The Lunch Box Museum in Columbus, Georgia, offers plenty of memories of a potentially violent schoolyard back in the 1980s. Here is what it brought to mind for me:
Animal was the best.
Nobody seems to recall that Disney really didn't try that hard during Gen X's childhood. Here were some reminders:
Soyia is Ride or Die with this one. I call it a stinker.
Saw it in the theater as a kid and hated it then. I am now realizing I might be a joyless person.
I had a "Star Wars" lunchbox as a kid. It was the elementary school equivalent of a new iPhone.
I must have seen this movie a million times. Another Harry Hamlin movie I saw was "Making Love." That one featured action I wasn't ready to see.
I don't remember "Cowboy in Africa" starring Chuck Conners and feel incredibly cheated to have missed out.
Disco lunchboxes seemed to promise an incredible lunchtime experience.
I watched "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" every day after school. I thought Erin Gray was so good-looking. Gil Gerard not so much.
You gotta love the Bee Gees. I couldn't find Barry Gibb, much to my chagrin.
The casual violence portrayed on this "Charlie's Angels" lunchbox borders on fetishistic, and I am all for it!
"The Six Million Dollar Man"
"Mork and Mindy"
My sister and I had to share the television, which meant I had to watch way too many episodes of this show. Which I hate.
"Little House on the Prairie"
I used to LOVE going to the arcade. I thought this game was incredible, but it cost $0.50 to play. I AM NOT THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI, ARCADE OWNER!
Ahhh, Childhood, Part 2
PHOTON was an early version of Laser Tag. I loved to play. Now when I go to Laser Tag, all of the stupid children love to kill me. It lessens the experience.
Random Funny Stuff
"H.R. Pufnstuf" type of television was more 1970s, when I was just a little fella. This was the good stuff.
Here is a hot picture of a young Fred. You made it this far, YOU DESERVE IT!