I can't believe I actually had a pogo stick when I was a kid. I'm surprised someone actually bought me one. I don't remember who it was, or if it was a birthday or a Christmas present, but I had a pogo stick when I was a kid.
What a silly thing to buy someone. I'm surprised I didn't have a unicycle too, it would have been just as useful for me. Its things like that that tell me how much better the economy was then compared to now. I don't think ANYONE would ever waste money on a pogo stick these days. I never used it to go anywhere or hop around town. Once in a while I'd take it out and just bounce on it a dozen or so times until it got out of control and I jumped off of it. Actually, that may have been a useful skill to cultivate, riding a pogo stick. I couldn't use it to go to the grocery store with, hopping back home with the groceries would have been a mess, eggs and half and half cartons flying everywhere. I probably wouldn't have had to lock it up when I was in the store though,
How Cartoons Have Influenced My Life
When I was nine or ten, possibly a bit older but around then, I went though a brief phase where I was absolutely crazy about Bugs Bunny. I watched him whenever he was on TV. The older the episodes were the more I loved them. I would always proudly watch Bugs on the little black and white television in my sister's room and delight whenever adults came in on some errand because they always noticed Bugs and couldn't help but stop in the middle of their task to stare mesmerized in front of the small grey screen for nearly a full minute oftentimes. I would lie in bed at night and fantasize about living off carrots like he did, only I had my carrots prepared in dozens of different ways. Boiled soft carrots, shredded carrots, carrot sauce, carrot paste, carrot soup, carrot juice, carrot bread, every kind of carrot confection imaginable. Of course I would imagine I lived underground too. Underground in a labyrinth of nicely furnished rooms. Of course my friends would live underground too and w
It seems where ever, whenever you grow tomatoes, you get 'Tomato Worms'. I bet if you grew tomatoes in an igloo in Antarctica you would get Tomato Worms.
The Tomato Worm is the larval form of the Gypsy Moth, a drab, unremarkable inconspicuous thing. I can't recall ever seeing a Gypsy Moth, maybe because they are so nondescript, but they must be everywhere, constantly on the prowl looking for tomato plants, judging by the fact no tomato plant ever in history has been recorded to have entirely escaped their attention. I bet if Martian colonists decide to cultivate tomatoes on Mars they will suddenly discover some Martian worm with a penchant for tomatoes will suddenly make it's appearance, that is, assuming the wily Gypsy Moths don't stow away on board the ship once they discover tomatoes seeds among the supplies.
Back around 1975 or '76 we used to have a chicken. I think I made a post about her on this blog somewhere.
Anyway, Jenny, the chicken kept going into the tomato bushes, and we
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
half witted alcoholic giants, crucified santa clause, a medieval toxic waste dump, and religious objects crawling with biomechanical vermin.
i just happened across this video at work. i thought it was a childrens movie, so i took it home along with some other tapes i thought may be interesting. unfortunately the sound doesnt work very well on my VCR, so i could not watch any of the tapes i got except the above mentioned. luckily there was hardly any dialoug in this film. NEVER SHOW THIS FILM TO CHILDREN! even i found it somewhat disturbing.
the first thing i saw when i popped the tape in was some big oafish lout with his cupped, blood soaked hands in the bathroom sink holding a sickly looking foetus. naturally, i was initially repulsed, but at the same time a light went on in my head, “YES!, THIS MAY ACTUALLY BE WORTH WATCHING!”
i then rewound the tape all the way and watched it from the beginning. interesting cinemagraphic approach, the live action charactors seemed themse