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28 07, 2011

CUT TO: Twenty Years Later…

By |2017-03-17T00:52:51-04:00July 28th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Twenty years ago yesterday, a 14 year old boy went on his first date with a girl. They went to see Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner then they walked to the local mall and ate at Hardee's. Seven years later, that boy and girl would get married. And thirteen years after that, [...]

21 09, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

By |2017-03-17T00:59:05-04:00September 21st, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

This post is long overdue, but better late than never, right?We were recently awarded the "Versatile Blogger Award" by Paxton Holley over at the Cavalcade of Awesome. Even though this is a very "chain letter type award," we get a kick out of being recognized because it's just nice to know that someone is reading [...]

30 12, 2009

This Day in Nerd Lunch History: December 30, 2004

By |2017-03-17T01:00:49-04:00December 30th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |1 Comment

JEEG:If only more people knew about this episode. http://www.poobala.com/manimalandnightman.htmlCT:So I click on the link, read the article. I wonder if the same actor played Manimal in Nightman. So I look him up on IMDb. Simon MacCorkindale played Manimal in "Manimal" and Manimal in "Nightman."As I'm looking through his list of other work, I notice that [...]

23 11, 2009

Hatter Entertainment

By |2017-03-17T01:01:30-04:00November 23rd, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Although it's been a while, every so often I like to point out some cool artist I find out there on the internets. The one I'm mentioning in this post is one I've "refound."As I may have mentioned before, almost 12 years ago, I interned at Marvel Comics in the editorial department. It was a [...]

9 10, 2009

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Steak ‘n Shake Chicago Frank

By |2017-03-17T01:01:31-04:00October 9th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |5 Comments

My last couple trips to Steak 'n Shake have been a bit odd. I'm no economist as Tony O. would attest to, but it seems to me that in this struggling economy, anything that's not McDonald's has been struggling a bit. It seems we've seen a lot of new fast food/quick service products lately. Arby's [...]

13 06, 2009

–> insert name of your local attorney here <--

By |2018-08-18T14:59:58-04:00June 13th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

Back in the days of the in-person nerd lunches, one of our favorite pieces of comedic fodder were commercials for a local law firm, Kanoski & Associates. The commercials were clearly done nationally with built-in breaks in which to drop the name of the local attorney. The original versions showed opposing counsel arrogantly discussing a [...]

30 12, 2008

Test of Time: Saved by the Bell

By |2017-03-17T02:55:16-04:00December 30th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Our generation of nerds had the misfortune of being witnesses to the dismantling of Saturday morning kids programming. While there has been a renaissance of sorts in recent years with the networks rebroadcasting animated shows from their various cable channels, those blocks of shows are nothing compared to what we enjoyed. When our parents first [...]

30 11, 2008

Legend of the Saturday Afternoon

By |2017-03-17T02:55:17-04:00November 30th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , |2 Comments

In years gone by, Saturday afternoon was often a time that was empty on my calendar. There were outings with friends, D&D games, homework, or errands, but there was also a lot of crappy syndicated TV filling those afternoons. At various points my local Fox affiliate or WGN superstation were destroying my neurons with photons [...]

27 11, 2008

Antique Nerd Show

By |2017-03-17T01:02:37-04:00November 27th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The guy who owned the last company I worked for also did a lot of real estate stuff. While cleaning one of his properties, he found a copy of the funnies from Champaign-Urbana, IL's local paper, The News-Gazette, that dated all the way back to March 29, 1936.He knew I was into comics and gave [...]