Welcome to my '92 Time Capsule, where I unearth artifacts and memories from a quarter century ago in alphabetical order everyday (excluding Sundays, with the exception of the 30th) during the month of April.
Today's letter is H, so without further ado...
Home Alone 2 became the third highest worldwide grossing movie ($358 million) and the second highest U.S. grossing movie ($173 million) of 1992. It held the number one box-office slot in the U.S. for three consecutive weeks - November 22, 29, and December 6.
Hypercolor was a brand of clothing that was extremely popular in the early 1990s. As the name suggests, the clothing was one color when cold and would change to another color with heat. It was like a mood ring for your body!
1) Only wash it in cold water; washing it in warm or hot water ruined it.
2) The shirt left evidence of other people's touching, which probably upset a lot of parents.
3) The shirt seemed to be an open invitation for unsolicited touching and sometimes breathing (ick!) from others...
In May of '92, Hee Haw, an American variety tv show that featured country music and comedy that centered around rural culture, ended its 21 year run in syndication. For most of the series' run, the weekly show was hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark.
Some of the most popular recurring sketches included:
PFFT! You Was Gone
A duet where the guest singer would stand with his/her back to the audience as a cast member, typically Archie Campbell, who held a scythe, sang the verse. The guest singer would then turn around and join in the singing the chorus.
Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me!
A sketch performed by four male cast members. The men wore hillbilly attire and held moonshine jugs. The quartet would sing the chorus together, then each member would state the reason that he was so miserable.
On a personal note, I owned a Hypercolor shirt and, more often than not, due to my body heat, the shirt changed to the second color almost entirely. The only parts of the shirt that I can recall remaining the original color were the sleeves and the bottom 4-6 inches around the hem. People would come up to me and touch my shirt (grrr...) and nothing would happen because it was already changed. My Hypercolor shirt always looked like it was broken...
Did you own a Hypercolor shirt? What were your thoughts of the uber trendy garment?
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