Somewhere on my ex-blog, I lamented about the Star Wars Effect. I can't find it now, but it commented that often the superawesome things from one's childhood are best left cherished memories and not revisited, because many times they disappoint.
As a child, Star Wars was this magical, state-of-the-art epic tale of good versus evil.
As an adult, it is a hokey little thing with over-the-top acting (especially Han Solo) and bad special effects. See toward the end when Darth Vader's TIE Fighter and his two escort fighters launch from the Death Star in such perfect unison you wonder how long it took them to cut them out of cardboard.
J. Scott Wilson tests several cereals to see if the Star Wars Effect applies to breakfast.
If he'd asked me ahead of time, I could have told him that in most instances it does.
Honeycomb as a child? Awesome!!! Honeycomb as an adult? Hideous.
Rice Krispies as a child? Cool! Rice Krispies as an adult? Dried, puffed maggots.
Cheerios as a child? Good! Cheerios as an adult? Tiny, floating buttholes.
There are a few exceptions, of course. Fruity Pebbles still rocks. And Super Sugar Crisp and Sugar Smacks WOULD still rock if they weren't now Golden Crisp and Honey Smacks. And when you can find it, BOOBERRY still smells like childhood.
But he didn't test them.
Nor did he test Smurfberry Crunch or C-3PO's, which may no longer exist.