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Got this e-mail forward from missniceness that was one of those "back in time" things, full of images of toys we used to play with in the 80s. Good stuff. I just told a story a few days ago in my forum about running around my house in a cape pretending to be she-rah: princess of power, and I did a high kick and my toenail got caught in the carpet and ripped halfway off. blood everywhere. I think I was like six.

But my childhood injuries were not the point of this entry... no! I just wanted to say that the television show 3-2-1 Contact probably changed my life. Honestly. I didn't watch a ton of t.v. as a kid but I loved this show, it was about all these random people doing science stuff, they'd do little experiments and have short sketches based on science stuff. I have a very clear memory of being in like the first grade and telling some kid, "Well you can't see everything, because nobody can see ultraviolet light. Duh."

good times, good times. now, if only they could make a really cool kids show about engineers...

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belgand
Feb. 1st, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)
http://www.x-entertainment.com is currently running a feature with something like 25-50 ads from the 80s. It's an insanely good resource for 80s toys, cartoons, and Christmas-themed horror movies.
kicksnchicks
Feb. 1st, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
omg! i totally had a she-rah moment the other day!!! woohoo!!! we had the curiosity show here. was just too el cool, i'm sure we still have the books somewhere around, was two geeky guys just doing stuff with bottles and balloons and candles and all sorts of household stuff you *can* try at home! alright! they still have kiddie science shows on now, but i'm not sure if they really grab kids they way the curiosity show got me and mine. the presenters just aren't geek enough... i dunno...
missniceness
Feb. 1st, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Hahahaha
I knew you would appreciate it! :-D
spacefem
Feb. 1st, 2003 10:55 am (UTC)
Re: Hahahaha
totally! thanks!
aliki
Feb. 1st, 2003 10:27 am (UTC)
I loved 3-2-1-Contact. That was pivotal for me too. I also loved this math nerd show-- I dont remember the name because I was too young, but I think it was a pun on Dragnet or something. They'd go around town solving crimes based on math!

everydaylloyd
Feb. 1st, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC)
Mathnet! It was on Square One Television. I loved that show :)
everydaylloyd
Feb. 1st, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
Yay PBS!
Oh yes 3-2-1 Contact was a big thing for me too. It's a trip to watch the old episodes on Noggin.
Also as a kid I was a huge fan of Sesame Street and The Electric Company. Plus Square One Television.
I would secretly love staying home sick from school so I could watch educational TV all day. There was this one show with this artist that would dress up in a space suit and draw portions of this huge space mural with little aliens in it and stuff. Plus this other guy who would do arts and crafts. I distinctly remember one episode where he made little pipe cleaner men.
Let's hear it for PBS! :-D
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