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2012-12-01 03:56:39 PM  
7 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-01 05:15:11 PM  
6 votes:

DaCaptain19: Mugato: I don't know, some of those don't seem unreasonable to ban.

This. Whenever you can go through your own chemistry set, and come upon something Iran would be interested in obtaining...not a good sign.


retrothing.typepad.com

img857.imageshack.us
2012-12-01 06:33:00 PM  
5 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-12-01 11:13:41 PM  
3 votes:

The Southern Dandy: [www.retroland.com image 650x300]

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SuperElasticBubblePlastic doesn't kill brain cells... I made at least potato of those things.
2012-12-01 03:46:10 PM  
3 votes:
My uncle still has a jart stuck in his head from the seventies that they couldn't remove. It's red; comes out the back of his ear.
2012-12-01 03:43:12 PM  
3 votes:
Obligatory: Link
2012-12-01 02:49:38 PM  
3 votes:
Super Happy Fun Ball not on the list?
2012-12-01 05:06:06 PM  
2 votes:

Rufus Lee King: miniflea: Gergesa: I remember my parents got my sister and I one of those slip and slide things. That was stupid of us. The back and front yards are not even surfaces. They also have rocks and other such things; not comfortable to slide unless you find a perfectly level yard.

When I was a kid I saw a guy's exposed kneecap because of the slip and slide. There was a big party or something, and it was set up on this hill behind the houses, and apparently unbeknownst to all there was a jagged, rusty metal stake of some sort sticking out of the hill. The guy who hit it wasn't the first to go down the thing by a long shot. Tore his knee wide open. I guess it really wasn't the slip and slide's fault, but after that I refused to go down waterslides of any kind for a long, long time.

I used to constantly beg my parents to buy me a Slip-N-Slide, and they steadfastly refused. I guess they knew was was best, after all.

They got me a "Bizzy Buzz Buzz" instead. Boring as hell, but the only way you could hurt yourself with one was to deliberately jam it in your eye, which was something I never felt inclined to do.

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WTF is that? Fisher Price "My first tattoo" kit?
2012-12-01 04:26:37 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: I don't know, some of those don't seem unreasonable to ban.


This. Whenever you can go through your own chemistry set, and come upon something Iran would be interested in obtaining...not a good sign.
2012-12-01 04:02:40 PM  
2 votes:

CptnSpldng: Dangerous was a slingshot and a handful of cherry bombs or M-80s.


Heh. When I was a kid, we'd all get together at my grandpa's farm on the 4th. My uncles would send each of the kids off with a bucket full of firecrackers and bottle rockets, and a lit cigarette to use on the fuses.
They'd also give you a sip of beer if your mom wasn't watching.

/They'd probably go to jail for that now
//Yes, I have a lawn, and you shouldn't be on it.
2012-12-01 04:00:43 PM  
2 votes:
Meh.

www.dangerouslaboratories.org 

Can't afford Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Builds nuclear reactor in own shed.
2012-12-01 03:59:38 PM  
2 votes:
Dangerous was a slingshot and a handful of cherry bombs or M-80s.
2012-12-01 02:42:00 PM  
2 votes:
i236.photobucket.com

Does not approve.
2012-12-03 12:28:57 AM  
1 votes:

vodka: The Southern Dandy: [www.retroland.com image 650x300]

Now with NEW Super brain cell killing fumes!

Did those ever work? I got a kit a few times over the years and was never able to actually make a bubble of any sort.


Where I grew up we couldn't afford the fancy superelasticbubble plastic, so we bought a cheap chinese knockoff that had even MORE fumes in tubes half the size for a quarter each (this was the 1970's). Sh*t smelled like a tire patch kit and the bubbles would get hard in seconds as the volatile solvents evaporated. Made a real nice fireball when lit, as some of those solvents were trapped inside the bubble... at least those that we didn't suck into our lungs.
2012-12-01 09:57:45 PM  
1 votes:
SDRR:
And a pocket full of marbles

When I was a Boy Scout, we used to bring our Wrist Rockets when camping
until one kid got shot in the neck with a chocolate Whopper.

i51.photobucket.com
2012-12-01 08:31:32 PM  
1 votes:
Lead ink? As a kid I loved reading my mom's old books from the 50s, and I turned out just potato.
2012-12-01 07:17:34 PM  
1 votes:
t1.gstatic.com 

I can't wait for next month when we get the "classic cereals", "classic candy bars" or "beers I like" thread.
2012-12-01 05:20:26 PM  
1 votes:

talkertopc: Another "want" vote for the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. I'd love to see the instruction manual in pdf format.


They were all snapped up by some little guy wearing a brass spittoon, muttering about needing to remove Earth because it obstructs his view of Venus.
2012-12-01 05:11:14 PM  
1 votes:
media.visionforum.com
2012-12-01 05:03:28 PM  
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: [www.retroland.com image 650x300]

Now with NEW Super brain cell killing fumes!


I used to LOVE those! I think I blew out my eardrums trying to inflate them through that tiny tube.
2012-12-01 04:43:57 PM  
1 votes:
www.retroland.com

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2012-12-01 04:30:25 PM  
1 votes:

Teknowaffle: MelGoesOnTour: Meh. I saw not ONE mention of GI Joe and "The Eight Ropes of Danger".

I have seen Peter North and the Seven Ropes of Danger, but yours sounds a bit, well, gayer.


Yeah, I think that Joe comes with "Dutch Rudder Grip".
2012-12-01 04:28:05 PM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: Meh. I saw not ONE mention of GI Joe and "The Eight Ropes of Danger".


I have seen Peter North and the Seven Ropes of Danger, but yours sounds a bit, well, gayer.
2012-12-01 04:26:11 PM  
1 votes:

pxlboy: HotWingAgenda: pxlboy: reklamfox: Yeah, kids are stupid alright. It's kind of their thing. Along with eating small toys, aren't dumb kids also eating those Tide washing machine packets?

Man, I'm glad I wasn't that dumb as a kid.

My friend's fiancee was dumb enough to put one of these into the dishwasher with the wrapper still on. I saw it at the bottom of the dishwasher, wrapper intact. She's not the brightest bulb in the fixture.

[www.staticwhich.co.uk image 246x158]

To be fair, there's a competing brand that makes something like that with a dissolvable wrapper that you have to leave on.

If you saw how she loaded the dishwasher, you would understand. She has almost zero spatial reasoning skills...or any skills, for that matter. And she's ridiculously-lazy.


Sooooo... did you hit it?
2012-12-01 04:09:44 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: FightDirector: How many farking pages of a book does one have to eat to get a level of lead that even registers, given the microscopic amounts of ink it actually takes to print a book?

Are you a Chinaman?


In China, each letter would be individually punched from lead foil and glued to the page with toxic adhesive by child slave labor.
2012-12-01 04:04:31 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: One of the four uranium ores included was Po-210 (Polonium)...

Dear Mr. DiSabitino,

Please learn how to read the periodic table.

Thank you.
2012-12-01 03:59:04 PM  
1 votes:
I had both the Thingmaker and Edible Thingmaker, both of which featured a hotplate that got about as hot as a waffle iron, the first to cure a gooey liquid into a rubbery substance in the shape of insects and such, the other hot enough to cook batter in various shapes within minutes. After I ran out of goo and batter, I used them to melt crayons.
2012-12-01 03:59:04 PM  
1 votes:
My girlfriend nailed her dad's foot with a lawn dart as a child. She was forbidden to play with them after that.

/csb
2012-12-01 03:56:14 PM  
1 votes:
But how am I supposed to pretend to be Jim West without the belt buckle gun?
2012-12-01 03:53:22 PM  
1 votes:
I am thinking that some horny teenage boy saw potential for a "whole lotta fun" with the Snack Time Cabbage Patch Kid and that it ended very very poorly
2012-12-01 03:52:21 PM  
1 votes:
When I worked for the ES&H department of a research university, our radiation safety group had one child's toy from the 20's that was basically a kaleidoscope with a small radium chip inside. That's right kids, get a good gamma dose right in the eye. Fun for the whole family!

/The radium water and codpieces for virility were probably a bad idea too
2012-12-01 03:45:04 PM  
1 votes:
I miss the old Erector sets. If you were a smart, creative kid, you kid build damn near anything. As a plus, the edges were so sharp that you could defend yourself from neighborhood bullies
2012-12-01 02:34:28 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x611]

This looks like a Fallout fanatic's wet dream. Hell I'd take one. Captures the 1950s Sci-Fi perfectly.


I've already been all over eBay, these things are harder to find than Lindsay Lohan's sobriety.
2012-12-01 01:31:28 PM  
1 votes:
Buckyballs were specifically marketed for adults. If you're dumb enough to give them to your kids maybe removing the snowflakes from the gene pool is the right thing to do.
2012-12-01 11:57:25 AM  
1 votes:
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

This looks like a Fallout fanatic's wet dream. Hell I'd take one. Captures the 1950s Sci-Fi perfectly.
 
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