Archive for November 2018

A deep and rambling dive about the new Cheap Trick album of rarities and b-sides, The Epic Archive: 1980-1983. First Ford, now General Motors: GM's layoffs and their essentially ceding the sedan market to European and Asian automakers. And two Netflix series, The Kominsky Method and I'm Sorry

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Jalopnik and Vox have some great insight and details about General Motors' big layoffs and vehicle changes.

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, family and traditions beckon, as does the legendary, now 40-years old (!) WKRP In Cincinnati episode about the holiday. Also 40 years ago: Alice Cooper's From The Inside album came out. And seeing one of the funniest - and bravest - comedians, Gary Gulman. Plus, a new book on the history of Hot Wheels toy cars.


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Here's some more Thanksgiving fun from that WKRP In Cincinnati episode

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A great story about Alice Cooper's From the Inside album is here.

Find Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale at Amazon.


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The mighty Stan Lee, co-creator of Marvel Comics' greatest heroes and stories, dies at the age of 95. Plus, re-training my brain, i.e., being thankful, daily. And the greatest Queen song you've probably never heard.

A great new book on Queen, QUEEN: ALBUM BY ALBUM comes out 11/27. For more info click here.



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'Tis the season for the relentless barrage of campaign advertising and the dollar amounts are outrageous. The new book It's Saturday Morning is chock full of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. And its called Making A Murderer, not Making OF A Murderer. 

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Find out more on the new book It's Saturday Morning: Celebrating the Golden Era of Cartoons 1960s - 1990s, including links to buy it, here.

Get info and see trailers on Making A Murderer at Netflix



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