My son has recently turned 3 and since pre school is a bit expensive he only goes half the week. The other half is spent at his grandmother’s house(my mom’s) which has a closet full of my old games and toys. Recently he has come across KnockOut. Yes, one word and two capital letters.
The game play I believe has to do with trying not to knock out the KnockOut block. I could be wrong, I haven’t actually played with rules since…well…I may have never used the actual rules. Games that involve things that fall don’t need rules.
Jenga? Fuck off I’m knocking that shit down.
Mouse trap? I don’t care what I rolled, I’m using the booby traps.
KnockOut? Same story, plus they give you a battery operated hand held jackhammer device. 100% of games that come with a hand held jackhammer device are awesome, and that’s fact. They also come with the most late 80’s early 90’s neon see through blocks man has ever invented. I must bring this game home.
Out of all the characters from “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” this is the one who’s name I will never forget, and I don’t know why. For some reason other than the kids telling the story he was the only other reoccurring character. He played a magical shop owner usually and was fantastically over the top every time. I never knew if he was trying to sound gay or slightly foreign.
Most of us in America remember where we were when we heard the news. I was at the end of my 5th grade year when my teacher made us stop working as he turned the tv to the news. At this point I was at a time in my life I really didn’t think about death especially at school. The thought of someone actualy shooting his classmates and peers was something that had never crossed my mind and was a shock to my system when I saw it unfold on tv. The rising body count, the crying kids and parents, and that scene of the kid crawling out of the window has stayed ingrained in my mind. Thinking about it now on the anniversary it doesn’t seem that long ago this happened.
This was a show that I never saw on it’s first run that I remember. I saw a few episodes recorded on a VHS tape back in the mid 90’s but was too young to really understand what I was watching. Recently the show popped up on Netflix and all I can say is wow I love this show. I just started season 2 so don’t ruin it for me fuckers! Check it out if you can, it seems to get referenced a lot in pop culture.
Before Looking at Wikipedia: I think they jump on a boxcar, not sure exactly why. I’m gonna guess that either their parents are dead or their parents beat them profusely, either way great child’s book fodder. They get adopted or taken in by a rich family and get into shenanigans or their drifters or i dont fucking know this was like 15 years ago.
Wikipedia: Originally published in 1924 by Rand McNally and reisssued in 1942, the novel The Boxcar Children, tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They had been staying at a bakery but ran away when they heard the baker’s wife say she will take all of them in but Benny, leaving Benny with no option but to go back to the orphanage. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. They fear their legal guardian, their grandfather, believing him to be cruel. They enjoy their freedom, but find that their lifestyle has many problems and is not a long-term solution. They eventually meet their grandfather, James Alden, who is a kind and wealthy man. The children agree to live with him. James moves the beloved boxcar to his backyard so the children can use it as a playhouse. In the subsequent books, the children encounter many adventures and mysteries in their neighborhood or at the locations they visit with their grandfather. The majority of the books are set in locations the children are visiting over school holidays such as summer vacation orChristmas break.
Meh I was close. I do find it quite fucked that the grandmother didn’t want one of the kids and was just going to dump him off at an orphanage. What a cunt.