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Letters to Nowhere

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Nostalgia Wars..


Slim Goodbody
Originally uploaded by red clover.
The next time you're sitting around with 3 or 4 friends that are roughly your age suggest a nostalgia war.

Basically, you pick a theme and try to remember things from when you were a kid (toddler to twelve-ish) that were associated with that theme.

The laughs, the memories.. priceless. You'll be surprised just how often you'll think/say "oh wow.. I'd forgotten all about THAT"

The bad part comes when you've gone around the group a few times; you're ready with your next nugget of memory and that heifer your friend says it first. Now your struggling to come up with something no one else has thought of.

We did this for HOURS as teens/early 20's adults, driving around, playing pool, swimming.. whatever Nostalgia Wars were a staple enjoyment for any gathering of friends.

So.. tell me.. do you remember:

Slim Goodbody?

Picture Pages with a young Bill Cosby?

Reading Rainbow: Levar before LeForge?

4 Comments:

  • Ah, I love nostalgia wars! They do have the unfortunate side effect of making everyone feel incredibly old, though...

    By Blogger Hannah, at 6:47 AM  

  • Oh my dear god, Slim Goodbody gave me the wiggins. My sister and I were just talking about Reading Rainbow the other day. She, MTV/Nickelodeon generation declared, "boring!" Me, ten years older and out in the sticks with no cable in the late 70's declared, "brilliant!"

    Love that LaVar, hee hee hee.

    By Anonymous SJ, at 1:32 PM  

  • have a good weekend!

    By Anonymous mellowyellow, at 6:48 AM  

  • LOL! I have to show Mr. Goodbody to my girlfriend tomorrow. She wasn't in the US during the Goodbody days and I had completely forgotten about this guy. Hell, I didn't even know that was what he was called. Thanks for the laughs!

    By Blogger Kirk, at 4:33 AM  

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