January 29th, 2008 by cathy

I have been composing a post on my vacation… which will come soon. However, today while I was working on adding (a gargantuan amount of) rss feeds onto my yahoo page (I was actually quite pleased with the turn out), I found a news article about New Kids on the Block. That’s right. I just said news and New Kids on the Block in the same sentence.

It turns out that according to this yahoo article they may be getting back together. Of course, most of their information is based on their extremely cryptic official website.

Do I want to believe that kids fifteen to (gasp) twenty years younger than me will be screaming over the guys that I liked (and bought those huge buttons, tons of posters and books, a couple of t-shirts and lots of other random things) when I was in middle school? Do I think thirteen year olds will find mid to late thirty year olds dreamy? BTW, Jonathon is the oldest at 40 and Joey is the youngest at 35. I suppose its more likely that it’ll be a bunch of thirty year old women throwing their bras and panties at the stage, rather than fifteen year olds.

Hopefully I won’t need to worry about this, because according to Danny’s myspace page, he’s not positive that they are getting back together… of course this probably means that they are getting back together. Yeesh.

I guess I sort of view this thing in the same way I view Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Transformers, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These were all things I had when I was a kid, and I don’t like that companies are bringing them back to make tons of money off of all us reminiscing children of the 80s. I also think that there should be a certain point where you need to say, “Hey! I’m an adult. I probably shouldn’t be in a boy band.” Jonathon sells real-estate for goodness sake. To me that doesn’t scream boy band.

But hey, more power to them, I guess.

3 Responses to “NKOTB”

  1. Whitney Says:

    I wasn’t a big NKOTB fan (though I did like the song “Tonight”), but I always thought Jonathon was the cutest.

    (When I was 13, I was a Monkees fan, so not only did I liked guys who were in their 40’s [at that point]. Now they’re in their 60’s and that’s just DEPRESSING.)

  2. Jeff Says:

    To be fair, those things from your childhood, *especially* TMNT, were specifically designed to extract the maximum amount of money from the parents. They were hardly pure and honest attempts at maximum entertainment and enrichment value.

    As for New Kids… I suppose it’s overly obvious that, if they do attempt a “comeback”, it should be as the “Old Kids on the Block”. Or “Old Men on the Block”. Or, hell, just call them “Grumpy Old Men” and see if Jack Lemmon will open for them… from beyond the grave!

  3. Olivia Says:

    If NKOTB got back together, I’m not sure what I’d do. I don’t really want to admit what a crazed fan I was, but at the same time, I’d want to support them. But frankly, I think it would really be more of a nostalgia thing, because tweens and teens would be like “ew!! Old men!”

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