Hot Wheels Will Always Be Awesome

Hot Wheels are a line of toy cars by Mattel that are small and pretty to look at. Growing up a big fan of them, it made me love paint jobs on cars. That paint job love might be why the first Fast and Furious movie, with its colorful cars, is my favorite of the series. Hot Wheels are awesome, and I cannot state that enough. Since they’ve been on my mind lately, I decided to share some of my experiences with the brand. Maybe some of you might remember some of this stuff, or maybe not. Let’s see. Continue reading “Hot Wheels Will Always Be Awesome”

A Must-Watch YouTube Series: Defunctland

I’m sure most of us have fond memories of amusement parks, whether it be at the Happiest Place on Earth, school field trips to Camden Park, or thrilling visits to Cedar Point or Kings Island. Recently, my brother and fellow Mid-American Culture contributor Chase introduced me to a YouTube channel that produces videos about various amusement park attractions that are no longer in operation, or cease to exist entirely. That channel is called Defunctland, ran by Kevin Perjurer, and I’ve been watching tons of those videos lately, so I thought I’d share some of them with you all today.

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The Weirdest Amusement Park Ride Ever

The Moody Blues were a rock band from the 1960’s and 1970’s that had reasonable success. They didn’t have the fame of Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd, but they still had fame. Arguably their most famous track was none other than “Nights in White Satin” from their record Days of Future Passed. It had a cool vibe, and it was all together a nice little prog rock song that predated bands such as King Crimson and Rush.   Continue reading “The Weirdest Amusement Park Ride Ever”

Old and Strange Pizza Commercials Vol. 2

There’s no denying the fact that commercials vary in quality, and this can also be said for pizza commercials. I wrote about some strange ones in an article before, so I recommend reading that one first. However, there are several more that I saw before, but forgot about when writing it. There are also others that me and Cory discovered recently that I’d like to talk about. I believe that we’re due for a Part 2, so I’m giving you one. Let’s begin. Continue reading “Old and Strange Pizza Commercials Vol. 2”