Ah the 80s, that ever-bubbling font of nostalgia and silliness. It was an important time for popular culture that saw the beginnings of the home computer, Ghostbusters, Rambo, MTV, and countless other diversions to keep our young minds off the possibility of nuclear war. As if the threat of apocalypse or a communist invasion weren’t enough – thanks for the nightmares, Red Dawn – children of the ’80s were sometimes forced to seek shelter from their own toys. I’m pretty certain that the Army could have annexed a third-world country armed only with lawn darts and kerbangers (they’re not toys, they’re bolas!).
Good article. Thanks, Steve!