Recurrent Events: Scream Reboot, Nick Arcade Documentary, Spam Fries

The weekly Recurrent Events column features the latest retro pop culture headlines. Listen to Jason and Mickey go in depth on select stories in the upcoming TRN Podcast this Tuesday. Movies, TV, Food, Video Games, Music, Toys…we’ve got you covered on all the nostalgic stuff that matters to you.

The big story this week is, of course, the coronavirus. My news feed (as I’m sure yours as well) was flooded with everything in the entertainment industry being canceled, suspended, or delayed. Instead of relaying every movie, TV show, concert, and what-have-you in this week’s Recurrent Events I’d rather give you a simple message…STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY. While my kids will be remaining at home and my wife working remotely, I will likely still be at the office unless the United State Postal Service shuts down for a period of time. So while I’m planning not to be under house arrest by coronavirus, I’m still keeping my movements to a minimum should our city become more infected. If you are under quarantine for a significant amount of time, I invite you to check out all of the great TRN content that we’ve provided over the last 9 months. We’ve now got over 100 podcast episodes in our feed. Mickey has 17 episodes of the Waxpack Flashback on YouTube. And if you are reading this, you know we have hundreds of written features on the site ready for you to explore. For an easy reference guide, check out the Best of TRN Guide. STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY.

Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of March 8-14, 2020. (Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)

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MUSIC

FOOD

  • **SPOTTED: Spam Fries – I’ll try anything once and when it comes to deep-fried sticks of Spam…maybe twice.

POP CULTURE

Recurrent Events can be found each week as a segment on The Retro Network Podcast. Please subscribe and leave a comment on your favorite story from the list above. Also visit the Recurrent Events Archive for headlines from previous weeks!

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.