December 1, 2008


Kids Today...

...we take away all the fun.

Check out this list from Radar of the Most Dangerous Toys. Ever. The writing is hilarious.

I think we had all of them. I sure remember lawn darts, and the Creepy Crawlers that you made over an open element. We used to make them with the kids next door. My mom wouldn't buy us that stuff, but Mrs. E. next door would, so we'd just go there. Parents are so dumb, sometimes...

I don't remember the Cabbage Patch dolls that chewed fingers off, but I worked retail during the first Cabbage Patch Nuttiness. I think the parents in that store were far more dangerous than anything on this list.

One of the best has to be the Atomic Energy Lab, from 1951. Seriously. Does this not explain some of the Why Johnny Can't Read problems? Or at least, Why Does Johnny Glow In The Dark?

And, secretly? I would still like the Bat Masterson Derringer Gun Belt. Check your old toy boxes - I'll pay.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine: agreed..Society has put the bubblewrap in the wrong place. You learn by making mistakes, and I don't mean blowing the house up either. I had a science kit, plus many other so called, dangerous toys. I made it, and so did you. We are still alive. Is there any wonder why the kids live in the basement of their parents homes till their 50 now? Some are lacking the smarts to fly from the nest.

R...

December 02, 2008 11:08 AM  
Blogger DJ said...

Completely off topic...

...nice to see the Lorraine Clause back

Even more off topic...

When do we get to weigh in the Three Amigo's and the attempt bloodless coup detat in Ottawa (although not so bloodless from a taxpayers point of view)

DJW

December 03, 2008 8:38 PM  
Blogger FibCarver said...

Something's missing from this list ... Klackers!

December 05, 2008 8:51 AM  

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