Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Real Gone

Today I read that scientists have developed a pill that can help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder forget troubling memories. This needs to gain over-the-counter approval. Think of the societal healing! All the horrible, horrible things we'll be able to rinse from our brainpaths:

-The Pat Sajak Show
-New Coke
-Your prom
-My prom
-The rise and fall of Pauly Shore
-Biting into what one was under the impression was an Oreo only to have it prove itself a Hydrox
-Seinfeld's finale
-Any and all hair experimentation involving gel
-The 2007 Oscars
-That one guy
-Entirety of grade school, puberty, and freshman orientation
-James Cameron in general
-Banana clips

And to those who might argue that we must retain our collective trauma in order to learn from it, guess what I saw at the mall this week:

leggings with jelly shoes and Cosby sweaters next at: mb@blondechampagne.com


susan said...

Oh Dear Sweet Heavenly Lord.
Not the Banana Clip.
Humanity should be spared this plague of hair accessories.
Spare us. Spare us.

susan said...

Not the unholy banana clip. God don't transport us into the awfulness that was the last decades of the last century. The follilcles that survived banana-era horribliness are ones that can withstand crimping irons.

MissDirected said...

I actually saw jelly shoes at the mall a couple of weeks ago. As if that weren't bad enough, all the spots where the jelly bands crossed? They had a rhinestone. They were jelly blings, yo.

Cbell said...

Oh... I don't know... I have fond memories of my big blonde hair pulled up in one of those banana clips. Why, I was stylish... wasn't I?

Oh wait. It was the 80s. I wasn't stylish AT ALL.


Anonymous said...

How about prom dresses with hoop skirts a.k.a Gunne Sax dresses (I was an 80's teen). Had a lovely green prom dress with a hoop bigger than should be legal that would barely fit in the car. Ahh, those were the days!


Anonymous said...

Gunne Sax! GUNNE SAX!

Just when I think I remember everything there is to remember about the 80s, here comes Gunne Sax.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I went to an interactive musical/play this last summer called "Awesome 80's Prom" and we couldn't believe all the things we'd forgotten about. How about Vans & parachute pants? Shaker sweaters, skinny neck ties...the list goes on & on!
We were laughing but inside we were cringing!


Skittlekicks said...

Banana clips create rattails for women. Not again!

red pill junkie said...

The Banana clip... the leather ultra-slim tie... 80's man! Talking about Back to the Future! (Damn am I old)

Still, that song of Huey Louis and the News that's the main theme for Back to the Future still puts a smile to my face :-)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, yes, the "Everything old is new again" trend.

Personally, I am not for it. Not because it was so bad the first time around, but because it makes my 9 year old niece say things like, "That wasn't invented when you were little, Aunt Kelly."

And of course in rebuttal I pull out the old pictures, cringe and amaze her that "It was in fact invented when I was little and it wasn't all THAT long ago."

I suppose I should start looking through my old stuff, I a probablt sitting on a fashion treasure box.

Monica said...

Ah, yes Aunt Kelly. We all have our own carefully hoarded fashion treasures. I keep them, thinking that someday they might fit again. Silly, I know. What are the odds that I will be the right size at the exact same time that my purple spandex leggings are all the rage once again?

grammar_queen said...

What I miss most about the 80's -- my "bubble dress." Essentially, it was a white cotton t-shirt attached to a "bubble skirt" made of pink-with-white-polka-dot satin, stuffed to bursting with crinolin. With matching pink satin beaded purse on a silver chain. I was stylin' in 4th grade.

And of course I accessorized with clear jelly shoes and a white banana clip. I'm sure there's a picture somewhere...

Nicko McDave said...

Banana clips! Yes! You stick one across your face and pretend to be Geordi LaForge. Awesome.

Danny said...

MB, Have you not seen the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Seems like life imitating science fiction. Scary business!

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