Goodbye to the World’s Coolest Basement

This week got a l’il emotional as I bid goodbye to my grandparent’s home. Even though they both had passed a while back, my whole family was a bit attached to their place and it took some time to finally decide to let it go. For me, the hardest part about it was that it […]

Christopher Lee RIP

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Christopher Lee, a man whose contributions to pop culture seem limitless. Growing up he was Dracula and Frankenstein, visited moonbase alpha, fought both Captain America and James Bond and looked cooler than both of them doing it. To say he was one of my favorite people in the […]

We love you Mr Spock

Yesterday’s loss of Leonard Nimoy felt strangely personal to me, perhaps because as someone smarter than me said “It feels like we lost a friend”. Nimoy’s portrayal of Mr Spock has always been a topic of conversation here at PlaidStallions, especially all the wonderful Star Trek merchandise that we 70s kids got. Toy makers such […]

Gerry Anderson Toy Tribute

The passing of legendary TV producer Gerry Anderson yesterday, put me into a real funk. Anderson created two of my favourite science fiction series of all time in UFO and Space:1999, not to mention a pile of super cool kid’s programming in the 1960s.  The man was a visionary, Whenever Anderson’s name appeared, awesome merchandise […]

Goodbye to an icon

I can’t not mention the unfortunate passing of Farah Fawcett on this blog, if the seventies have a representative, Farrah would likely be the supreme candidate. She was a Charles Angel, a runner, she was married to the Bionic Man, Girls wanted to be her and her hair style rocked a nation, guys being guys […]

More Reasons to Like Toddlers

They’ll let you dress them like this and won’t put up a fight. Sad News Department: I was bummed to hear of the death of George Carlin this past weekend. As a kid I found an old lp of “Take Offs and Put Ons” and played it to death. So much so, that when it […]

RIP Chuck

I awoke to sad news this morning that one of the biggest icons from my youth, Charlton Heston had passed away. If you’re a child of the 70’s you couldn’t escape Charlton Heston’s influence, he was Taylor, The Omega Man, Ben Hur. He was the reason this past Easter my wife and I channel surfed […]

Evel Knievel RIP

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose exploits made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.Knievelā€™s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.Knievel […]