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    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

    I agree Superman IV. I just watched Electric Boogaloo: The Untold Story of Cannon Films. Superman IV was the death nell of an entire studio that specialized in bad films. They also made Over the Top and Masters of the Universe with Dolph Lundgren.
  2. Where is the Jim Gardner behind the scenes clip that Jake mentions in episode 60. The Action News Theme started playing in my head, I paused the podcast and went to the FF youtube page and there was no clip. WTF.
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    and this one:
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    Doing some record organizing this week. Found this Devo fan record from the 80s. Figured you guys would all dig it. The whole thing is pretty interesting, but here's what was on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zfdrOQ0DU4
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    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. New topic. So there's this video going around that is being touted as "The Worst Local Commercial Ever". It totally isn't, but here's the link to the article on adweek: http://www.adweek.co...ial-ever-159561 It reminded me of some awful local ad that I've seen, i think it was for a boutique fashion shop somewhere in the Northeast. Probably Long Island. I started hunting and found this gem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4-e4nlfdRI Not the clip I was looking for, but it reaffirms my belief that the worst local commercials were and are made in the Northeast. Primarily New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Honorable mention for the mid-atlantic DC metro area. PS, thanks JarryCanada for the clip posting tips.
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    I hope a team of scientists are studying whatever drugs this guy is on: http://www.youtube.com/embed/2vYCWbZIM4M PS, Why is it so difficult to embed a youtube video on this site? I have a masters degree in technology and I can't do it. Maybe you guys should call Squarespace.
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    Jake, Currently making my way through the podcast in chronological order. Generally your pop culture knowledge astounds me. You reference things that I have been explaining to people for 25 years. (I programmed the Apple IIE in our 6th grade computer class to speak the Fruity Pebbles rap). I just got to episode 13 and finally I know something you don't. Neil Young's Trans was not made because of cocaine or pressure from producers (really, what producer in their right mind would ask Neil Young to not make a Neil Young record?). He made it because his son Ben has Cerebral Palsy. The record explored technology as that was his means of communicating with his son, who cannot speak. Downer, I know. But Trans is still a dope record. The songs are catchy and fun. I just wish it had disco production rather than rock production, because it would have been a massive hit in Williamsburg in 2003. But maybe that's just me because I love weird disco and electro records by artists that shouldn't be making them, ie Kiss - Dynasty, Dr. John - Jet Set, Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary.
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    Not sure how far you ever got with your search for Manakin, but I ran it by my friend Margaret (aka The Prog Lady). http://www.dustandgr...-fumo-prog-mix/ Here's what she had to say: >>> The singer is Brent Williams, he's singing here too: Details on the Manakin album: Manakin, a band of porcelain people Type of Work: Musical work Registration Number / Date: PAu000495572 / 1983-04-01 Date of Creation: 1982 Title: Manakin, a band of porcelain people / words and music Brent Williams. Description: 1 sound cassette + lyrics (3 p.) Copyright Claimant: Brent Williams Notes: Collection. Names: Brent Williams 1957- Read more: http://www.copyright.../#ixzz38Wx78Cmd I think he's from South Bay, one of the youtube commenters used to know him back in the day: https://www.youtube....user/jonsilence Says they shared an ex-girlfriend. Here's his youtube comment: jonsilence 5 years ago Unreal..twilight zone stuff... Me being a South Bay prog head, I knew the singer Brent... we shared the same girlfriend(RIP), loved all the same bands. And yet I never saw Manakin perform, so this is a treat. Where's Rod Serling? Or Michael Piper (RIP) ????? In that second youtube clip, the about says: After Roger Morris of Psychedelic Furs left the Furs he moved to Los Angeles California, finding young Guitarist Greg Carson , Keyboard player / Bass Player and songwriter Richard Larsen (Berlin), Then Drummer Fred Drake (we miss you Fred) and Brent Williams from Manakin on Vocals. Playing Los Angeles for about a year they were met with great response. Here is a rare video of their final show with these members at FM station in 1984.Teh song is Can You Tell It Was Me. The lone comment from reptile7bullseye is: "25 years ago. I can still tell it was you. Can you tell it was me?" He's obviously referencing the name of the song, but maybe he's also alluding to the fact that he was in the band? Just maybe it's Brent Williams himself??!!!
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    Hi Jake, I'm listening to all the Episodes in order now from the beginning. On a Friday night. I hope you're happy. I'm on number 4 right now and it scares me how many of the clips that I can name one second in. I still regularly quote Crazy Calls and Freedom Rock and no one knows what the hell I'm talking about. Anyway, thanks. Here's another 80's TV gem, that probably needs to be revisited:
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    Just finished listening to the episode with Max Silvestri. In it, you guys talk about the new Virgin in-flight safety video. Have you not seen the goddamn 80's one that Delta did? Of course not, you rich dudes don't fly Delta. Here's what your missing: Gerald Casale, breakdancing, A.L.F. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eduNjwNvcH4&feature=kp Whatever ad agency is behind this needs to take this all the way and license Garbage Pail Kids for the safety brochure.
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    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

    It's almost exactly a year since I last posted about this and still this movie hasn't been done by HDTGM. GPK is AMAZING. It will own your life. Seriously, worth watching. Nothing HDTGM has touched has been as strange as this movie. Ok, maybe Cool As Ice, but still.
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    The Master of Disguise (2002)

    This seriously needs to be done. Can we have a vote? Maybe it's so awful that they're afraid to watch it?
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    My apologies if this has been covered by the show or if this clip has already been submitted, but it's absolute gold: Highlights from Wildwood, N.J. This is from a documentary about Wildwood NJ, that some genius made. I use this to explain to people from other places what the Philadelphia area is like. I HAVE WATCHED THIS OVER 500 TIMES. DE-EVOLUTION IS REAL, BECAUSE IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.
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    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

    Maybe they know how bad this movie is and they're just waiting till they really need it. Everything else will be down hill after GPK. I mean, the Garbage Pail Kids were fashion designers? Amazing.
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    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

    Everyone needs to get the word out about voting for this. Seriously. It's going to lose to Pat and Double Dragon. DO IT! http://fyi.earwolf.com/
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