let's get nostalgic
I finally decided what my “gimmick” will be for the Blogathon.
See, last year I went into the Blogathon without a clue as to what I was going to do. I winged it and somehow ended up soliciting boob shots from women (and some men) around the world, thus starting the Boobie Blog, which no longer exists for various reasons, chief among them being Fark users and Google perverts.
In order to steer clear of that kind of cheesecake and semi-porn this year, I am sticking to a topic, albeit a very broad topic: Pop Culture of My Youth, my youth being defined as the 60's, 70's and 80's, as my daughter was born in 1990 and my youth was pretty much done with at that point.
I’ll be focusing on a wide range of subjects; music, television, movies, commercials, toys, games, comics, books, fads, current events of the time, etc., all peppered with personal anecdotes, links, games, surveys and the like.
I figure this is an interesting enough subject to write about that it will keep me awake for 24 hours, as well as keep people interested.
So what do I need from you? Easy. I need your input. Send me links. Send me a list of your favorite things from any of those decades. Most importantly, send me any little stories you have from those times that have something to do with pop culture and I will give it its own entry during the 24 hours.
Use the comments on this post to remind me of all the good, goofy, tasteless, stupid, wonderful things that were part of the pop culture of those eras. Leave me your stories. Give me links to sites that might be of interest.
We’ve got six days to go before the Blogathon begins. We are still a ways from our goal of buying the ambulance but I do not doubt that we can get there. Please use the links on my sidebar or up top of this page to see how you can help.
Now let’s get nostalgic.
UPDATE: As a special bonus, I will be scanning embarassing pictures of myself from my younger days when I engaged in fashion trends and had bair haircuts.
If you have any pictures of yourself from those days, I'd love to use them. I'll be nice, I promise.