Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Hackey Sack ... the name itself makes most people think of college hippies standing in a circle, wasting time, listening to the Grateful Dead, and hemp. This is all thanks to the 1980's. What a fad, right? I mean, it's a little sack filled with little balls, kind of like a bean-bag chair for cock-roaches. How much does it cost to make a hackey sack, anyway? The person who came up with the idea is probably siting in some penthouse sharing expensive drinks with the inventor of the pet rock.
This fad became so popular, that it was part of EPYX's "California Games" title for the Commodore 64. I was never really good at Hackey Sacking ... it really wasn't my thing, to tell ya the truth. But, I was pretty good at the Commodore 64 version.