just found this posting on another website... needed to share it..
False. I started Kindergarten in 1989 and throughout most of my elementary school years trapper keepers were the kitties titties.
Are You Afraid of the Dark, Pogs, and Goosebumps were all staples of my childhood.
Getting into HS in 1999 and if you weren't down with double R then there were some serious problems.
I remember buying a Rain stick here:
It was closer to the 80s, but I loved this store as a kid.
I remember the wall of TVs in Future Shop:
The 90s for me (born in 85) evoke a few things
1. tub thumping-Chumbawumba
2. The macarena
3. pictures of my sisters and her friends wearing flannel and overalls
4. JNCO's, sagging
and for me, sadly, the decline of Metallica.
TCL pearl #452: You cannot name a car that would not be improved with a LSx engine.
Going off of Internal Comubstion I think the 10 things I most associate with the 90s would be (no particular order):
1. AOL (especially AIM)
2. Baggy clothing (Jncos for skaters/rockers and Tommy Hilfiger and whatnot for the hip-hop fans)
4. The Simpsons
5. Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls
6. Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa
8. Everyone being pissed at life although there was so much prosperity (see: grunge and to a lesser extent gangster rap)
9. The Matrix
10. Will Smith the movie star
Best stores were nothing like Best Buy, it was a goofy place where I vaguely remember 'ordering' items on the floor using a color-coded keyboard, and then going to a conveyor belt at the back of the store to pick up what we wanted to buy.
As a kid, I remember it being a fantastic place.
I think one of my favorite things about the 90's: missing things.
The late 90's were very much the last days of not having access to everything. Missed a TV show? Tough cookies. Missed a phone call? Hope they left a message. Someone came by to see you, and you were out? Too bad.
I actually miss it. I miss being able to go on a date, and no one could call you...no one could text you...no one was updating facebook during the date etc. If there was a disastrous fire or emergency at home, you didn't find out until after...and in an odd way that was awesome.
Now it's constant communication, DVR'ing everything, etc. In turn, this constant availability/information reduces the import of such things. (gets off "Old Man" soap box).
Guys, just because something came out in the 80's, doesn't mean it didn't peak in the 90's. Trapper keepers were pretty huge in the 90s.
Some more 90's fun:
Maybe it was just where I grew up, but around 96/97, we thought it was cool to wear these:
not my picture, but i have the EXACT same bag I got in 1997. And I STILL use it. Things were even made better in the 90's.
haven't seen this team on here yet:
not sure when this came out, but it was definitely in every american household with a boy in the 90's.
i remember Wal-Mart having 2-3 aisles just of all the different brands of these guys. I got a "surround" Philips Magnavox and thought I was the coolest kid in the world. Loved that thing to death.
And not sure about you guys, but this video creeped me out back then! And still does!
Last edited by CK98Beeetle; 08-22-2012 at 03:18 AM.
Jack Daniels kicked my ass again last night.
My legend dates back to the 12th Century you see. My legend is quite old. The 12th Century was a long time ago. It was summer and so cold from the snow because it was actually winter or maybe it was Monday. It could have been a Thursday or possibly a Saturday or was it Tuesday though it could have been Wednesday or a Monday.