When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn’t load. But I, like all kids, knew the secret: take out the game cartridge, blow on the contacts, and put it back in. And it seemed to work. (When it failed, I’d just keep trying.)
"A VHS about some sort of puppet that was a bird and he gets a package with a series of puzzles to open the next layer. most of them result is some sort of joke on him. one of which asks him to stick his nose in it and pull a cord which closes on his nose, the other tells him to look into triangles to see and it results in triangles over his eyes. early 90s maybe late 80s. they had educational parts inbetween the antics of the bird. please help this is making me nuts."
"There was these movies I loved about this pre-teenish boy who traveled around in this thing that I can only think to describe as a space ship. I think there were six movies in all. One where he went to medieval times, one where he went to a toyland type of place. Another where the spaceship got attacked by these crazy little monsters that ate through the ship’s wiring. I think he had a girl that went places with him? and an older guy I think, who made the ship. anyway, any ideas on what it is?"
I'm a little younger than you, but lived through most of the things on your blog. What do you think it says about our generation that all of our strongest memories are tied to these, mostly worthless commercial items and nothing of true value?
"I’m trying to find a series of plastic games that existed when I was in elementary school, so around 1990-93 or so. They were designed to fit in kids’ three-ring binders. Each game was for a different kind of sport—baseball, basketball, football, etc.—and would be played with a penny. The basketball game had a spring-loaded flipper that would flip a penny into a hoop that folded up into position."
I saw your Dinosaurs post and I have to ask, I have this vivid memory of one episode where the daughter goes through puberty and her BO smelled like burning tires or something, and it attracted the school janitor, but she wanted it to attract the 'jock' guy at school. So she went this witch-doctor like lady and got it changed? Do you remember that episode?? DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT EPISODE???? Please tell me I'm not alone...