Category: Nostalgia

Don’t let the crocodile tears fool you. Little Karen plotted Frosty’s demise. #holidaycheer

I confess to undergoing a somewhat disturbing phase in my youth–one in which I imagined utterly cheerless “alternative plots” and dark, warped endings to various beloved Christmas cartoons (particularly ones featuring cherubic little girls who were really snow-murderesses in disguise). I’m getting the help I need, but admit to being thrilled when Frosty first met his Rankin & Bass doom. Frosty was such a … Read More Don’t let the crocodile tears fool you. Little Karen plotted Frosty’s demise. #holidaycheer

Who says there’s no hope for the ‘Mericun family? #motherknows

_____________ Jonathan Kieran’s (as-yet-untitled) new novel, an epic supernatural thriller, is now finished and slated for release in late Spring 2014. Look for news about the release here and at Amazon.com in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan is also the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize series of modern fairy-tales and novels. Visit Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a … Read More Who says there’s no hope for the ‘Mericun family? #motherknows

Anne with An E-Ticket … #travel

____ Jonathan Kieran’s (as-yet-untitled) new novel, an epic supernatural thriller, is now finished and slated for release in late Spring 2014. Look for news about the release here and at Amazon.com in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan is also the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize series of modern fairy-tales and novels. Visit Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a … Read More Anne with An E-Ticket … #travel

Ah, the innocence of the #1950s …

_______ Jonathan Kieran’s (as-yet-untitled) new novel, an epic supernatural thriller, is now finished and slated for release in late Spring 2014. Look for news about the release here and at Amazon.com in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan is also the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize series of modern fairy-tales and novels. Visit Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a … Read More Ah, the innocence of the #1950s …

Hate when the Mormon lady critiques my selections at the movie-rental counter! #awkward

I can only imagine what the DVD/Video purveyor thinks of me when I barge into our tiny, local Mom & Pop shop on occasion and, after half an hour of milling-around and scrutinizing titles, end-up selecting a heap of the most disparate films imaginable to pile on the countertop. That’s how I roll, when it comes to film. Maybe (make that “Likely”) it’s just … Read More Hate when the Mormon lady critiques my selections at the movie-rental counter! #awkward

Admit it: You know you’ve “Death-Googled” someone on a hunch. #iamnotalone

Ah, the amazing power of Google to ferret-out important (and often regrettably belated) information in a matter of mere seconds for the intrepid or even for the plain ol’ nosy among us. I found myself thinking about an old friend last night and wondered where in the world he might have ended-up since we inadvertently lost touch ten years ago, not long after I … Read More Admit it: You know you’ve “Death-Googled” someone on a hunch. #iamnotalone

“Arm your Feet for the Good of the Future” with #LasSuperChanclas

POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN _________ While Jonathan works to complete his new novel (slated for release in Spring 2014) blogging will be swift, light, fun and generally of the “drive-by captioning” variety. Meanwhile, if you’re bored and don’t have any Japanese eyeballs to lick, hop on over to Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and … Read More “Arm your Feet for the Good of the Future” with #LasSuperChanclas

Yeah, we know what those kindergarten books were really trying to say. #funwithdickandjane

POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN _______________ While Jonathan works to complete his new novel (slated for release in Spring 2014) blogging will be swift, light, fun and generally of the “drive-by captioning” variety. Meanwhile, if you’re bored and don’t have any Japanese eyeballs to lick, hop on over to Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and … Read More Yeah, we know what those kindergarten books were really trying to say. #funwithdickandjane

The things a star will do when denture ads just won’t pay the rent! #nostalgia

POP HAZMAT-RETRO presents CAMPY CARTOON VILLAIN-OF-THE-WEEK by JONATHAN KIERAN TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: “Benita Bizarre” (The Bugaloos, 1970-1971, NBC) GUILTY OF VEHICULAR FANSLAUGHTER: Martha Raye RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Denture commercials were clearly not paying enough cold hard $$$ to keep an aging Hollywood train-wreck in the style to which she had become accustomed in the 1970s. All Martha Raye needed back then was enough nickel to … Read More The things a star will do when denture ads just won’t pay the rent! #nostalgia

Here’s to the Dads who taught us to breathe radioactive flame & destroy our enemies! #fathersday

POP HAZMAT HOLIDAY EDITION presents FATHER of the MILLENNIUM (Monster Edition) by JONATHAN KIERAN TODAY’S HONOREE: Godzilla, Patient Father of Irritating Shame-Child, Minilla PRIME EVIDENCE OF FANTASTIC FATHERLY SKILLS: Son of Godzilla (1967, Toho Studios) Godzilla’s Revenge (1971) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Perhaps still reeling from this week’s revelation that Tokyo’s youth are so detached from common sense and reality that they’ve taken to licking each … Read More Here’s to the Dads who taught us to breathe radioactive flame & destroy our enemies! #fathersday

Sorry, but Agent Smith learned it ALL at the feet of Hexadecimal. #nostalgia #animation #cybertoons

POP HAZMAT-RETRO CAMPY CARTOON VILLAIN-OF-THE-WEEK by JONATHAN KIERAN TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: “HEXADECIMAL” from the classic 1990s computer-themed Reboot cartoon (1994-2002) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Shrill, excessively dramatic, possibly emphysematous and Borderline Personality Disordered digital sorceress/Super-Virus inhabiting (and terrorizing) the computerized cartoon Internet world called “Mainframe.” Owns familiar named “Scuzzy.” Handy with malware spells. Witch who packs a mean glitch. Can out-cackle & out-camp Charles Nelson Reilly … Read More Sorry, but Agent Smith learned it ALL at the feet of Hexadecimal. #nostalgia #animation #cybertoons

Some kids are raised by wolves. I was raised by 2 swingin’ hippy-chicks & a pink squirrel. #iturnedoutokay

POP HAZMAT-RETRO presents CLASSIC CHILDREN’S TV ON-THE-CHEAP!by JONATHAN KIERAN TODAY’S HONOREE: The Magic Garden (WPIX-TV 1972-1984) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GREATNESS: Carole Demas and Paula Janis RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Think Joan Baez and Judy Collins abandoning Woodstock glory, passionate ’60s activism and hemp sandals to take-up Elmer’s Glue, cardboard hats and macaroni artwork as BFF kindergarten teachers! How cool is that? Even better, The Magic Garden’s … Read More Some kids are raised by wolves. I was raised by 2 swingin’ hippy-chicks & a pink squirrel. #iturnedoutokay