Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Submarine Club

The bast part of the old comic books were all those neat ads in the back. I always wanted a pair of the X-Ray Specs.

Back in the day when I was a kid, my friend up the street invited about 10 kids to his basement after school to check out his new submarine. Yes, Ben was the first one on the block and only one to order the $6.98 cardboard Nuclear Sub.

His idea was to start a submarine club, well with all those kids in the basement you knew it was only a matter of time before things got out of hand. Of all people our host of the Submarine Club Ben yelled, "Fight Like Apes", everybody started going wild. My friend Fred was hiding in the sub, a kid name John picked up a chair and sent it into and broke the basement window. Ben's mother started screaming and we all took off in different directions.

It was something out of the Little Rascal's TV show and the submarine club only lasted a few hours. Just plan fun kid stuff for $6.98 not including cost of window replacement.


  1. The good old days, when kids were kids! Aren't you glad you grew up when you did and not in a more modern age?

  2. Hi John,

    Yes it was fun playing outside, building forts in the woods, riding bikes.

    Kids just do not play anymore. Everything is video, facebook, etc.

    Times have certainly changed.