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Sunday, October 28, 2018

On episode 39, Joseph surprises Mike by declaring that The Osmonds were influential on his becoming a hard rock fan. Here are two examples why.

Disco Baby?!?

Kiss is only visible for a couple of seconds, but in those couple of seconds you can sense the feeling of contempt at the proceedings. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)"

Mike and Joseph make up for missing a new episode two weeks ago by giving you an extended (80 minutes!) look at one of the... er, "scariest" Halloween specials ever.
That's right... The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!
Listen to Episode #39 now!


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"Nostalgia is a lousy reporter who gets the facts and dates all wrong and isn't above total invention." --- legendary "San Francisco Chronicle" columnist Herb Caen, July 4, 1985. Mike and Joseph are doing their best to live up to Mr. Caen's definition!  😉

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

These days you can slip into one of those inflatable T-Rex or Godzilla suits and play out your own daikaiju dreams.
But back in the day?
Back in the day, THIS is all we had.

If you were a kid in the 70s and owned a bike, or a Big Wheel, or, well, ANYTHING with wheels, you probably tried to be Evel Knievel at least once. And you probably injured yourself in the process.
But thanks to the Ben Cooper Company, at Halloween all you had to do was throw this sucker on and - WHAM! - you were America's Greatest Daredevil!
(the fact that the mask is dented in a few places in this photo adds a certain amount of ironic humor)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trick or Treat?

In the time honored tradition of "trick or treat", we suffered a horrible TRICK this week and Mike and Joseph were unable to get a show together that met their high standards of excellence.
There WILL be a new show on October 25th and it WILL satisfyingly scary. In the meantime, go poke around whenitwascool.com and listen to some other shows. There's all sorts of Halloween goodness going on over there!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

It's October and that means it's time for tricks, treats and scary things.
Episode #39 drops this coming Thursday (Oct. 11!) and we promise that you will not want to miss it. Will it be a trick? A treat? Something scary? Maybe all three?!? Here's a hint - it involves witches and a fire-breathing demon!
While you're waiting, check out one of last year's Halloween-themed episodes right here:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Top 31 Horror Movies

Earlier this year (in the Summer), Mike compiled a bunch of data and arrived at the Top 31 Horror Movies of All Time (according to the Internet).
Check it out below:

Awhile back (early Summer) I did a little data collection project. I visited roughly 20 different websites (running the gamut from super-heavily visited to little traffic at all) that ranked at least 31 horror movies in a "Best/Greatest Horror Movies of All Time" list.

 I took all the data and average out the numbers each movie placed on the different lists. I noticed that once movies got past around 50 there was a pretty wide variance of titles and the positions they were slotted (one list might have a movie at 56, another at 94, and so on). Since I was limiting my list to 31 (for the number of days in October), anything that didn't score low enough to meet that goal was simply given a 32. As an example, a movie's scores might have looked like this; 4,8,12,5,3,16,26,6,32,13,12,5 which would have resulted in an average ranking of 11.83.

With that all said, here is what I arrived at as The Internet's Top 31 Horror Movies of All Time: 

31 - The Blair Witch Project
30 - Suspiria (77)
29 - The Evil Dead
28 - The Fly (86)
27 - It Follows
26 - The Innocents
25 - Poltergeist
24 - Carrie
23 - The Witch
22 - Pan's Labyrinth
21 - The Babadook
20 - Let the Right One In
19 - Dawn of the Dead (79)
18 - An American Werewolf in London
17 - Frankenstein
16 - Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
15 - Texas Chain Saw Massacre (74)
14 - The Cabin in the Woods
13 - The Thing (82)
12 - Scream
11 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
10 - Nosferatu
9(t) - Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
9(t) - The Exorcist
8 - The Shining
7 - Jaws
6 - Bride of Frankenstein
5 - Night of the Living Dead
4 - Rosemary's Baby
3 - Halloween (78)
2 - Alien
1 - Psycho

There's a couple I wouldn't have put in there at all, a couple I would have added, and I would have had some movies in different places. So here's MY list of top 10, based only on movies from this list:

10 - Psycho
09 - The Blair Witch Project
08 - It Follows
07 - Poltergeist
06 - Dawn of the Dead (79)
05 - The Thing (82)
04 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
03 - Alien
02 - Jaws
01 - Halloween (78)

Happy October!

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