Well, I would first like to introduce myself. I am Samara and I am new to the blogosphere. [Hi, Samara.] Though I have read my fair share of blogs, here is my first attempt at originality. My blog is somewhat of a trip down memory lane for those of you who, like me, grew up in the roaring 90s. I am 21 years young and on the verge of graduating. Throughout my school days I have experienced an array of different fads and items that were absolute "must haves," which leads me to my first topics.
Now, if you are not aware of what a pog is you probably didn't grow up in the 90s. So let me explain. A pog is a circular piece of cut out cardboard with a picture or color or word on its front [see above]. Everyone had pogs. Throughout my young days as an elementary schooler if you didn't have pogs you either had truly awful parents or were living under a particularly large rock.
Anyhow, what was so great about pogs? Well, here is the sheer mystery of it all...I have absolutely no idea what was or is so great about those circular cardboard cutouts. But, what I do know is that I had around 5,000 pogs, set up in order of the prettiest to the ugliest in an enormous black binder and if anyone were to touch my pogs without permission, I was NOT a happy camper.
And I was not alone. Just about every kid at good old Fort Garrison possessed an average of 1,000 pogs--boys and girls. And the funniest part? You ask any kid from the 90s if the had pogs they answer "Of course!" Then you ask, "Wait, do you remember how to play?" Not a single person will have any concrete memory because not a single person really knew how to play the game. It involved pogs in a circle and a slammer? For those of you who may not know, a slammer was the ultimate, or if you will, the king of the pogs. The slammer was metal and had engraved or colorful designs on its front and was the "it" item. Anyhow, the slammer was definitely used in the actual game of pogs, I am just not quite sure how. It is possible you stack the pogs and throw the slammer, but really, I have no idea.
So I ask you readers out there...who the hell remembers how to play pogs??