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Old 09-20-2022, 07:55 PM   #1
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Childhood Pop Culture Staples

I was born in 1960, was a child in the ‘60s and was a teen in the ‘70s. There are some pop culture indulgences from my childhood that I feel have defined me as an adult and, happily, have stayed with me to this day. I?ll break them out here, but I thought it?d be fun for us all to share what yours were, too.

Comic Books:

Marvel Comics. Specifically Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, Tomb of Dracula and Conan The Barbarian. There were others I loved, too, but this list was my mainstay.

Television:

- Star Trek
- Dark Shadows
- Batman (?66)
- The Wild Wild West
- Chiller Theater - loved these old schlock horror films. Plenty of great Vincent Price films!

Comedy:

- Abbott & Costello - I watched their TV show episodes constantly. They made me howl with laughter
- Bill Cosby - despise him now and threw all his stand up CDs and albums in the trash when word came out on him recently but, as a kid, I loved his bits and listened to his albums constantly.

Movies:

- Jaws
- Star Wars (original trilogy)
- Hammer Studios? Horror Movies, too many to reference but especially any movie with Christopher Lee as Dracula and Peter Cushing as Van Helsing
- All the Universal Monster Movies
- Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. I never tire of watching this. One of my most favorite movies ever.

Books:

- The Hobbit
- Lord Of The Rings
- Dark Shadows trade book series
- Dracula (scared me to death reading it as a kid)

Games:

- Monopoly
- Mille Bournes (played with my family)

Sports (okay, maybe this isn?t considered pop culture but I?m including it):

- Boston Red Sox. The Sox of the ?60s and ?70s were one of my great loves.

Music:

- Little Feat

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Old 09-20-2022, 08:16 PM   #2
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Great thread idea. For me there are just some general items:

Batman - comics, toys, games, whatever.

Evel Knievel

Nike (can’t stand the company now)

Wrist bands - blue ones like George Brett wore

George Brett - KC Royals

Godzilla

Members Only jacket

Star Wars

World War II model airplanes

My BB gun

Ben Cooper Halloween masks.
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Mister H, are you from KC? We lived there from 1997 - 2011. You’ll appreciate that my company hosted a corporate box for our biggest clients at Kauffman Stadium and we had George Brett attend to entertain our guests. He was raucous and hilarious, just as you’d expect him to be. He came up to me and in a mock challenge asked me if he was my favorite baseball player, and I said “no.” His scowl turned around when I said my favorite ball player was Carl Yastrzemski, at which point he grabbed both my shoulders and yelled out “Mine too!” We then geeked out together about our favorite Yaz stories. The guy is a riot!
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Actually I’m from Oslo but I did most of my growing up in KC. Lots of fond memories watching Brett, W. Wilson, F. White and Dan Quisenberry with the old man. Awesome story about Brett. I always heard he was hilarious.
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we had George Brett attend to entertain our guests. He was raucous and hilarious, just as you?d expect him to be. He came up to me and in a mock challenge asked me if he was my favorite baseball player, and I said ?no.? His scowl turned around when I said my favorite ball player was Carl Yastrzemski, at which point he grabbed both my shoulders and yelled out ?Mine too!? We then geeked out together about our favorite Yaz stories. The guy is a riot!
That's great, he comes across as a fun dude in interviews. His meltdown during the pine tar incident is one of the great moments in baseball history, and justified I might add

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Actually I?m from Oslo but I did most of my growing up in KC. Lots of fond memories watching Brett, W. Wilson, F. White and Dan Quisenberry with the old man. Awesome story about Brett. I always heard he was hilarious.
Wow, Oslo by way of Kansas City? Do you ever make it back to Oslo?
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I was born in 1984 and i was a teen between 1996-2001. It all started with Voltron The Anime, The first thing i have ever watched when i was mostly 5 year old. My Father would call me, Ozan Ozan ! come here immidiatly Voltron is starting ! and i would run to the living room sit down and watch Voltron. Lost all connection with the world and focused on Voltron. I later learned they would feed me easly when i was watching Voltron, that was why Father called me... Calculating bastards... They made me chubby... I am chubby now, are you happy Father and Mother !

Television:

- Voltron
- Space Adventure Cobra
- Plawres's Sanshiro
- Laserion
- Macross Saga
- Masters of The Univers
- She-Ra
- Genki
- Rose of Versailles
- Batman TAS
- Batman Beyond
- Batman (1966)
- X-Men (Cartoon of 90s)
- Spider-Man (Cartoon of 90s)
- Fantastic Four (Cartoon of 90s)
- Iron Man (Cartoon of 90s)
- Star Trek ( The one with Kirk and Spock and McCoy, it was from 60s or something right)
- Flash (90s tv show)
- Zorro (90s tv show)
- Zorro (Anime)
- The Mask (Cartoon of 90s)
- South Park
- The Simpsons
- Jack Ass (tv show)
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch
- Remi (Anime)
- les Miserables (Anime)
- Thundercats
- Ninja Turtles (90s cartoon)
- Transformers (80s cartoon)
- Smurfs (80s cartoon)
- Asterix (cartoons)
- Knight Rider
- A-Team
- James Bond Jr. (90s cartoon)
- Duck Tales
- Darkwing Duck
- Speed Racer
- Saber Rider and The Star Sheriffs
- Heidi (Anime)
- Candy Candy
- Lady Georgie
- Red Kit ( or The name its known in America and Europe Lucky Luke)
- Popeye

Movies:

- Jaws
- Star Wars (original trilogy and prequel trilogy)
- Dracula ( Francis Ford Coppola Film)
- Matrix
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
- Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure
- Robocop 1-3
- Terminator
- Terminator II Judgement Day
- Rambo
- Batman (1989 Tim Burton Film)
- Batman Returns
- Superman (all of Chirstopher Reeve films)
- Ghost Busters
- Ghost Busters II
- Back to The Future 1-3
- Interview with The Vampire
- Fight Club
- Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh Film)
- Taras Bulba ( Yul Brynner is my favorite actor)
- 10 Commandment
- Planet of The Apes
- Tarzan Films (i am not sure about the name of the films, i was little, some of them were black and white. I think Olympic Swimmer Weissmuller was Tarzan in some of them)
- Dumb and Dumber
- The Mask
- Tarkan ( a Turkish film series)
- Hababam Sınıfı (a Turkish film series)
- Turist Omer ( a Turkish film series)
- Count of Monte Cristo (1975)
- James Bond Films
- Star Trek
- Excalibur
- Conan The Barbarian
- Conan The Destroyer
- Alien 1-4
- Predator 1-2

Books:

- The Hobbit
- Lord Of The Rings
- Dragonlance
- Ravenloft
- The Black Sword
- Forgotten Realms
- Death Gate
- Sandman (comics)

Games:

- Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption
- Star Wars: Dark Forces Series
- Final Fantasy VIII

Sports:

This is not my thing... lol

Music:

- Michael Jackson
- MF? (a Turkish band)
- Joe Cocker
- Tarkan ( a Turkish pop singer)
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