Monthly Archives: April 2011

#49. Which Milton Bradley/Parker Bros. game are you?

It’s true that you can learn a lot about someone by how they play games. A review of the classic board games and what you really learned about your friends: Guess Who?: You started to suspect that your buddy Mike … Continue reading

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#48. Skeeter vs. Gerald from Hey Arnold!: Who’s Blacker?

     VS Mosquito “Skeeter” Valentine – He’s so Black, he’s blue (turquoise) – Highly fashionable with matching lightening bolt shirt, MC Hammer pants w/knee pads, and shoes – Has his own patented sound: – Has rhythm: —Drummer in “Bangin’ on … Continue reading

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#47. When headgear goes horribly, horribly wrong

Luckily, I grew up towards the end of the headgear era. I got to skip on that experience, but instead had to deal with a record breaking six years with braces. When I finally had them removed two days before … Continue reading

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#46. Drinking from the school water fountain

You just crossed the finish line after completing the dreaded mile run for P.E. You were completely exhausted during the final lap, suffering what felt like a mild asthma attack, but now that the whole thing is over, you muster … Continue reading

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#45. “How to Make $1 Million” brought to you by Disney’s Blank Check and The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker

It’s another lazy summer afternoon. You just finished watching a daytime rerun of last Sunday’s Magical World of Disney: Blank Check. You come out of that cinematic adventure with several thoughts in mind. 1) How consistently awesome the intro to … Continue reading

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#44. You too can write a children’s book classic!

After reading these books (or having them read to you), you were convinced that you could make millions writing a more compelling story. 1) Story: The reader catches a glimpse into the life of a rich, young, paranoid rabbit who … Continue reading

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#43. The Great Cursive Myth

As a Kindergartener, you were taught how to write the ABC’s. Eventually, you were able to outgrow writing with jumbo pencils clenched in your fist and progress past the handwriting worksheets with the giant lines. Then in just three short … Continue reading

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#42. Got Milk? : Everyone knows Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton

The first Got Milk? commercial! It was the greatest commercial that you had ever seen. Hilarious and educational. Could it get any better? I submit that it cannot! You watched the poor guy dip his knife into the world’s largest … Continue reading

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#41. The NBA on NBC

Dear NBC, Please come back to broadcasting NBA games. I miss you. I just found out that John Tesh composed the theme song. You made his departure from Entertainment Tonight to pursue horrible, horrible music totally worth it with this … Continue reading

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#40. Having your day dictated by TV schedules

No TiVo, no DVR, no streaming episodes. It was a simpler time when TV guide and the weekly TV booklet in the Sunday paper controlled your evening itineraries. Everyone lived a synchronized life. The phone never rang on Thursdays between … Continue reading

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