Sub-$200 Back to School Laptops

It’s time for college students to be gearing up for another school year.

Bill Wills of WTAM 1100 Newsradio and I discussed Back to School tech, including the recent trend of sub-$200 laptops.

College students can find a number of great deals by visiting the Best Buy Back to School site.

Strings for a Space Age

Album - Strings for a Space Age

Bobby Christian & His Orchestra – Strings for a Space Age.

This was a hard vinyl record to track down for anything approaching a reasonable price. Most copies I see show up for between $50 and $150.

You can listen the the album’s space-age easy listening here.

Now that I have it, I need a proper retro living room to appreciate it.

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (2016)

Mistakes were made. Nostalgia for the 70s Sid & Marty Kroft show Electra Woman and Dyna Girl prompted me to watch the 2016 remake.

It was about as good as you’d expect a movie starring two YouTube personalities.

The original had 70s saturdary morning live-action kid show sets, costumes and actors, yet combined the goofy fun of 60s Batman and empowered female leads.

The remake … well … For some reason writers seem to want to tear down their heroes, both in the 2016 remake as well as the 2001 unaired pilot. Of the two leads, Hannah Hart is far better of an actor.

It’s another example the theory that the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they are films that are often about another genre (70s political thriller, heist movie, etc) that just happen to have superheros. This remake is just a “superhero comedy”. Like My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

If you want to watch one of those, you’re better off with 1999’s Mystery Men. Or, of course, Deadpool, which is really a “screwball romantic comedy” that just happens to have superhe– well, Deadpool.