The Weirdest Toys Of My Childhood


1. The Super Soaker Oozinator Once upon a time, Hasbro decided that just shooting water out of their Super Soakers wasn’t good enough. So they came out with a new water gun; “The Super Soaker Oozinator.” It featured an “air-powered blaster,” 27-ounce water capacity and 20-shot “bio-ooze” capacity. Now pray tell, what is this “ooze?” […]

RIP Lisa Frank


Okay, so Lisa Frank isn’t dead. According to their corporate information their headquarters is located in  Tucson, Arizona so I imagine she’s sitting on her back porch drinking a mojito, staring at a cactus, and laughing about how rich she got making stickers and notebooks with unicorns and homoerotic polar bears. What is dead, is me […]

I Love The 90’s


The 90’s was a weird time for everyone. Every era was so distinctly defined up to that point. The 50’s was Leave It To Beaver, the 60’s was all about free love and multiple sexual partners, the 70’s had disco inferno, and the 80’s…well, it was the 80’s. Then we get to the 90’s. Strung […]

Lisa Frank Is Still On Drugs


Meet Buffy, Brandi and Pawla (nice play on words Lisa!). According to this wrap sheet they are best friends who go to the “Beary Cool School” where they are cheerleaders. I’m assuming made it for their gymnastic skills and not their good looks and popularity. They like “When their team wins!” and dislike “When their […]

Lisa Frank Liked Drugs.


A few days ago, for no particular reason, I found myself googling Lisa Frank. Don’t give me that blank stare, you know who she is. You owned her trapper keepers, notebooks, pencils, folder, and stickers – YOU DID. They were covered in neon baby tigers and magical unicorns eating lollypops and you loved it. You […]