Mental Sampler 11
Are goldfish shots still a thing on college campuses? I can’t remember what jogged this memory, but I was at a party in college where they were serving goldfish shots — tiny, live goldfish swimming in the shot glass, and you downed the whole thing. Being a vegetarian, I clearly did not partake, but I watched this girl do it and she promptly vomit afterward from the thought that she had just ingested a live goldfish.
What the hell? I am aware that college students often make poor choices and have terrible ideas, but goldfish shots? Is this still a thing?
A month into school, I started running in non-goldfish-offering crowds (eg. kids who dressed in all black and recited very deep poetry), but I know that goldfish shots were a pretty common occurrence on our campus at big parties.
I was at a yogurt store that was playing the best 80s mix. In fact a three-year-old who was chowing down on frozen yogurt, pumped his fists towards the ceiling when Bon Jovi’s Bad Medicine came out and shouted, “I love this!” Me too, kid.
So I give you this little stroll down memory lane:
Love this song, but this video? Who walks around like this? Can you imagine a woman walking down the street like this? And what is up with the creepy gawking?
Because you can never have too much Toto.
Best video ever, amiright?
I had such a burning crush on Boy George when I was little. I wanted his hairstyle.
Best use of pan pipes in a rock song.
This was our camp song, ’87.
Our other camp song. What? We had two that summer. Midnight Oil is still my favourite concert of all time.
I personally don’t want to rule the world, unless I can do it from the comfort of my home while wearing pyjamas. But I appreciate the sentiment.