Toys from My Childhood-The Bionic Woman Dome House

This is a toy from my childhood.  Here is the Bionic Woman Dome House. I had a Jamie Sommers doll.  Now I wish I had this house.

I’m not sure what I love more, the fact that this doll house looks like some groovy 1970s  pad teeming with all sorts of swinging singles in polyester having wild parties with lots of cocaine and wild sex, the rampant sexism (Instead of waiting for the details of her next mission, the Bionic Woman is getting all pretty and waiting for her “man” to show up), or the angelic choir singing “Jaaaaaaaaaaaaamie Sommers” in the background.


Toys from My Childhood-Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow

This is a toy from my childhood, although I did not own this.  I remember this commercial quite vividly.  Please to enjoy “Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow”.

Wow.  Just wow.  I wonder what kind of gross artificial chemicals were in those milk pellets?  That pretend milk looks just absolutely nasty!

This toy was not geared towards farm kids.  All the farm kids I knew thought this was pretty stupid.

WTF Recommendations #2

When I hear a Rolling Stones song, I automatically think of women's deoderant

Because I watched a 1973 commercial for Soft & Dri Deoderant featuring a voice over with Casey Kasem, You Tube thinks I should watch a video for The Rolling Stone’s Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker).

Really, You Tube?  What does Mick Jagger have to do with women’s deodorant?   What does this song even have to do with deodorant?   The lyrics talk about some sad and gritty subjects (drug use being one of them), but I don’t recall pitting out your shirt or people offended by the nasty funk you are emitting from your armpits being one of them.

Casey Kasem hosted America’s Top 40 and played quite a few Rolling Stones songs in his day, but Casey Kasem did a lot of other things and I don’t see You Tube recommending I watch a particular episode of Scooby Doo because I watched an old deoderant commercial.

Just because two things happened in the same decade doesn’t mean they are even remotely related.

Toys from My Childhood-Baby Laughs A Lot

Here is a toy from my childhood.  Baby Laughs A Lot

What.  The. Hell.

I don’t remember this and I think it’s because the memory of this doll and commercial was so traumatic, I repressed any and all memories of it.  This doll is the bastard child of Chucky from the Child’s Play movies and the horrifying “Get Your Tickets Here!” Monkey from The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies. Imagine this doll sitting up on your shelf with those demonic eyes following you and mocking you with its evil laugh.  Imagine this doll sitting up on your shelf and boring holes through your very soul with its demonic eyes as you try to sleep at night.

And you’re six years old.

Obscure Music Video of the Week-9/30/2010

This week’s obscure music video is a song I’ve had stuck in my head for 20 years and could not remember the name of to save my life.  The song is called Jelly Roll and the band is Blue Murder.  I do remember that one of the local radio stations played this song a lot and that one station was the only place I heard this song.  I was living out in the boonies at the time and didn’t have cable (This is before DirectTV and Dish Network), so I did not see the music video.  The song is from 1989-1990.

Cheesy 80’s Video Monday-Go For Soda

I know this is a repost, but the fromage is strong with this one.

This is one of those songs that you would hear at a middle school dance and would cause everyone to run out to the dance floor because your fifteen year old taste in music thought this song was cool.  Whatever cool this song has is negated by the hilariously awful music video.  I’m not even sure if the creators were serious, joking or high when they came up with the concept.  This video broaches Star Wars Holiday Special levels of bad.

Toys From My Childhood-My Puppy Puddles

Here is a toy from my childhood-My Puppy Puddles

Really, Hasbro?  This is as bad as the Barbie dog that takes a dump when you pump its tail.  (Is it just me or is that dog eating its own poo?)

Cool Story, Bro Moment…

When I was about 8 or so, my brother, who was still a toddler at the time, was bothering me.  Since it was near Christmas, I told him that if he didn’t stop, Santa Claus was going to bring him this very toy.  My brother went crying to my mother and I got in trouble for making him cry.

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