The last post of the decade: Do you remember yard Jarts?

Posted By on December 31, 2019

OldBoxOfJartsWhile getting the Christmas decorations for Evergreen Farm Estates down from the poolhouse-garage loft earlier this month (Brenda and neighbor Pam have always decorated our neighborhood) …  I spotted the yard game of Jarts. (you probably need to be a baby boomer to remember them?)

What were they thinking???

Just as with the “design of the ironing board” invention (see Brian Regan comedy reenactment ), this is one of those games that has to make you wonder … were the inventors really just concerned with “overpopulation?”

I can still remember tossing them up in the air as high as we could, then running like crazy to get out of the way. It’s a wonder  we made it to adulthood?

Below the break is a repost of a 2008 video from the early days of YouTube – oh, and Happy New Year’s eve and good bye to another decade.


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