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How the Psychedelic Shows of Your Youth Affect Your Mind Today

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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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love this thread! I was actually a pretty odd kid and have since gone on to produce a couple more oddballs. I have amassed a library for them full of gems from my youth. Cartoons and kid shows were a lot less patronizing back in the 80's and early 90's.

We just watched this a few days ago. The Peanut Butter Solution was pretty dark and more than a little bit weird. They loved it.



And then there are shows like The Tomorrow People and Eerie Indiana that helped propel me toward an interest in the trans mundane.

Are you Afraid of the Dark helped me become a better writer and storyteller




Perhaps my favorite thing though was watching HBO back in the day because I got my Braingames fix. I was mortified when it went off the air


Kids shows also have a pretty interesting habit of giving us little bits of the truth disguised as humor. Check out Prometheus and Bob. I could start a whole thread on that show alone.




posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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This is my first time going back and watching some shows from my younger years. Like some posters have stated it brings back tons of memories, and they can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing while watching that exact episode.

I have noticed a LOT of the shows like Fraggle Rock and The Snorks were "musical" based. Perhaps this is why I have such an aversion to musicals as an adult lol I was born in 80 so thankfully I missed that creepy witch that keeps showing up!



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge your post, I am familiar with
Charlotte Iserbyte and her work.....make no mistake young parents public schools have an agenda, and if possible put your kids in private schools or home school, if those aren't options really moniter what they are learning.

Back on topic who remembers the Jetson's, lol, how amazing some of the technologies in that cartoon have actually become a reality.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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lol! So Im not the only one with that carry over hatred of musicals, lol. Fraggle Rock was put on Netflix recently and my kids thought it was insane. 10 minutes later they were singing along, lol. Jim Henson helped deliver some pretty powerful information to us through his world of whimsical puppetry. Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal are great examples and in the case of Labyrinth, I still sing those songs to this day. Boy did Bowie deliver in that film!



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by davidmann
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I am trying to find a '64 Colgate Palmolive commercial, featuring a black woman being catered to by Madge.

Can't find it. It was a sticking point in my life, as I recall clearly every action I did upon seeing it, what I drew, and a few things I can't openly discuss. I know I had just returned from a trip to the hospital, and had been meddled with, severely. I think I hurt the doctor, and made a mess of some of his devices. Whatever happened, backfired, and they provoked a very real force, one that opposes them, in me.

The commercial was a trigger.



Thank you for sharing your memories!

Does anyone from the 80's remember one of Pee Wee's Big Adventures where some lady named Large Marge (possibly) turned around and said "Tell them Large Marge sent you" but her face was all creepy? I believe it happened after she picked Pee Wee up in her Semi-Truck. Recalling that scene in my mind still makes my blood run cold! I am kinda scared to look it up lol



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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LARGE MARGE, FTW!!! (like I said...I was a creepy kid)

Pee Wee's big Adventure was awesome....and again...I definitely made sure to break it out for the youngins. Pee Wee had a ton of subliminal messages and double entendres. And my kids and I are like arthouse goons when it comes to discussing shows/movies and their elements. Pee Wee's playhouse is downright disturbing as an adult....and thats even without Morpheus as Cowboy Curtis

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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Crap I found it! Still have not gathered the courage to watch this.. Be brave.



I kid you not my heart is racing when I think about watching this.. Crazy how powerful of a reaction I am having just recalling a silly show from when I was a child.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by irsuccubus
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LARGE MARGE, FTW!!! (like I said...I was a creepy kid)


LOL Thank you for sharing! I feel like good old Marge left me with some latent fear of flannel shirts!



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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I can understand the sentiment. The use of music and certain cinematic elements did set that up to be a pretty creepy scene. And I wont lie....I wasnt completely stoked the first time I saw that part...and it scared the crap out of my younger brother.

I kind of feel that way about the photo album scene in IT




posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by irsuccubus
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I can understand the sentiment. The use of music and certain cinematic elements did set that up to be a pretty creepy scene. And I wont lie....I wasnt completely stoked the first time I saw that part...and it scared the crap out of my younger brother.

I kind of feel that way about the photo album scene in IT



That was the first real book I ever attempted to read. I would sneak into my moms room and snag it off the bookshelf, then hide it in my room. Wow I was even a nerd back then too..

She was a member of Kings book club back then. What the heck was I thinking? Needless to say I never finished that book until my later years.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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I grew up with a black and white TV with 3 channels. In the mid 70s I lived in France so TV was basically zero. In the 80s I could not really afford a nice TV so I did other things. In the 90s I lived in Japan so once again TV was basically zero...lol

Today I watch a few shows that I record..... As for cartoons, I do like Legend of Korra right now...

Johnny Quest, Road Runner and Scooby Doo were three I really enjoyed...the rest bored the crap out of me.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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When we were kids in the 60's, one TV genre was the "western". There were a plethora of movies and TV serials that mostly dealt with "Cowboys and Indians". Actors like John Wayne were Gods, they must have killed hundreds of Indians each. The fallout in toy sales brought to us the cowboy and Indian action figure sets like this...


Every one of the figures was attacking with some kind of weapon. There were no "peaceful" indians.


It seemed my childhood was "programmed" to believe in (and re-enact) an endless war between the good guys and "savages" who had to be exterminated in order to survive.

What a mind f*** for little kids. Shame on the controllers that put that crap into little kids minds.

Be reminded that history is written by the victors and Main Stream Media is full of lies and manipulation. Then as now.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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And the young kids of today are mush brained. Everything on tv is singing and dancing and nothing more. They don't learn the alphabet, they don't learn to count. Instead they learn that any problem can be fixed by singing and dancing and half assedly scream at the tv in Spanish and Chinese.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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I thought I was a fairly active kid for the most part, playing outside, having a clubhouse etc, but now I am questioning how much TV I actually watched! As people post more memories of those shows come in, like ALF. I am actually mad at myself for forgetting ALF I remember having a big stuffed animal of that furry alien life form. Sorry I forgot you ALF!



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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So bizarre! Yes, I was high on Dimetapp for most of my youth, as my parents gave it to me most every night. This was long before it was discovered that its original ingredients could cause brain damage. That fact, combined with psychedelic movies like this, explain a lot about the way my mind works today!


I couldn't believe I read that,

I was given Dimetapp on a regular basis, so much so I was sent to the hospital after climbing on the bathroom sink and ingesting half a bottle when I was about 4yrs old.....

I have very vivid memories of weird animated cartoons, some have came to life.....I used to have high fevers and talk out of my head, one time I remember a gigantic cartoon baby moving its mouth in a old mirror from the 1800's.....this mirror also had a gargoyle carved in it, the gargoyle used to fly away and return....

I suspect these were caused by fevers which often sent me into seizures, but it happened more often then they should of....I was given Dimetapp religously by my mother who was a hypochondriac and I'm suspecting Munchausen (sp)....very interesting read op..

I remember watching alot of Dinosaucers, Ninja Turtles....reptoid human hybrid mutants.....maybe thats why I taken an interest in cryptids, and reptilians...lol
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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Very well done for your first thread/topic.

Here are a couple of videos that you might enjoy.











Enjoy!



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Influence young minds how?

Seems like a blog post written about remembering old TV shows. Interesting, but hardly a conspiracy.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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i used to watch he-man,thundercats,MASK which i loved lol and this

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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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What kind of parent uses chemical restrain on their kids??? I mean, i would use a touch of benedryl to help my kids sleep while they were teething (along with the tylenol). But that was shortlived, sporadic, and necessary.

Not to tell you your parents were horrible......



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by SPACEYstranger
Influence young minds how?

Seems like a blog post written about remembering old TV shows. Interesting, but hardly a conspiracy.


Well, I don't think people would be discussing this topic if most of us had not been "influenced" by TV...especially as children.

At the very least it is effectively used to sell products and influence politics......it does put people in a Alpha state that makes them more suspectable to suggestion. It's probably wise for parents to limit the amount of TV thier kids watch, and keep TV's out of thier bedrooms.

One thing I find interesting is how "cable" TV came into being, it used to be that the reason you had to put up with commercials interupting the shows you were watching was because TV was free, LOL, how they managed to get us all to pay for TV and yet we still are bombarded my even more commercials is beyond me?




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