As much as I would LOVE to go into detail of my Fantastically Fabulous Sunday, I can’t yet because all the pictures are on my home computer and that entry just isn’t complete without cute pictures of my husband using a nail gun.
Until then, I have a thought. This is a very serious thought – so if you are used to the light hearted babbling, prepare yourself for a philosophic monologue beyond your most existential dreams. hee.
I was in the mall on my lunch break (where all discussions of metaphysics begin, of course). I wandered into a few of those “teen” stores with all the retro merchandise that really isnt all that retro because its the 80s and that was NOT long enough ago to be considered “retro” dammit. You know – Transformer t-shirts, Atari bandanas, Strawberry Shortcake steering wheel covers, you know the store. I started thinking, do you know what I want?
I want a JEM and the Holograms T-shirt. Who do I talk to about bringing THAT back in style. Screw Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears. They have T-shirts and panties and car decals for every item I can THINK of from my childhood. They have Pound Puppies, Q-bert, Go-Bots, hell – they even have freakin’ Smurfs! But I want JEM. I want to see her pink hair and her star “earrings” on a cute babydoll t-shirt. Oooh, And not just JEM (or Jerrica), how about Kimber? She was AWESOME. I want a tin lunchbox with her face on it.
Seriously. If they are going to be making T-shirts and lunchboxes out of the same stuff they did when I was a kid, why not JEM? Is she not Retro enough? Was she not cool enough back in the 80s, so she can’t hold top billing now? How is that decided? Who decides that teenage girls would rather wear a Rainbow Brite t-shirt than one with Jem and the Holograms on it? I mean, I would think that a teenage girl, into “retro” 80s items, would LOVE a JEM and the holograms car decal, dont you?
OOOh. What about the MISFITS for the bad-to the bone girls who want to Rebel against JEM and that Synergy? Some MISFITS pajamas would ROCK. You could have pink glittery shirts for the JEM fans, and black t-shirts for the MISFITS. It could totally draw the line between punk and cheerleader, dont you think? Wouldnt that be genius?
Do you even know what I’m talking about? Come ON! If MrZoot could buy the first season of G.I.Joe on DVD (and he DID buy it, thank you) why can’t I have a friggin JEM T-shirt? Its not like I want them to re-air the TV Series (although that would be KILLER if they did), I just want merchandise. Bah. Why can’t the stuff I REALLY liked from the 80s come back in style.
Damn those Care Bears.
Update: Thanks Oliquig! But – this means the merchandise EXISTS, someone is just choosing not to stock it in a store I can physically enter. Bah. Target has Strawberry Shortcake T-shirts for chrissake. Surely – they can give me a JEM one TWICE as cool as these?
*giggle* I’m totally buying one of those shirts by the way.
Update AGAIN: Holy Holograms! If all of this merchandise exists online, why can’t I get it at the mall? This is so awesome! Now – I can make MrZoot watch JEM since he makes me watch GIJoe. And LilZoot will be so cultured!