Dangerous Toys From Monte’s Youth
Earlier this week, your morning show Free Beer and Hot Wings had a segment regarding an eight year old girl with six king cobras as her “best friends.” The guys took your calls about dangerous things you did as a child. I heard a few crazy stories and thought about some of the toys that I played with as child that make me look back on and think – what the hell was I doing!?!
Not that ol’ Monte could ever compare his childhood toys to the king cobras that the young girl we told you about earlier this week, but there were a few things I used to play with as a lad that now make me shake my head. By no means is this a knock on eihter of these prodcuts. I LOVED these todays. Hell, I may still own one or two. However, how did I ever get away with some of these?
1) The Slinky. Damn I loved my Slinky. However, how did I not see anything wrong with the old man saying “Here, son, go play on the stairs with a hunk of metal.” ?
2) A wood burning kit. Though I’m sure I have made some fine designs in my youth, I again failed to see the danger in sitting at my kitchen table drawing on a block of wood with a super hot metal pen.
3) A Balsa wooden wind up air plane. Man oh man how I loved to fly these things around the house. You’re lying if you can’t say the same! However, I had the bright idea of launching mine full speed inside the house. No direction – just a hard peice of spinning plastic and wooden frame you had to duck from.
How about yourself? What was a toy you had as a kid that you LOVED but now think – man, how did I not get injured!? Man I miss my Balsa wood plane.