Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Danger, danger, danger, Will Robinson!
This morning while we were out walking, we saw an old Wonder Horse on someone's front lawn. So we talked about the Wonder Horses of Our Youth and how much we loved them even though it's like they were designed to maim young children on purpose. You know. With the springs. And the height from the ground. And also the bounciness which could pitch vigorous riders straight into the family room wall. FLY ME TO THE MOON, BABY! Now, of course, safety is a huge issue, which is good. OBV. But sometimes I think we're like that robot on LOST IN SPACE that went around flapping its robot arms and crying, "Danger! Danger! Danger!" Sometimes I think the message we give is WHATEVER YOU DO, KIDS, DON'T MOVE! BECAUSE LIFE WILL KILL YOU! Anyway. I might write a column about this. Can you think of other toys from the 50's and 60's that were good at maiming children?