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What guy doesn’t remember the rush of opening a pack of baseball cards and finding his favorite player? What girl didn’t look at Barbie and fantasize about her dream date? We hold a special place in our hearts for the great things of childhood.


Veggie Tales

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

It’s a basic law of children’s entertainment that the best movies and videos appeal not just to kids, but to parents as well....

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Mickey Mouse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Yes, it’s a fair question – How could I have gone nearly three years and more than 900 posts and not included Mickey Mouse?...

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The Newberry Medal for Children’s Literature

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

The worst thing about children’s books is that everyone thinks they can write them. Most people have the self-awareness to realize...

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The Howdy Doody Show

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Kids Stuff | 0 comments

“Hey kids, what time is it?” Everyone who was a kid during the 1950s knows the answer to that question: “It’s Howdy...

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Mr. Potato Head

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

It’s hard to believe today, but Mr. Potato Head was originally sold…without a head. Somehow, “Mr. Potato Parts”...

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Wiffle Ball

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

It’s the only game where Justin Verlander can try to strike out Babe Ruth, and Albert Pujols can take Sandy Koufax deep. Take a...

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Kids Stuff: The Cat in the Hat

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Which is the more popular book by Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat or How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Certainly, the Grinch is the ultimate...

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Kid Stuff: Cracker Jack

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

My first question – how is that all the peanuts always fall to the bottom? They’re my favorite part of Cracker Jack, and it...

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Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Want to hazard a guess about how Pixy Stix came to be popular? Okay, maybe you think it was created as a drink mix. But then kids found out...

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Kid Stuff: Movie Candy

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Kids Stuff | 0 comments

I've placed this post under "kid stuff," but we have to be honest here. Lots of adults prefer candy to popcorn (or nachos or any other current concession fads) as movie fare. For many of us, it allows us a (mostly) non-judgmental way to eat what we wouldn't otherwise buy out in public.

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