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Let's reflect on our favorite things and events that are a distant 20 years ago and further back.
Because why not?
-decides to nickname this thread The Accurate Thread For Children of The 90s-
"And now the news, don't touch that dial."
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.
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?
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
The hell is wrong with you?
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
The cartoons man! Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Dexter's Lab, and a whole host of others.
The Phantom Menace, Juan. That's what's wrong with me.
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.
I heard that Nickelodeon was bringing Hey Arnold! back.
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?
Oh wait, Disney.
edited 15th Mar '11 2:46:20 PM by HungryJoe
Wow, most of this stuff is almost as old as me.
^^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
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
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.
Thundercats may have been in the eighties, too, but I watched it in the nineties. * since i was born then :P
edited 15th Mar '11 2:55:14 PM by nekoalexa
Yeah, the filter is pretty thick for that decade. Although my loathing of the boy band was ahead of its time.
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.
Aah, the boy band. I remember I always got Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync mixed up.
That too. Also, G Gundam for me.
edited 15th Mar '11 2:57:42 PM by nekoalexa
Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Freakazoid.
You know initially Freakazoid was going to be a straight super-hero story?
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