Back in my day, we played Pokemon INSIDE!
We sat around in our blow-up furniture drinking Tang, covering our notebooks with Lisa Frank stickers and showing off our Beanie Baby collections and hard-earned Tamagotchis. Our bleached tips were the shit! And don’t even get us started on our our Walkmans, Polly Pockets, and Livestrong bracelets. We will live like this forever!
By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about this brand new game called PokemonGo. It’s based off of another game which, yes, WAS played inside, or out under a tree with your friends at lunch time, or maybe by the beach if your parents were especially persuasive at getting you outside. It has its benefits– social, physical, and mental- and it has its consequences, such as muggings, aggression, and lack of awareness.
But we’re not here to tell you more things you already know. No, we’re here to pull the classic move of every ’90s and ’80s kid. Do you remember the good ole days? This Damn World remembers.
It was the days of Tamagotchi, of multi-colored Lisa Frank, of smelly markers you undoubtedly huffed on without realizing you were getting high at 4 years old. It was the days of Farmville/Candy Crush requests and audibly screaming whenever you lost at Angry Birds. It was the fashion statement of the Lane Strong LiveStrong bracelets to support his single testicle, and the pookah shell necklaces for people who have never left the Midwest.
It was your bed being covered by Hello Kitty dolls and Beanie Babies, which will DEFINITELY be worth money some day, just like your mint-condition Cabbage Patch dolls. It was Heelies shoes and bleached tips and RPG’s that kept you inside for years at a time.
It was the golden era of our lives, and we’re here to take you on a throwback.