Thursday, April 15, 2010

How to get Beat Up at School - Part 72

This week is Theme Thusday and the theme is Lunch

I thought I'd combine and add to the never-ending-theme of "How to get Beat up at School" by featuring lunch boxes.

Lunch boxes were popular back when kids did anything and actually took a lunch to school rather than whined in the corner of the cafeteria screaming "feed me" until some poor minimum wage worker stuffed some fast food down their throat and told them where to be next...

No, we had TV theme lunch boxes. We had cool shapes. We had it all. But with that comes responsibility. You couldn't just show up with any lunch box. If you did, you'd get ridiculed and most likely beat up.

Here are five lunch boxes VE would NEVER have recommened a kid taking to school:





38 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Hey how did you get my Lawrence Welk Show lunch box? I thought I had the one and only one. I actually knew his ex-DIL many years ago, which is how I got the lunch box. His grandson works at one of our news stations here in LA.

Happy TT.

God bless.

Ronda Laveen said...

A one and a two and your taxes are a due...

Baino said...

You're such a cheat it's barely Wednesday!

Collette said...

A Richard Simmons lunchbox is NEVER a good idea-anutime! LOL!

Brian Miller said...

ha. those old metal lunch boxes were the bomb...and doubled up nicely as weapons if attacked in the lunch room...

secret agent woman said...

I think 1, 2, & 4 would pass right over most kids' heads! I had a Peter Pan lunch box as a young kid.

But even then, most kids were getting the cafeteria lunch. Remember during the Reagan years when ketchup on french fries was counted as 2 vegetables? Yeesh.

My kids take a lunch but in those much cooler insulated bags.

Subby said...

Yeeeesh! I'da clobbered the' mook wi' th' revenue one...what? Back when you could use the METAL lunchbox as an alt weapon...or that GLASS lined thermos...what?

California Girl said...

Clever stuff. My favorite is the Sweatin to the Oldies one. hahaha

Beth said...

My lunch box was a basic, boring red plaid. From way back, I have never been a label-whore - or any other kind... ;)

The Incredible Woody said...

This explains SOOOO much.

Anne said...

I'm glad you don't have a picture of my Census 2010 lunchbox. It would call for drastic action.

CatLadyLarew said...

I'd also include a lunchbox with a picture of your grandma in this collection, VE!

Roy Scribner said...

I think I was a brown bag kid - I don't remember ever having a cool lunch box.

Roy said...

I had one of those lunch boxes, but I can't remember who was on it. I remember bright colors, so it must have been a cartoon or something.

Do they still make those things, I wonder?

Jacki said...

Lunch boxes are so 2009. Now it's bento boxes!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

You seem to know a lot about what triggers a bully VE. Any confessions you want to make;-)

Elizabeth said...

I was a brown bag kid too. A brown bag with my name on it with black marker.

JenJen said...

My mother brown bagged my lunch, scribbled my name and dotted the "I" in Jennifer with a swirly heart thingy.
Bitch...

Dreamhaven said...

I can see your point. Those lunch boxes were scary. Happy TT

Gladys said...

I never had a lunch box. I always wanted a Lost In Space lunch box but my mom wouldn't let me have one. She wouldn't let me carry my lunch to school. Something about Sam and Ella making me sick. She was crazy! I didn't know a Sam and Ella.

lime said...

don't forget heehaw and the macneil lehrer news hour!

ReformingGeek said...

Richard would make any kid lose his appetite.


I think I remember mine being red, just red.

VE said...

Mrsupole – Actually…I didn’t even know a real one existed…scary!

Ronda – No kidding…I had to pay over $6,000 federal. A new law got enacted late last year that went retroactive for the whole year and instead of receiving COBRA benefits from my former employer, they got to write off them as a tax credit and I had to pay dollar for dollar what they contributed. What the hell benefit was that? My tax accountant said it was the worst tax law he’s ever seen…

Baino – Hey…it’s Thursday and I posted just after midnight!

Collette – It’s not good on anything, actually…

Brian – They could make a healthy bruise I suppose…

Secret agent woman – They didn’t have to understand it, they just had to make fun of you for it…

Subby – Now you’d probably never make it through front door metal screenings with that thing…

California girl – It’s where Richard Simmons hides his junk food…

Incredible woody – Ha! No…I never had a lunch box…

Anne – Ha! Yes…I could see them doing one of those just to get you to do the census. As if the bazillion ads weren’t enough…

Catladylarew – Actually, my grandma would have beat them up if she heard they were making fun of a lunch box with her on it…

Roy – I don’t remember even eating lunch…

Roy – Well…couldn’t have been anything too bad…you’re still around to tell of it…

Jacki – I’ve bent many a box in my time…

Perpetual chocoholic – I used to provoke them in school…I’m just a little unbalanced that way…

Elizabeth – Yes, you wouldn’t want to mistake your brown bag lunch…

Jenjen – Ha…I would have totally made fun of that!

Dreamhaven – Another reason to avoid lunch at school…

Gladys – She probably left the hamburger out to defrost all day too, didn’t she?

Lime – Riviting programs to say the least. I think in some areas of the country, Hee Haw would have made you popular…

Reforminggeek – You know what they say about girls with red lunchboxes…(ok, I made that up)

aladdinsane12 said...

if i ever have children, they're not only going to have laurence welk lunchboxes, but they'll have matching t-shirts, too!

C.M. Jackson said...

very funny---richard simmons and lawrence welk lunchboxes--I think you are on to something...Happy TT!

Janna said...

On the rare occasion I actually took my lunch to school, my lunch box had Disneyworld on it.
A few years later I covered it with Wacky Packages stickers.

Don't worry, I was still bullied no matter what I did.

If only I'd known some reliable (and cheap) hit men back then.

("Pssst, hey, Guido, would you and Lefty like to make 85 cents? Here's my lunch money. Now go put some cement shoes on Jimmy and Ronny....")

Megan said...

I had a lunch box on the first day of fifth grade. Apparently, we were not supposed to - it was all brown baggie all of a sudden. Who sends out that memo, because my sad first day of fifth grade self STILL wants to know?

Tom said...

ho...i was thinking smurfs or pink ponies...but Richard Simmins? oog...love the 'fro.

Ji said...

outstanding Theme Thursday post,
love the old fashioned cartoons...
you rock!

VE said...

Aladdinsane12 – Ha…You are cruel! Don’t forget those convention stickers with their names written on them for a bonus abuse…

C.M. Jackson – I could probably target people who have to send gifts but hate the person their sending them too. They’d buy these…

Janna – You used your wacky package stickers? There goes a couple of hundred dollars…

Megan – Ha! This whole memo system is a poor communication model. I think you should go back to 5th grade now with your lunch box just to spite them…

Tom – Those two would be cruel for me…there are so many to avoid…

Ji - Thanks

Ms. Gibson said...

LOL I just adore your lunchboxes.
I remember my old lunch box. It always smelled like an old sandwich.

C said...

HAHAHA!!! The last one has got to be the absolute BEST!!! :)

Janna said...

"Janna – You used your wacky package stickers? There goes a couple of hundred dollars…"

Only a few of them. Most are still intact, in some giant stack somewhere... If only I knew where.

If only I knew how to sell things on E-Bay.

Serena said...

I don't remember ever having a lunchbox -- which is probably just as well, looking at those. I think I did okay with my brown paper bag.:)

Jaime said...

NOOOOO! not richard simmons. his creepy plastic-y face should not be on a lunch box! those poor kids would have nightmares for forever!

VE said...

Ms. Gibson – You actually have to remove the ones you don’t eat from time to time…

C – I don’t think most kids would make it home alive with that one…

Janna – Ebay isn’t too hard…just a hassle…

Serena – Just why are paper bags brown, anyway?

Jaime – But his hair is like a chia-pet…

The Silver Fox said...

Then there's always the real one kids hated, the "plaid" ones instead of cool TV show lunchboxes.

VE said...

silver fox - Yes, those were for the nerds of the day...