Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pop culture touchstones of my youth

You can't escape the influences of pop culture. How much are we shaped and defined by this stuff that makes its first impressions on us during our youth?
Here are some of the things that made an impact on me during the first dozen or so years of my life...

Topps baseball cards
G.I. Joe
Elvis Presley
Scooby Doo
The Big Red Machine (Cincinnati Reds)
Apollo astronauts
Silly putty
Evel Knievel
Harlem Globetrotters
The Flintstones
The Jackson Five
Speed Racer
Walt Disney
Bugs Bunny
Cub Scouts
Mad Magazine
Star Wars
Disco/Bee Gees
Peanuts/Charles Schultz
Happy Days/Fonzie
Carol Burnett Show