There wasn’t a lot to do in Kansas in the 1970s, so I always looked forward to the semi-annual trip to ‘Worlds Of Fun’, the theme park just outside Kansas City. In those days, the centerpiece of the park was The Orient Express, a steel roller-coaster with a wicked boomerang curve. Though I once got up the courage to queue up for the thing, I chickened out at the last minute, and never rode the legendary ride in its heyday, and since the entire ride was torn down and sold for scrap in 2003, I probably never will. (Time travel is always a possibility that can’t be ruled out.) It’s one of my minor pop culture regrets, right up there with not seeing George Carlin live and never having a torrid makeout session with a young Diana Rigg, which leads us into today’s wistful query
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had a chance to see George in Topeka a few years before he passed away, but wouldn’t part with the ticket price, something I consider myself and idiot for, asking: What are your biggest pop-culture-related regrets?