I am a child of the 80s and grew up with Atari and Video Games being synonymous. We went to Sears in the mall and got the latest cartridge for the 2600. I remember many a hot afternoon spent with friends playing Pitfall, Gunlinger, or Tank Battle. If you are from that time and would like a blast from the past, check out http://www.simmphonic.com/programming/flash.htm and enjoy one of my all-time favs nicely converted to Flash.
Jay Ward Cartoons were the best. George of The Jungle, Super Chicken, Tennessee Tuxedo, Dudley Do-Right to name a few.
I was viewing some postings on a BHS group and came across a link that stirred some pretty old memories. The link was for Lake Delores, a waterpark that we went to as kids. It had one of the craziest stand-up slides ever along with a zip line that traveled at a pretty high velocity. Check it out at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Delores .