2/24/2007

Periodicals Of My Youth...

Ranger Rick
It had cool pictures of animals and shit. Well, it didn't have pictures of actual shit. I meant that it had pictures of animals AND OTHER THINGS. You probably figured that out, though.

Highlights For Children
I would only read this while waiting for the dentist. I liked to find out how big of a lame-ass Gallant was in each issue.

Boys' Life
This came free with your Cub Scout membership. I never read any of the articles, but I WAS intrigued by the ads in the back claiming you could build your own hovercraft out of an old vacuum cleaner motor and ride it to school. I bet it was bullshit.

Mad Magazine
I remember laughing my ass off reading this, but I don't dare read one now because I know it would shatter any memory I have of this being funny.

Swank Magazine
What can I say? I blossomed at a young age.

11 comments:

Dave said...

Swank,huh. Rogall's Smokeshop?

Slinger said...

Oh yeah, I used to get Ranger RIck as well, I thought I was so cool

lulu said...

Ranger Rick was pretty fabulous. I remember my brother getting it. I don't remember him getting Swank though, just Playboy.

Nobody™ said...

Nice choices, especially the Swank.

Megan said...

I had a subscription to Highlights. I loved that shit. . .

Johnny Yen said...

I actually loved Boys Life-- I always beelined to the section about boyscouts saving people. And I lived for Mad Magazine. I loved the movie satires, though in a lot of cases I didn't see the movies until years later-- I'd then get the jokes.

Dale said...

I still remember bits from MAD but like Johnny, half the time I didn't know what they were talking about. Same thing with Swank. But I found out.

Amy said...

I used to get Dynamite magazine.

My kids get Boys Life and rarely read it.

I loved Highlights... I liked the puzzles where you had to find things.

My favorite part about MAD was the very last page that you had to fold.

K.I.D. said...

I read Highlights at the dentist's office too. Such an awesome mag.

Big Orange said...

wow, was there some sort of thang going on with dentist's office and "Highlights"?? I mean, that's the ONLY place I EVER saw it as a kid. Gallant was a completely boring turd-- I'll betcha HE never got no pussy in college.

As for Swank-- do you still subscribe??

Coaster Punchman said...

Actually, MAD is still pretty funny. Amy, I too was a Dynamite reader!