Monday, May 24, 2010

POGS?

30 comments :

Charlie said...

I remember playing this during after-school care in Park Ridge. It made the place look like a juvenile casino.

Ryan said...

Ah yes. Like Marbles crossed with beanie babies or those stickers that come out of vending machines at the super market. Serious business.

Britt said...

Whatevs, whatevs, I still play POGs.

Heather said...

OUCH MY EYE

John said...

We used to get into knife fights over these things. Then Satan overtook our bodies and they banned the sport.

Renee of the Fae said...

I hated those things! They were everywhere! It just looks like a bunch of kids having tantrums and throwing their toys down. My cousin used to collect them, but she never played with them. Total waste of her mother's hard-earned money.

Nate said...

1) I totally played this
2) i had a hologram slammer of the Jester face that guy carries on the green POG board
3) POG boards?
4) Banned at my school 'cause it was considered gambling
5) POG isnt a sport, of any decade
6) POG shops lol how they doin' now?
7) POG

Nate said...

8) Several thousand dollars for a "Milk Cap"? I got some ENRON stock you might want to look at too.

Cindy said...

"This is the game of the 90s."
If I had a dollar for everytime I heard that....

Andrew said...

You ever seen the designs on those pogs?

Psychedelics, Magic mushrooms, 8 balls, sexual innuendo hardcore...

I remember I always made sure to buy a handfull of the most bizarre and inappropriate looking pogs so I could sit in my room and be entertained by how goofy and heehee teehee ohh hoho oh how naughty they was!

I think I had one slammer that had a holographic warning to all kids on it: "This sport was invented by pedophiles."

scamps said...

It's still better than Silly Bands.

Anonymous said...

Yep. As soon as one of our fat, bitchy, female teachers waddled over to see what us kids were huddling around, pogs were banned. Typical.

So we went back to scorching our asses on the bright, shiny slide. Jumping off the swings. Falling down and scraping our knees playing handball. Getting the wind knocked out of us by catching a soccerball to the chest. And throwing fistfulls of sand at each other when we got upset.

But thank God they banned pogs. They could have been trouble.

Mene Tekel said...

Along with Pokemon, Beanie Babies and Yo-Yos, I got sucked into so many stupid fads as a kid in the '90s. Kids these days don't really have things like this (correct me if I'm wrong) so they're lucky.

lee said...

i could have been a ten year old professional, now i have my whole life ahead of me.

Destination A Go-Go said...

I still have an "O.J. in the Slammer" Pog slammer some kid left at my store.
Nothing celebrates murder like kitching it up 90's style.

p.s. Inside out is wiggida wiggida wack.

Ravenhallow said...

I think I still have a tube of these.. somewhere. I remember buying a couple handfuls of the things as a kid, played it maybe twice, and that was it.
I'm both slightly ashamed and proud to have stuck with Pokemon, though. >.>

filmscience said...

These things are so harmless they offend me.

Childhood should be dangerous - full of lawn darts and BB guns, and all the other things now frowned upon (if not banned). These are the modern agents of natural selection.

The herd must be thinned, and these little flat things are not up to the job.

Fat 'n Boring said...

What? No Official Steve Allen pog?

qed said...

the game fad of the 90's for kids too stupid to understand the flip, tap, turn intricacies of Magic the gathering.

how was this even a thing?

Anonymous said...

Alf is back, in POG form.

bortosaurus said...

The POG Store used to be the Koosh Ball Emporium.

Anonymous said...

that woman saying "A-merry-can" cracks me up

Anonymous said...

I remember having a set, but being black, no one in my neighborhood wanted to play something so retarded.

Anonymous said...

ah 90's fads

they were so.....90's

Naked Snake said...

Santa Monica FTW

Anonymous said...

I still have a bunch of my POGS and my mom got me a POG maker that never really worked right....haha

Spaf said...

I'm not so sure if I want to end up in POG heaven. Hearing the *plink* *plink* sound for eternity would eventually make me want to strangle people.

I happened to have a POG maker as a kid. if those things were still around today, I can imagine some of the POGs I would design....

Mandrew said...

I had a few POGs, until my dad declared them demonic tools of satan.

Anonymous said...

Pogs suck. Worst fad ever.

Wrim Rimbaug said...

So many whitebacks/con POGs in this commercial it's scary. Stay true to the game!