Five Things – 11.28.16 – I Doubt My Feet Can Disco

The Burger King Kingdom McDonaldland gets some flak for its suspicious similarities to the world of H.R. Pufinstuf, and alot of that flak is deserved, but at least there’s some charm and originality to McDonaldland that redeems the effort.  Burger King’s 1976 attempt to rip off McDonaldland, on the other hand… there’s no redemption here. We’ve talked about…

Five Things – 12.14.15 – It’s Their Own Fault The Bus Left Late

1. It’s a Totally Happening Life – We’re pretty big Beverly Hills, 90210 fans in the Timid Futures household.  Really big fans. I watched the show religiously while it was in premieres, and we bust out the re-runs whenever we get a chance. We catch ourselves having long conversations between each other about characters and their…

Five Things – 12.7.15 – Thanks For Lending Me The Suit

1.  A Bionic Christmas Carol – This 1976 episode of The Six Million Dollar Man does a copy/paste of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a way that fits mostly, but not entirely. Steve gets assigned to investigate a potential sabotage issue at a space-tech factory…on Christmas Eve… He’s not happy about it, but he goes because that’s his…

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Ornaments

Every year, we have a party right after Thanksgiving to trim our tree.  We invite our friends over for snacks and drinks, and everybody creates ornaments to decorate the tree.  We’ve done it enough years now that the entire tree is decorated with handmade ornaments! I’m a big fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and…