“Beware nostalgia” – it’s holding you back from the rest of your life →theguardian.com This is from a UK GUARDIAN article in 2014.. the nostalgia has changed a bit. The danger of nostalgia remains the same. Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. It’s a signifier that you hate how your life has turned out. It’s a … Read moreThe slow and painful bite of nostalgia on a late winter’s night
AIM IS DEAD!LONG LIVE AIM! AOL Instant Messenger died a silent death today. It was announced many months ago that the messaging service would cease to exist in December. And today? It was over. DEAD.. From AOL: We know there are so many loyal fans who have used AIM for decades; and we loved working … Read moreAIM IS DEAD! LONG LIVE AIM!
If you’re like me, this old artwork from Blockbuster video gives you a rush of nostalgia.. a sudden burst of memories come flooding back about spending LOTS of time at places like this. Or maybe Hollywoood Video. Or perhaps your local video rental dive, where VHSs and DVDs were mixed together, and a whole shelf … Read moreVideo rental nostalgia
I have always struggled to know why I, along with many others, watch footage of 911 every year … also several times throughout the year. It seems ghoulish, it seems like we just relive a snuff film in real time every moment. For me, there is a sense of guilt that comes with it … Read moreWatching 9/11 all year long
THIS WAS MAD MAGAZINE FROM MARCH 1992.. During the prime of Professional Wrestling, at least in my life.. The stars pictured on the cover were big names.. Earthquake..Undertaker..Hogan..Warrior…Alfred.. I actually fondly recall having this issue, and keeping it around for years. From time to time I paged through it again.. It’s one of those back … Read moreTHIS WAS MAD MAGAZINE FROM MARCH 1992..During the prime of…
DREAMING OF A BLUE HORDAK FOR CHRISTMAS! Not sure if anyone is looking for any last minute Christmas gifts for me.. but if so, find this amazing BLUE Hordak *true to the SHE-RA series and now the gray and black colors of typical actual figure paint jobs* … I saw the photograph of the REAL … Read moreDREAMING OF A BLUE HORDAK FOR CHRISTMAS!
IT’S OVER! Sorta… The found horror movie crave is behind us.. So says Variety.. In an article celebrating the box office bomb that is the new BLAIR WITCH, the author, Owen Gleibermein, seems to celebrate the upcoming demise of the found horror movie. He also correctly points out that the demise may be far from happening–but the big profits … Read moreTHE BOMBING OF BLAIR WITCH. SOME PROCLAIM THE END OF ‘FOUND FOOTAGE’ HORROR.. I SAY IT’S JUST YOUR USUAL GENERATIONAL SHIFT
Yesterday, May 15 2016, was a peculiar day of weather in Northeastern Pennsylvania.Cold, rain.. heavy rain.. sun.. SLEET, SNOW! And hail. All of that in the span of about 12 hours. I said snow. Strange for May. Of course in the 1800s we had a season with no summer, hope that won’t happen in ’16 … Read moreRainbow over nostalgia street
So often, it seems that I am posting “end times” stories on this website. End times for schools in my area.. for churches.. for stores.. End times for the fabric of the once strong and proud coal region of Pennsylvania.. End times for so many things. Believe it or not, I am mostly a positive … Read moreRetail hell and the murder of malls
In May of 2015, I posted a photograph of my son Ayden in a store that was closing in my mall. In the article, I mentioned how similar the photo looked to one taken of me, when I was three years old, in Centralia Pennsylvania. I have the photograph of myself. I did not publish it … Read moreThe 33-year-old photo, signed sealed and delivered