O Beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! Tonight, is the second Presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. Someone save us from this wreckage, […]
Inspired by overwhelming fan demand, Pepsi announced today that Crystal Pepsi – the iconic 90s clear cola – will be available for a limited time across retail and food service locations in Canada and the U.S. this summer. Play Crystal Pepsi Trail on July 7, but please don’t die from dysentery. To kick-off the Summer […]
Romper, bomper, stomper, boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me do. Magic mirror tell me true. Did all my friends have fun today, did all of our friends have fun with us today? Miss Mary Ann (Mary Ann King), Romper Room host extraordinaire, died yesterday. The children’s TV series, beloved by Gen Xers, ran from […]
Back in the 1970s and 80s, half of all Gen-Xers grew up in households headed by single moms. They didn’t call us free-range kids back then, but I suppose that’s exactly what we were. Latchkey kids that roamed the boulevards, back roads and byways of America. We dodged all kinds of dangers, both real and […]
Back when public schools still had assemblies for things like Valentine’s Day. The kids in this photo are the oldest of Gen Xers. It’s Mrs. Durrett’s 2nd class, Philadelphia, 1969. Source: Philadelphia Memories on Facebook.
In light of the passing of BMX legend Dave Mirra yesterday at the age of 41, I thought I’d post some vintage BMX videos from the 1970s. This first video was shot in the Summer of 1976. The entry slide plays for more than a minute, so you may want to jump ahead to see the […]