on a constant tape loop in my mental fern bar
if you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.
the weather was nice for baltimore in august, and mr. john's house was apparently fitted out with digital projection technology this year. our site lines of the screen were excellent.
one area of concern i had was that the sub shop, formerly known as apicella's osteria, was now isabella's, and we hadn't tried their grub yet. hoo boy, i knew things were okay when i saw the eye-talian dish soap once inside...
before the show this fellow showed up - think his name was bobby and he was selling used black suburbans or something. another guy showed up who i think was his rival - o'murphy or something? i'm not sure if he was also a used car salesman or he had just opened an irish pub.
captain 20: on channel 20 in washington dc (wdca)
captain played by dick dyszel, from 1972 to 1987
puppet pals included:
milton m. milton
fruitsy tootsie (“eat fruit for a snack”)
from 1975 to 1978 kids could get "channel 20 club cards,” of which 250,000 cards were handed out
shows played included (from personal tv-braindamaged memory):
kimba the white lion
again, weird old geezing nostalgia freak resources:
conclusions? i think i grew up in a kind of parallel universe to many of you local yokels. we all had our captain. screw the media conglomerates that set them adrift >:(
peep tha historical original 1950's-era boomerang formica countertop! pretty gritty after all these years, but it still makes me feel swank when i'm kicking it donna reed style.
now what to do with the dishpan hands - i'll ask madge...
naw, we're going down to virginia for fun and frolic and getting stuck in beach traffic. anyways, back to otakon. what you might not know: the name of the convention is derived from the japanese word otaku, which in america refers to a fanboy (and increasingly, fangirl) who is obsessed with japanese manga culture. in japan, the hand can be used like a knife, oops, i mean, otaku refers mostly to basement-dwelling antisocial men who spend all day playing nintendo and worshipping fictional japanese popstars. so you see da connexion.