinthe80s.com/19437/branded-in-the-80s-is-done
It saddens me to share that for selfish reasons, as I’ve always been a big fan of Shawn and his site. But at the same time, I’m happy for him making the choices that make him happy.

Leisure Reading

Celebrating His Mad Fold-Ins on Al Jaffee’s 100th Birthday (via CBR)

Sniffing Around the History of McDonald’s ‘Cocaine Spoon’ (via Mental Floss)

Henry Winkler Says He Never Actually Rode a Motorcycle on Happy Days (via Do You Remember)

Snack Memories (via The Retro Network)

How Much Did a ColecoVision Cost in 1983? (via Retroist)

Photographs of Cheap Motels in 1970’s America (via Flashbak)

Remembering the Fat Boys (via Retro Dad)

Tony Shiavone Reveals the Behind-the-Scenes History of the Crockett Cup Trophy (via Mid-Atlantic Gateway)

10 Interesting Facts About Bill & Ted (via 20 Years Before 2000)

Mickey Yarber

Mickey was born in the '70s, grew up in the '80s, and came of age in the '90s. He is the co-founder of TheRetroNetwork.com, and the host here at Retro Ramblings, a blog filled with nostalgia. When not here, he's out fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.

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