It seems that slowly going back to work a little at a time over the past few weeks has been easier to accept than it would be to just jump in head first this coming Tuesday.
Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper died today of a heart attack at the age of 61. I can only think of a few celebrities whose deaths have actually had a significant impact on me. While Roddy Piper is not one of those, he is still a significant image in my childhood memories. From watching Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wresting on Saturday mornings to the set of Thumb Wrestlers I bought with my allowance when I was nine, Piper was one of my early favorites when it came to professional wrestling.
Short of jumping off the kitchen table onto an unlucky sibling, the Thumb Wrestler line of toys was one of the first times I remember there being an "at home" version of pretending to be your favorite wrestler. It's also one of the more poorly designed toys I've ever seen as your thumb finds itself in a very...um...unfortunate location when it's time to play.
The thumb hole couldn't have been in the figure's back, huh?
The Netflix episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premiered today and Amy and I took in three of the eight episodes once the kids were in bed.
My one-word review up to this point?
It's here! Time for the First Day of Camp! All episodes now streaming, campers! #WHAS http://t.co/1MD3ZNMcnZ https://t.co/55wtN5olpc— Wet Hot American (@WetHot) July 31, 2015
My pal Guy shared a video online that I can only assume he was singing along to at the top of his lungs by the end of the night. While I doubt I'll be showing this video to my own kids, I'm thinking about teaching this song to the children of everyone that I know.
Thank me later, parents.
The Summer of Tim continues...