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June 6, 2015 1:23 PM   Subscribe

Where are they now? Thirty years later, Garbage Pail Kids are given updated cards that reflect the hardships associated with growing up a sticker.
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It is kind of amazing that the garbage pail kids managed to be inoffensive to most oppressed groups while being completely "offensive" to "grown-ups". Some of this stuff really is stomach churning if you have worked emergency medicine. I will say no more.
posted by poe at 1:27 PM on June 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


My first reaction was "urrnh?"* but this is a lot better done than I expected. This is very well done.

* possibly because I'd just waken up
posted by aubilenon at 1:31 PM on June 6, 2015


I enjoyed these. I know Duane isn't funny if you have learned what pool drains can do to people. But that actor has a great face.
posted by Countess Elena at 1:40 PM on June 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Tragic the way the mass media can feature someone one day, but years later, the devastating echoes of their brief fame can leave horrid scars the rest of their life. At least a couple of them managed to make good with their disabilities and left us with stories of triumph over adversity.
posted by Samizdata at 1:46 PM on June 6, 2015 [8 favorites]


Heh, Noah Body is the head of the company.
posted by FallowKing at 1:50 PM on June 6, 2015 [12 favorites]


Man, my mom would buy me boxes of these cards at Sam's Club (along with Topps baseball cards) like every other shopping trip. Of course, I sold them all for a nice sum in college for drug money.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:47 PM on June 6, 2015 [5 favorites]


Eh. Disappointing that it's not illustrations like the originals, but digitally manipulated photography instead. Great idea, but the execution stopped short.
posted by scrowdid at 8:00 PM on June 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


These kind of seem like cheap shots. The moral being: Don't work at Walmart or live in a trail or or work a factory job. Show me the garbage pail kids of the future of a disenfranchised tech worker, and I might see more insight in it.
posted by branravenraven at 11:48 PM on June 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Countess Elena: "I know Duane isn't funny if you have learned what pool drains can do to people.."

This is probably inevitable at this point.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:22 AM on June 7, 2015 [4 favorites]


This is probably inevitable at this point.

Inevitable? That shouldn't even be optional.
posted by Zerowensboring at 6:41 AM on June 7, 2015


branravenraven: "The moral being: Don't work at Walmart or live in a trail or or work a factory job."

...?
posted by Bugbread at 5:26 PM on June 7, 2015


Bugbread, I was taking things too seriously late at night, and I meant to write 'trailer,' not 'trail,' sorry. I meant that I was struck by how the garbage pail kids all had terrible fates that consisted of working class lives at the time. I think I was guilty of the being easily offended disease :.)
posted by branravenraven at 12:18 AM on June 8, 2015


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