Good Vibrations: A Brief History of Electric Football — We Are the Mutants

With the passing of Christmas and the arrival of the NFL postseason, minds turn to one of the premier football toys from the era before kids were able to hook video game consoles up to the living room TV. Before Madden, before Tecmo Bowl, before Atari Football even—there was Electric Football…

via Good Vibrations: A Brief History of Electric Football — We Are the Mutants.

Never owned the game personally, but did play a few times although one of my brothers owned the game. Would love to play it again.

What interested me about the blog title was “We Are the Mutants.” When I submitted my DNA spit kit to 23andMe, it took three (3) weeks before they acknowledged receiving my kit after the Post Office showed it had been delivered. It was a while before they started analyzing my DNA. In the old 23andMe forums, they had a monthly Whining, Waiting, and Wishing thread where you could post questions and see about how long other kits were taking to complete. As my DNA began processing, it was slow going. I had people whose kits started processing two weeks after my kit that were completing. Another person also waiting on her results jokingly said we were mutants. She eventually started a Facebook group, The Mutants: https://www.facebook.com/groups/544588462262576/.

The new 23andMe forums also have a monthly Whining, Waiting, and Wishing thread, but I haven’t been able to access the forums for months.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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