Tag: nostalgia

Steven Appreciates... The Beverly Hillbillies! (or "Lets all hop in the cee-ment pond with Miss Jane and Granny!")

Steven Appreciates... The Beverly Hillbillies! (or "Lets all hop in the cee-ment pond with Miss Jane and Granny!")
After a devastating election cycle and months of anxiety, I have decided to steer this blog back to what it was created for – a celebration of things I adore and want to analyze with my own brand of caustic wit. I always abide by that old adage attributed to writer Dorothy Parker: “The first... Read more »

Save the Slashers: In Defense of 80's Horror Movies

Save the Slashers: In Defense of 80's Horror Movies
How many of us remember sitting in our rooms on a fall evening, wrapped in copious amounts of blankets, and popping in a crusty VHS of Friday the 13th we rented from the video store. The taboo of the slasher movie was in full force, and watching one was a right of passage for all... Read more »

Warning: Nostalgia or "Living in the past can drive you NUTS"

Warning: Nostalgia or "Living in the past can drive you NUTS"
“I wish it was like the good old days again!” How many times have we heard that tired aphorism in our lifetimes? People yearn for days of yore, childhood moments where life was simple and the world was seen through rose-colored glasses. We remember moments that warm our hearts, bring a smile to our faces,... Read more »
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Like walking into a dimestore strip joint: The demise of Ken's World of Video in Addison

Like walking into a dimestore strip joint: The demise of Ken's World of Video in Addison
Imagine that you’re four years old. I know this might be a fanciful proposition for some of my older readers, but I’m asking you desperately to humor me. The year is 1995, a year of great creativity, but also of dark shadows. It’s the year of the OJ Simpson Trial, the advent of eBay, and... Read more »

Footprints of the Past: Remembrances of Those That Came Before

Footprints of the Past: Remembrances of Those That Came Before
One of the good things about Facebook is that unexpected joys pop up as a result of this cantankerous little time-waster. You can reconnect with old friends, make new ones and see if your ex has gotten fat to boot! (There’s also the Minions that the middle age crowd has glommed onto, but that will... Read more »