This week’s assignment from the League: “When I was 12…”

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Since this is the League’s 12th week, I thought the topic should have something to do with that number. Some great ideas were suggested on Twitter by Claymation Werewolf and others, but I think we’ll go with one submitted by Jeremy from Geek Chunks–this week’s league topic:


Grab Rufus and head to the phone booth, because this week, we’re going back in time! Dial up the year you turned 12, and revisit the last official year of your “childhood.”


Cue the air guitar, and…BEGIN!!!

Once you put up a post on your site, add a comment below with the URL. Next Monday, I will put up a post here on Cool & Collected with a list of all the contributing blogs. Once that list is posted, if you haven’t already done so, try to incorporate at least three of your fellow League members’ links (but more would be great!) into the article you wrote on your site.

League of Extraordinary BloggersBy cross-posting like this, we will help each other out by sending new readers to each other’s sites. Have fun!


(Wondering what the heck this is all about? We’re recruiting for this loose-knit, rag tag crew! Here are the details for joining The League.)


    • says

      I have the worst memory of anyone. I think I’ll check the wikipedia to see what happened that year and go from there. Maybe something will spark.

        • says

          It’s both amazing and scary how our memories decay and get blurry with time. I probably wouldn’t have associated half those memories with my 12th year if I had no references. Well, there’s another thing that I can thank the internet for.

          What’s also cool is that, as collectors/geeks, I believe it’s in our nature to research and ensure our information is correct/accurate. =D

          • says

            That’s one of the things I love about pop culture, these movies, music, and toys really help to give us vivid memories that put the more personal stuff in a timeline context. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s so popular that we all have a sort of shared history, even if we never met, though it still manages to be unique…

          • says

            I know it. This week’s responses are really tugging on the old nostalgia heart strings. My 12th year was a bit longer ago than many of you guys, but I’m going to do my best. 😉

    • says

      Excellent job Tim! 2 points for the nerf hoop mention, and 2 more points for getting “She’s Like the Wind” stuck in my head.


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