Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Memories - - Stupid Fads

Over the years many fads of come and gone. Some of them were enjoyable and resurface from time to time, such as the hoola-hoop. Skate boarding was popular when I was a real young kid and became popular again some years ago and is still going strong.

Some fads are just plain dangerous. When I was in early high school there was a fad that supposedly killed a few kids in other places and schools acted quickly to end it. You would take a deep breath and hold it while a "friend" squeezed you so that you couldn't breath and you went into kind of a fit for a few seconds. Why did we do it? Cuz we were young and stupid.

Some fads were inexplicable but we all did it. Are you old to enough to remember how cool it was to have a banana seat on your bike. (For those who weren't around then a banana seat was a long narrow bicycle seat with a high bar behind it - - a sissy bar - - and very high steering handles. They were usually placed on smaller bikes. The bikes were designed with high "wheelies" in mind.)

As adults we may wonder what we were thinking but . . . hey . . . we were kids right? And we all survived it.

A little more dangerous fad that we participated in was another toy. A toy that may well have been based on a weapon. It was called A Pair of Clackers. They were a pair of hard plastic or acrylic balls attached to two strings that were attached to small handle. Kids would try to get the balls to bounce off each other as fast as possible for as long as possible. Trouble is that kids got hurt and rumors said that some kids even learned to use them as weapons.

They looked harmless but they weren't. Here is a video of a man using them. Imagine what could happen if a string broke or a ball shattered . . . as they did. I was in 8th grade when they appeared.

Some fads were completely harmless yet completely stupid. Imagine paying good money for cardboard box containing a perfectly ordinary rock with doll eyes glued to it! I didn't but people did. And some guy made a fortune off of the Pet Rock. This was one fad where I just shook my head at as people were lining up at Kmart to buy them. If I was determined to have a pet rock I would go out in the field and find the perfect rock and glue some eyes to it.. I think I was in the Navy at the time.

Some fads I took part in, like the banana seat. Some fads I was forbidden to take part in such as Clackers. Others I saw through and wasn't taken in, like the pet rock.


Blogger Skip said...

Hey, those aren't THAT old, I had clackers (Red and painful) and do you remember the "chopper" with the 4' sissy bar and cutting forks of another bike to make the front forks longer? You forgot the invisble dog leash too.

12:32 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

I loved the clackers-never could get them to do what the fellow in the video 'got them to do' -
Many of our play toys would not be allowed today....
Sad ---

1:39 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I've never been much on following fads.

I did, however, spend hours with Silly Putty and Rubik's Cube.

Pet rocks? Never for me! My grandmother had a really beautiful flint-rock garden, the talk of the locale as long as she owned the property. In fact, people came from miles around to see what Grandma created.

8:02 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

AOW I had forgotten about silly putty but it reminded me of another fad I had forgotten Lightning Bug Glow Juice which was a radioactive, glowing face paint. That was a bad idea.

C-CS Many would not be allowed for stupid reasons.

Skip I vaguely remember you and Bruce going hog-wild with such things while I was away at college.

9:58 AM  
Blogger dmarks said...

Great post.

As kids, we had banana-seat Schwinn's with sissy bars.

I remember those Clackers. They also had another name, like Kabomgers.

And what about Lawn Darts or Jarts?

11:41 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Hula Hoop? Slip-n-Slide? Twister? Super-balls? Troll dolls? Cabbage patch kids?


12:52 PM  
Blogger Ananda girl said...

Hey, my proudest moment as a kid was the day I got my "Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray". It was lavender with a white pleather banana seat and had a white basket with plastic purple flowers! Man... I was styling!

Nice post! Good memories.

4:01 PM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

My best-buddy Steve had cool a bike with a banana seat - not a Schwinn because his family didn't have THAT kind of money - a clone. I had a stupid big green one-speed with a coaster-break and regular seat because we had even less money.
Clackers were freakin' scary, especially when they broke apart in mid *Clack!* and turned into flying eye-shrapnel - then a fella appreciated those sturdy black-framed Sears glasses mom got...NOT!
I always wanted aviator glasses.
Remember Creepy-Crawlers? Steve (again) had the machine to make them...

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do You interesting of [b]Female use of Viagra[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=][b]Female use of Viagra[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also you can find on our sites.
Generic [url=]Viagra 100mg pills[/url] is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
[b]viagra pphn
Risks Viagra
viagra stories and pics
generic money order viagra
pictures of patients using viagra
valacyclovir viagra
Viagra In Melbourne
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i seriously love your posting choice, very charming,
don't quit as well as keep writing mainly because it just that is worth to read it.
looking forward to look over more of your web content, cheers ;)

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pet rocks weren't so bad. I actually taught mine to "sit", "stay", and "play dead." As for Clackers...we also had the other brand called Kur-Nockers (spelling is probably wrong, but that's how it was pronounced). I have been trying to find out what, exactly, was the radioactive ingredient in the Lightening Bug Glo-Juice. Since it was non-toxic...of course I ate it. I was in 4th or 5th grade. Seems they pulled it off the market pretty quickly, but we went through several bottles - painted ourselves (faces and extremities) and ran into a little room with no windows. Also tossed the glow-in-the-dark balls in there. They had a liquid inside and were hard plastic. Ahh...memories. But seriously, if anybody knows what was in the glo-juice, I'd sure like to hear from you.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

Congratulation you did a great work with this post about Memories - - Stupid Fads I'm very interesting in this post and I would like to have any update about it. thanks for sharing!!! I really appreciate your information

2:08 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

This information is very interesting, I really enjoyed, I would like get more information about this, because is very beautiful, thanks for sharing! costa rica investment opportunities

4:29 AM  
Blogger niz said...

Hello .. firstly I would like to send greetings to all readers. After this, I recognize the content so interesting about this article. For me personally I liked all the information. I would like to know of cases like this more often. In my personal experience I might mention a book called Generic Viagra in this book that I mentioned have very interesting topics, and also you have much to do with the main theme of this article.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy xanax online can u overdose xanax - xanax vs klonopin high

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cialis vergleich viagra viagra günstig kaufen viagra für die frau kaufen viagra nur auf rezept viagra mit 20 jahren viagra folgen viagra in hamburg spamassassin viagra viagra legal erwerben viagra flüssig

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra droge viagra per nachnahme viagra in tschechien viagra creme viagra ungarn viagra aus usa viagra aus holland bestellen preis viagra 100mg viagra englisch viagra generika indien

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bestellen viagra viagra kaufen billig viagra fakes viagra dänemark viagra generika schweiz spc viagra viagra kaufen ohne rezept viagra verschreibungspflichtig viagra bester preis woher viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra rezeptfrei auf rechnung billig viagra gibt es viagra in der apotheke viagra herzmedikament viagra per internet ab wann wirkt viagra hilft viagra wirklich viagra mit wasser einnehmen copd viagra viagra mit alkohol

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra aus deutschland bestellen viagra sofort viagra täglich viagra original erkennen ägyptische viagra viagra aus der türkei viagra auch ohne rezept viagra mit 20 jahren apotheke holland viagra rezeptfreies viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra erlebnisse viagra at viagra pfizer preise vergleich levitra viagra pfizer viagra 100 was bewirkt viagra viagra auf rechnung bestellen levitra viagra vergleich viagra nachbau wirkzeit viagra

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra billig kaufen pphn viagra viagra richtig anwenden viagra kaufen niederlande viagra fürs gehirn viagra im alter viagra russische viagra med1 viagra gegenmittel viagra auswirkung

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra aus nl viagra arzt viagra apotheke viagra linz alternative für viagra ägyptisches viagra bayanlara viagra viagra von innen viagra generika versand pfizers viagra

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra kaufen billig viagra und mehr viagra levitra oder cialis viagra wirkung wie lange viagra herzrasen papst viagra rezept viagra china viagra pfizer viagra 100 sta je viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra privat kaufen viagra erfahrungsberichte amlodipin viagra viagra maus viagra natürlich viagra venlo viagra einfach so rezeptpflichtig viagra alternativen zu viagra viagra rezeptpflichtig

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra gesunder mann viagra per nachname bestellen viagra günstig online kaufen viagra günstig kaufen viagra rezeptfrei paypal viagra bestellen erfahrung viagra rezeptfrei niederlande viagra im internet viagra aus dem internet risiken viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra hakkinda pro viagra beschreibung viagra viagra in österreich ax viagra blaue viagra rezept für viagra viagra ohne potenzprobleme cialis besser als viagra grupa viagra

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hat viagra nebenwirkungen viagra packungsgrößen viagra generika schweiz vergleich levitra viagra suche viagra viagra pillen kaufen netpharm viagra viagra günstiger viagra nebeneffekte hgl viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra in berlin viagra rezeptfrei usa viagra kaufen in deutschland querschnittslähmung viagra viagra bestellen online viagra erfahrungsberichte viagra bestellung auswirkungen von viagra viagra und aspirin kokain viagra

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra für diabetiker viagra einkauf viagra bergsteigen querschnittslähmung viagra bayanlara viagra nebenwirkung viagra norvasc viagra interaction viagra probiert probe viagra viagra wirkt bei mir nicht

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

fragen zu viagra viagra rezeptfrei in österreich viagra hausmittel viagra indisch frau nimmt viagra wirkweise viagra sintrom viagra viagra nachname querschnittslähmung viagra ephedrin und viagra

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra tee viagra mafia viagra zitate viagra nachlassende wirkung viagra richtig einnehmen viagra und betablocker viagra zutaten nils viagra viagra und extasy discovery viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra berichte viagra zu verkaufen viagra wirkung und nebenwirkung viagra original kaufen viagra per nachname bestellen netdoktor viagra generic viagra günstig bestellung von viagra viagra dänemark viagra ersatz rezeptfrei

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra und drogen viagra aus usa viagra keine wirkung max raabe viagra text rezeptpflicht viagra viagra günstig ohne rezept viagra wirkt nicht viagra vorzeitiger samenerguss zoll viagra viagra kostenübernahme

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

echte viagra kaufen viagra tipps tablette viagra viagra gefahren viagra hemmer viagra berichte viagra original merkmale viagra günstig ohne rezept beckham viagra viagra heilung

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

günstiger viagra viagra bluthochdruck discovery viagra viagra 100 wirkung viagra selbst herstellen viagra und herzinfarkt viagra erlebnisberichte viagra wirkweise viagra risiken viagra kostenlos

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

scilla viagra synonym viagra viagra aus holland viagra wie oft lilly viagra rezeptfrei viagra bestellen viagra vorzeitiger samenerguss alkohol mit viagra wenn viagra nicht hilft viagra kontraindikation

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra originalverpackung wie viagra einnehmen red viagra potenzpille viagra viagra kaufen rezeptfrei viagra günstiger viagra online rezept unterschied viagra cialis viagra rezeptfrei auf rechnung viagra für die frau kaufen

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra tabletten viagra mit 16 cialis oder viagra schlange viagra viagra und hoher blutdruck preis von viagra viagra wirkt nicht mehr viagra benutzung viagra dosieren viagra rezeptfrei eu

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra bestellen paypal pfitzner viagra effekt viagra viagra aus der apotheke viagra schnaps bestellung von viagra viagra aus holland bestellen viagra übers internet efectos viagra viagra niederlande

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra auf rezept viagra kaufen bestellen alternativ zu viagra viagra ohne zollprobleme sex mit viagra viagra dauererektion viagra kaufen österreich viagra bezugsquelle scilla viagra bestandteile von viagra

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eu viagra lungenhochdruck viagra viagra in der türkei kaufen viagra benutzung viagra wirkt nach viagra und nitrate pfizer umsatz viagra viagra vom hausarzt viagra für die frau kaufen pele viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra cialis kamagra generisches viagra viagra aus belgien viagra wirkungsweise norvasc viagra interaction п»їviagra kaufen rezept pfizer viagra preise chirac viagra bestellen viagra viagra in polen kaufen

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra aus belgien viagra vergleich viagra wirksamkeit viagra durchblutung viagra keine wirkung viagra polen apotheke herbal viagra wikipedia fälschungen viagra auswirkungen von viagra kokain viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra wie wirkt es viagra überdosierung natürliche viagra nils viagra wann nehme ich viagra ein echtes viagra günstiges viagra viagra bericht hilft viagra viagra in der türkei kaufen

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

verwendung von viagra verschreibungspflicht viagra viagra preise viagra kaufen in berlin viagra zoll viagra sicher kaufen viagra 20mg gebrauchsanleitung viagra viagra anleitung viagra zu früh kommen

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra ausprobieren viagra ähnliche mittel nebenwirkung viagra viagra wie lange wirkt es viagra richtig einnehmen viagra pzn spam mail viagra echtes viagra öko viagra wirkung der viagra

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

acm viagra viagra oder cialis wie viagra einnehmen besser wie viagra viagra kaufen in deutschland viagra niederlande viagra anwendung viagra telefonisch bestellen viagra studien viagra berichte

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra langzeitwirkung viagra im ausland bestellen viagra bestellen per nachnahme selbstversuch viagra wirkt viagra immer viagra höhenkrankheit spanische viagra viagra blumen viagra preis verwendung von viagra

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra folgen viagra apotheke preis viagra und mehr viagra apotheke neues viagra ibro berilo viagra viagra pzn online apotheke viagra viagra generika bestellen viagra kostenübernahme

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra spam mails herzinfarkt viagra viagra wie teuer rezeptfrei viagra bestellen viagra nebenwirkungen viagra verschreibungspflichtig nebenwirkung viagra viagra wie einnehmen viagra ejakulation kosten viagra

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

papst viagra rezeptpflichtig viagra viagra grippe günstiges viagra funktion von viagra viagra bestellen paypal uprima vs viagra viagra schmerzen apotheken viagra viagra keine wirkung

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

degra viagra viagra in italien kaufen das erste mal viagra wie bekomme ich viagra viagra testbericht sahte viagra viagra bestellen per nachnahme wirkungsdauer von viagra nebenwirkung viagra wie lang hält viagra

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viagra online rezeptfrei viagra kamagra pille 100mg viagra generika viagra venlo viagra antidepressiva viagra keine wirkung viagra kaffee viagra angebot viagra probiert vergleich viagra cialis

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra medikament viagra bei der apotheke funktion von viagra max raabe viagra text viagra in belgien kaufen viagra rezeptfrei auf rechnung ähnliches mittel wie viagra viagra ejakulation viagra nasil kullanilir viagra was ist das

2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dogal viagra ultimate viagra viagra bei bluthochdruck viagra arzt viagra cialis rezeptfrei viagra rezeptfrei viagra in tschechien viagra venlo viagra seriös kaufen pumps und viagra

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

viagra kaufen österreich viagra verwendung viagra erlebnisse dinamico viagra zoll viagra viagra online rezept bestellung viagra peter lenz viagra viagra zum kaufen viagra einfach so

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jetlag viagra viagra einkaufen apotheke versand viagra viagra fürs gehirn apotheke versand viagra aktienkurs viagra viagra wirkt nicht mehr viagra aus england viagra preis apotheke viagra gedicht

[url=]viagra kaufen[/url]

pele viagra was für nebenwirkungen hat viagra viagra zu früh kommen viagra beim ersten mal sta je viagra gelbe viagra viagra ergebnis kgr viagra viagra hemmer günstiges viagra

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tips for dating a lawyer chuck liddell anna romance dating

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo alle
Ich bin Mary , 22 Jahre alt :)
Ich bin für gute Mann suchen. Wenn er vorhanden ist...
Ich bin Liebe Sport-und... Hoffe, Sie verstehen

[img][/img] sehr interessantes Forum für mich , so dass ich denke, wir haben die gleichen Hobbys
So lets chat...
Meine E-Mail ist, Skype *
Schicken Sie mir Ihre foto!

später hinzugefügt:

Diese Fotografie ist beschädigt , sorry!

Oh, und alle meine Fotos hier:

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dating deception [url=]the dating channel[/url] punishment for dating in islam
dating france chinese [url=]no stings dating[/url] free online local dating
free dating in ghana [url=]cornwall ostomy dating[/url] who is brad pitt dating

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psychedelische chemie ebook ip subnetting ebook [url=]ebook lethem rar[/url] free pagan ebook

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ebook ganong 22 ebook reader software for blackberry [url=]downloads ebook free marketing online[/url] ordnance went up front ebook

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ankit fadia free ebook ebook reader best buy [url=]download this ebook file messaging control[/url] free meditation ebook

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

art of defense in chess ebook julia quinn ebook [url=]james patterson black friday download ebook[/url] hustler ebook torrent download

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wife sharing pdf ebook goosebumps ebook torrent [url=]bet me ebook[/url] montague summers ebook

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free asp ebook downloads ebook sigmund freud interpretation of murder [url=]ebook downloads free[/url] george muller free ebook

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

smartboard software worship software for apple computers [url=]gps road navation software programs[/url] mercury diagnostic software
[url=]DocRepair 3.1 - Software Store[/url] dvd mac burner software

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gps software navigation aviation pattern recognition software email [url=]what is software process modeling[/url] bookkeeping software forums
[url=]MaxDB Data Wizard 7.8 - Software Store[/url] organizer software cell phone

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mazak data transfer software dvd authoring software for linux [url=]optional software updates install computer[/url] snapdialer software
[url=]Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.2 x32 - Cheap Legal OEM Software, Software Sale, Download OEM[/url] bianca software

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

institutional pharmacy trivantage pharmacy strategies [url=]list of universities offering pharmacy courses in germany[/url]
pharmacy institutions in kenya rx pharmacy cc [url=]combivent[/url]
tn board of pharmacy walgreens pharmacy dade city florida [url=]the implications of the human tissue act 2004 for pharmacy[/url]
cvs pharmacy indianapolis georgetown rd dandurands pharmacy wichita kansas [url=]triphala[/url]

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hoopers pharmacy manor pharmacy [url=]sample statement of interest for pharmacy school[/url]
montana pharmacy schools pharmacy viagra price [url=]hard on oral jelly[/url]
milinnium pharmacy physician dealing with illinois compounding pharmacy [url=]national association for pharmacy[/url]
pharmacy infusion therapy five forces analysis of pharmacy retail industry in india [url=]viagrx[/url]

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many continuing education credits for pharmacy technican burch pharmacy minneapolis [url=]sample chapter pharmacy[/url]
axion pharmacy pravachol phentermine pharmacy los angeles [url=]himcolin[/url]
discussion between doctor and pharmacy hometown pharmacy parchment [url=]choicepoint searchpoint pharmacy[/url]
clearlake pharmacy gaylan vips reviews acmedicalgroup discount refill pharmacy [url=]cialis professional[/url]

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

xanax us pharmacy consultation bradens professional pharmacy [url=]pharmacist auditing jobs in pharmacy benefit managers[/url]
kroger pharmacy coupons pharmacy treatment scabies [url=]viagrx[/url]
community pharmacy wigmore pharmacy [url=]unm pharmacy program[/url]
pravachol pharmacy intermountain pharmacy residency [url=]motrin[/url]

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

janine turner 1998 dating who singles cruises northern ca speed dating leeds
hickory nc dating lisa raye dating al sharpton
free dating minnesota safe dating online blackbook dating uk

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sitemap online dating insider online dating services for single
christian dating service district of columbia [url=]dating site hacking[/url] nick lachey dating
palestine bethlehem singles dating [url=]is ferlin husey dating leona williams[/url] free video dating internet service [url=]mashallguy[/url] davao review dating sites

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

propecia sale propecia generic fda - propecia 60 minutes

3:13 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home