A Brief History Of The Trapper Keeper

Mental Floss –  In the fall of 1981, second grader Mike Ryan was walking through the halls of his new school when he realized something terrible: He was the only kid without a Trapper Keeper. “I’m sure there were others,” he says now. “But I certainly didn’t notice them because they weren’t worth noticing because they didn’t have a Trapper Keeper.” After school, he told his parents his tale of woe, and his father picked one up—but it was the wrong thing, a rip-off made of what appeared to be denim. To Ryan’s horror, everyone noticed. “Trapper Keeper? That looks more like a Trapper Jeansper,” one kid sneered.

I have a strange nostalgia for the Trapper Keeper. I wanted one so bad, but hated every kid that had one. Maybe not hate, but certainly envied. I mean look at that commercial! How could you not want one of these things? If folded into like a hundred compartments (I assume) and made you the coolest kid around. I remember asking, begging my parents for one. Instead my mom brought me home a bunch of three ring binders from work and told me “these are just as good.” No mom, no they were not

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Disney Classics Reimagined For 2017

Artist Tom Ward has really gotten my day off to a depressing start. Take the nostalgia and innocent filled world of Disney animation and give them real world implications. Most are fairly bleak outside of Beauty and the Beast but I admire the creativity. 

Selfies Are Now Dead

Daily MailSome might argue she should have been holding her pregnant sister’s hand. But for Kat Armendariz, from El Paso in Texas, it was a picture opportunity she could not resist. The young woman whipped out her phone as her sister lay in a hospital bed in the background screaming out in pain and in the midst of labour – and took a selfie!

Alright kids let’s pack it up. It was a good run. Poor Kat doesn’t even know the rage that is going to rain down on her. You don’t mess with a pregnant woman and you sure as hell don’t mess with a woman in labour. Aunt Kat is going to spend the rest of her life eating at the kids table. RIP Kat enjoy that selfie.