The other day I was driving by myself. ::ahem:: I was in the car alone. ::ahem:: It was just me. No Scout. No kids. Period.
That never happens.
So I did what any adult that’s been singing “Sesame Street,” “Where Is Thumbkin?,” and “Old MacDonald” would do.
I blasted some Rage Against the Machine. And some Rob Zombie. And some punk music.
Who cares that it was from the late 90s?
Why? Because listening to that combination of music transports you back to the early 90s.
How do I know I traveled back in time?
Because I passed a billboard advertising that A Different World was on TV.
Some of you young people are saying, “What’s a billboard?” Some of you even younger people are asking, “What’s A Different World?
A TV show that was on in the late 80s and early 90s. Obviously, I traveled back in time because I don’t know why anyone would need a billboard for a TV show that’s been over for 20 years.
So to recap…
Listening to 90s Music = Time Travel.
June 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm
I wonder what will happen if I listen to “Where is Thumbkin?” If I pass a billboard advertising The Elephant Show with Sharon, Lois, and Bram, PopTarts are on me.
June 3rd, 2015 at 7:24 pm
*sigh* Dwayne Wayne.
I’m turning on the old school music now.
June 3rd, 2015 at 7:39 pm
Wait until you have an older kid and watch the tween appropriate Disney channel shows all day, every day, and see Kadeem Hardison playing a DAD. It will rock your world, man.
But congrats on the driving alone thing. How’d you get that to happen???
June 3rd, 2015 at 9:06 pm
Just last week we saw that show on The Disney Channel and I was like, “IS THAT DWAYNE WAYNE AS THE DAD!?!?!”
June 3rd, 2015 at 9:08 pm
That would be one of the few billboards that would actually catch my eye.
June 3rd, 2015 at 10:55 pm
Science Fiction all along!
June 3rd, 2015 at 10:55 pm
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June 4th, 2015 at 5:42 am
This might explain why the corded phone on the wall rang while I was listening to Hot Tuna the other day. It does not explain why there was a corded phone on the wall – I mean, shouldn’t there be a hi-def TV there instead?
June 4th, 2015 at 6:24 am
I wonder what would happen if Rob Zombie recorded Where is Thumbkin?
June 4th, 2015 at 10:45 am
Somebody needs to make this a thing. Can we create a kickstarter for that? And don’t stop at Where is Thumbkin, if we’re gonna do it, let’s do it right. A whole ALBUM of Rob Zombie kid songs. I’d love to hear his take on Fruit Salad or Baby Beluga.
June 9th, 2015 at 3:02 pm
I’ve been an avid reader of your posts for some time now. Thanks for this post… I always enjoy 🙂 Please read my latest blog (https://pardonmyblogs.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/the-categories/) for a short and witty, comical outlook on the types of people you find clubbing on a night out… It would be much appreciated 🙂
June 23rd, 2015 at 8:57 am
I don’t particularly want to go to the 80s. Can I go to the 70s on my trip?
June 23rd, 2015 at 11:36 am
I’m really glad you found a way to make us laugh while ridiculing that ridiculous brain of yours 😉 I’d be tempted to just slap the shit out of my brain if it tried that crap with me. Seriously, way to go!
July 10th, 2015 at 5:11 pm
Funny stuff. Thanks!
September 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 pm
This made me laugh, and then I got sad when I realized this was written in June- I want more! MORE!
October 12th, 2015 at 1:10 am
I listen to 90s music in my car too – even if I have my toddler with me. He can learn to love Matchbox 20 and Pearl Jam, or he can get his own damned car.
October 25th, 2015 at 12:28 pm
that’s awesome :))
November 13th, 2015 at 3:17 pm