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It’s been a year.

Whoa.

I’ve been putting a lot into other projects lately and I kind of miss doing this, coupled with the fact that my good friend Patrick started up a project  it kind of makes me want to get back to blogging a lil bit.

I’m going to ponder over the weekend and maybe I can come up with something a bit entertaining to do around these here parts.

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Apologies

Sorry, I’ve been a  bit busy with work and some other projects. I PROMISE to be back next week, fear not I am building up a backlog of posts so I don’t run into this again.

Day 12 of Nostalgia: Slap Bracelets

My apologies I couldn’t find a commercial for these, all I can remember was Summer, East Coast, Things flying around and snapping, Potential Eye loss.

 

Day 11 of Nostalgia: McRobots aka Changeables aka WTF

 

I mean seriously, what was the deal with these? (imagine Seinfeld saying that) They were basically the castoff inbred food cousin of the Transformers. That being said; they were the bees knees, the cats pajamas, a BFD (if you will) at my school at the time. Mostly because there was a McDonald’s right down the road and I remember some of the older kids trying to sneak down to acquire these food changing monstrosity. Arguably one of the best toys based on the McDonald’s brand items but potential a nightmare for parts from keeping their young children from trying to eat these clever robots in fast food disguise.

Day 10 of Nostalgia: Ecto Cooler

This sugar fueled paranormal drink was so potent it had the ability to give Wilford Brimley diabetes™ all over again, despite the aliens best cocooning efforts.

I remember this sugary sweet nectar of the gods and it’s oddly green coloring, many was a happy day that this appeared in mine or a comrades’ lunchbox so that the lunchroom barter system could be enacted.

Day 9 of Nostalgia: The Car Phone (not a phone that is a car, simply just a phone… in a car)

You might ask me, “the what?!?!”

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I don’t really understand the use of Also sprach Zarathustra (Strauss) (2001: A Space Odyssey Theme) for use in pandering a car phone to the world but this was 80’s technology hotness at it’s finest. Eat your heart out Zach Morris, because that giant radiation admitting brick dissolved your brain.

My dad use to make the drive from Nashua, NH to the Boston, MA area every day for years, not impressed with 45 miles drive, eh? Well you really need to consider the rush hour traffic both days. You really do. So this thing was a great idea for him, more so annoying when he got the bright idea that while in his Honda Accord in the garage he could call into the house to see what the hold up was for getting to Christmas’ mass. Gotta love the Irish Catholics.

Day 8 of Nostalgia: Bigfoot THE MONSTER TRUCK

I remember that on Saturday mornings there was some important business, besides yard work. Cartoons and the block of awesome TV that was WWF Superstars and Monster Wars. What an insane block of programming for a young man to watch on Saturday, it always seemed that much more bearable to rake all those leaves. The real bummer here was that Bigfoot was NOT on the show, but arguably his greatest rival at the time, Grave Digger was present. Even in monster trucks the old saying rings true, a good hero needs a better villain. An All-American cryptid versus the Grim Reaper. It does not get better than that.