Cold War History

March 19, 2004 - 3:54 am 1 Comment

If you were like me, you grew up in an era where the USSR was the big bad guy and movies like The Day After scared the pee out of you. You cut your video game teeth on Missile Command and fretted along with Matthew Broderick when he accidentally set the WOPR off on a game of Global Thermonuclear War. How about a nice game of chess?

This auction is for the item that meant life or death; nuclear winter or apple pie and the American way.

I am so tempted. But what will it mean in 50 years? Nothing, really. My kids won’t understand the deep and primal fear I feel deep down inside of me when I see them. To them it will be as mementos of JFK’s assassination were to me. Yes, mom, that’s just swell. Any cartoons on?

One Response to “Cold War History”

  1. m. Says:

    so weird… i stumbled on that auction friday night at work. i was searching for LH stuff because i was bored and that same seller had a beer stein or something.

    synchronicity? i miss you guys.