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Agents Of SHIELD Had An Emotional Panel Hours After The End Was Announced

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With the sixth season of Agents of SHIELD currently in full swing, one may have thought the show’s Comic-Con panel wouldn’t be that huge of a deal. Then, a few hours before the panel, it was confirmed that the next season of the show, season seven,
'With the sixth season of Agents of SHIELD currently in full swing, one may have thought the show’s Comic-Con panel wouldn’t be that huge of a deal. Then, a few hours before the panel, it was confirmed that the next season of the show, season seven, would be its last.\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Ranking Chip Pack Tazos By How Hard My Primary School Banned Them

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Tazos. You remember them, I remember them, so let’s talk about ’em. While collectable plastic doodads still have a stranglehold on Australian culture, I feel there was something unifying about the humble Tazo. Perhaps it was the rituality: you
'Tazos. You remember them, I remember them, so let’s talk about ’em. While collectable plastic doodads still have a stranglehold on Australian culture, I feel there was something unifying about the humble Tazo. Perhaps it was the rituality: you bought a pack of Twisties from the tuckshop, you licked the dust off your fingers, and then you snapped open a tiny plastic baggie for your fix. If your Dollarmites account was booming , maybe you bought a ringtone listed in the back of Ralph for your contraband Nokia 3315. Heady times. RELATED CONTENT Swipe to close \t\t \t\t\t\t\t But even though peak Tazo and my childhood intersected quite neatly, the adults in my life often made sure I was kept far, far away from those circular totems. Consider this a reclamation, a chance for me to reminisce through the hazy lens of what I could not have. This is a list of Tazos, ranked by how keen my school was to wipe them from the Earth. For the purpose of this exercise I am excluding DIY chip pack shrinky-dinks, which are nifty, but not collectable. I am also ignoring things like Weet-Bix rugby cards and those short-lived Mondos lollipops and their bonus historical figurines ; neither were explicitly banned at my school, and I imagine my teachers may have subtly encouraged eating dessicated wheat blocks for breakfast and learning about the past during recess. Looney Tunes Tazos 3/10 Banned via Gumtree Pop culture historians will look upon the Looney Tunes mania of mid 90s with absolute bewilderment. Why was Australia so keen to plaster those animated goons all over our personal belongings? Could it be that Australia loves to tacitly enforce stereotypes through cartoonish imagery? Who’s to say. What I do know is that amid all of the bootleg Gangsta Tweety Bird backpacks of my youth, Looney Tunes Tazos were present, and would have only been confiscated if they were distracting kids from their times tables. Movie Tazos 4/10 Banned via Gumtree I remember seeing these around. I also remember nobody really caring that much. Some of these bad boys were meant to be gawped at with a specific Tazos-brand viewfinder, which I don’t ever recall seeing in person. A solidly average Tazo experience, these would have been pinched by teachers but left in their desks after school due to the apathy of their former owners. The Simpsons Tazos 5/10 Banned via eBay Now we’re talking. My school, a small private situation centred around a small, private religion, had a pretty clear demographic split – there were the kids whose parents let them watch The Simpsons , and those for whom Springfield was forbidden territory. I was in the latter category. One of our school assemblies featured a performance from the Band of South Australia Police, who performed a brassy rendition of The Simpsons ‘ theme tune. Half of the hall went berzerk in the opening flourish. I had no idea why. Anyway, I can’t remember seeing many of these, which means they were confiscated en masse, or I simply didn’t know what I was looking at. Tazo Tops 6/10 Banned via eBay Beyblades were a big fucking deal at my school. They were a craze before the teachers even knew what was going on, and kids would actually borrow their parents’ woks to let it rip in the playground. Some of my especially intrepid colleagues would dissemble pencil sharpeners and glue the blades to their spinning tops, risking their dextrous little fingers in the process. Sensibly, but boringly, spinning top-adjacent paraphernalia was short-lived at my school– even as the chippies we bought at lunch provided new high RPM distractions. Dragon Ball Tazos 10/10 Banned via eBay Banned. BANNED. Heaps banned. That’s what happens when a bunch of kids actually start fighting over collectable anime trinkets. Cigarettes were probably the only thing to ever be more banned at my school, and they were probably only half as addictive. You were too powerful for this world, Dragon Ball Tazos. \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t READ MORE \t\t\t\t\t Healthy Harold Is Still Kicking, But Drug Experts Say He Needs To Go Harder \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t READ MORE \t\t\t\t\t Experts Reckon The ‘Tinier’ Tiny Teddies Fiasco Is An Economic Warning Sign'