So, I haven’t had much to say lately, but I wanted to drop in and blather about this for a minute.
In the last year or so, there have been a lot of retro packages showing up in stores. I’ve seen retro-looking Hershey’s bars and boxes of Grape Nuts, and today at Target, I saw retro General Mills cereal boxes. I wanted to buy them all, but I went with the Cocoa Puffs because I haven’t had any Cocoa Puffs in a long time, and if I’m going to pay 2.75 for a box of cereal then I’m damn well going to eat it.
I love the dance on the back of the box. Isn’t that fantastic? Maybe if someone sends me fifty bucks, I’ll post a video of me doing the Cuckoo Bird Stomp.
Anyway, it’s awesome to see companies acknowledging that the past existed rather than pretending it didn’t, as we are so wont to do in this country. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, which is why children everywhere should be taught of the horrors of shag carpet, leg warmers and stirrup pants.