Remember That Song: 10/30/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We don’t call the shots here
We don’t make the rules
We take what we get, get what we can


Last Song: “The Kid is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Stay Alive

Before electronic games and video games became the rage, and way before adults and children became addicted to games on their phones and iPads, board games were popular activities for families. At the dawn of the electronic age, it must have been nerve-wracking to be working for a marble making company. Marbles played a major role in several games in the ’70s and ’80s, including KerPlunk, Mouse Trap, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and the game we will talk about here – Stay Alive.

Stay Alive was a Milton Bradley board game. It could be played by 2-4 players. The board was made up of sliders that could move forward and backward over a 7 by 7 grid. Each player would take turns placing a marble somewhere on the board. Then the fun begins! Each player would then move a slide. Then either a marble (or marbles) would fall in the pit underneath the board, or the marble would stay on the board. The player with the last marble staying alive was the winner.

I do remember owning this game. But, my strongest memory about the game was this classic commercial featuring Vincent Price. I do think that this commercial is from the late ’70s, but any of us who are in our 40s will remember this:

I thought that the commercial was appropriate for Halloween-time. Does anybody else remember this game? Did you have any other favorite board games?

Quote of the Day: Beetlejuice

Lydia: Mr. and Mrs. Maitland? Hello? Where are you?

Beetlejuice: Dead. Dead, dead, deadski.

Lydia: Of course they’re dead. They’re ghosts.

Beetlejuice: No, I mean they’re gone, split, out of here, afterlife kids, deceased-ahh.

Lydia: Are you a ghost too?

Beetlejuice: I’m a ghost with the most, babe.

Happy Birthday to Winona Ryder today!!!

Remember That Song: 10/29/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more


Last Song: “Magic” by The Cars from Heartbeat City (1984)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish) and Andrew (@andytorah)

Oh, twisted
Under, sideways, down
I know you’re getting twisted
And you can’t calm down

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