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Ivan Meets GI Joe
July 2, 2004 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Retro toys: I remember using the garden hose to frantically try and dissolve that pink shit. We eventually cleaned the knife, but I remember big blobs of it still on the ground with ants stuck in it. We ended up keep Stretch's head as a trophy.

People reminisce about their old toys. Mostly about topics like how they tortured GI Joe, made mrs. beasley look like a victim of domestic violence, and knew that Steve Scout was living an alternative lifestyle. Not every memory's a gem, but some are a real laugh.
posted by Mayor Curley (11 comments total)

 
Joe was such a tool...after a few brews (or 10)I remember playin' GI Joe Cliffdiver at a gravel pit with a hundred foot freakin' drop...we used to strap about 50 rockets with inter-connected fuses to his naked self (no Joe speedoes available..sorry Joe)

Eh, my 1969 Astronaut GI Joe could hold his liquor. I guess this guy's Joes were lightweights.

My buddy and I, in the mid 70's, would climb his garage roof, some 12 ft high or so, and crank this sucker up!!! Evil would shoot off the peak of the roof, land in the driveway and take off where it hit!!!

That's right, buddy, you and every other kid with an Evil Knievel stuntcycle in the 1970s.

Wow, look, MMMs!
posted by Shane at 10:32 AM on July 2, 2004


I loved my Sit-N-Spin. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 1:19 PM on July 2, 2004


Haha. I remember playing with GI Joes from the late eighties. You're reminiscing about GI Joes from the 70s and 60s. Hahaha!
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:47 PM on July 2, 2004


Hahaha!

Hrmph. Damn kids! But your Joes were itty bitty!

posted by Shane at 1:57 PM on July 2, 2004


Haha. I remember playing with GI Joes from the late eighties. You're reminiscing about GI Joes from the 70s and 60s. Hahaha!

Yes, but your life is condensed compared to ours, so it all evens out. I'm 30, and I still haven't hit the "assaulting a police officer" milestone.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:44 PM on July 2, 2004


I didn't assault a police officer. Pull your head out of your ass before posting next time.
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:54 PM on July 2, 2004


I didn't assault a police officer. Pull your head out of your ass before posting next time.

I was kidding, and I'm sorry that I don't remember the details of your physical altercation with law enforcement.

Jesus. Just fill it up with unleaded, please.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:41 PM on July 2, 2004


Man.... read my history. There are no details of my physical altercation with law enforcement, because it never happened. Maybe you're referring to the post about my stupid friend? If that's the case he did do it. But what does that matter? You probably think I did it anyway.
posted by Keyser Soze at 6:50 PM on July 2, 2004


It's irrelevant-- I was just trying to make a little jab in response to you reminding me of my advancing age, and it escalated.

My fault-- I generally leap right for the throat so there's no reason to assume that my lighter kidding isn't intended to be nasty. Again, sorry!
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:57 PM on July 2, 2004


It's cool. I blew my stack.
posted by Keyser Soze at 7:16 PM on July 2, 2004


Sit n Spin was a commercial that stuck in my head for enough years that when it managed to pop out at just the right time in my 20's that a friend and I had a HUGE laugh.

Once my grandmother gave me a jigsaw puzzle with GI Joe. I must have been too old, because it was still around for me to notice how HOT that man was in the drawing, once puberty hit.
posted by Goofyy at 1:03 AM on July 4, 2004


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