Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Top Ten Things That Hit My Nostalgia Nerve When I Hear People Say Them

10. "Go fish!"

9. "Y2K"

8. "One point twenty-one jigga-watts!"

7. "As you wish."

6. "Heads up, seven up!"

5. "You sunk my battleship!"

4. "Pogs"

3. "Updog"

2. "Our Princess is in another castle."

1. "Kimmy Gibler"


Abbey G. said...

"As you wish."

"Our princess is in another castle."

Genius. Pure genius.

AFWingMom said...

So my question is why do these particular phrases hit your nostalgia nerve. And, by the way, i had to look at the word nostalgia several times while typing it. Just felt weird. So again, why these phrases and what do they mean? I want to hear the stories behind them.

Taylor said...

They're all things I remember from when I was a kid. Mostly stuff that I heard repeatedly and got associated with certain memories.

10. The game we played six thousand times until we discovered Uno.
9. The Y2K scare was while I was in high school.
8. The amount of energy it takes the Delorian to time travel in Back to the Future.
7. Westley's phrase from The Princess Bride.
6. A game we played in elementary school.
5. The catchphrase repeated about 6 times in the Battleship game commercials.
4. Horrible game involving circles of cardboard from my junior high years.
3. Mention it, get asked "What's updog?" and answer "Not much, what's up with you?" Literally minutes of fun.
2. The frustrating sentence delivered each time you FINALLY beat the boss on the Mario games.
1. The kooky/irritating neighbor to the Tanners on Full House.

AFWingMom said...

Well thanks for the clarification. I kind of figured out most of them but I wasn't 100% sure about numbers 8, 7, 3 and 1. I unfortunately had an idea about the rest....I think we used to play Heads up Seven up but not sure. Isn't it really funny how that stuff just sticks in your brain?

Jill said...

I think the phrase "our princess is in another castle" is the reason I don't like video games now. SO frustrating!