Real Time Fun Fact:

Back in the day, magazines didn’t dedicate their glossy pages to celebrity nip slips and side boobs. As a result, it turns out that nearly half of the ‘Real Time’ writing staff had to spend their (parents’) hard-earned cash on a pair of “X-Ray Specs.” It’s a wonder that more of them didn’t end up working for the TSA!


“In the 5th grade, I was going to use my X-Ray Specs to see through Miss Freeland’s skirt. But during the bus ride to school, Timothy O’Gradnik punched me in the ear and stole them from me. To this day, I’ve always wondered if they worked.” –Billy Martin, Head Writer

Secret Decoder Rings? Red Ryder BB Guns? What sort of crazy stuff did you make your parents buy?