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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nostalgia much??

Well folks time for my second blog, i'm throwing caution to the wind and not going to review something..... risky or what??
What i want to blog about i'm sure every single one of you has experienced more and more as you've gotten (in my case not so gracefully) older. You can be doing anyhting and then it hits you, BAM, nostalgia. Maybe it was a t.v commercial for an old cartoon you used to watch, or a picture online of your fabourite childhood toy! Whatever it is, nostalgia sure has a way of making you feel that little bit older!!

I'm going to talk about a few of the things that i loved in my childhood. Maybe they will ignite some nostalgia in you..... maybe you hate me right now because you feel old? whatever you feel, just know that age is the only thing that goes up that doesn't come down..... so get used to feelin a looooot of nostalgia as you get even older.... you old git!!  ^_^


firstly, i'm going to talk about one of the most amazing fads to hit the earth...... this was.... the might POG.
For those have you who collected and played POGS, they need no introduction. For those of you who haven't........well....... have a quiet word with yourself damn-it!!!!!
I have no idea what the hell made me like these things so much though to be hoenst, but they were some cool shit. Playing games for keepsies at school (keepsies... who the f*ck cam up with that??)
 
                                        
I used to carry my pogs round in a Chupa Chups POG holder, which looked a little something like this........
                                                      
This, was in fact something that made me cool...... or so i thought, i was so OTT about the fact i had a case and everything, "how dare you not buy protective caseing for your POGS, peasant!!" i would say to people....... in my head :)
The aim of the game was to stack the pogs up and throw your slammer down to flip the POGS over, any you do, you win!!
Everyone had their own styles to throw the slammer..... to be honest in hindsight i now know that there is in fact no skill whatsoever to that game. Regardless of what i told myself as a kid!!
I didn't really have a technique for my slammer....... what i did have however was one of these bad boys....
                                                               
"Hell to the yeah" i hear you say.... that right there is a metal chupa chups slammer.... you better recognise that thing right there borke many-a-heart!!!
And yes, maybe it was a bit of a cheat.. do i care, no.. not one little bit.... i needed POGS and i would do anything to get 'em. I liken it to the need for a crackhead to get crack...... O.K, maybe not :)



Secondly i'm gonna write about the all time greats of t.v nostalgia..... here are just a few that popped into my head, over the next few minutes, i'm sure i'll think of many more!!
        
i'm not going to sit and write a geat ammount about each one, because that would take far too long.... and yes, i am that lazy. But even as i type i'm thinking of more great shows that i used to watch.... superted, rosie and jim, kenan and kel, rockos modern life..... theres too many to even think about writing them all!!
Rugrats was a personal favourite..... i watched it recently and it seems so much different than it did when i was younger. But just watching it gave me that feeling i was young again!
Now, how many of you were young 5-10 year old boys who used to bounce around thinking they were Jet-Li on steroids trying to kick the sh*t out the furniture in the house pretending it was a "baddy".... i knw i did, and why?? mainly down to the fact it looked f'in cool on Power rangers!! It was so blindingly obviously fake but was still great viewing back then!! (mind you, i also straddled the arm of the couch pretending it was the 'top turnbuckle' before pulling of a perfect leg drop on my brothers head... due to wrestling) :)
Doug was weird, i can't really remember much of what it was about, i know he had a dog? but whenever i think of t.v from when i was a kid.... i instantly remember Doug!!
And i included in my little pic, perhaps the greatest show ever....... biker mice from mars mother f*cker!!!!! whoever came up with the idea for that must of been high on something...... but still, AMAZING SHOW!!!




Well, i'm going to leave you with a few pics to hopefuly send you spiralling into nostalgia........ 











     

Peace out x

4 comments:

  1. fuck i nostalgia'd hard. awesome post man

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  2. My brain is turned to jelly after that nostalgia sesh

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  3. I nostalgia'd hard too. Hey, I had that very same Chupa Chups case, and even the slammer! I used to think I could use it as a weapon should anyone attack me, but sadly no one ever did.

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