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Berenstain Bears books
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10 Wonderfully Awesome ‘Berenstain Bears’ Books

Fans of quality children's books were saddened by the passing of Jan Berenstain, cocreator (with her husband Stan) of the long-running 'Berenstain Bears' books series. (Stan passed away in 2005 from cancer.)

Cartoonists and parenting book authors, Stan and Jan sought out to create a series that could deal with the ups-and-downs of parenting. The Berenstain Bears launched in 1962 with 'The Big Honey Hunt,' and includes over 300 titles published in 23 languages.

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Big Boy Graveyards
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Bob’s Big Boy Statue Graveyard Offers a Strange Nostalgia Trip

Given that Big Boy restaurants started way back in 1936, you might think that retired statues of their chubby-cheeked mascot would be treated with more respect. But as these photos of Big Boy statue graveyards show, that's far from the truth.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles
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What Were People Afraid of During the ’90s? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! [VIDEO]

The '90s were a time when there wasn't a whole lot in the world to worry about. If you need any proof, watch this old video of a Canadian religious organization which had nothing better to do than bemoan the rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who they argued where turning children into little tools of Satan. 

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Hostess snack cakes
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Hostess Files for Bankruptcy — Here Are 10 Hostess Snacks You May Have Forgotten [IMAGES, VIDEOS]

It has long been said that a Twinkie would survive a nuclear war. But Hostess, the company that makes the treats, is not so immortal.

In fact, Hostess is expected to file for bankruptcy this week, citing over $800 million in debt. While there is a good chance Hostess will be able to reorganize or be bought out by another company -- ensuring Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos will remain in stores -- it's possible that this could spell the end of the line for the tasty snack cakes we all grew up on. 

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7 Wonderfully Awkward Holiday Sitcom Moments [VIDEOS]

As any true TV addict knows, the true meaning of Christmas is to give your fave shows the once-a-year opportunity to get all preachy and filled with holiday cheese, er, cheer. You may want to turn on the boob tube for a good laugh -- but at Christmastime, you're going to learn something, darn it! The following seven Christmas-themed sitcom classics are some of the most awkwardly awesome ones out there.

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NES Nintendo Entertainment Sketch Etch-a-Sketch
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Nintendo and Etch A Sketch Combine to Create Greatest Toy You Never Had [VIDEO]

Two staples of every red-blooded American kid's childhood are Ohio Art's iconic Etch A Sketch and the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Now, they have become one awesome toy we wish we had as kids.

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10 Wonderfully Nostalgic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Moments [VIDEOS]

For kids of all ages, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade means one thing: awesome floats. And no time were they more awesome than during the '80s and '90s.

Whether it's lavish spectacles that bring cherished childhood favorites (He-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog) to life or guest appearances from stars like The Backstreet Boys and ALF, parade floats from years past provide a nostalgic window to a simpler, more Dolph Lundgren-filled time.

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Bad Embroidery
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Creative Embroidery Celebrates ‘Star Trek,’ The Office’ and More [IMAGES]

As a way to give the art form of embroidery a much-needed dose of kitsch, graphic designer Sarah, who runs the website Totally Severe, has created needlepoint works of art depicting a variety of random pop culture subjects.  Napoleon (who sits astride a 'My Little Pony'), Dwight Shrute from 'The Office' and the cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' (all wearing Carmen Miranda-style fruit hats for some reason) are all present.

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Disco Star Wars
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‘Star Wars Disco Ballet’ Is a Thing That Exists [VIDEO]

What do you get when you put together disco, a few dozen yards of gold lamé, a troupe of ballet dancers and 'Star Wars' mania at its late '70s peak?

The answer, as demonstrated by this mesmerizing four-minute "disco ballet" from a French TV show, is one of the most mind-bogglingly awesome insane 'Star Wars' tie-ins we've ever seen -- and yes, that includes the infamous 'Star Wars Holiday Special.' 

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The 10 Strangest Draculas in Pop Culture [VIDEOS]

Few monsters have appeared more on TV and film than Dracula. The character, who first appeared in Bram Stoker's novel way back in 1897, has long lapsed into the public domain. Thus, pretty much anyone can do whatever they want with The Count.

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Once Upon a Time
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Five TV Shows Based on Fairy Tales That Predate ‘Grimm’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ [VIDEOS]

ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' debuted to unexpectedly strong numbers last night, delivering the highest ratings for any new drama series this season and bringing ABC a much-needed hit after the quick cancellation of its heavily hyped 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.

The show, which follows the real-world adventures of classic characters such as Snow White, Prince Charming and Pinocchio, is one of two new series (the other being NBC's upcoming 'Grimm') that take inspiration from fairy tales. As it turns out, these two buzzworthy shows are part of a long, somewhat eccentric TV tradition. Here are five other shows, from comedies to dramas, that cribbed from the Brothers Grimm first.

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La Costa High Morning News
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‘La Costa High Morning News’ Reminds You That You Weren’t Cool in High School [VIDEO]

In this comedy sketch from Funny or Die, Zoe Jarman and Scott Gairdner evoke adolescence's humiliating awkwardness through the grainy, washed-out magic of VHS. 

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‘He-Man PowerPoint’ Settles Grayskull Power Distribution Debate [IMAGE]

Fans of '80s cartoons know that when Prince Adam holds aloft his mighty sword and says "By the Power of Grayskull!" he transforms into the muscular (and constantly shirtless) hero He-Man. But did you know that He-Man also has PowerPoint?

If this amusing illustration is any indication, Eternia's protector is just as handy with presentation software he is with a sword. 

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Roller Skating Man Shows Off His Moves [VIDEO]

This fellow has some pretty fancy roller skating moves going on. Too bad roller skating is kind of a dead art. Perhaps this is his way of reliving the 70s.

Regardless, he sure has got the moves. Check out the king of the rink below.

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Gumby Creator Art Clokey Honored in Nostalgic Google Doodle

Visit the Google homepage today and you might recognize a familiar face: Gumby is in the Google Doodle spotlight. The doodle, which commemorates the 90th birthday of late Gumby creator Art Clokey (he passed in January 2010), is also animated -- clicking on the colored balls of clay reveals the whole Gumby gang, including Pokey the horse and the Blockheads.

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