August 4th in nerd history: That'll do, pig

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After the day in nerd history, we’ve got a rundown of some of the coolest old-school stuff we saw at Comic-Con this year, from Saturday morning cartoon memories to Jurassic Park toilets. Have a great weekend.

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August 4th in Nerd History

Here are 5 things that happened on August 4th for those of us whose powers are pretty cool on their own, but when these powers combine…


Birthdays of honor: Louis Armstrong (1901), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Richard Belzer (1944), Greta Gerwig (1983).


Starting today in 1995 you felt the need to add “pig” anytime you said “That’ll do” with the release of Babe.

And in 2000 we hit peak 2000 with the release of Coyote Ugly.


It was one hell of a day at the arcade when both Bubble Bobble and Rampage were released in 1986. I bet you could have easily blown through $5 worth of quarters that day.

Both would go on to receive multiple home versions as well.

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In 2015 Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced their official split in the same way all great celebrities should — on social media.


In 1958 the Billboard Hot 100 chart was published for the first time, with Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool” at no. 1.