i used to believe


i used to believe is a collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. it will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. the following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren’t so strange after all…

For instance: i used to think that since the movie screens in theatres were so big that there was a huge video player behind the screen and several people had to lift the gigantic tape into the player and then someone had to be shot out of a canon to hit the play button.

When I was a kid, I used to eat two taco bell tacos and often remarked that they should make a bigger taco and then I’d only need to order one.

I believed that I invented the Taco Bell Grande Taco*. I even convinced myself that I had written them a letter asking for the bigger taco, which upon reflection seems unlikely.

*The Taco Bell Grande Taco was an extra long taco that Taco Bell introduced in 1984. This site claims 1985 http://www.inthe80s.com/food/t.shtml 



  1. umm … i used to believe we had a cousin who got his arm ripped off from sticking it out the window while we were driving.

  2. umm … I used to believe we were the good guys, and despite sometimes being inept because of our size, we would generally do the right thing.

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