Anybody who grew up watching TV from the 70s right up until the early 2000s has almost definitely seen a commercial for something described as "as-seen-on-TV." These were almost always weird gadgets that were probably not available in stores for a reason, but that didn't stop the companies that made them from trying to milk our parents for all their money.
Here are some especially weird ones from the 70s that we can't really believe existed.
Bigfoot made ridiculous slip-ons that let kids put giant footprints in the snow.
I could totally see Vince the Shamwow guy advertising the Blitzhacker.
Because who wouldn't want TWO FULL RECORDS of William Shatner performances?!
You could step up your fishing game with the Fishin Magician.
There was also a Hair Magician. Do NOT get them confused, the results could be painful.
Turns out Husker Du, the iconic punk band, got their name from a Danish board game. Who knew?
Krazy Katch was using hardcore "Ks" decades before Mortal Kombat.
Growing up, there are always phrases that are pretty specific to the time period. It's the same for every generation. There's always those statements that seem so relevant at the time, but looking back it feels ridiculous. Think about it, our parents didn't have flat screen TVs, a Nintendo, or the internet, those only became popular when we were kids. We are really lucky to have grown up in the time that we did, because we have gotten to experience the insanely fast technological advances that have been going on. Remember your first internet experience? You can probably still hear
Raise the alarms, because Claire's, everyone's favorite store to buy earrings and tiaras, is reportedly filing for bankruptcy. That's right, our mall experience will never be the same. Nothing is official yet, but reports are saying that the company has filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy which will allow them to continue operating while they try to come up with a plan. They are apparently in debt by over $1.4 billion and with a $60 million interest payment due on March 13th. While the business side of things is not really something that we understand, the shopping aspect is
Growing up in the 90s wasn't all just scrunchies and platform shoes. You had to work out a lot because for some reason every 90s designer thought we all wanted to wear crop tops. Hey designers, guess what? We didn't. There was a lot of pressure on being thin, and honestly as a young girl at the time, hearing models like Kate Moss say, "nothing tasted as good as skinny felt" really confused me. I mean, had she never eaten ice cream? Ice cream tastes better than anything feels. Anyways, we're getting off track. The fact was, we all had
You know those times you're just sitting thinking about the good ol' days and you smile? Well, do you actually think of everything? I'm not saying today's fashion is amazing compared to eighties fashion. The 80s had style, don't get me wrong. I loved all the color, scrunchies, slogan t-shirts, Reebok shoes, and a bunch of other things. But there were some things I didn't love at all, like these 10 accessories that EVERY 80s girl owned. I'm sure you'll agree. There's a reason they haven't stood the test of time...1. Plastic Charms Google SitesI don't know what I