While Paul’s out of the office and off dreaming up new lists on vacation, I thought I would play catch up. We’ve been too busy at work (and I’m not posting my boss’ lists while I’m playing at home), so since I have a slight chance to breathe today, here we go:
Top 5 Professional Sports Moments [Ed. – Local anyway, and without further explanation]
1.) 1997 Red Wings Stanley Cup Champs
2.) 1997 Michigan Football NCAA Champs
3.) 1989 Michigan Basketball NCAA Champs
4.) 1984 Detroit Tigers World Series Champs
5.) 2008 Detroit Lions fire Matt Millen
[Ed. – Oh yeah. Guess where Paul went to college…]
Top Five 80’s Cartoon Theme Songs [Ed. – With explanations and video!]
1.) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – “He’ll fight for freedom wherever there’s trouble…” (This should replace the Star Spangled Banner.)
2.) Transformers – “More than meets the eye…” (Song seemed to be ahead of it’s time.)
3.) The Wuzzles – “Two types of fun, wrapped up and rolled… into one!” (What could be better?)
4.) M.A.S.K. – “Masked crusaders, working overtime, fighting crime.” (Song passes the time test.) [Ed. – I had to twist his arm to get this included – it’s my favorite.]
5.) Silverhawks – “Partly metal, partly real.” (Very underated show. Plus, it has a sweet guitar solo.)
Top Five Stores That No Longer Exist (Now in Reverse Order) [Ed. – My favorite list so far.]
5.) The Old Ballpark – Every baseball card collector’s favorite store located in Livonia. If you wanted mint rookie cards of Alan Trammell or Lou Whitaker, this place had ’em.
4.) Great Scott, A&P, Farmer Jack (all lumped in together) – I do have the fondest memories of Great Scott, as it was our old school place to buy groceries. [Ed. – “Old school,” as in O.G. boyee!]
3.) Highland Appliance – “50 watts per channel babycake!” Oh, the memories of buying our first 27″ color tv and our first camcorder, which was VHS-C.
2.) Babbage’s (honorable mention goes to Egghead Software) – I remember browsing the shelves of hundreds of games for my 286 PC at Fairlane Mall.
1.) Children’s Palace – Heaven on Earth to all of us kids who grew up in the 80’s. Enough said. [Ed. – Also, my first job.]