Rereading My Childhood — Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy

Cultural osmosis is an interesting thing. I have this library of pop culture I can draw from and understand references to even though I haven’t interacted directly with that specific piece of pop culture. I have never seen Die Hard but if someone references Carl Winslow shooting a kid, I understand both of the references. (I have, however, seen every episode of Family Matters — even the bullshit ones that were on CBS. You know, the ones where Steve Urkel goes into space and then comes back to marry Laura — the girl he has been harassing for most of…