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Friday, March 25, 2022

Lenten Blogging 2022: Day 24

What a week!  I was so pooped last night that I couldn't watch the Duke/Texas Tech game (GO DUKE!).  Your friend and humble narrator has transported four clients, made five drug runs (what I call getting medication to patients) and did all kinds of other stuff in the past several days.  Now it's the weekend.  Time for lots of playtime with Tammy and doing some minor tasks around the house.

But that's not much of an entry for "blogging during Lent".  I thought that since it's Friday, time for a little fun...

This spring is the fortieth (?!?) anniversary of G.I. Joe: that much beloved toy line from the Eighties.  Not just toys, but also the comic series (which was quite a serious read) and the animated series.  Lately Hasbro has been posting full episodes of G.I. Joe on YouTube and I've been relishing these little visits back to my childhood.

The other day they posted "The Invaders" and I thought this would be a good one to share.  Recall, that this episode premiered in 1985.  There was a LOT of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union in those days, and it was reflected in much of the media.  Including but not limited to children's animated series.  So in this episode the American G.I. Joe team crosses paths with their Soviet counterparts the Oktober Guard.  And if it wasn't for having a shared enemy the two teams would have totally been at each others' throats!

So lets revisit not just an animated classic but a longstanding mindset.  Here is "The Invaders":


Spiff said...

Chris it is good to see you blogging again. I found you when you started writing about bipolar disorder. I married someone with bipolar also and you've helped me understand better what she goes through. We are both thankful to you for that. I hope you are well. By the way Saint Peters against North Carolina tomorrow who are you going to root for?

Chris Knight said...

Thank you for your kind words!

And Saint Peters all the way baby!!!

(I'm also cheering for Duke especially since this is Coach K's last dance, but I'll take either one of those teams.)