Shawn Robare

On this episode of the show I take a minute to focus some of my thoughts about the latest chapter in the Star Wars film saga, Episode 8 – The Last Jedi.  I dig into idea of how years worth of official canon affect how we view the movies and characters, then and now.  I don’t dig into all aspects of the new film, but I do dwell a bit on some of the aspects that left me very conflicted.  This is intended to spark a conversation in a safer environment than that can be found on most social media now.READ SOURCE →

On this new episode of the Branded in the 80s podcast I’m going to attempt to solve a mystery, a cold case 30 years in the making.  It’s a twisted tale of deception, a famous advertising slogan, mistaken identities, and murder.  Welcome to Cereal, presented by Branded in the 80s. This story is an obscure, mostly forgotten and dark period in cereal history.  Breakfast cereal history.READ SOURCE →

One of the aspects that I adore about collecting and sifting through 80s era ephemera is finding all the hidden gems and weird little connections between things that nine times out of ten we’d all miss until we really started paying closer attention. Whether it was figuring out that conceptually, the idea behind the Garbage Pail Kids’ Cabbage Path Kids parodies were introduced by Scholatic in their Maniac magazine almost a year before the Topps cards hit shelves.READ SOURCE →