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    Things you don't appreciate when you're just a kid

    When I was a kid there was a cartoon called Wacky Races which starred 'Dick Dastardly' as the Bad Guy and the Good Guy was - I am not making this up - Penelope Pitstop (say, there's Penelope's house. I wonder if I have time to make a quick pitstop?....)

    If the show was made today is there any chance the heroine would be named "Brenda Bootycall"?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I remember that, what was Dick Dastardly's dog's name?
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I remember that, what was Dick Dastardly's dog's name?
    Muttly! [insert wheezing snicker]
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I never got past Leave It To Beaver. Beaver Cleaver? Really?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I never got past Leave It To Beaver. Beaver Cleaver? Really?
    My favorite line was always "Ward you were abit hard on the Beaver last night."
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    Wasn't Rocky and Bullwinkle known of injection more adult humour that went over the heads of the kids?
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Naps. When I was a little kid at summer camp I resented that I was forced to take a nap after lunch. Now I wish there was required naptime.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Summers off...
    Indeed at camp.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Summers off...
    Thinking back on this, I'm certain I would appreciate having an entire 11 weeks or so off during the summer now much more than I did as a kid. That said, I do recall experiencing some crazy anticipation for the end of school as May temperatures rose. Often times the anticipation, though, was better than the event itself. We tend to forget all the times we got in trouble, were grounded for weeks at a time, doing household chores, occasional boredom, and other similarly unpleasant things not so unfamiliar to our adult consciousness.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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