and Shyam were the Poppins' mascots, and they'd be doing Poppins
all the time. Yes, "doing Poppins". It was like
a drug to these kids.... they always had some on them, and
each of their T-Shirts was adorned with the image of a giant
Poppins sweet. Besides constantly reminding you that only
genuine Poppins came in a silver striped pack, they used their
own stash to get out of some pretty tricky jams like being
captured by angry tribals.
as a kid, this particular story bothered me. We finally make
contact with an intelligent alien, one that comes from a culture
sufficiently advanced to be capable of intergalactic flight...
and what do Ram and Shyam do? Decide to keep him as a pet.
A pet! What is more disturbing about this is that
the alien is obviously a very intelligent being, as can be
seen from his high forehead, pointy ears and fear of Ram and