Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Hey, remember "Rock-afire Explosion"?
For some reason, I woke up today thinking about ShoBiz Pizza. Remember that place? The (in my opinion) much cooler forerunner to today's Chuck 'E Cheese...well they had this super-cool robot band. At least, it was cool when I was a kid. A quick search on the net produced loads of websites and videos dedicated to "Rock-afire Explosion (I don't remember the band being called that, but whatever).
Apparently, not all the ShoBiz Pizza joints were converted over to Chuck 'E Cheeses...in fact there are a few ShoBiz places in this country...and also in the Middle East (go figure). I know there are some '80s kids out there that know what the hell I'm talking about! Do you remember going to this place? Ugh. I do. My memories of it were so positive that my brain had replaced all the crappy robots with actual, honest-to-God animals. Then I started watching the videos, and reality settled in...
What was once "awesome" is now "freaky," "idiotic," and a little "scary."
I've been giggling like a maniac all morning...my only hope is that Amber sees this when she comes home tonight.