Four boys discover a body and tell a tale of Barfarama, then this very week in 1996 saw the release of a Brady Sequel and a doomed Island of Dr Moreau remake. Not to worry, because Jumping Flash returned to the PlayStation, and 2006 saw the end of Invader Zim.
Other topics covered include:
–Lake Nyos disaster kills 2,000 in Cameroon
-Postal worker Patrick Sherrill pursued and shot twenty co-workers, and killed fourteen of them, before committing suicide. Sherrill’s attack inspired the American phrase “going postal”
-Films released include Extremities, Another Saturday Night and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
–TV Movie “Dark Mansions” airs, an Aaron Spelling-produced TV movie, described by the NY Times as “a soap opera with ghosts”
-Paul Simon’s controversial “Graceland” album and Paul McCartney’s sixth post-Beatles release this week
-Papa Don’t Preach is the number 1 song in America!
–Sneaker Pimp’s “Becoming X” album releases, including single “6 Underground”
–Movies include Solo, Carpool and A Very Brady Sequel
-Steve Harvey Show debuts, plus CBS celebrates 25 years of The Price is Right
–Nights launches in the US on Sega Saturn, Jumping Flash! 2 hits the PlayStation
-Paris Hilton’s debut album “Paris” releases, including “Turn it Up.” Also new stuff from The Mountain Goats, Boys Like Girls and Outkast’s “Idlewild” tie-in album
-Pluto is downgraded from planet to other, smaller, less remarkable planet
–Beerfest, Idlewild and How to Eat Fried Worms hit theaters
-Games released include Pac-Man World Rally, Tenchu Dark Secret and Freedom Wings
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