If you go

What: "Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age"

When: Innisfree Poetry Book Store and Cafe, 1203 13th St.

Where: 7 p.m. Oct. 16

Also: Author Mathew Klickstein will be in a talkback for the new film "CBGB" (about the storied punk club, and directed by Randy Miller — who started off directing episodes of Nick's "Salute Your Shorts") at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. He'll also be on Radio 1190 from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Oct 14.

Whether you were a fan of "Ren and Stimpy" gross-out jokes or loved watching people get slimed on "You Can't Do That on Television," chances are good that if you had a television as a kid, you grew up watching Nickelodeon.

Writer and filmmaker Mathew Klickstein, a former reporter for the Colorado Daily, penned a narrative of the network — "Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeons Golden Age" — and will be at Innisfree Poetry Book Store and Cafe to talk about it on Wednesday. Meanwhile, we caught up with Klickstein to get the slime on Nick.

Thinking about about Nickelodeon, what did it mean to you, and how did that affect the outcome of the book?

I've been getting a little flack from some people about the subjective qualifier of "Golden Age." (Friend) Joel Haertling, who runs The Boulder Public Library Cinema Program...has all the old episodes of "Pinwheel," which was what Nickelodeon was in its earlier days. To him, and a few other people in their 40s or 50s, Nickelodeon was in its golden age before "Ren and Stimpy," "You Cant Do That On Television" and "Double Dare."