Sep 24

Sometimes you just never see those blasts from the past coming. Sitting today watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (yes, my tastes in TV are just that bad!) and who appeared on it as a special guest but good old Mister T himself. That whoosh you may have heard today was me being whisked back to the 1980s, by the way. Sorry about that. When I was young I was a major A-Team fanatic, and seeing Mister T helping a team of builders do up someone’s house took me back to the days where Saturday tea-times were filled with gunfire, heroes being locked up in fully operational equipment sheds, crazy pilots and Cylon cameos in the opening credits.

It’s funny because MCF recently wrote about icons of the past, and how sometimes the time comes to let them pass. What he wrote was true, and was as usual excellently written, but I’d like to add something to that: sometimes the time does come to move on, one step at a time, but sometimes the nostalgia factor is hiding around the next corner, waiting to leap out on you and hit you with a blunt object.

2 Responses to “Feeling old”

  1. MCF Says:

    Don’t get me wrong–I love nostalgia and it will be a frequent topic at my site. But that new TF show was BAD, and as much as I too love Mr. T, I’m not so sure Rocky VI, which he’s also signed on for, is that good an idea.

    Prove me wrong Sly, prove me wrong.

    I actually would have loved to see T in Extreme Makeover though–sorry I missed that. :)

  2. averagejoe Says:

    Well, at 36 and staring 40 in the face, I hear your pain, believe me. However, my wife not yet being in her 30’s and a brand new baby are really helping with keeping me feeling young. :-)

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