Tag: 80s

Remember Audio Cassette Tapes?

Remember when people listened to music on cassette tapes? I do. The first cassette tape I ever bought was the album Appetite For Destruction by Guns ‘N’ Roses. I had never heard their music. But my friend said the band was cool and I did whatever my friends told me. After a few weeks of saving…

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Remember Choose Your Own Adventure Books?

Remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books? I do. Choose Your Own Adventure was a novel series geared towards children and young adolescents.  These books were not like regular books.  First, the reader was the main character, which fancy people call the “second-person.”  An opening sentence would be something like: “You are a world famous scientist” “You find a…

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Remember Voltron?

Remember the 1980s cartoon Voltron? I do. Voltron was a cartoon about five robot lions that combined to form a giant robot humanoid warrior named Voltron. The lions were not self-animating but were each piloted by a human being. I did not really care about the human beings. I don’t profess to know the history of…

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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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