Month: January 2011

Remember Garbage Pail Kids?

Remember Garbage Pail Kids? I do. In the beginning there were the Cabbage Patch Kids. Cabbage Patch Kids were dolls made to resemble human babies with fat faces and small eyes that stared straight out into the void. The dolls were immensely popular. Parents lined up for miles in an often vain attempt to secure…

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Remember Snap Bracelets?

Remember snap bracelets (or slap bracelets if that’s what you called them)? I do. Snap bracelets were like the Huns. No one knew where they came from, and no one knows what happened to them, but when they were here, no one was safe. A snap bracelet was a long strip of plastic encased in…

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Remember Playing Hangman?

Remember playing hangman? I do. Sometime in the last century they stopped hanging people for real (at least in most States) and converted the activity into a word game. The game was played by two people. One person would think of a word and draw a row of blank spaces, one space for each letter…

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Remember the Year 2010?

Remember when it was the year 2010? I do. It seems like it was just yesterday or three days ago at the most. Unemployment was stuck at ten percent. State governments across the nation were facing unbridgeable budget gaps. Justin Bieber was a music phenomenon. I know — it is hard to believe what life…

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