Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bobby Budnick: Bad 4 Good is Good 4 You

OK so we couldn't resist and had to post about another kid who was in an awesome TV show who was in an awesome band. Yesterday, we posted about how Pinksy from Nickelodeon's "Salute Your Shorts" would later join the band Rilo Kiley. Today, we're posting about his fellow "Shorts" castmate Bobby Budnick who also joined a radical band!

You know him. He is the red haired, mullet haired, bad assed "tough kid" from the early 90's Nickelodeon show "Salute Your Shorts". You always knew that he was into playing music on the show, but it's nice seeing the real kid, Danny Cooksey, rock it out in real life! He also happens to be little Sam McKinney (the cute little red haired kid) from "Diff'rent Strokes", which is one of our favorite shows from our youth!

Danny "Bobby Budnick" Cooksey was in a band called Bad 4 Good with three other dudez, including Brooks Wackerman who is the youngest brother of Frank Zappa drummer Chad Wackerman. Brooks now plays for Bad Religion. Who woulda known!!!

Bad 4 Good was a quartet of teens, the oldest being only 16 years old. They only released one record and it was called "Refugee", and it was released in 1992. Here is their music video for "Nineteen" (we do have to add that we LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! It is almost as radical as you can get without your head exploding...)

Considering their age, we think they did pretty damn good but I guess not good enough for Danny Cooksey. He is now a successful voice over artist (he has been the voice in many video games and television shows) and is in a new band called "Arbuckle". Go Bobby, go!!!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Salute Your Jennys!

Ahhhhhhhhhh Jenny Lewis! Ohh and then there's Blake Sennett who we also love! Jenny played Haley in the 1989 move "The Wizard" and Blake played Ronald "Ronnie" Foster Pinsky in the 1991-1992 Nickelodeon TV show "Salute Your Shorts".

We loved both of you as kids. Eventually, we grew up a little and then loved you both in the band Rilo Kiley. We've seen you play many times and always wanted to give Pinksy a wedgie and touch Haley's breast (see "Salute Your Shorts" and "The Wizard" to understand these harmless, pathetic jokes). Now, we are back to our little child selves and would like to blog about you! So here is Rilo Kiley's music video from 2001 called "Wires and Waves"....

And here is Blake and Jenny together!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bust a move 80s and 90s style!

Here are some classic dance moves from the 80s and 90s. This guy definitely has some talent and his skills should be recognized. I don't know about you but I was dancing the Humpty Dance as I was typing this!

Meet the Nu Thang Kid

By now, everyone probably already knows the Nu Thang Kid. It went viral pretty quickly. This video fits in pretty nicely with the radical things that this blog strives for, so we thought we'd share it!

After watching this video, we wondered who this kid is and what he's doing nowadays. Well, his name is Michael Clancy and he's a 29-year-old lawyer living in Phoenix, AZ. 

You are about the same age as us, Michael, so we think you did a pretty good job for yourself considering we are born around the same glorious years of the best decades ever and all we do with our lives is blog about cool people from the 80s and 90s. You are way ahead in the game. You have a lawyer job in the big city! And you probably have a hot wife too!! We are 2 radical idiots, we are tubular, and we worked many, many jobs but never became lawyers.  Good job, dude!

Below is "Nu Thang" by the original artist, DC Talk, for educational purposes of course!

Hmmmm which version is better? Hmmmmmmm...............

Slap Bracelets: The coolest fad of the 80s and 90s

Do you remember slap bracelets? Of course you do! They were the biggest fad from the late 80s and early 90s that all of the radicool kids had. If you didn't have one, then obviously you weren't very radical or cool.

Slap bracelets were made out of flexible stainless steel "bistable" spring bands sealed within a fabric cover and they came in tons of colors and patterns! Screw the "Silly Bandz" that the kids are wearing today. Slap bracelets were soooo much cooler...

Eventually, they were banned in many schools (including ours) because kids were accidentally slitting their wrists. We never got injured and never even met a kid who got injured by one of these, but when we do meet you we are gonna slap you in the face. WATCH OUT...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's an 80s video game kind of day....

80s Space Invaders

Play free Games - a game from Arcade Online Games

Some days you want to go outside. Others you want to stay inside and play crappy remakes of classic 80s video games! Have fun, kids!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Frank Oz!

We loved the Muppets as kids. We still do. And Frank Oz (Richard Frank Oznowicz) voiced and puppeteered Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Bert, among many others. He was born today on May 25, 1944 and is 67 years old! Happy Birthday Frank!!

After writing this post, it got us thinking. Besides Kermit the Frog, Frank Oz has stuck his hand up Miss Piggy's ass more than anyone else in the world!!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

90210 girls flashing their boobies! (It's a 2RadicalDudez Exclusive!!)

Here is a video clip from the TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" that we re-edited for your viewing pleasure. It shows three girls flashing their boobs! Need we say more???

Ok, we need to say more. This episode originally aired on May 25, 1994 and it was part of a two-part season finale.

The boobs featured here belong to:

Brenda Walsh (aka Shannen Doherty)
Donna Martin (aka Tori Spelling)
Celeste Lundy (aka Jennifer Grant)

Red, white and blue! Who knew "Beverly Hills, 90210" would be so patriotic!

(PS: As you can see, red flashes with the most attitude. Red also has the most bounce.)

Handi-Snacks Cheez'n Crackers are FantaSTICK!!!

Here is an old Kraft Handi-Snacks Cheez'n Crackers commercial from 1995. It features "Stick Figure" who is the famous plastic red stick you use to spread the cheese with. He's a pretty funny guy! Was he in any other commercials or did Kraft fire him since they thought he was too cheesy? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Stick Figure has some great lines such as:

          "My rooms got a sunroof...I can eat crackers in bed...AND I get to splash around in a tub full of cheese!!"

          (Acts like he's JAWS) "Pretty scary huh? Oooh! I'm shakin' in my cheese!!"

          "Give me all your cheese! This is a STICK up!!"

          "It's great being me. Only one small problem. NO ROOM FOR A BRAIN!!!"

          "Enough with the yackin'...it's time for snackin'!!"

          "Handi-Snacks. FantaSTICK!!"

I used to love eating these during lunchtime when I was a kid. My mom didn't buy them too often so whenever I'd open my lunch bag and see the cheez'n crackers goodness, I'd be so happy. I haven't tried them in sooooo long. Are they any good anymore???

Video Title: (1995) Kraft Handi-Snacks Cheez'n Crackers "Stick Figure" - 90's TV commercial
Product: Kraft Handi-Snacks Cheez'n Crackers
Original Air Date: 1995

Black guy approves the white boy dance of Brian Austin Green (aka David Silver)

In this video, Brian Austin Green (otherwise known as David Silver from "Beverly Hills, 90210") sings creepily and dances like the early 90s white boy that he is. And the black guy seems to approve!

Props to the person who edited this video. David Silver would be proud of your editing skillz!

Friday, May 20, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: "Macho Man" Randy Savage Dead at age 58

Today we lost a legend of the 80s and 90s. "Macho Man" Randy Savage died after having a heart attack while he was driving his car, which then smashed into a tree. It is believed that the trauma from the car accident was the cause of death.

He was definitely one of our favorite wrestlers to watch back in the WWF days. We have many good memories watching him say “Oohhh Yeahhhhhhh!!!” and finishing people off with his famous elbow drop.

Randy, you will be missed!

Here's a flashback to 1992 with "Macho Man" Randy Savage selling WWF wrestling toy figures!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dock Ellis: The most radical MLB pitcher in the world

Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter back on June 12, 1970. He was with the Pittsburgh Pirates and he pitched against the San Diego Padres. A no-hitter does not happen often and it usually marks a landmark in any pitchers career.

There's one interesting fact though. Dock Ellis was tripping on LSD while he pitched that historic performance.

Here's some quotes to back this up:

"Ellis had been visiting friends in Los Angeles under the impression he had the day off and was still high when his friend's girlfriend told him he had to pitch a game against the Padres that night. Ellis boarded a shuttle flight to the ballpark and threw a no-hitter despite not being able to feel the ball or clearly see the batter or catcher".

Here's Dock's account on the day:

"I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I had a feeling of euphoria. I was zeroed in on the (catcher's) glove, but I didn't hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters and the bases were loaded two or three times. The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while I was looking at him. I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire, and once I thought I was pitching a baseball to Jimi Hendrix, who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate. They say I had about three to four fielding chances. I remember diving out of the way of a ball I thought was a line drive. I jumped, but the ball wasn't hit hard and never reached me".

Dock Ellis is the most radical MLB pitcher in the world. BTW, I don't give a shit that this happened in the 70's and not in the 80's or 90's. If you care, then go fuck yourself. Now go watch this damn video...

Dave Grohl drunk? YOU be the judge!

Maybe he's just being good ol' funny Dave!!!!

Dave Grohl is DEFINITELY drunk AND stoned in this clip from "1991: The Year Punk Broke". And so is Krist Novoselic. And you can bet that Kurt Cobain is right around the corner, equally fucked up...

Friday, May 13, 2011

The MOVE Bombing in Philadelphia on May 13, 1985

26 years ago today, the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a bomb on a house in West Philadelphia, killing most of the occupants inside. Living in the house were members of the MOVE Organization, a Philadelphia-based black liberation group. In the end, 11 people were killed (including 6 children) and 65 houses were destroyed. This video above pretty much sums it all up. So sad....

For more info on this organization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE

Dave Grohl's 1st public appearance after Kurt Cobain's death

June 4, 1994 was Dave Grohl's first public appearance & performance since the death of fellow Nirvana band member Kurt Cobain. It was at MTV's 1994 Movie Awards and he played drums for the band "Backbeat" which performed the songs on the soundtrack for the 1994 British-German Beatles film "Backbeat".

I still remember sitting next to my VCR and waiting for "Backbeat" to come on and perform and being really excited about Dave Grohl's return. I'm glad that we recorded this and we hope you're glad too!!

The band consisted of some of our favorite performers of that era which included:

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum): vocals
Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs): vocals
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth): guitar
Don Fleming (Gumball): guitar
Mike Mills (R.E.M.): bass guitar
Dave Grohl (Nirvana): drums
Henry Rollins (Rollins Band): vocals on "Love Me Tender" (not in this video)

The songs they played were "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Long Tall Sally" (both are not Beatles songs).

This shit is fucking rare and it's very cool to see some of the "main players of the 90's" get together and play live. It's nice to see them just fucking rock! Once in a lifetime performance pretty much. This won't happen again.....

Check this out if you want to know what was hot in 1994: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/1994/

Video Title: (June 4, 1994) Dave Grohl's 1st public appearance after Kurt Cobain's suicide - "Backbeat"
Event: Backbeat performing live at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards
Original Air Date: June 4, 1994

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sensodyne Toothpaste: Wives know best when it comes to sensitive teeth

Here are two Sensodyne Toothpaste commercials that we recorded back in the summer of 1995. They both aired during "Those Incredible Animals" on the Discovery Channel which we recorded back then because animals are radical.

Both commercials are pretty similar with the wife giving the husband the ability to help his sensitive teeth. Of course both husbands are a bit reluctant, but after their Sensodyne experience, both mouths are feeling fresh, cool, and clean!!

This husband kind of reminds me of Jefferson from "Married with Children". Well, at least he can enjoy his iced teas now - thanks to his wife!!

This guy sticks his finger in his wife's toothpaste.......and she likes it.

Video Titles: (1995) Sensodyne Toothpaste w/ Baking Soda - 90's TV commercial
(1995) Sensodyne Toothpaste w/ Cool Gel - 90's TV commercial
Product: Sensodyne Toothpaste (GlaxoSmithKline)
Original Air Date: Summer of 1995

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A&P and Pathmark in 1989. Come share the proud new feeling!

One day back on July 28, 1989 we accidentally recorded three supermarket commercials. Two being A&P and the other one was Pathmark.

These supermarkets were huge in NY, NJ, and PA (we locals call it the Tri-State Area). Some consider A&P the original Wal-Mart. Pathmark was big too. They both had their heydays but as you know, times change. Pathmark was eventually bought by A&P.
And, you guessed it, A&P eventually filed for bankruptcy.

Here are their commercials back when their golden years were long gone and they were on their last legs. You would never know it from these commercials!!!

Come share the proud new feeling...at A&P! So much is going on in this commercial. They're really promoting their "Get More, Spend Less" campaign - it's everywhere. Notice the 80's looking products such as Ritz Crackers, Planters Corn Chips and Cheese Curls, and Charmin Free toilet paper. Also, it goes by really fast, but at the very end check out the kids flying by the camera - one is pushing his shopping cart while the other kid is inside! That looks so much fun!! A&P had so much hope back then.

So much is going on in this commercial too. It's kind of like the first one but it has a much better song. This song just makes me so happy and I just want to join the proud new feeling...at A&P! (I've actually seen the same exact commercial on YouTube from 1989 but instead it was for SuperFresh which is a division of A&P. They just made some minor changes. Interesting.)

This is a Pathmark commercial that was aired alongside the A&P commercials. Who knew that just under 20 years later, A&P would buy-out Pathmark? It's a crazy world.

Actor James Karen was Pathmark's spokesperson back then. You may know him from TV classics such as "Eight is Enough" or "As The World Turns" and "All My Children". Maybe you even saw him in "Poltergeist" or "The Return of the Living Dead" or "Wall Street".

In this commercial he was promoting Pathmark's "21st Anniversary Sweepstakes" in which they were giving away 1989 Cadillac Sedan Devilles. You could also pick up coupons to save up to $16 at Six Flags Great Adventure. How could you not have shopped at Pathmark back then?!?

SIDE NOTE: As of this blog entry, all of the Pathmarks and A&P's that were near our house when were were kids are still around. I wonder for how long...

Video Titles: (1989) A&P Supermarket - 80's TV commercial #1 and #2
(1989) Pathmark "Cadillac Sedan Deville Sweepstakes" - 80's TV commercial
Product: A&P and Pathmark Supermarkets
Original Air Date: July 28, 1989
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