“Think I’ll go for a walk outside now,
The summer sun’s calling my name…”
Do you like scary movies?
What’s your favorite scary movie?
“But there are no cats in America
And the streets are paved with cheese.
Oh, there are no cats in America
So set your mind at ease…”
“When I win the presidency, we’re going to be spending a lot of time together. Lots and lots and lots of time. President and advisor. Harmonious and productive. Close and special. You… and I.”
In October of 1994, three podcasters disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland.
Police were baffled by the podcasters’ vanishing… mostly because they did not yet know what a podcast was.
A year later their podcast was found.
21 more years later, it was released here.
Hold on to something! The When We Were Young podcast’s pilot episode glances back at everyone’s favorite cow-tossing summer blockbuster, Twister, to see if the windiest divorce drama of all time holds up 20 years later.
We’ve now aired multiple episodes of the When We Were Young podcast, which means it’s officially time to start uselessly ranking things.
That’s right — because I am a millennial (barely), I am obsessed with ranking things that are not terribly similar in any way, and chances are, you are obsessed with it, too. (Thanks, Buzzfeed!) So I am keeping a running tally of which of the movies, TV shows, albums, and other pop culture artifacts from the 80s and 90s hold up best.
Is it completely arbitrary to compare, say, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. to the 90s catalogue of Britney Spears to the entire run of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air? Of course it is! That’s what makes it such a meaningless waste of time!
Let me tell you about a guy named Spielberg.
I saw Oz The Great And Powerful earlier this week, and I am pleased to report that it is only a minor desecration of my childhood.