Collecting stickers was a popular hobby for kids in the mid-1980s. For my birthday one year I got a sticker album and started placing my stickers in them. One of the more popular stickers to collect were “Garbage Pail Kids” which were a more gross version of “Cabbage Patch Kids”. They bore funny names and duplicates which had two different names were “twins” (or at least that’s what we called them). They came in a pack like baseball cards and collectible card games do today. Eventually they made a movie based on the cards. I thought it would be fun to show you some of the Garbage Pail Kids that I put in my album. I had many more but they were still backed and eventually I traded them away or whatever. These are all of them which I have left. In my album I wrote a smart remark. It had a place to describe your favorite sticker and prettiest sticker. In both cases I wrote “Garbage Pail Kids.” These photos are low resolution so nobody can accuse me of ripping off the art, but the dates which you can’t read for the copyright on the DuckTales stickers help to date the album. The date is 1986. The Duck Tales stickers, if I remember correctly, were a promotional for Halloween which being fluorescent would help kids be seen at night so they wouldn’t be hit by cars, which was one of the things we were told we should be terrified of. The cold war was hot and we were apparently all targets of even benign aggression (more about that some other time). But I can’t remember where I got them. Maybe a cereal box?
Bible Verse of the DayPsalms 73:1-28 A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
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