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.

3 comments:

Dave said...

As a rebuttal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsQld-ARUYg

Jason said...

That rocks! I saw one where a guy had it doing NO DOUBT's "Spider Webs."

I wish they had one of these things nearby (sorta).

Fergie-licious!

Terri said...

One of my daughters was scared to death of these animated machines...