The Jetsons Gave 1962 A Glimpse Of The Future (Cool Weird Awesome 619)

Today was the day in 1962 that “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC. Fitting for a show about the future, it was the first color broadcast for the network. Plus: it's National American Pot Pie Day - though the world record in the category for “Largest pie, meat” belongs to a group of catering students from the UK.

By |2021-09-23T08:49:53-04:00September 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

He-Mansplaining: Teela’s Quest (Season 1, Episode 2)

He-Man uses his leg strength to crush a mountain and bury the demon for another twenty years in an avalanche. I hope the lesson at the end of today’s episode is: never miss leg day at the gym.

By |2021-04-17T10:13:24-04:00April 10, 2021|Categories: He-Mansplaining, Recaps|Tags: , , |

He-Mansplaining: “The Shaping Staff” (Season 1 Episode 19)

Evil-Lyn uses the Shaping Staff to turn Orko into a cricket. The bad guys are on track to win this round, unless Pinocchio happens to be visiting Eternia.

By |2021-04-10T11:25:11-04:00April 3, 2021|Categories: He-Mansplaining, Recaps|Tags: , |

He-Mansplaining: “Diamond Ray of Disappearance” (Season 1 Episode 1)

Skeletor has a magic engagement ring that can zap He-Man's friends into a mirror. He-Man has to squish the ring before it makes him disappear. Also, Man-at-Arms is covered in eggs.

By |2021-04-10T11:22:04-04:00March 20, 2021|Categories: He-Mansplaining, Recaps|Tags: , , |

60 Years Ago, The Flintstones Took TV Back Thousands Of Years Ago (Cool Weird Awesome 392)

Today's the 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of that landmark cartoon show from the town of Bedrock, which aired in the 1960s, stayed on in reruns for decades, and continues to sell cereal and vitamins to this day. Plus: a man in England gets so lonely he starts putting ads in the paper so someone will email or call him - and fortunately he gets some good responses.

By |2021-07-05T09:42:32-04:00September 30, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Rubik’s Cube Was A Maddening Puzzle For Decades, But Not For Speedcubers (Cool Weird Awesome 226)

The Rubik's Cube first came to a toy fair in London 40 years ago today. I have never finished one, but the enthusiasts known as speedcubers can now solve an entire cube in seconds. Plus: did you know that Horshack from "Welcome Back Kotter" did the voice on the Rubik's Cube cartoon show?

By |2021-06-28T12:23:32-04:00January 29, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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