Sunday, January 16, 2022
Flopcast 506: Dynamite in Denim
Way too cold to leave the house, so today we're just flipping through another old issue of Dynamite, that classic magazine for kids of the 70s and 80s. (You could get Dynamite through the school book club or by subscription, so either your teacher or your mailman would know you're a huge nerd.) This issue is from 1981, and features an exclusive interview with Rick Springfield! (Rick is on the cover AND on a giant fold-out poster. Somebody's bedroom wall just got a lot dreamier.) Also inside: a Dark Crystal sneak preview, Brooke Shields and her Calvins, useless video game tips (your Gorf score is not likely to improve), the DynaMates pen pal service (surely a disaster in the making), more Dynamite Bummers (as lame as ever), a horse raffle (?), and a horrifying recipe for a rolled-up white bread pizza abomination. There, we read the whole thing for you, probably saving you 75 cents. Go buy a Twinkie or something.
One of the less objectionable things the band America did was contribute songs to The Last Unicorn. Happy Birthday, Dewey Bunnell!
Our latest journey into the pages of Dynamite yields a Rick Springfield interview:
A Brooke Shields cartoon by MAD artist Sam Viviano:
And a preview of The Dark Crystal!