Archive for Fun Stuff

North American Tiddlywinks Association

May 25, 2006 No Comments

North American Tiddlywinks Association I say, fancy a round of tiddlywinks? The venerable game has been around for a long time (although not as long as you might think). And its aficionados take the sport VERY seriously. Today's FamilyFirst site is the official site of the North American Tiddlywinks Associati... continue reading...

ASCII Maps

May 18, 2006 No Comments

ASCII Maps Well, today's FamilyFirst site is one that isn't going to get a lot of commentary from me. That's because you just have to go see it to believe it. What this guy has done is to take GoogleMaps and turn it into . . . Are you ready for this? ASCII. That's right, instead of a map of the US, you have... continue reading...

Chilhowee Glider Rides

May 17, 2006 No Comments

Chilhowee Glider Rides A fellow I work with turned me on to today's FamilyFirst site. He was vacationing in eastern Tennessee (he like to paddle kayaks down raging rivers for fun) and came upon this lady's business. When he told me about it, I was intrigued enough to make it today's FamilyFirst pick. The busi... continue reading...

iPlayWorld.com

May 8, 2006 No Comments

iPlayWorld.com All work and no play make jack a dull boy . . . Today's FamilyFirst site flies in the face of too much work. In fact, it's all about FUN! It's called iPlayWorld. Here's their mission: Fun, Fun Fun! We're all about fun here. Having good, clean fun that is. Every day we offer up the most fun a fa... continue reading...

Family Game Nite

April 17, 2006 1 Comment

Family Game Nite Some of our most precious childhood memories are those of the family games we played. Of course, I'm an old-timer, so I recall playing with rocks in the cave while Dad drew pictures of mammoths on the wall ;-). But seriously, folks . . . Games like Monopoly, Sorry!, Skip-Bo, Scrabble, and one... continue reading...

Tinkertoy.com

April 3, 2006 No Comments

Tinkertoy.com If you're a baby Boomer, this word will immediately fill you with memories: Tinkertoys! We all grew up with the venerable collection of wooden disks and sticks, strategically drilled and split to provide imaginative future engineers with the basic tools to create structural masterpieces. Or, for... continue reading...

3D PONG

March 28, 2006 No Comments

3D PONG The year was 1976. I know it was that year, because that was when I first got my driver's license. I went to the Rogers Bowling Center (in nearby Rogers, Arkansas) and was amazed to see,among the pinball games, some sort of electronic device. Upon closer inspection, I could see two seats across from t... continue reading...

Rich Satire

March 27, 2006 No Comments

Rich Satire What hath Ron Popeil wrought? Ron Popeil, in case you didn't know, is a brilliant inventor and marketer who, in the 70's, gave us the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, the Veg-O-Matic, and the venerably silly Mr. Microphone (“Hey good lookin'! We'll be back to pick you up later!”). Well, Mr. Popeil spa... continue reading...

The Map Game

March 13, 2006 No Comments

The Map Game So, how sharp are you at geography? I always thought I was pretty good at it. I collected stamps as a kid and as I got stamps from different countries, I would use the map in the front of my Scott's catalog to locate them. But I just discovered that when it comes to looking at actual cities from ... continue reading...

British Honda Civic Ad

March 7, 2006 1 Comment

British Honda Civic Ad My editor doesn't like it when I can't come up with at least 250 words to write a FamilyFirst column, but today, there just ain't now way it's gonna happen. You see, the site absolutely, positively speaks for itself. And to say much more about it would ruin the surprise for you. So I'll... continue reading...

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