Why do toy makers think little girls are obsessed with poop?

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That’s my burning question for The League this week, which asks “why?” No, really, WHY? Profound, I know. I was willing to let this whole pooping pets thing slide when I thought there was only one of these dolls–specifically, the one with the glitter-pooping rabbit (she typed, feeling utterly ridiculous) that I had seen on a […]

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The “I’m Not Dead” Post

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Jesus. Has it really been almost a month? Contrary to popular belief, I am not dead, kidnapped, or locked in the trunk of Paxton Holley’s car. At least not anymore… Behind the scenes I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster ride with work stuff but things are finally calming down. A few weeks ago […]

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“Lemons make me smell so great!”

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This isn’t going to be much of a post, I just wanted to give more attention to a certain (now infamous?) sticker from my 80s sticker book I shared the other day: this weird, kind of disturbing sticker of an uncommonly intelligent fish laying on a dinner platter encircled by lemons. He’s pretty enthusiastic for […]

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ShezCrafti on Nerd Lunch #82: Sitcoms of the 90s

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Last week the crew from Nerd Lunch needed a last-minute fill-in spot for their show about 90s sitcoms, and I, having nothing better to do on any given night, obliged. Also I figure I’m not sitting on all this useless Roseanne and Full House knowledge for nothing. I’ve gotta let it breathe every now and […]

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My Sticker Book from the 1980s

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My older sister and I didn’t have much in common growing up, aside from having been pushed through the same vag and the few mortifying occasions our mom forced us to wear matching outfits. My sister, the prissy straight “A” student who was into clothes and make-up, versus me, the tomboy who was into pretty […]

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Buy some rad stickers, why don’t ya?

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As usual, I fail when it comes to promoting Cult Film Club, being over a week late in announcing that we have TOTALLY RAD STICKER PACKS for sale! I’m hoping the all caps will make up for my lackadaisicalness (it’s a word, I checked) and put me back in the good graces of my co-hosts […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I Can Hug!

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Rabid TMNT fangirlism + childhood memories + tax refund =buying all four of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cuddle Pillows (or “Pillow Buddies”, depending on which store you buy them from). There was really never any question that I would end up owning these, but I need to thank Tommy over at Top Hat Sasquatch for […]

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First Impressions: Johnny Depp does NOT want you to like him.

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This week The League is all about first impressions. Though I’m certain this won’t be a popular choice, my mind immediately went to a movie that has one of the best opening monologues in cinematic history: My favorite Johnny Depp movie isn’t Edward Scissorhands or Pirates of the Carribean: Jesus Christ Please Stop Making These […]

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Is it weird that I love old typewriters?

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The first story I ever wrote was about a purple penguin named Flippy who was different from all the other penguins because he was purple, you see. Look, I was five, what do you want from me? I did it on this typewriter: This is an Underwood Rhythm Touch De Luxe model from 1949 (the […]

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My Bedroom, Circa 1989 (Mildly TMNT-Related)

I recently dug up this photo from one of my family’s albums. Why on earth they had a picture of my bedroom on a random day in 1989, I don’t know, but I’m glad it exists if only so I can re-live the magic of getting splinters from my unfinished pine furniture and staring loathsomely […]

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Reunited with one of my best buds. It’s a Kodak moment…

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This past weekend I went spelunking for priceless childhood artifacts over at my parents’ house and didn’t come away disappointed. Between their attic, basement and crawlspace I was able to find a number of items I probably haven’t laid eyes on in over 15 years, having long ago chalked them up as rotting away in […]

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Remember to Stop and Blow Some (Ice Cream-Scented) Bubbles

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Here’s some totally unsolicited life advice from me to you: Remember to stop and blow some bubbles every now and then. By that I mean take some time out to do something that makes you feel like a kid again. Today it’s bubbles, but this could really be a metaphor for anything you loved doing […]

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Box Full of Awesome = Boxsome Nostalgia Packs!

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When I heard my friend Tommy from Top Hat Sasquatch was starting up a business selling geeky nostalgia packs, I had a feeling it was going to be awesome, just based on the fact that Tommy’s an awesome dude. Really, I didn’t need any more convincing than that. Judging from the package I got in […]

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5 Bastard Kids from the 80s I Want to Punch in the Face

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Normally I have a very sweet disposition around children and can usually find a way to relate to them on some level, being an overgrown child of 31 myself. However, there are some kids–the bad seeds–that do their level best to annoy the crap out of me, to the point where I can’t help but […]

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There is Neither Magic Nor Wonder in Zoobilee Zoo. Discuss.

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The 80s had no shortage of weird and uncomfortable children’s shows featuring costumed performers, but this week’s League topic was to write about something I hated as a kid, so I feel it’s my duty to bring the atrocities of Zoobilee Zoo to your attention. For those who don’t remember it, Zoobilee Zoo was a […]

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Pia Zadora is a Little Bit of 80s Heaven

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It was an odd set of circumstances that led to my discovering actress/singer Pia Zadora and her lost 1985 single, “Little Bit of Heaven,” but I’m so glad I did. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh_jWz6-Nlc I haven’t seen choreography that amazing since Laura Branigan’s video for “Gloria.” If I had known this song existed back in the 80s, I can easily imagine […]

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John Waters Approved: ‘Hairspray’ 1988 Soundtrack on Spotify

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It’s ridiculous how hard it can sometimes be to find soundtracks for the movies you love, especially from older movies with out-of-print soundtracks. Sometimes there aren’t even legal ways to acquire it. Other times, the “official” soundtrack that was released is incomplete, lacking many of the key songs that made the film so memorable to […]

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Reckless Love Keeps 80s Glam Metal Alive

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With the American music industry being what it is, perhaps the only thing sadder than 80s hair metal falling out of fashion is that it’s now up to other countries to fill the acid-washed void. Meet Reckless Love, a glam metal band from Finland that you’d never know was from Finland. I mean, just look […]

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Not for Trade/Sale: My Cat

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Despite being overly attached to this comic box lid, he doesn’t come with the Catwoman comics I have up for trade/sale. But if you throw in an extra $1, I’ll fish up something extra special from his litter box just for you. Just doing my part to contribute more cats to the internet.

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For Trade/Sale: My Catwoman Comics

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This week The League is trading our unwanted stuff! I’ve got plenty of that around here, but I tried to pick something that I know you guys in The League might actually want–that is, unless any of you are interested in Hello Kitty stuff or Insane Clown Posse CDs… Anyone? Bueller? Didn’t think so. So, […]

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