->''"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)

->''"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]]

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

->''"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}}''

->''"Down in the sewer, David Warner cooks up some anti-mutagen over (what else) pizzas, and then scoops it into a Bart Simpson glass in an [[AwesomenessIsVolatile inescapable black hole of 90sness.]]...Im 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"

->''"'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]]'''

->''"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"]]

->''"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 worlda group that so far has yet to generate an appropriately pithy label...Luckily, as most Zs have only a vague memory of the pre-[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush v. Gore world]], theyve known nothing but escalating bullshit for their entire lives. They thus have no baseline of non-suckitude to cultivate bitterness or nostalgia. Generation Xs '[[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]]'''