Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Nerdvana: San Fransokyo

In the relatively short time we’ve been doing the Nerdvana segments on this blog, we’ve celebrated characters, songs, a food product and a building, but today’s Nerdvana celebrates an entire location. Today, Nerdvana geeks out over the setting of the geektacular Disney movie Big Hero 6, San Fransokyo. If you can make it here, then …

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Beyond the Background: The Ghoul School

Today’s installment of Beyond the Background spotlights that rare sub-species in pop culture: the all-female Monster Mash. Today we’ll be shining the spotlight on a gang of monster girls who all attend a special school together. Ah, no, not them. Believe it or not, kiddies, there was another ghoul girl gang before Monster High. Today …

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Ad Nausea: Slimer Toothpaste

Cartoon characters schilling consumer products is nothing new in the industry, and The Real Ghostbusters, the 1986 to 1991 Saturday morning cartoon series based on the 1994 hit movie was no exception. When going through the archives, I came across this commercial for a product called Slimer Toothpaste. It even boasts an appearance by the …

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Why Dipper and Mabel Pines are Awesome!

They’re twins. By now the awesomeness of twins should be self-explanatory. They get to spend the summer with supernatural oddities, mysteries waiting to be solved, and a known con-man. Dipper is an academic genius. We like geniuses here almost as much as we like twins. Dipper has a birthmark in the shape of the Big …

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Nerdvana: My Ever Changing Moods by The Style Council

On this edition of Nerdvana, I’m going to share with you another one of the songs that I’ve been grooving with. This is one that I first heard in 1984 on the late TBS 6 hour music video block titled Night Tracks, basically TBS’ answer to MTV (You know this was back in the 1980s, …

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