GenX kids had better toys.
I once shot my friend's mother in the eye with a web-slung Spiderman wrist dart. It had to be an accident because you couldn't aim these wrist mounted, weakly sprung dart pushers for anything. No one took the wrist launchers away.
An acceptable-by-current-parenting-standards version is nothing but a Silly-string can under your child's wrist.
I am so glad I lived through the 1970s and 1980s.
Image of the OG toy via Hake's Auctions, who sold one for over $400. I will stick with my Lone Ranger ring for now.
A masterfully-executed selection of LP covers that “imagine how your current favorite singers would look like in a 80s version.” The artist is Fulaleo from Australia.
Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music’s composers are too young to have experienced or at least remember. Think of Mallwave as a hauntological soundtrack for an Orange Julius-fueled consumer culture where […]
Love, American Style was occasionally on in re-runs, during my younger years. The short stories made no sense, and I didn’t really understand why there was no continuity. I sometimes find myself singing this while working in the kitchen. Honestly, I sing a lot of TV themes.
Are you super organized? You’re going to love the Genius Pack G4 and its seemingly limitless, well-placed compartments. Not that organized? You’re still going to love this piece of luggage because it’s so well thought out that it practically does the packing for you. We’ve all tried to stuff a piece of carry-on so full […]
Despite government legislation and improving caller ID technology, robocalls and scam artists are rampant on the phone lines – up to 35 billion a year in the US alone. They can be annoying at best and a financial threat at worst, but there’s a way to take security into your own hands. One good example […]
If you’re a Mac user, you thrive on simplicity. Everything in its place and a place for everything. Unsurprisingly, there’s a ton of great organizational apps out there for Mac, and now someone’s had the great idea to bundle them all together. Whether you’re running a demanding business or just getting through the day to […]