Posts tagged nostalgia
Posts tagged nostalgia
Today I uploaded photos to Photobucket because I felt guilty for not using it in so long.
Reviving the good old days. #90s kid.
Oh God! The memories! Pizza Hut’s pan pizzas were better in the Eighties. I’m not just imagining it!
Does anybody know where I can watch the commercial for this where the kid plays frisbee with the alien? I’ve searched everywhere I can think of.
I loved Spaghetti-Os as a kid. I tried a can a couple years ago and hated it. It was nothing like I remember. I bought and cooked another can on impulse recently. It tastes totally different from the can I had a few years ago and the Spaghetti-Os I remember from childhood.
Has Campbell been tinkering with the Spaghetti-Os recipe over the years, or is my memory just very unreliable?
The future could use a God damn map! I don’t know if I’ve been in this room already or not.
I had a dream last night that I was at a rock concert that was also a buy/sell/trade event for Eighties and Nineties action figures. There were piles of Ninja Turtles, both packaged and loose, the size of sand dunes. This guy I used to know was playing a mixture of original classic rock-style songs and skillful Tom Petty covers (though he forgot a lot of the lyrics to “Girl on LSD”). Waking up was disappointing (though that was partly because I’d slept four hours later than planned).
I wanted to scan my Golobulus trading card after reading Jonathan Wojcik’s write-up of G.I. Joe: The Movie. Not Retaliation or The Rise of Cobra but The Movie which is a movie and it’s name is The Movie because it’s more of a movie than the movies that are not The Movie. I can’t find that card (I think it’s at another house in a tin where I keep Valentines from college girls and business cards of potential employers), so here’s the next best thing: Croc Master.
This is the only Cobra Honor Roll trading card I had besides Golobulus. I don’t know what ruthless terrorists have to do to get on the Honor Roll, but Major Bludd didn’t have what it takes, and that’s why the border on his card isn’t a two-bodied snake. I have no memory of Croc Master from the cartoon or the toyline. I know absolutely nothing about him besides what you’re seeing right now. The text certainly paints a colorful picture of the character, even though it never explains his blue face, and raises at least six additional questions.
I remember reading an interview with Larry Hama (the original head writer of Marvel’s G.I. Joe comics, now famous for his contributions to the Wolverine mythos) where he said he wrote a ton of material for action figure packages and other G.I. Joe merchandise, so it’s possible he wrote this card. I still have no idea who created this artwork. The profile picture was clearly cropped from a larger picture, probably a comic page. I would normally do some research in a case like this, but I’m actually afraid of shattering the mystique of Croc Master by learning things about him. I have an irrational hope that nothing of Croc Master was ever released besides this trading card, and his story exists only in the imaginations of children of all ages.
Before we get into several solid months of Halloween-centric content, here’s an article I’d been meaning to do almost all year long! It’s every last ridiculous living weapon and whatsit from G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE!
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If this animated tour de force was not part of your childhood, I feel sorry for you.