Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm Batman!

Part 1:
The year is 1989. I am in 3rd grade and Batman is THE COOLEST thing that has ever existed. I have the toys! I have the comics! I have the shirt! I even have the cereal! But something is missing, the soundtrack!
My mom often took me with her on trips to the store. Groceries were a weekly occurrence, every Friday to Cub Foods. About once a week we would stop by Big & Small Lots, F&M Drugstore, and Phar-mor.
(By the way, Cub, F&M, and Phar-mor are all extinct, and Big Lots dropped the "& small" from the name. Even the strip mall, Eastgate Consumer, in Indianapolis is dead an gone. Time to feel old?)
On one of these trips, I noticed a glimmer in the cassette tape section--yes, it was Batman! I had to have it! I beg my mother to please, please, PLEASE let me have it. She sees it is from Prince, and being the good Christian mother she is, I am denied. Instead I am given the Batman read-a-long comic book with it's own cassette tape. I see no difference. A Batman tape is a Batman tape. At least that's what I thought...

Now for a few headlines:

Brett Favre has decided to sign with the Vikings. He's out to break the record for most retirements in one season.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has joined Dancing with the Stars. He's there to revitalize the spirit of the repressed Republican townspeople and get Rock 'n Roll back in time for the prom!

Paula Abdul is rethinking a return to American Idol. Who does she think she is, Brett Favre?

This is the only Batman movie my mom wanted me see:

Batman Soundtrack Part 2 tomorrow.


Abbi Crutchfield said...

I grew up going to Marsh grocery store, which became LoBill foods. Marsh was just some guy's name, but LoBill was an attempt at a creative, consumer-enticing name. Fail. At least Kroger is still Kroger. I saw a girl in Brooklyn with a Kroger tote bag. Weird, huh?

Also, moms who listen to Elvis but deny their kids Prince are hypocrites. I mean, the man's name rhymed with pelvis.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Who do you love? Hubba hubba hubba money money money who do you love?