Friday, May 30, 2008

The People's Wheelie

If Wheelie Bars are for sissies, then what is a "sissy bar"? I love toy companies that encourage laying down a patch of rubber and wheelie stunts without a helmet. I really do. After all, this was the generation that ate butterscotch-flavored centipedes cooked up on a 110-volt Mattel "Incredible Edible" grill. This isn't about nostalgia, this is reality without safety nets.

"Motorcycles do it... even trucks do it" .... let's do it. More lascivious fun from Wham-O !

4 comments:

polly esther said...

Who needed guns, box cutters, and bombs when you had wheelie bars, super-elastic-bubble-plastic, lawn darts and slip-n-slides to play with?

okay, now do the voice of Super Sugar Bear.

Joey Polanski said...

One mention o Incredible Edibles and Im droolin.

Thanks, Pavlov.

Charlie Bo Barley said...

I had a Stingray (remember coaster breaks?) and coveted but never had a sissy bar. Never heard of Wheelie Bars til now; I assumed Sissy Bars made it easier to "pop a wheelie" by leaning back.

Guess I'll go watch Gilligan's Island and cry into my Quisp now...

Anonymous said...

You were the guy with the trampoline in the neighborhood, weren't you?

No, Quake...