tama

It seems like nostalgia is a straight-up market trend these days. Sure, it’s everywhere, but with the kinds of nostalgia that have been showing up recently (i.e. the return of the Powerpuff Girls), it’s most certainly hard to resist. But seeing as we college kids love it so much, we have decided here at the Clog to start a new series called “Flashback Friday,” where we’ll be showcasing lovely bits of nostalgia that date back to the days of yesteryear — sometimes in the form of a revival or just a straight-up trip down memory lane. Anyway, what are we doing wasting your time, let’s get this under way!

This week’s massive nostalgia bomb comes in the form of the classic toy line Tamagotchi! A company known as Beatz Entertainment recently announced that it will be bringing back the old toy brand in the form of a mobile phone app called Tamagotchi: L.I.F.E (Love is Fun Everywhere).

Oh Tamagotchi, now who doesn’t remember the bleeps and bloops of raising a pet that wasn’t actually real? Not a moment goes by in which we don’t fondly remember having to clean up its virtual poop and raising it to become a healthy and mature adult. Back in the day, Tamagotchi taught us valuable skills as developing children. For one, it built early motherly/fatherly skills! Well, sort of. Regardless, it was a nice way to access the responsibility of being a parent, even if the way it was done was through a tiny portable key-chain-sized toy read more »


POWER

There’s no denying that college kids always love a good dose of nostalgia in their lives. At this age we can’t get enough of the stuff, with the impending push of the real world drawing near with every consecutive year we finish at Cal. For those who desire it, this week’s dose of awesome childhood nostalgia comes in the form of the announcement of the return of the “Powerpuff Girls!”

Now who doesn’t remember that amazing show from our childhood? Who can forget Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup? After all, those girls were made with sugar, spice and everything nice. Oh and CHEMICAL X. But the show was definitely a childhood favorite for many. Okay, sure the show was specifically designed to appeal to girls but hey, we boys at the Clog watched it too! It was cool … Y’know, for the fights and stuff.

An exciting announcement was recently made by Cartoon Network, the channel that broadcasted the original series from 1998-2005. According to the press release, the series is slated to make a return with all of its old voice cast reprising their roles and “will soar again as a brand-new, redesigned and re-imagined CG special coming in 2013 where the trio of pint-sized super heroines will be called upon to rescue not just the city of Townsville, but the USA and the world!” The special will also oddly feature the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who is set to compose the theme song of read more »


bill nye

In case you forgot (and if you have, then we applaud you on managing to escape the 90s nostalgia that, we imagine, continues to rage in dormitories everywhere), between 1993 and 1998 Bill Nye was a guy with a TV show on PBS. The theme song entailed a voice shouting “Bill!” over and over, interjected by three phrases: “science rules,” “inertia is a property of matter,” and “T minus seven seconds.”

Now, it looks like he has been snatched up in Cal’s science talons. By that, we mean he read more »