Friday, September 16, 2016

What do you wish still existed from your childhood?

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There was this toy that was just two balls with a sulfur coating or something, and you would clack them together in one hand to make a crazy loud noise and some sulfur smoke would pop off from it.

Super Soakers. Water guns today suck, they are not even close to the first and second generation super soakers.

The excitement of getting your pictures back from the photo place.

The really sour warheads and Altoids Mango Sours. Shit was awesome.

The occasional feeling of not having a care in the world.

Saturday morning cartoons

34 comments:

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

Just kidding.

Trooper York said...

Heh.

Trooper York said...

Nevermind.

Adamsunderground said...

Nature documentaries without the preaching

bagoh20 said...

Imminent nuclear war.

bagoh20 said...

Interactive fun and leisure. Now, it all involves passively watching a screen, moving a few fingers at best. In other word, I miss truly dirty fun. Actually, I get my share, but I wish kids today did.

Adamsunderground said...

Mental institutions--it's not too early to think of retirement

bagoh20 said...

My future. It was an incredible journey, and I'd like another shot at it with less fear, anxiety, and wasted time. Then again, that might shorten it significantly.

Lem said...

BTW, just to let you all know...

My brother in law is driving me back up north to New Jersey.

That means I wont be able to post for awhile, past the posts I've scheduled, unless we stop at a place with free Wi-Fi.

I've already emailed the other contributors. Hopefully they can continue posting while I cannot.

Thanks.

bagoh20 said...

Lockjaw. As kids, we believed it was lurking everywhere. I think the world would be a more pleasant place if it was epidemic today.

I feel it coming on! Wooohooo! IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!!

Adamsunderground said...

Don Rickles, you left us far too soon

AllenS said...

Howdy Doody.

Sixty Grit said...

America.

Adamsunderground said...

Well-developed women nearly molesting me on a daily basis for being so cute. Life peaked at age 8. I'm like Shirley Temple, only I never blackmailed anyone for an ambassador position.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

candy ciggarettes

Adamsunderground, how about attractive but mentally disturbed lady teachers screwing you silly when you are between the ages of 12 and 17 (I read that seems to be an epidemic in schools right now).

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Sixty wins the thread. Although there are no winners any more.

AllenS said...

Damn, now I'm going through withdrawals for a candy cigarette.

Michael Haz said...

Jarts.

Adamsunderground said...

how about attractive but mentally disturbed lady teachers screwing you silly when you are between the ages of 12 and 17 (I read that seems to be an epidemic in schools right now).

Those near molestations gave me the heart of a romantic. Were it wannabe sex workers who wheedled a pubescent me into their webs, I'd probably be a white slave trader today.

Any gals around here like to travel?

chickelit said...

I tried out Uber for the first time today. I had to get two wisdom teeth pulled and because they put you out Joan Rivers style, someone has to drive you home afterwards.

My driver was a former real estate broker just out to get extra cash. America is so full these days of 50+ year old guys doing what he's doing. I don't remember the whole trip but I tipped well. I put aside my Rx for Vicodin because I'd rather numb my pain with cocktails.

edutcher said...

Westerns.

I mean good ones, not the dreck we started seeing around 1970.

PS Adamsunderground, Rickles is still very much alive.

You hockey puck.

ndspinelli said...

Playing baseball all day, from morning to dark. I would go through different shifts of kids who just wanted to play 2-3 hours.

Adamsunderground said...

Whose nostalgic reminiscences from childhood include a nightclub insult comic?

Strike One!

Can the pre-mature death joke about Abe Vigoda be adapted to a man blessed with no loss of mental acuity in old age?

Strike Two!

If you cannot think of a good post-1970 western, you get penalized five yards of knock-knock jokes.

Dad Bones said...

Burlesque shows at the county fair. Good clean fun for young boys.

Adamsunderground said...

The AFI search page is a useful tool. Select Western genre at the bottom, enter 197 in the Release Date text box mid way on the form and everything that decade shows up.

Chip Ahoy said...

candy cigarettes, Amazon, please remember Lem's magical portal to addictive childhood memories.

cheaper, at OldTimeCandy.com

But I would buy Abba Zabba.

because you can break it into bits or eat the whole thing like all day.


MamaM said...

Do I have to go back to childhood? I miss booking flights and flying during my 20's and 30's before and after deregulation (70's and 80's), using timetables and the OAG, with every flight listed by time and every price for every fare or special, clearly designated, matched and offered to all who qualified for it.

Add real silver, comfortable seating, and little to no baggage weight restrictions on domestic flights and generous enough ones on foreign travel to allow me to carry home all manner of purchases, including a large 2-3 ft carved wooden rooster (crosswise in the suitcase) from Jamaica, that I have to this day. No TSA, with loved ones standing at the jetway greeting, waving goodbye, and as much liquids as I wanted to carry in any form.

I can't see that air travel has improved in any way since those days.

edutcher said...

Adamsunderground said...

If you cannot think of a good post-1970 western, you get penalized five yards of knock-knock jokes.

I can't.

rcocean said...

Good post-1970 westerns:

You mean really Good, or just Good?

- The Cowboys (1972)
- The Shootist
- Ulzana's Raid
- Unforgiven
- The Grey Fox
- High Plains Drifter
- Lonesome Dove
- True Grit
- Appaloosa

Rabel said...

"I had to get two wisdom teeth pulled and because they put you out Joan Rivers style, someone has to drive you home afterwards."

You got away with that? The last two times I've been under at the the oral surgeon I had to have a "responsible party" on hand the whole time.

Trooper York said...

I think Unforgiven was one of the top five Westerns ever made. But that is just me.

(The Eastwood one not the Burt Lancaster one)

Trooper York said...

I also thought "The Long Riders" was great. Walter Hill was an excellent director who made three of my all time favorite movies.

Michael Haz said...

Annette Funicello.