Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ah, Nostalgia

Sorry about yesterday's post. Perhaps I should have posted a disclaimer or something at the top, you know, like "Don't read this if you are home alone at night, with the windows open." That sort of thing.

Anyhoo, I'm in kind of a silly mood tonight so I thought I would make a list of things I miss. People I miss. Pop culture stuff.

1. You Can't Do that on Television. Tonight Bubba was telling me about some kind of slime shoe you can get that had glow in the dark slime on it. I was telling him about how on the Nickelodeon of yore that if you said "I don't know" you'd get a bucket of slime dumped on you. Man, I loved that show. I watched it all the time. Christine, aka "Moose", Lisa, Kevin, Alasdair. Sadly, I just listed all those people from memory. Yes, this is the kind of stuff that takes up space in my brain.

2. Kevin Kline. Where is he these days? I mean, it just doesn't get much better than him -- good looks, good acting skills, sense of humor. You know, I almost saw him in real life once. We were at the High Museum of Art and he and Phoebe were in the gift shop after it closed, for some reason. I peeked through the windows but I couldn't really get a good look. I was this close. This close.

3. Bugs Bunny. You know, someone brought to my attention the other day one of the biggest differences in my childhood and that of my children: cartoons only came on one day a week when I was a kid. If you were lucky, you might get a Disney special on Sunday night, but Saturday morning was it. And for me, Bugs Bunny was the man. Or the woman, if he was cross dressing in that particular episode. When I told Bubba that I only got to watch cartoons one day a week he was incredulous. I felt like my grandparents "when I was a kid we had to walk to school every day. In the snow. Uphill. BOTH WAYS!"

4. I said it before, but I'll say it again: Buffy. As in the vampire slayer. Sigh.

5. Aussie Sprunch Spray. For my totally rad perm and my awesome bangs. I can still remember that kind of grape-y smell -- it is the smelltrack of my high school days. (Smelltrack is a new word I just made up, by the way. Kind of like a soundtrack, but for your nose). Oh, I know they still make it and I could still buy it, but I really don't need that kind of holding power these days. I don't even have bangs anymore. You can't really see my hair that well in this picture, but I found it and I just have to post it:


There are tons of other things that I miss, but Mr. Daddy's coming home tonight and I need to straighten up the house a bit. And no, that's not a euphemism.

15 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

I used to have such a crush on Kevin on "You Can't Do That on Television," and I'd love when they'd have skits in Barth's Burgery (but say it so it sounded like 'barf'.

And I wanted to be friends with Moose. Loved that show!

This weekend I was at Walmart for a quick need, and stood in the hair product aisle and sniffed the Aussie products. Ah, the crunchy, crunchy hair of my youth!

drawer queen said...

Oh God, I miss Buffy. I have the DVD's but it is not the same as turning on the TV to see which incredibly awesome episode I get to see today. That, my queenly friend, was the best show ever. Joss may do internet musicals, Firefly, whatever. There will never be another Buffy.

Tranny Head said...

By Buffy, do you mean the TV show series or the movie? 'Cause I never watched the show, but I admit the movie is a total cult classic favorite of mine.

Also ... I had totally forgotten that "You can't Do That on Television" show until just now. That show was fantastic! My mom used to try to prevent me from watching it.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I miss Buffy, too. And, you forgot to mention Alanis on YCDTOTV. Do you have the Philadelphia Chickens CD? Kevin Kline sings a song on it.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Did I mention I am currently watching Alias?

Colleen said...

I didn't think it was a euphemism until you said something. Now I do! LOL!

btw, the scrunch spray doesn't smell the same as it used to...they all "new scented!" it. :(

Karen said...

I wonder if I can get a Bugs Bunny video for the kids because they can't grow up without that kind of entertainment.

Katie in MA said...

Ha, ha, ha - you crack me up! And how much do you want to bet it will turn into a euphemism before the night is through? ;)

(Hey, you started it!)

Fannie Mae said...

Heh, "smelltrack". I have never seen a single episode of "Buffy", where was I while that show was on the air?

Live.Love.Eat said...

OMG. I love that term smelltrack. And I clearly recall the smell of that spray. I had big hair and always sported a body wave. Oh gosh!!!!!!!!!!

Meg said...

Wasn't Alanis on that show? I never had cable as a kid so I only caught it occasionally at my friends houses.

I had the perm. I rocked the perm. And the scrunch spray. Who didn't love that stuff?

el-e-e said...

I think we had the exact same Prom/Homecoming background set at my school! HA! And my smelltrack is the same as yours. AussieAussieAussie.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

#3 I lived for the Charlie Brown holiday specials on CBS! And back in those days without a DVR, Tivo, or even a VCR, you were screwed if you missed it.

Susie said...

I miss the time that I used to have to use so much hair product in my hair...
What's a blow dryer?

ImpostorMom said...

I cannot believe you remembered the names of the people on "You can't do that on television" That is just downright impressive, and a little bit scary at the same time.