If your looking for a Hellraiser reference, sorry the title is all your gonna get but if your looking for a trip down memory lane then sit down, strap in and hang on for the ride.
I’m halfway thru my thirty-fifth year on this planet and I am honestly amazed at the things I’ve seen happen during my time. In the year I was born we had an NFL team with a perfect season, we had the end of the Viet Nam war, Roe Vs. Wade was decided in the Supreme Court. Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon and Secretariat won the Triple Crown. We had an energy crisis and Watergate which caused Nixon to resign as president. Granted I wasn’t really a witness to these events but I was born in a pretty eventful year.
I have however seen a movie make people afraid to go in the water, not once but twice! I’ve traveled to a galaxy far, far away not once, not twice but three times! And I’ve seen the man who created this fantastic universe try his best to destroy everything we loved for years. I’ve seen a childhood hero reborn into someone else just as fantastic. I’ve seen Mount St. Helens erupt and spew ash across the country, Tylenol pulled from shelves because someone tampered with it and who can forget the Cola Wars? Speaking of wars I’ve seen the Cold War end, saw my country invade Panama, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve seen a President shot and a Pope too! I’ve seen disasters like the Challenger and the Columbia, I’ve seen the Towers fall and two kids exact they’re brand of “vengeance” on other defenseless others they thought wronged them and others across the country copy this terrible act and wondered what kind of world we live in that something like this could happen. As a counterbalance to that though I’ve also seen the Berlin Wall come down and families reunited after years of separation. I’ve seen video games go from Pong to Atari to X-Box, from Gameboy to PSP I’ve seen the rise and fall of the arcade, and the decline (and hopefully rise again) of an American classic.
I’ve seen cell phones go from 15 pound bricks to something barely thicker than a piece of paper, computers too! I’ve seen the Internet blossom from BBS’s to what it is today and met some awesome people in the process. I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of the comic industry and comic movies go from barely watchable to pretty damn awesome! I’ve seen New Coke, Crystal Pepsi, Pepsi Blue, and Pitch Black I and II. I’ve seen cartoons launched to promote toys and toys that inspire cartoons. I’ve seen Transformers movies on the big screen twice. I watched He-Man and knew I had the power! I watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles every day after school and if I couldn’t be a ninja I wanted to be a “real american hero” instead. I could go on and on and I know there are a lot of things that I’m forgetting about but these are the things that stand out for me at this time. I hope they brought back memories for you as well.