And some of us even still talk about removing those bras off the the girls wearing them.
But maybe you can recall when a bra-strap was something to tease a girl by yanking, sort of like a wedgie - except you yanked the strap and then ran - instead of yanking the guys underpants up and then stood around laughing as the guy had to undo the wedgie.
This has nothing to do with anything but brought back a lot of memories for me and maybe for others to.....when we didnt have a care in the world.
Take a moment to go back in time... Before the Internet or the MAC. Before semi automatics, heroin and crack Before SEGA or SuperNintendo...
Way back.... I'm talking about hide and seek at dusk. One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Red light, green light.Hopscotch, kiss chasey, elastics, jacks, kickball, dodgeball.
The Corner Sweet Shoppe
Mother May I?Hula Hoops.Running through the sprinkler.Milk moustaches.An ice cream cone on a warm summer night- chocolate or vanilla or strawberry.
Watching Saturday morning tv... Hey Hey its Saturday, Marty Monster, Fat Albert, The Groovy Goolies, Gigantor, Road Runner, Penelope Pitstop and Bugs Bunny.
Short, 15 second commercials on TV.
A million mosquito bites around your ankles from that day in the woods.
Sticky fingers - from eating cotton candy.
Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Zorro. Climbing trees.
Walking to school, no matter what the weather.Running till you were out of breath.Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights.Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.Being tired from playing.... remember that?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.War was a card game.Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.Eating Cheerios right from the box.
Remember when there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys andthe only time you wore them at school, was for "Phys.Ed.", also known as 'gym class'.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.When nobody owned a purebred dog.When twenty cents was decent pocket money, and another twenty cents a miracle.When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for weeks?When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gasoline pumped, without asking, for free, every time.
When nearly everyone's Mum was at home when the [censored] got there.It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
When any parent could discipline any kid, or use him to carry groceries,and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
When they threatened to keep [censored] back a grade if they failed ..and did! When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
Basically, we were in fear for our lives - you just wait until your father comes home, when he finds out what you did - but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of usare still afraid of them!!!
Decisions were made by going "Eeny-meeny-miney-mo".Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do over!".
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly.Worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "germs".
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.Nobody was prettier than Mum.Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dare".
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!!
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their own "grown up" life...
I DOUBLE DARE YA!!
This is JustMeMike
kids seem to have a harder time trying to be "kids" these days......
Life was simpler, but if you talk to someone who grew up in the 50's and not 70's as me, you'll get the same.
Is that the cartoon with the kid who has a space pod that he flies around in, then uses it to land in the head of a giant robot whose main weapon is fists that rocketed off and acted like homing missile? The cartoon where one of his friends had her own robot that was pink and shot off her breasts in much the same way as the fists?
If it's not, does ANYone remember that cartoon and its name? I've been going nuts for the last five years searching for the name of that show, but I've only found one person who even remembers watching that cartoon. It aired somewhere between '80 and '82.
You can get some info and screenshots of Gigantor at yesterdayland.com that might help. It's a pretty neat site when you want a small dose of the past. http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/saturday/sa1062.php
Commish, I envy you for beating me to the Yesterdayland link. However, Luvtygre, even if the link Commish provided didn't lead to any answers, I think the site still may be of some help to you. Go back to Yesterdayland. Sign up for a Yesterdayland ID (free, like Yahoo, only friendlier and fairer). Go to one of the many forums, probably the Lost and Found forum, and describe as much as you can of the memory of the cartoon you mentioned. Yesterdayland just edges out the BEarchive as the friendliest and most eagerly helpful community of people I've ever seen online; they know their TV too, and I've no doubt you'll have a reply in no time.
1970: Long Hair 2000: Longing for hair
1970: The perfect high 2000: The perfect high yield mutual fund
1970: KEG 2000: EKG
1970: Acid rock 2000: Acid reflux
1970: Moving to Calif. because it's cool 2000: Moving to Calif. because it's warm
1970: Growing pot 2000: Growing pot belly
1970: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your parents 2000: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your kids
1970: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2000: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1970: Seeds and stems 2000: Roughage
1970: Popping pills,Smoking Joints 2000: Popping Joints
1970: Our President's struggle with Fidel 2000: Our President's struggle with fidelity
1970: Paar 2000: AARP
1970: Killer weed 2000: Weedkiller
1970: Hoping for a BMW 2000: Hoping for a BM
1970: The Grateful Dead 2000: Dr. Kevorkian
1970: Getting out to a new, hip joint 2000: Receiving a new hip joint
1970: Rolling Stones 2000: Kidney stones
1970: Being called into the principal's office 2000: Calling the principal's office
1970: Screw the system 2000: Upgrade the system
1970: Peace sign 2000: Mercedes logo
1970: Parents begging you to get your hair cut 2000: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1970: Taking acid 2000: Taking antacid
1970: Passing the drivers test 2000: Passing the vision test
1970: Whatever 2000: Depends
Breasts Out To HereBreasts Down to There
[ July 30, 2001: Message edited by: JustMeMike ]