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Mar 15th 2011 at 1:31:12 PM

Let's reflect on our favorite things and events that are a distant 20 years ago and further back.

Because why not?

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Mar 15th 2011 at 1:33:47 PM

-decides to nickname this thread The Accurate Thread For Children of The 90s-

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Mar 15th 2011 at 1:35:21 PM

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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:00:38 PM

Eh, the nineties is when crap went downhill. Although I still recall being able to find movie scores on casette tapes. I didn't buy a portable CD player until early 1997.

Plus-side to the nineties? On Board Diagnostics (version 2) mandated in 1996. Sure makes troubleshooting idiot lights on a car made from 1996-onwards a lot easier.

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:14:27 PM

I'm not huge on nineties stuff. Not a fan of the music or the films. You know what I -do- miss from the nineties?

The economy.

I also miss that our presidential drama was less about throwing racist xenophobic slurs at the president and more like Looney Tunes sketch where Bill Clinton was Bugs Bunny and Newt Gingrich was Elmer Fudd.

edited 15th Mar '11 2:15:36 PM by Malkavian

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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:24:18 PM

the films

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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:28:20 PM

Small block Chevy LS1 power. Coupled with a manual transmission, a mid-90's Trans Am could knock down almost 30 miles to the gallon on highway trips, while having modern ammenities and A/C.

A long cry from the low teen figures from way back in the day.

Although exactly 20 years ago, the F-bodies still had L98 TPI mills in them. Torque moster, but no manual transmission option - you had to get an LB9 or an L03 to have a stickshift with a V8.

edited 15th Mar '11 2:30:18 PM by pvtnum11

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:38:02 PM

The cartoons man! Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Dexter's Lab, and a whole host of others.

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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:39:54 PM

Word, Joe

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:40:00 PM

The Phantom Menace, Juan. That's what's wrong with me.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:42:29 PM

It wasn't that bad. I was young enough when I first saw it to think it was okay.

But we also had the re-release of the original trilogy to theatres! Yeah, I know, Han shot first, but I'd watched them so much on VHS (Now there's a bit of nostalgia for ya) that I didn't care.

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:43:11 PM

I heard that Nickelodeon was bringing Hey Arnold! back.

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:43:27 PM

Yeah, that was cool, but what does that say about a decade's cinema that my fondest memories are either Disney films or the re-release of a then twenty year old series?

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:45:51 PM

Toy Story.

Oh wait, Disney.

edited 15th Mar '11 2:46:20 PM by HungryJoe

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:45:52 PM

Wow, most of this stuff is almost as old as me.tongue

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:46:24 PM

^^Didn't I include Disney films?]

The nineties did have some kickass cartoons. And Buffy.

edited 15th Mar '11 2:46:57 PM by Malkavian

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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:48:51 PM

Babylon 5.

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:52:09 PM

SWAT Kats!

Might've been eighties, but I remember watching it.

Ooh, and it was the beggining of the Japanese Invasion.

Wait, it's a k? Are they Jewish?

edited 15th Mar '11 2:53:02 PM by HungryJoe

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Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:53:22 PM

It's not that the 90s were objectively better (well, there was the whole animation rennassaissance thing which was awesome to have grown up during), but since the decade spanned early childhood to early teen years, everything I have actual nostalgia for happened in this decade.

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:55:02 PM

Thundercats may have been in the eighties, too, but I watched it in the nineties.  *

edited 15th Mar '11 2:55:14 PM by nekoalexa

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:55:37 PM

Yeah, the filter is pretty thick for that decade. Although my loathing of the boy band was ahead of its time.

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:55:44 PM

Yeah, that's the boat I'm in Landy but I still try to supplant my nostalgia with genuine critical thought.

I thought Space Jam was an awesome movie when I was kid.

Yeah, I was dumb.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
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Last Boy on Earth
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:56:28 PM

Dexters' Lab

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:57:18 PM

Aah, the boy band. I remember I always got Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync mixed up.tongue

[up]That too. Also, G Gundam for me.tongue

edited 15th Mar '11 2:57:42 PM by nekoalexa

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 2:58:30 PM

Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Freakazoid.

You know initially Freakazoid was going to be a straight super-hero story?

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison

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