A Nostalgia Dose for the Week

I’ve been working up a theory of constructive nostalgia lately. It’s important because by nature I am an absurdly nostalgic person, which has some wonderful advantages and also a lousy downside if I’m not careful.

I’ll write up a full post about my thoughts on the subject just as soon as I finish my final exams on Tuesday. I also kind of like the idea of posting “nostalgia doses” semi-regularly on here, rather like my playlists, so you may see more of them in the future. But in the meanwhile, I’d like to offer you a little tidbit guaranteed to produce a warm, happy flood of memories if you’re someone my age.


But you don’t have to take MY word for it…

:-) I dare you to get those tremolo synth chords out of your head now. It’s surprisingly timeless, isn’t it? Even though the instrumentation, the animation style, and even the kids clothes are all profoundly 1980s. UPDATE: While the show ended rather senselessly in the midst of a PBS push to shift to more rote-memoriztion based educational programming, LeVar Burton apparently twittered the sentence “Reading Rainbow 2.0 is in the works.” a few months ago. Here’s hoping that works out!


About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

One Response to A Nostalgia Dose for the Week

  1. Moominmamma says:

    I thought I’d heard there might be a new incarnation. Great news! Thanks for posting this – it does bring back happy memories. And I just have to say, LeVar Burton is someone I admire tremendously.

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