Freakies and Lollipops

Wow. Google Images is a blast. I had to get some images for a flyer I'm working on...


...and I had a great time entering key words and seeing all kinds of wonderful (and a few not-so-wonderful) pictures come up!

It got me thinking...I wonder what would happen if I search for something really obscure, like my favorite book in Junior high?

Voila!

How about my favorite TV show in fourth grade?

Ta da!

In case you're younger than me (or older - it was only on the air for a couple of years) that's Sigmund, of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Talk about a great premise: a cutie sea monster from a disfunctional family of sea monsters (brothers Blurp and Slurp are always out to get him) is befriended by a couple of human kids who keep having to sneak him into the closet to hide him from the housekeeper!

So, then I decided to search for a record album that I loved to stare at when I was little. Don't really remember the music - just loved that cover.

And here it is:

And the piece de resistance:


I grew up eating Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts, Cheerios and Wheaties (no sugar added, either), but every once in a while my mom would suffer from temporary insanity and buy a sugar cereal. We kids were able to wolf down massive amounts of cereal in the mornings, and I'm sure we bounced off the walls after eating Freakies. Yum-m-m-y. All sugar. And the most awesome prize inside: a genuine plastic Freaky figurine ("Collect all Seven"). And I collected 'em. All seven.

Wow. That was so fun. Now I have something new to do during "Hannity & Colmes."

Next search: Sleestaks. That one might stump my folks, but there are plenty of you out there who are my age and know exactly what I'm talkin' about.

Have a good night, and try not to dream about three-fingered, insect-eyed, hissing creatures chasing you through the Lost City. Better make it a friendly sea monster instead.

5 comments:

Modemom said...

Yep, you've stumped me! But I won't peek until you reveal. Today is internet catch up day in Dad's office. Found out I sold a banner Monday. XO

Modemom said...

P.S. It was the one you said you liked and I was going to give it to you if it didn't sell. BooHoo!

Melanie (aka Timber) said...

I'm picturing you in Dad's office, peering at the screen as you surf the net! I wish I were there! Congrats on selling the banner. How's the other handwork coming? Have you had a chance to start anything yet?

I'll be posting a Sleestak or two late this evening...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that. I had a continuing nightmare about sleestak. Hope I can sleep tonight. Jessie

The Inept Aspirant said...

Wow! does that ever bring back memories! I'm pretty sure I had a thing for Will, also. Wonder what he looks like now. I know...let's Google it!