Oct 27, 2012

Little Harvey

The yard is covered in Japanese Maple leaves.

Oct 26, 2012

A Two-Bit Addict

Video Fever
ABC Los Angeles (1982)
Like any other trend that children and teenagers enjoy, parents groups and the media lost their minds about video games.  This five part series aired on the ABC Evening News in 1982 to discuss the dangers of addiction, blisters and "Pac Man Wrist".  This was recorded off of television back in the day and shared by Steven Hertz.

Oct 22, 2012

A Typical Children's Toy From The 80's

Rambo Combat Set
Largo Toys (1985)
First Blood premiered in theaters 30 years ago today.  I didn't see the movie many years later, but I did have this Rambo Combat Set when I was a kid.  This was back in the 80's when a kid playing with a plastic .45 and survival knife wasn't strange at all.  Truth be told, I really wanted it for the compass.

Oct 20, 2012

WBS Penguins Opening Day

Bridgeport Sound Tigers @ Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
Mohegan Sun Arena - Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 20, 2012
We had a luxury box for the Penguins home opener.  It was a very nice experience.  There were baskets of popcorn and tortillas and dip, cookie trays, beer and soda and meatballs to enjoy.  The Sound Tigers beat the Penguins 3-2.

Oct 11, 2012

Teething On Ghost Monsters

Baby Pac-Man Sticker
Aladdin's Castle (1982)
The offspring of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man had his own cabinet in arcades.  It had a pinball machine table and an arcade screen that players would access by hitting the ball at target.  This video game/pinball machine hybrid first appeared in arcades thirty years ago today.