Tuesday, December 31, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope it's full of success, happiness and great things to come! From all of us at 20 Years Before 2000, we wish you all the best!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Throwback Jam of the Week: 12/30/19

Throw on your Party Suit and get ready to travel through time as we take you back! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK...
Artist: Will Smith feat. K-Ci
Song: Will2K
Album:  Willenium (1999)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 25
Bonus Fun Fact: The music video for this song features cameos by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Eve, Tisha Campbell & Duane Martin. This song features samples from The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" and "Superrappin" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Comic Book Pick 12/26/19

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
SPIDER-HAM #1 (OF 5)
APORKALYPSE NOW! Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tail! Spider-Ham finally has his own series! (Again!) Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham finds himself jumping through time, side-by-side with Peter PARKER, the Spectacular Spider-MAN! ZEB WELLS and WILL ROBSON bring you the Ham and Man story you've been waiting for!
(W) Zeb Wells (A) Will Robson (CA) Wendell Dalit
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope it's full of joy, happiness, family and of course FREAKIN' AWESOME PRESENTS!!!!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Throwback Jam of the Week: 12/23/19

Throw on your Sunglasses and think about what Christmas means to you as we take you back! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK...
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Song: What Christmas Means To Me
Album:  Someday at Christmas (1967)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Fact: This Christmas album was released under the Motown Records imprint Tamla in 1967 and was Stevie Wonder's 8th studio album.

Friday, December 20, 2019

A look at YET EVEN MORE ornaments!

 Christmas is almost here! It is one of my favorite times of the year! I actually got all my shopping done recently for my kids and my family back home. I still have to shop for my wife though! Anyway, one of the best parts of the season is going out with the kids and picking out a tree for our home. Then my wife puts up the lights! She is so specific about how the lights have to look, that I don't even ask if I can help anymore. After the lights are up then it's time for the best part... the ornaments! Each year we purchase a new ornament to put on the family tree. Here are some of my faves that we have amassed over the years.
 Captain Hook (Hallmark, 2015)
 New York Mets Jersey Ornament
 Kringleville: Kissmas Cottage (Hallmark, 2010)
 Penguins: Ice Castle Antics (Hallmark, 2018)
Hand made Ninja Turtles
(My kids made these for me! 2014)
 
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite Christmas Tree Ornaments. Now, get your tree ready for Santa, enjoy the holidays and open some presents! Merry Christmas!
Check out some more awesome ornaments from 2016, 2017 & 2018!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Comic Book Pick 12/18/19

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
BATMAN #85
The stunning conclusion to "City of Bane" is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she's betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer now closes out the year, setting the stage for a whole new path for the Dark Knight Detective. You don't dare miss the extra-sized concluding chapter to Tom King's epic run on Batman-and it all leads to the new Batman and Catwoman series! 
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Tony S. Daniel 
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Throwback Jam of the Week: 12/16/19

Throw on your White Beard and creep downstairs to take a peek as we take you back! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK...
Artist: Jackson 5
Song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Album:  Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Fact: This Christmas album has sold almost 4 million copies and was the #1 Christmas album on the Billboard charts for 4 weeks in 1970.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday Christmas Comic Covers!

I love collecting comic books and I love the holiday season. So when it comes to comic books with special holiday stories or variant covers, you can almost bet that I will pick those up. I was going through some of my long boxes of books this past weekend and pulled out these issues just to show you some of the cheer that can be found inside the pages of these heart warming graphic novels. Can't wait to read some new stories this year! So let's visit with the Ghost of Christmas past and take a look at some of these classic holiday covers from the days of yore! ENJOY!








Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Comic Book Pick 12/11/19

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
TMNT ONGOING #100
Things have never been worse for the TMNT and their allies, but there's still one desperate gambit to try if the family can come together in time. Will it be worth the cost? Over eight years of TMNT storytelling have led to this game-changing moment! Don't miss it!
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter
SRP: $7.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Throwback Jam of the Week: 12/9/19

Throw on your Mittens and head over to the North Pole as we take you back! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK...
Artist: Jon LaJoie
Song: The Best Christmas Song That Ever Existed
Album:  The Best Christmas Song That Ever Existed (2012)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Fact: LaJoie is best known for his character Taco that appeared in the television program "The League".

Friday, December 6, 2019

Whatever happened to the Little Nero's Pizza Guy?

We all know the story of a certain home defense specialist, Mr. Kevin McCallister and the documentary they filmed about his life and times titled "Home Alone", but what about the unsung hero of this film? The outstanding deliverer of za who believed he was taking a bullet in order to deliver a box of delicious perfection to a small child who just wanted a freakin' cheese pizza. What happened to the heroic actor who played the Little Nero's Pizza guy?
This iconic food service character was played by D. Danny Warhol aka Dan Charles Zukoski to perfection. When watching Home Alone, you really believe he was a true pizza delivery person. He was that good! So, since I have been so taken by this performance for decades, I decided to do some digging and found out that D. Danny had roles in some other iconic films! 
He was the "Teen in Red Sweater at Party" in Poltergeist III (1988), a "Stadium Fan" in Red Heat (1988), "Train Passenger" in Backdraft (1991), a "High School Student" in Beverly Hillbillies (1993), "Engineering Crewman Running in Hallway" on Star Trek: Generations (1994) & Star Trek: First Contact (1996), a "Power Corp Member" in Double Dragon (1994), a "Vampire" in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), "White Guy #3" in The Pest (1997) and a "Toy Factory Worker" in Monkeybone (2001)! With 64 acting credits in his career spanning 3 decades, this is just a sample of what this guy has done! That is a crazy amount of range for one actor, but who can forget his nerdy recurring performance as Irwin Consodine in the original Saved by the Bell series! 
Although these are all fantastic roles in solid movies, nothing will ever touch the greatness that Warhol achieved with his acting chops as the Pizza Delivery Guy in Home Alone. He is a large part of one of the highest grossing comedies of all-time and no one can take that from him. According to his IMDB web page, Warhol has not acted in a film since the 2004 short film "Forever is a Long, Long time" where he played a bowling alley patron. Will we ever see the legendary D. Danny Warhol act again? I have heard rumors that he has been working at a pizza place in the Chicago area a a manager. 
I have also heard he works at a home improvement store, but I'm just going to keep checking the background characters in the next few big budget blockbusters I watch hoping to see him pop up! Okay enough of this gooey sh... Show of emotion! Who's hungry for a lovely cheese pizza delivered fresh from Little Nero's Pizza? Don't forget to tip!
Photos Courtesy: IMDB

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Comic Book Pick 12/4/19

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1
THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS AND THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME! The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they 're confronted by another (fr)enemy... the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?! Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight - and maybe team up with - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time.
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Throwback Jam of the Week: 12/2/19

Throw on your Santa Hat and head over to Hollis, Queens as we take you back! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK...
Artist: RUN DMC
Song: Christmas Is
Album:  A Very Special Christmas: Vol.2 (1992)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Fact: This song was the follow up to RUN DMC's classic holiday song "Christmas in Hollis".