about the Garbage Pail Kids, they never lie*
"After being off the market for 15 years, a new series of the hugely successful stickers that entertained children in the mid-1980s with depictions of bodily functions will be released in August by The Topps Co. "
Of course, you remember the Garbage Pail kids. You either loved them or hated them, depending on your age and your sense of gross-out humor. Yea, I was already out of high school when they came out, but I still loved them. How could you not find a place in your heart for Up Chuck, New Wave Dave or my sister's favorite, Phony Lisa? Yes, there was a Michelle Muck, but it had two L's so that doesn't count.
I think this is a great idea, consumer wise. Kids like to laugh, they love fart and bathroom humor and collecting cards is all the rage. Somewhere between the Pokemon and Magic stage, lies the heart of the Garbage Pail Kids demographic. And who are the parents of those kids, the ones who will be shelling out money so their kids can gross each other out? The parents who bought the cards themselves the first time.
Of course, not everyone is convinced.
"I'm kind of surprised they're releasing it, because I think kids may be beyond this," said Mark Long, author of "Bad Fads" and operator of the Bad Fads Museum Web site.
I guess that's why Mark is in charge of the Bad Fads museum and not the Fads that Still Exist Because People Do Not Let Pop Culture of their Youth Die Museum.
One only has to look at the sales for Captain Underpants books (complete with whoopie cushion!) or hear how the kids howl with laughter during the three second fart scene in Finding Nemo to realize how wrong Mark Long is. Wrong Long. There's a GPK card for you!
Anyhow, I'm anxiously awaiting the August arrival/revival of the Garbage Pail kids. I just hope they come out with a Natalie card (Noxious Natalie, perhaps?) so I can bestow an embarassing nickname on her for those times she decided to announce that she hates me in public.
[And I'm wondering if I shouldn't come up with some blogger GPK cards. No, no..don't try to stop me]
* You do know that song, right?