My First Geek series….

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So people who come to the site may know about the podcast that we also do for the site. Well here we wanna let you guys in on the inner workings of that podcast. Also we wanna let you know what makes us “geeks”. So for the month of January we are gonna drop multiple podcasts. Ones that are shorter then our norm (like around 30 minutes). These podcasts will talk about our first geek experiences and where that has taken us. We will still discuss news and things, yet this will let you in on what brought us into our own. So check back each week on what makes us Geek. Also if you never listened we included our last ep about the Inhumans below. So tweet us at #MyFirstGeek and tell us your “First Geek” items, from anime to video games to comics and more. Also leave a comment on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podomatic for the show and tweet us @PaofKalEL on twitter.

http://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=36298886&refid=stpr

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UserFriendly Rated G: We are talking Saturday Morning cartoons…

So episode 3 of our podcast UserFriendly Rated G is out. We are talking comics, tv, and our love for Saturday morning cartoons. We spoke before about them leaving us and finally got the chance to drop our passion in audio form. Hit us back, give it a listen, and tell us ones that you will forever miss. This podcast was recorded late after watching a few cartoons and a little Power Rangers (may do a podcast on that sometime lol). So enjoy and tweet us. We also will be announcing a huge podcast series we will be doing in January so watch the site for that or the info of the podcast.

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Episode 3: Saturday Morning Cartoons

The end of ours/my childhood has come…I DIE!!!

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Here at WestBorn, most of us were born between 1980 and 1990. So most of our childhoods consisted of cartoons throughout the week. Yet Saturdays were special. Wake up before your parents got up and make your way to claim the TV and watch the best cartoons ever. Saturday morning cartoons were devoted to the cartoons that could claim that they were the ITS of the cartoons. There wasn’t a cartoon that could touch them. From Scooby Doo to Muppet Babies to Street Sharks, there are numerous cartoons that could claim that they were able to positioned in one the coveted time slots that were between 8am and 12pm. Recently there was a huge decline in viewership for the shows that were shown on Saturdays. For a block on networks that could claim 11-20 million viewers, now could see less then 2 million. CW marked the last to close out its block as of Saturday September 27, it was the end. In honor of what we here see as the closing of an era, I mean no child will know the glory of Captain Crunch commercials or toy spots that make you wanna wake your parents up and make them run to Toys R Us. Seriously what child currently knows the theme song of Toys R Us, “i’m a big kid now” anyone? This was the time of the week where even advertisers would push to show that kids could push sales in a way that no other cartoon could. So here I wanna place just a few here that our staff thought were great shows that they loved. Shows that made them remember their childhood. You won’t find the common. You might only see shows that didn’t long. Yet you will smile.

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