Many many years ago, before you were even born, my dad asked me to “bring a tape down to the car” because he wanted to “show me something cool.”
With my beloved copy of Raffi’s Christmas Album (on tape) in hand, I ran down to the garage to be greeted only by my father’s laughter. “A video tape,” he exclaimed, and that’s when I was introduced to the extremely rare and highly coveted Chevy Venture, Warner Brothers Edition.
Produced solely during the 2000 to 2003 model years, the Warner Bros Venture Van came with a VHS player, girls’ pajamas (which I gave to Ballaban), a slick badge on the side to distinguish it from other lame Venture vans, a beach blanket, and VHS and DVD compilations of the Looney Tunes. It was the perfect ride for 11-year old me.
Though I’m not sure whatever happened to that blanket, or why an 11-year-old would need one. Badges, sure, what kid doesn’t love some stinking badges. But a blanket?
That’s definitely not the weirdest thing out there, though. What else can you come up with?