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The Great Ghostbusters Ebay Hunt!

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Well, it happened again. I have a license to go down eBay rabbit holes and I may need that license revoked. Although, I may have to wait til the next three shipments I'm expecting. Much like the majority of my friends, I've been hooked on eBay and other sites a little more since the whole country has shut down last year. It gets to be a little much at times but it's good for the thrill of the hunt...or thrill of the bid. Screw it, I'm only mortal! I can't turn down a Sid Justice figure for $3.99! Or in today's case, a lot of fun Ghostbusters goodies! There she be. A bounty of Ghostbusters 2 greatness. If you look at it from a certain POV, you could consider this the ultimate road trip kit! You don't? Well, ok, maybe it's a stretch, but if I'm traveling anywhere, I know for a fact all these items will all untie to make a useful, almost Voltron-like force of entertainment. MEET A REAL GHOSTBUSTERS RECORD: Offered in boxes of Ralston's Ghostbusters

TPIF Podcast: Christmas Memories!

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 Remember the days when you'd gather around the tree and not know what you were getting for the big holiday? Remember your favorite Christmas commercial from 1987? How about your favorite Christmas treat? Well good news, the TPIF Podcast is back for a very special Christmas episode! In this episode we discuss our favorite Christmas memories ranging from presents to commercials to traditions and everything in between! So take a listen and share with us your most fond holiday moments! Check it out and grant your ears a present right here! -TPIF

A Slice...of Pepsi?

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     It wasn't a huge, earth shattering announcement on Twitter, but it probably should have been. A few weeks back, Pepsi asked fans and followers on social media to share their most heinous baking fails in time for Thanksgiving and in exchange, the first 1,500 fans would be rewarded with the limited edition Pepsi Apple Pie Soda. Naturally, being a fan of special edition sodas and Pepsi in general I had to enter with a highly embarrassing photo of what I refer to as the Great Pudding Massacre, from the time I tried to make instant pudding in our new (at the time) KitchenAid. Yeah.  YUP. Oopsie Daisies indeed. So, with that a Pepsi rep got in touch with me and let me know I was eligible to win one of the 1,500 bottles of Pepsi Apple Pie! I was elated, and finally it had paid off to suck in the kitchen! A few weeks later, it arrived and boy oh boy... It was worth the wait and uber humiliating photo. It was almost like an early Christmas present, I immediately tore open the shipment

Saved By The Bell: Home For Christmas

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 Well, it's been a while since I've dug into the past and discussed Saved By The Bell. It's genuinely one of my all time favorite shows and I used to write alot about it. With my tenth anniversary of this blog, the new SBTB series, I thought I'd dig up this old entry I wrote for my pal Thomas Bryce's "Shit Movie Fest 2013" and repost it here. I hope you enjoy it, it's one of my favorite things I've ever written     I see no greater way to kick the holiday season off than with the Saved By The Bell two parter "Home For Christmas"...     And while it may seem like Saved By the Bell revolved around 7 characters(including Belding), you'll find you only matter if your name starts with a "Z" and ends with a "Ack Morris". In fact, go back, watch ANY episode and I challenge you to show me an episode that didn't revolve around Zack in the end. Hope this gift has a gift receipt. We all know the characters and their

Something Old, Something New: Visiting The Cartoon Network Hotel

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A few weeks ago, I drove down to MD to visit family for the weekend and on the way back home, I decided to stop off in Lancaster, PA for a quick stretch and sight seeing. Growing up, Lancaster was a big summer vacation spot for my family. We'd always stay there for the weekend, stop by the outlets, the local theater and enjoy some local food. It was a great place to visit and stay. One of the things to look forward to was always the hotel we'd ALWAYS stay at: The Continental Inn, a fine little motor inn right in the heart of town. As fun as it was to stay there, it was a wee bit outdated by say 1995. It was more of a motor inn you would've seen in a 1980s John Hughes road trip movie. The carpet, the decor, the game room, the...well...everything. I always remember looking forward to staying there but always curious what would happen if someone were to modernize and update it. Well...I think I got my wish thanks to Cartoon Network: Wow...I guess be careful what you wish for..

Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

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 This year's Thanksgiving episode of the Horror Movie BBQ Podcast is all about the classic Thanksgiving special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Following last year's episode about  Garfield's Thanksgiving it seemed like a natural choice to follow up with the other big titan of animated holiday specials! Corey Chapman and Jayme Kilsby sit down with me to discuss what we love and maybe don't love about this special! You can download this episode here or check me out on iTunes!     -Chad

Some Mighty Macho Merch!

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   Oooooh yeah, it's the birthday of the late great Macho Man Randy Savage who would've been 68 years old today. Randy, for a lot of us (myself included) was one of the first performers to inspire so many to live their life to the max and influenced so many kids and adults to just be themselves with the volume turned all the way up which is still how I live my life. Probably to my own detriment but hey, why not stand out by being myself? I've always preferred to wear bright loud clothing more than I should but I blame that on growing up in a time when everyone thought it was appropriate to dress like giant walking Macy's Christmas Displays and there was none more colorful and inspiring than Randy.   As you'd imagine I've accumulated quite a few pieces of Macho Man memorabilia through the years. Randy's face has literally been on everything you can imagine from cups to coloring books to underwear to toothbrushes and everything in between! Today, I thought it