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.

By |2024-01-29T09:44:07-05:00January 29, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

They Built A Real-Life Simpsons House In Nevada (Cool Weird Awesome 194)

Today marks 30 years since the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired, and so we pay tribute to the house Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie call home - not to mention a real-life, 3D version of the place in Nevada. Plus: the closest real-life town to Springfield, USA isn't a Springfield at all.

By |2021-09-08T06:26:59-04:00December 17, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Zoinks, Scooby, it’s Some Things For Friday, September 13, 2019

Hi! Lots of TV news on today's roundup.

Scooby-Doo And Those Meddling Kids Started Solving Groovy Mysteries 50 Years Ago (Cool Weird Awesome 127)

It's the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” That’s right, the Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby have been setting traps, being danger prone, dropping glasses, making gigantic sandwiches and solving mysteries for a half-century. But originally the show was going to be very different.

By |2021-06-08T08:32:05-04:00September 13, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Voyager Went A Long, Long, Long Way: This Week’s YouTube Videos To Watch With Your Kids

We are covering a LOT of ground in this roundup, as you'll see.

By |2019-09-05T13:57:26-04:00September 6, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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