1/16/2007

It's Tuesday. Let's Play Everyone's Favorite Blog Game - Does Anyone Remember...

Fish Ties?
Christ, what were we thinking?
Tupperware Frozen Pops?
My mom used to make them out of Tang. Compared to actual Popsicles, they sucked ass.
Rodney & Rhonda Reindeer?
This one is specifically for Geo. Too bad for you I have a steel trap of a memory.
Crystal Radios?
I remember getting a kit for one of these. Imagine, a radio that doesn't require batteries! Unfortunately, when you assembled the fucking thing, you could only faintly hear some station you'd never listen to in the first place.

16 comments:

Slinger said...

I totally forgot about those freezer pop containers. We had those growing up, and they always leaked!

Flannery Alden said...

The freezer popcicle makers!!! Oh, dear, they never worked, they tasted like plastic and whatever else was in the freezer. I did enjoy chewing on the sticks tho.

Jen said...

I still have Rodney...

lulu said...

I still have those goofy reindeer. The popcicle molds are long gone though.

Johnny Yen said...

My son and I just put together one of the crystal radio kits a few weeks ago-- it had been a Christmas present from my father, who remembered putting one together from scratch as a kid. As you pointed out, you could barely hear it, but he was very excited about it anyway.

For Christmas this year, they got him a shortwave band radio, which works just fine.

Flannery Alden said...

Did anyone ever get a woodburning kit as a kid? I did. Talk about dangerous and useless gifts.

mixednut said...

Is that your personal collection of fish ties?

Frank Sirmarco said...

My mom always made the freezer pops out of apple juice...

They sucked!

lulu said...

My brother had a woodburning kit, a rock tumbler and a chemistry set that burnt a hole in the basement floor. Toys were So much better then.

Big Orange said...

dude! those pops! holee sheeet!

yah, they sucked.

Never had me a crystal radio-- I wonder what cruddy station they'd pull in nowadaze??

Melissa said...

I remember fondly all of those except the crystal radio. I have never even heard of such a thing. maybe they were around when I was still living in the Boondocks of Mississippi.

Chris said...

Slinger- I wish ours had leaked. Then maybe we would've gotten regular popsicles.

Flan- Chewing on the sticks, huh?

Jen- I bet it's worth a lot on E-Bay

lulu- What a shame! I'll see if I can find you a replacement.

Johnny- I guess there is some value in learning about how a radio works.

Flann- Yes! I had one. Actually, I still have one that I use in my fishcarving.

mixednut- Thankfully, no.

Frank- Maybe that's why apple popsicles never caught on.

lulu- I had all three of those things. The rock tumbler could've been cool if I'd had the patience to let it run as long as it should have.

B.O.- One with Rush Limbaugh, no doubt.

Melissa- You didn't miss much.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Thanks Christ my mom was too lazy for homemade popsicles. We always favored the freezer pop squeezy plastic tube things anyway.

Flannery Alden said...

As a child, there was something satisfying to me about chewing on plastic/rubber. You should see my Barbie dolls' feet.

Megan said...

What about the Snoopy Sno-Cone machine?

Geo said...

Some Guy: Curse you.

Jen: Bless you.