Month: July 2013

Falling on the Huge Foam Mats

I remember jumping on these gigantic foam mats whenever they were set up in the gymnasium at Monck Public School. Being a wrestling fan – and an idiot with no regard for my safety – I used to emulate my favourite wrestling moves onto these things. It also forecasted my involvement in the self-created IBWF (Isaac’s Basement Wrestling Federation) that would initiate after I entered high school. Thank you foam mats for existing.

Blades of Steel

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh buddy! Blades of Motha F#%*ing Steel! What was the best part of this game? The unlicensed NHL knock off teams? The glowing players? The amazingly life-like celebrations after goals? Or perhaps the awesome soundtrack? Nope. The best part of the game was that if you lost a fight you got a penalty and if you win you didn’t. Thank you Japan for your crazy version of 80s hockey, It was a blast!

Let’s All Go to the Lobby

I really wish movie theatres and drive-ins would bring back this 1950’s classic. “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was created in 1957 and would be played before a feature presentation in theatres, as well as during intermission…back when films had intermission. It was a pretty subtle advertisement that hinted (subtly) that movie goers should go the lobby for a treat. In 2000, “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Wow, now I’m hungry for some hot buttery popcorn.

Big Red

Big Red ain’t just a nickname for famed Letterman announcer Alan Kalter. It’s a type of gum too. A type of gum that will give you a one-way ticket to make out city…population: you and some slut (male or female). But for real, I prefer the Alan Kalter version of Big Red better: