“The Lost Boys – No Sparkly Vampires Allowed”

A great article by my good friend at RobbinsRealm!

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The “Lost Boys,” which was released on January 31, 1987, would go on to win the 1988 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. Directed by Joel Schumacher (A Time to Kill), the film is a mixture of dark comedy and horror, and was based on a story co-written by Jan Fischer and James Jeremias. Fischer and Jeremias, who had first envisioned the movie being a much more child friendly film, at the insistence of Schumacher, worked on the screenplay with Jeffrey Boam, who radically helped to change the movie’s overall tone.

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The film’s 97 minute runtime, begins in the evening at an amusement park. There are four guys causing trouble on the boardwalk at the merry-go-round. A security guard, who already warned the four to stay off the boardwalk, drives his point home by using his club to try…

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Remember That Song: 10/31/14

Hair’s to Friday!

Can you name the artist and song:


He’s the wolf screaming lonely in the night
He’s the blood stain on the stage


Last Song: “It’s Not Over (‘Til It’s Over)” by Starship from No Protection (1987)

Great job Andrew (@andytorah)!!!

We don’t call the shots here
We don’t make the rules
We take what we get, get what we can

Remember That Song: 10/30/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We don’t call the shots here
We don’t make the rules
We take what we get, get what we can


Last Song: “The Kid is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Stay Alive

Before electronic games and video games became the rage, and way before adults and children became addicted to games on their phones and iPads, board games were popular activities for families. At the dawn of the electronic age, it must have been nerve-wracking to be working for a marble making company. Marbles played a major role in several games in the ’70s and ’80s, including KerPlunk, Mouse Trap, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and the game we will talk about here – Stay Alive.

Stay Alive was a Milton Bradley board game. It could be played by 2-4 players. The board was made up of sliders that could move forward and backward over a 7 by 7 grid. Each player would take turns placing a marble somewhere on the board. Then the fun begins! Each player would then move a slide. Then either a marble (or marbles) would fall in the pit underneath the board, or the marble would stay on the board. The player with the last marble staying alive was the winner.

I do remember owning this game. But, my strongest memory about the game was this classic commercial featuring Vincent Price. I do think that this commercial is from the late ’70s, but any of us who are in our 40s will remember this:

I thought that the commercial was appropriate for Halloween-time. Does anybody else remember this game? Did you have any other favorite board games?

Quote of the Day: Beetlejuice

Lydia: Mr. and Mrs. Maitland? Hello? Where are you?

Beetlejuice: Dead. Dead, dead, deadski.

Lydia: Of course they’re dead. They’re ghosts.

Beetlejuice: No, I mean they’re gone, split, out of here, afterlife kids, deceased-ahh.

Lydia: Are you a ghost too?

Beetlejuice: I’m a ghost with the most, babe.

Happy Birthday to Winona Ryder today!!!

Remember That Song: 10/29/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more


Last Song: “Magic” by The Cars from Heartbeat City (1984)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish) and Andrew (@andytorah)

Oh, twisted
Under, sideways, down
I know you’re getting twisted
And you can’t calm down