Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Double Dare You!

In some board room in the 80's a plan was hatched: A game show who's prime purpose was to dump massive amounts of sticky crap all over children.

That game show: Double Dare

Every evening at 5:00 could find my sister and myself tuning into Nickelodeon for this apex of children's knowledge. Didn't know that Bon Jovi released Slippery When Wet? Well then it's time to get dirty!

With bright red/blue uniforms, knee/elbow pads, goggles, and a helmet, contestants on Double Dare where the luckiest kids on the face of the earth.

Like special forces ninjas, we spent hours developing key strategies on how we would win that free trip to Space Camp!! At the very least, we might win a couple of Huffys. And when a home version was released, children over the globe united in world peace.

Even Nintendo jumped on the bandwagon...

Alas, the days of wasting food are gone. And children are resigned to watch Quiz Bowls and Spelling Bees for their educational entertainment. So, God Bless You, Mark Summers!!

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