Five Things – 08.04.14

1.  Can Animals Think – No question mark here! This 1950 educational film is bluntly titled “Can Animals Think” and spends about 10 minutes pondering this eternally obvious subject.  His running commentary is pretty great, though – it’s as if the narrator is seeing this film for the first time along with the rest of…

Five Things – 6.9.14

1.  The Goonies (Famicon) – The Goonies was released in 1985 and was, domestically, one of the top 10 performing movies of the year.  So it makes sense that a video game was created in Japan for the Famicom system and never really released or sold over in the US, right? The game loosely followed the…

Five Things – 7.1.13

1.  Panasonic Take n Tape – Panasonic really had this ‘music on the go’ thing nailed.  Last week we saw the TNT 8-track player, and this week we’ve got the Take n’ Tape. I’m not sure why this couple felt the need to take five of these guys to the beach. Maybe they couldn’t decide…

Five Things – 4.22.13

1.  Mystery Science Theater Hour – You’re probably familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult show from the ’90s that featured a guy and his robots making fun of bad movies. I’ve posted about it several times, as I’m a pretty big fan.  Growing up with MST3k I was a little frustrated with the…