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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:56 pm

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Yes, it was a huge letdown for me to see that they were just these mini tadpole looking thingees. They had no crowns, no human-like faces. I am still in therapy after the disillusionment that I had carried with me for some 30 years. Worst of all was to find out that you really could not train them at all. No bawling

You always hear about these things happening to other people, but you never think it's gonna happen to you. :alright:
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:00 pm

One really great present I got as a kid was a Venus Fly Trap. You know, the carnivorous plant. They're cool!

Here's one in action on YouTube...

Venus Fly Trap
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:05 pm

never heard of that before.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:23 pm

I remember those, Rob. LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:35 pm

I've heard about that plant too, but I never saw it in action. LOL



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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:37 pm

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I've heard about that plant too, but I never saw it in action. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:09 pm

Here, Sea Monkeys were in big -but BIG fashion between 1976 and 1978, if I can recall correctly - I never purchased them, but all my friends who did it where greatly dissapointed.

But, people...tell me...How these little creatures looked like? I'm curious about it.... :think:

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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:10 pm

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Here, Sea Monkeys were in big -but BIG -fashion between 1976 and 1978, if I can recall correctly - I never purchased them, but all my friends who did it where greatly dissapointed.

But, people...tell me...How these little creatures looked like? I'm curious about it.... :think:

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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:12 pm

Okay.........I had to find the ad, and then the real thing:

Here is the ad. (Notice the disclaimer at the bottom - which, of course, I never noticed as a child! It says "Caricatures shown not intended to depict artemia" . . . . And that would mean absolutely nothing to an eight-year-old! ) Anyway . . . . here's the ad:




And here's the . . . . . well . . . . the picture says it all:










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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:57 pm

Yes, that bottom creature is a *sniff* Sea Monkey.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:05 am

LOL Savannah!
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:19 pm

LOL! I ask you . . . . . HOW can one of those ghostly looking little creatures possibly be trained?? I wanted to have them play in my dollhouse, do a little dusting . . . . Of course, I was planning to put them back in the water when they needed it - I wouldn't kill them off! *sigh* They looked so cute! :Hahaha: What a disappointment!
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:29 pm

Rob wrote:
One really great present I got as a kid was a Venus Fly Trap. You know, the carnivorous plant. They're cool!

Here's one in action on YouTube...

Venus Fly Trap

My biology teacher had one of these in the classroom... it was pretty neat. Thumbsup

And Sea monkeys... wow! Actually Savannah, the last picture that you posted of them is how they look like during the DAY... but at night... when nobody is watching... they transform into the little creatures ... grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:31 pm

*squeal!!* CAROL! I love the way you think!
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:33 pm

Rob, that IS a cool plant! As long as it sticks to bugs and such. grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:14 pm

My sister and I used to leave the screen door open in the summertime to let flies in, but Mom put a stop to that. Mostly we fed our 'traps little bits of hamburger.

My sister took over the feeding when the plants got bigger. I wonder whatever happened to her... :think:
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:20 pm

I wanted Donny Osmond or Davy Jones for Christmas but what the heck?????? I never got either of them!! My parents were so mean to me growing up...I had to take my Quick Curl Barbie with her very own curling iron instead...

No wonder I'm so goofy today..


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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:23 pm

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Okay.........I had to find the ad, and then the real thing

Wow, thanks for posting this! It sure brings back memories. I don't know why my sister and I never ordered Sea Monkeys. Heaven knows we believed everything we read, and we weren't much for checking the fine print. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:02 pm

Here are those X-Ray Specs I mentioned earlier. These were aways advertised in the back of comic books, right next to the Sea Monkeys. I like the fact that the guy in the ad looks so subtle...

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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:40 pm

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pamh36 wrote:
Yes, it was a huge letdown for me to see that they were just these mini tadpole looking thingees. They had no crowns, no human-like faces. I am still in therapy after the disillusionment that I had carried with me for some 30 years. Worst of all was to find out that you really could not train them at all. No bawling

You always hear about these things happening to other people, but you never think it's gonna happen to you. :alright:

I know, thanks Rob. bawling It's good to know that someone understands. No


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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:44 pm

Savannah wrote:
Yes, that bottom creature is a *sniff* Sea Monkey.


Yes, and that's a good, very magnified picture. They look like a bunch of teeny tiny specks swimming in the water. Kind of like a bunch floaties in a glass of 7-up!


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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:48 pm

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Here are those X-Ray Specs I mentioned earlier. These were aways advertised in the back of comic books, right next to the Sea Monkeys. I like the fact that the guy in the ad looks so subtle...


Oh man, I'm dying! I remember telling one of my friends that my mom has x-ray vision glasses and that she could see through the house and the garage, when one of my friends was trying to get me to do something I knew I would get into trouble for, and we were playing behind the garage. I cannot remember what it was now, that she was trying to get me to do, but all I remember is that she fell for it and believed that my mom would be able to see through the house and the garage. ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:49 pm

are sea monkeys fake??
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PostSubject: Re: ..... Was there a gift you wan't sooo bad has a child?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:23 pm

And who can forget the ad for the Charles Atlas Bodybuilding Course?? "The Insult that Made a Man Out of Mac" is one of those phrases that's stuck in my brain for life!

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