Podcast Reaction: I (Don’t Really) Love The 80s Edition

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Let’s try not to read too much into Ronald Reagan sharing a drink with Cobra Commander in this image.

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed the 80s.

Now, if I have a reputation around here, and I might, it may include how I am not much into nostalgia.  That was, like, my biggest barrier to really enjoying Ready Player One.  The big problem with nostalgia, I feel, is that it elevates stuff that maybe doesn’t deserve it.  I have no problem loving things from my childhood that hold up, but these things should be good in their own right, not good because I thought they were awesome when I was 8.

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Podcast Reaction: Rewatch Edition

Seen here:  a Cursed Movie.
Seen here: a Cursed Movie.

This week on the podcast there was a lot of revisiting.  The guys and Jenny rewatched Close Encounters of the Third Kind and at least pretended to reread Ready Player One.  I couldn’t do the first since I loaned my DVD to a co-worker trying to give her son a geek pop culture education, which I have to approve of.  As for Ready Player One, I am on-record for saying that while I did enjoy the book, I wasn’t the huge fan of it that Ryan at least is, since I don’t generally go for nostalgia, particularly 80s nostalgia.  I lived through those years once and very much  believe in living in the now.  A pop culture world that stopped in 1989 is pretty sad in my opinion.

So, I rewatched Clue.

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