In 2017 we’ll see the return of the Power Rangers, and now we know who’ll play arch nemesis Rita Repulsa. Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say at least 90% of 90s kids were owners of pogs and slammers. Even the kids who didn’t play Pogs collected them for the hell of it. There were the mediocre performers who were hesitant to play and then there were the certified assassins who would boldly challenge you for keeps and typically exit with a good chunk of your collection in hand. The casual players like me were the best because we just played for the love of the game. If you were smart you’d only play your legit WWF or Power Rangers pogs in “just for fun” games – without the risk of losing them permanently. Then you’d recklessly play for keeps with the American Wildlife Association Pog collection that Grandma gave you for Christmas. Sorry, but I wasn’t willing to put my favorite pogs at stake against a generation that had so many efficient, skilled players around. Unfortunately this game really died down and I have yet to see anybody play it in the 2000s. Maybe we should start a revolution and get the current youth to give pogs and slammers a chance. Good luck convincing them that it’s more fun than their Xbox 360 though.
So one summer I was doing routine back to school supply shopping and I was probably moments away from dying of boredom when I came across something that caught my eye, something that grabbed my attention and drew me straight to it… The Power Rangers action figure section. But my Mom quickly reminded me that I was shopping for learning instruments, not Megazords. It was shortly after this happened that I discovered Gel Pens. Now, they aren’t as exciting as toys and I think they were mostly used by girls — but I was artsy and couldn’t pass on such festive pens. These things looked awesome which was an incentive to write notes AND made the boring classwork a little less dull. It took my ADHD down to regular old ADD. All was well at school for a short period, then the backlash came along. These pens had smeary gel or hard to read colors which would eventually take their toll on the patience of our educators. Teachers turned into Gel Pen Nazis who refused to let you and your peers do certain assignments and tests in anything other than blue or black ink and pencil.
When you’re walking down the street you might be attacked by a group of clay-men rocking tight, gray spandex suits and making obnoxious, gibberish sounds. In addition, there are constantly monsters destroying the f***ing city in battles with big metal dinosaurs. If that’s not enough, some crazy bitch has made a full-time job out of wreaking havoc on your entire town and your life depends on 5 teenagers. Angel Grove makes Compton look like Utopia.
The Pink Ranger was a popular one amongst young male Power Rangers fans. Many claim she was their first crush and it probably had something to do with her being the girly gymnast, who could totally kick ass as well. Her “hiii-ya!” sound made after every karate chop teetered on the fine line between cute and annoying, but overall she won the hearts of many. Unfortunately, the Green Ranger was definitely her love interest. Don’t believe me? Watch the episodes now, you can cut the sexual tension with a knife — or Dragon Sword.