Friday, April 24, 2009

Ricky Retro returns

Yes, he's back. Those who followed his weekly pop culture column in The Star-Ledger will be happy to know that Ricky Retro (aka Steve Hedgpeth) has resurfaced, this time via an independent blog.

Steve's column ran in The Star-Ledger for six years, until he and I (and about 149 of our colleagues) left the paper in December, as part of a voluntary staff reduction. Steve - who was also an uncredited contributor to the Ledger's Ultimate Post-Internet Movie Trivia Contest, which I wrote for many years - promises to keep the retro fun coming with essays, quizzes, videos and music.

And those wondering what the real Ricky looks like can watch this YouTube video of his tearful final moments in the office, during which he drunkenly calls out to me to make sure he has a ride to the train station afterward (video by the Munchmobile's own Pete Genovese).

3 comments:

Jmags said...

Will the Munchmobile ride again? Perhaps in blog form? I do see Peter Genovese munching on new Yankee Stadium food in his blog.
(and it's a disgrace to have bad pizza in Yankee Stadium).

Wally, it looks like you won't allow one single drop of your beverage go to waste.

what was in Steve's coffee, maybe a little anisette?

wstroby said...

, Jmags said...
Will the Munchmobile ride again? Perhaps in blog form? I do see Peter Genovese munching on new Yankee Stadium food in his blog. (and it's a disgrace to have bad pizza in Yankee Stadium).

Wally, it looks like you won't allow one single drop of your beverage go to waste.

what was in Steve's coffee, maybe a little anisette?
At that point, I don't think there was any coffee in the coffee. If I remember correctly, they'd moved on to scotch. The cups were just for appearances sake.

I. on the other hand, was only drinking tea, as I still had about four hours of work to do that day.

The Munchmobile will return, I'm sure, in both the paper and online, likely next month. Genovese is still at the paper.

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