Archive for September, 2010

The Disney Afternoon

September 27, 2010

Autumn has to be my favorite season of all. The weather gets cooler, the leaves turn brown and fall, and all of the cool holidays come with this season. It also doesn’t hurt that my birthday is in October. What I used to hate about the Fall was going back to school. However, one of the things I liked best about September was the new television shows and schedules. I was always psyched about new prime time shows that were starting up. But, the shows I looked forward to the most were Saturday morning and weekday afternoon cartoons. The summer would have previews that build excitement for the upcoming cartoons. A major change to the concept of weekday afternoon toons came in September, 1990. That year, Disney cleared a two hour block to showcase their own cartoons. It was called “The Disney Afternoon.”

The Disney Afternoon

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Cereal Mail-in Prize: Hamm Pig

September 16, 2010

For the five people who read this blog, they know that my last article was about cereal and cereal prizes. I used to send out for several different prizes as a child. It was an easy way to get new stuff without begging Mom and Dad to spend money. As I got older, I fell out of the habit of mailing in order forms for free junk. However, the opportunity to send out for something free came up and I took advantage of it.

I buy a lot of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats for my son. He is a very picky eater so this cereal is a godsend because he loves the stuff. I thought this was weird because I did not care for this cereal when I was a child. They were too “wheaty” and not sugary enough. I must’ve looked like a cow eating it cause it was so grainy. In addition, the only flavor that was available for the Mini-Wheats was plain. Now, I have seen other flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, curry, blueberry, maple syrup, and cinnamon. If those flavors were around when I was a kid, I would have given this cereal second glance…and then look away and pick up my other super sugary cereals anyway.

Anyone who bought children’s cereal regularly everyone) knows that usually when a major motion picture for kids is released, there are movie-tied products that are promoted in cereals as well as other food items such as Happy Meals, cookies, cakes, and any other foods that give kids tits. This promotional idea is also used on this specific box. It’s Toy Story 3!

mini-wheats

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