Sorry I haven’t been writing much lately (outside of book reviews and photos every Friday.) I’ve been hammering out a ton of content for the new Wasabi Anime website, so my spare time for penning silly stuff on the Internet geared toward personal glorification has been somewhat limited.
Let’s change that.
Let’s talk about Tron… on Ice!
Last weekend Shannon and I went to lunch at Jojo’s Raw Bar & Grill in Fort Pierce, Florida (READ: Best. Drunken. Clams. EVER.) If you’re in the Treasure Coast area and looking for great seafood in a casual atmosphere – this is the place to go. (I hear there’s one in Wellington, Florida too.) </end shameless plug>
Back to the story of eighties science fiction goodness, we spent the afternoon driving up U.S. 1 and hitting some of the antique shops along the way. Shannon had always talked about “antiquing,” but I had never really done it. To me, most antique shops come off as somewhat glorified (and overpriced) flea markets. We scored, though, by finding a place called Hidden Treasures of the Treasure Coast. The somewhat redundant name aside, the place was really cool! Two stories – old furniture – classic electronics – and old magazines.
I wound up buying a 1978 issue of Mad Magazine featuring Star Wars.
Shannon wound up finding (but not buying) a program book from Disney on Ice from 1983. In it, we found this photo:
I could type a dozen or so things about the eighties, spandex, and other related nuggets of nostalgia… but I think the photo kind of speaks for itself. Enjoy.