->''"Boy, the way Music/{{Nirvana}} played\\
Songs that got KurtCobain [[CourtneyLove laid]]\\
They were broke and [[TheNotoriousBIG Smalls]] was paid\\
[[AllInTheFamily Those were the days!]]\\\
[[GoodOldWays And you knew where you were then]]\\
Watching {{Seinfeld}} yak 'bout {{Superman}}\\
Mister we could use a man like [[BillClinton Bubba Clinton]] again!\\\
[[BloodOnTheDebateFloor Pundits endlessly debate]]\\
VideoGame/{{Doom}} and OJ's [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion big court date]]\\
Gee our [[SegaGenesis Genesis]] ran great\\
[[NostalgiaFilter Those were the daaaays!]]\\\
[[BigBrotherIsWatching Folks could voice their discontent]]\\
[[RidiculousFutureInflation Three digits could pay the rent]]\\
[[TheWarOnTerror No-one knew what jihad meant]]\\
Those were the days!\\\
Take the Trans-Sport for a spin\\
Go to watch the Blue Jays win\\
Then home to play some VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|3D}} on your huge 8 megs of RAM\\\
[[GlobalWarming Summers short and winters long]]\\
{{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay was going strong]]\\
Where the [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] did we go wrong?\\
Those were the days!"''

->''[[CableSatelliteMudslinging Get the satellite]] if you want to see me\\
[[EverythingIsOnline Talking on the net]] I know the way you like it\\
Get your credit card [[CrackIsCheaper cause I need more money]]\\
All I wanna get is you baby"''\\
--'''Maurizio De Jorio''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0xBCwkg3E "Running in the 90s"]]

->''"Pointy elbows and lots of lightning!\\
Edgy and angry, so zesty and tangy!\\
There's new demographics\\
When nobody asked for it!"''\\
-- [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "Xeriouxly Forxe"]] theme song [[http://homestarrunner.com/aprilfool10.html (Homestar Runner April fool's toon)]]

->''"Once we get out of [[TheEighties the 80s]], the 90's are gonna make [[TheSixties the 60s]] look like [[TheFifties the 50's]]!"''\\
--'''Huey Walker''', ''Flashback'' (1990)

->''"We’ve been raised by television to believe we’ll all be rock stars or movie gods. But we won’t. We’re slowly learning this fact. And we’re very, very pissed off about it."''\\
--'''Tyler Durden''', ''Literature/FightClub''

->'''Bart:''' Nothing you say can upset ''us!'' We're the [=MTV=] generation!\\
'''Lisa:''' We feel neither highs nor lows.\\
'''Homer:''' Really? What's that like?\\
'''Lisa:''' Meh.\\

->'''Dad:''' Our lives are filled with machines designed to reduce work and increase leisure. We have more leisure than any man has ever had. And what do we do with this leisure? Educate ourselves? Take up new interests? Explore? Invent? Create?\\
'''Calvin:''' ''(watching TV)'' Dad, I can't hear this commercial.\\

->''"In this dance I celebrate the new American optimism. Wherein we look at recession, deficits, education, poverty, racism, sexism, AIDS crime, drugs, poisoned resources, crumbling highways-railroads-buildings-bridges ad go 'HO HUM.' Because ''who cares''? '''''[[UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar WE WON A WAR!]]'''''"''\\
--'''Jules Fieffer''', 1991 [[http://www.adambaumgoldgallery.com/feiffer_jules/we_won_a_warWB.jpg political cartoon]]

->'''Kimberly:''' ''(on the communicator watches)'' We can teleport and communicate with the Command Center with these things?
->'''Billy:''' Affirmative.
->'''Kimberly:''' [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece This is so Nineties.]]
-->-- ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', "High Five"

->''"For some, they offered a '90s point of view' on young people and their relationships....But older adults 35+ were more critical, and felt this group did not really care about each other like real friends would. These older viewers also found it hard to relate to this group of friends. They found the character [[ThisLoserIsYou smug, superficial, and self-absorbed.]]"''\\
--'''{{NBC}}''' [[http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/friends-anniversary internal memo]] on ''{{Series/Friends}}''

->''"You are ''not'' a 90's kid, you were [[NoTrueScotsman born in '99.]]"''\\
-- ''WebAnimation/WelcomeTo Website/{{Facebook}}!''

->''"By looking at the fashions, you can tell that this was made around the time the '80s [[OutdatedOutfit were trying to die]], and the '90s were trying to define themselves in that they have [[CantCatchUp no original way of defining themselves.]]"''\\
--'''TheNostalgiaCritic''', ''{{Nickelodeon}} Week''

->''"The first time someone in the '90s thought to [[TotallyRadical put on sunglasses and stand in front of graffiti]], Satan laughed and said, 'That's exactly how I'm going to greet that guy when his filthy black soul arrives.'"''\\
-- '''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}'''

->''"1990 was a turning point for geek culture, and about the nature of what geek culture is, in a way that goes beyond the conventional nerdy references....'geek' went from meaning twenty-sided dice and fluency in Klingon to meaning something much broader and more inclusive."''\\
--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2013/10/book-preview-they-might-be-giants-flood.html Phil Sandifer]]''' on Music/TheyMightBeGiants

->'''[[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]:''' We're moving on from the happy-flappy 8-bit era to the [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and gritty]] 90's! Do you remember the 90's?\\
'''Gabriel''': I remember them being [[TotallyRadical very radical]] and hyper-colored.\\
--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgU-KA46THc Let's Play]]''' ''{{VideoGame/Dreamweb}}''

->''"'Aw, c'mon Bob! The [=90s=] weren't so bad! ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''! ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''! ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''! ''Franchise/PowerRangers''!' And, OK, fine. If we're speaking strictly in terms of nostalgic children's television... well, the [=80s=] still wins."''\\
-- '''{{Moviebob}}''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7KbI3P4HaU The Big Picture]]"

->''"Surprise, I'm not a Millennial! Whew. [[TheNewTens Thank God for that.]] Barely dodged the bullet, too. No, see, I'm a classic Gen-X-er, in case you hadn't noticed from my general apathy, bad attitude and the immense pleasure I take in needling you."''\\
--'''[[http://jezebel.com/5992947/dear-millennials-youre-ok-youll-survive-really Tracy Moore]]'''

->''"It was 1993, when everyone was pretending to be depressed in a marketing-friendly way. 'We're rising against the expectations of society and [[{{Film/Clerks}} playing hockey on the roof]] because I just don't agree with our socially-irrelevant baby boomer world. ''[[EruditeStoner Think about it]]''.'"''\\
--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVFrAsxjxLs George Weidman]]'''

->''"I’m not even kidding when I say that I miss the era when major movies always had their own raps. An era that began with ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'' and ended with ''Film/WildWildWest''. They did what they wanted to do, Matt. [[MCHammer They played how they wanted to play.]]"''\\
--'''Chris Sims''' and '''Matt Wilson''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-ii-2/ on]] ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze]]''

->''"Dance music in the nineties was moving in a different direction. People didn't want ''fun'', they wanted '''in your face'''! Aggressive! 'Slammin'![='=] I think we called it, in the nineties."''\\
--'''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows''' [[http://blip.tv/todds-pop-song-reviews/one-hit-wonderland-groove-is-in-the-heart-by-deee-lite-6901708 on]] "Groove is in the Heart"

->''"Liking this kind of music in the 1980s made you your own kind of cool. It was one of the only things that united the radical intelligentsia with JohnHughes' imaginary target demographic. It might have been 'mainstream' and it might not have been (I'm growing increasingly suspicious of that term and anyone who uses it) but the point was that it was important and meant something. I know it did to me: ''Dazzle Ships'' by Music/OrchestralManoeuvresInTheDark is possibly my favourite album of all time. It's been a major source of inspiration throughout my life. Often I find it's the soundtrack to the visions I can never seem to properly put into words.\\\
Liking this music in the 1990s was an altogether different story; it made you out-of-touch at best and dangerously retrograde at worst because it had synthesizers in it and synthesizers were only [[DeadHorseGenre for nerds, dorks and people who didn't know what real music was]]. Therefore pop music's Chosen Ones (who were apparently [[Music/TheSmiths Smiths]] fans who also liked 1950s Rock 'n Roll) had to reclaim its soul and identity (which was apparently to copy and badly misunderstand {{Music/Nirvana}} and Music/MyBloodyValentine, two acts who already badly misunderstood Music/SonicYouth). So much as insinuating you liked anything from the 1980s was an offense punishable by death."''\\
--''[[http://soda-pop-art.blogspot.com/2013/12/2013-in-music-year-in-review-miley.html Soda Pop Art]]'' on the 90's zeitgeist

->''"Generation X is a journeyman. It didn't invent hip hop, or punk rock, or even electronica (it's pretty sure those dudes in {{Kraftwerk}} are boomers) but it perfected all of them, and made them its own. It didn't invent the Web, but it largely built the damn thing. Generation X gave you Google and Twitter and blogging; Run DMC and Radiohead and Nirvana and Notorious B.I.G. Not that it gets any credit....In fairness, Generation X could use a better spokesperson. BarackObama is just a little too senior to count among its own, and it has debts older than [[{{Facebook}} Mark Zuckerberg]]. Generation X hasn't had a real voice since [[LongList Kurt Cobain blew his brains out, Tupac was murdered, Jeff Mangum went crazy, David Foster Wallace hung himself, Jeff Buckley drowned, River Phoenix overdosed, Elliott Smith stabbed himself (twice) in the heart]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Axl got fat.]]"''\\
--'''Matt Honan''', [[http://gizmodo.com/5851062/generation-x-is-sick-of-your-bullshit "Generation X is Sick of Your Bullshit"]]

->''"One of the great recurring themes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' is that globilisation and rapid development have cast light on the deepest nooks and crannies, having a homogenising effect. There’s little room in the world for the eccentric and the strange, as Starbucks opens an average of two stores every day and access to the internet in the United States doubling between 2000 and 2014. In 2009, the furthest a person could be from a McDonalds in the United States was 107 miles. [[EaglelandOsmosis The world is getting smaller.]]\\\
Paradoxically, the only wins up pushing people further apart. This happens on both a community and an individual level. Small towns find themselves struggling to survive in the current economic climate, despite the increased accessibility. Despite the growth of social media to make interpersonal communication easier than ever, the number of people feeling socially isolated has doubled since 1985."''\\
--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2014/08/28/the-x-files-humbug-review/ Darren Mooney]]'''

->''"A lot of life is hopeless today, even for middle-class kids. I mean, for the first time in I think human history, middle-class kids now assume they are not going to live as well as their parents--that's really something new, that's never happened before. My kids, for example, assume that they are probably never going to live the way that we live. Think about it, that's never happened before in history. And they're probably right, except accidentally--like, some of them may, but on average they won't."''\\
--'''Noam Chomsky''', ''Understanding Power''

->''"According to rumor, Alec Baldwin [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed]] this scene for the movie adaptation of David Mamet's ''GlengarryGlenRoss'', although I've also heard that Mamet created the monologue especially for Baldwin's character ...Blake strikes me as the ur-Father of [[SigmundFreud Freud's]] ''Civilization and Its Discontents'', speaking to the id-driven sales force. In good times, Blake comes across as a parody of all [[MeanBoss bad managers]] with his A-B-C rules -- he is Stephen Covey's evil twin. In a bad business climate, however, he is the bearer of profound [[HobbesWasRight Hobbesean truths]], and one feels obliged to internalize him and let him whisper in the back of one's mind, for his is the voice that drives industry."''\\
--'''James Ashley''', [[http://www.imaginativeuniversal.com/blog/post/2009/02/10/Second-prize-is-a-set-of-steak-knives.aspx "Second Prize is a Set of Steak Knives"]]

->''"Terrifyingly, Generation X is now beginning to send its own kids out into the world—a group that so far has yet to generate an appropriately pithy label...Luckily, as most Z’s have only a vague memory of the pre-[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush v. Gore world]], they’ve known nothing but escalating bullshit for their entire lives. They thus have no baseline of non-suckitude to cultivate bitterness or nostalgia. Generation X’s '[[StepfordSnarker bad attitude]],' on the other hand, has always been a function of [[CantCatchUp living in the boomer shadows]]--culturally, economically, politically, and so on."''\\
--'''[[http://ludicdespair.blogspot.com/2011/09/generation-x-still-relentlessly-and.html Jeffey Sconce]]'''

->''"Yes, who can forget the fun-filled Congress of the late-nineties, when a Republican majority decided it was a crime to be [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton a Democratic president]] and [[JokerJury devoted all of the resources and mighty machinery of our great nation]] [[AllCrimesAreEqual to investigating a blowjob]]."''
-->-- '''Bill Maher''', ''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher''