Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Wednesday Reminisce: Picture Pages
When I was a kid, computers were these room-sized things that either solved complex math equations or planned on taking over the world.
And, thus, unlike today's spoiled youth, we needed Captain Kangaroo and Bill Cosby to come along and educate us through Picture Pages.
It was simple: Beg your parents to run down to the local library to pick up some free Picture Pages. And then hope with all that is decent to not miss the episode where Bill Cosby actually used that exact same Picture Page.
I believe in my entire lifetime, Bill Cosby only did ONE Picture Page that I actually had. And, frankly, I couldn't wait around, so I did it by myself...feeling sort of dirty the whole time.
And, I can admit it now, I realllly wanted one of those Mortimer Ichabod markers that made a cool sound every time you drew with it. But, alas, it was never meant to be. And that's why I'm no rocket scientist.