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Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: the90's ()
Date: December 27, 2012 07:51AM

The 90's were so much cooler than the two thousands. There was interesting, new stuff going on, there was more than just one or two major corporate media outlets....you had actual radio that was different from place to place across America, and because the internet was only just getting started, you still had to work a little to find the stuff you were into. It used to be a great thing for kids to find the thing they were into and learn more about it in bits and pieces, by word of mouth, by mail-order, through zines, etc. It made "your thing" an adventure. Now that's all gone, because everything's available immediately online. It's great in some ways, but it's also taken away the sense of discovery. Everything's much more uniform now, across the board, because information spreads instantly. Super Nintendo was awesome. Recording mixtapes off of the radio, where you had to press record as soon as the song started and you always missed a couple seconds. The little things. Pretending to be Bill Gates in AOL chatrooms. The Crow starring Brandon Lee. Marcy Playground. Beavis and Butt-Head. The 90's just had so much more flavor, culturally. Everything now is homogenized, centralized, processed....it's just the cost of the speed of information we all demand. Oh well.
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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Boner Jamz '95 ()
Date: December 27, 2012 08:15AM

Makin' softcore porno vhs mixtapes back in the day....late at night on Skinemax, or when the Victoria's Secret Fashion show came on, or stuff like that. Good times. You got to have a good trigger finger, know when to hit record.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Don't you cry, tonight! ()
Date: December 27, 2012 08:52AM

You are somewhat correct although Marcys Playground was for the wannabe jocks! But yes, that was one of the best decades to be teen. In a strange turn of events, our society may have to revisit those times. When a poor kid could be fashionable by the ways of the grunge scene. When being part of a subculture meant you had originality, when gas costed less than $1.25, when sex was explorative and fun, different regions of the US had their own personality, and the grass was green. Bottoms up to those day, but face it...now you are just an old washed up fool. Step aside and become an adult you ChImP!

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: peoplespokemore ()
Date: December 27, 2012 09:00AM

people did speak to each other more. Now with the internets tubes and texting you dont ever have to pick up the phone or go to someone's office to see them.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: I cried and I cried ()
Date: December 27, 2012 09:10AM

I remember where I was when Kurt Cobain died. I had just gotten out of shop class in middle school and the teacher (who was a younger guy) told us. I remember more than a few kids crying.

I also remember when OJ was acquitted. I was in Geometry class, and suddenly we all heard a black kid dancing down the hall yelling "OJ's NOT GUILTY! OJ'S NOT GUILTY!" All the black kids were celebrating. The rest of us didn't really care.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: goodtimes ()
Date: December 27, 2012 09:58AM

The early 90's were a great time to be a kid. Even though we had NES, SNES, and sega there was still a place called outside. Nickelodeon actually had quality programing which was funny as hell (YCDTOTV, Pete and Pete, Salute Your Shorts, Rockos Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, etc.). The late 90's were also pretty cool. I remember the music was pretty cool, I mean it's gotta be if they still play it on DC101. The highlight was Woodstock 99!!!! Globally, we were a much safer, happier country. The biggest separation of liberals and conservatives was during the Clinton Sex Scandal, no one labeled one party more American than the other. Gas was under a dollar a gallon. We also weren't so paranoid as we are now as a country. The 90's were fucking awesome!

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Hammerjacks ()
Date: December 27, 2012 10:02AM

I got the crabs from a broad at a KIX concert at Hammerjacks in Baltimore in the early 90's.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Quiche ()
Date: December 27, 2012 10:27AM

The 90s were awesome.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: December 27, 2012 10:28AM

90s Hip Hop...da best. Raekwon, Ghostface, Mobb Deep, B.I.G., Keith Murray, Redman, Method Man, Craig Mack....good times.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Freeway Rick Ross ()
Date: December 27, 2012 05:41PM

Ahmayzin, since you probably know about this subject, I was wondering what the deal was with that Freeway Rick Ross guy and the Iran Contra thing. I remember hearing somewhere that somehow, some way, those two were linked.....it's a really wild story, but I can't recall it now.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: December 27, 2012 05:52PM

Good question...wasn't aware of that. May have to do some research.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: Ten Toes in the Grave ()
Date: December 27, 2012 06:11PM

Don't you cry, tonight! Wrote:
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> You are somewhat correct although Marcys
> Playground was for the wannabe jocks! But yes,
> that was one of the best decades to be teen. In a
> strange turn of events, our society may have to
> revisit those times. When a poor kid could be
> fashionable by the ways of the grunge scene. When
> being part of a subculture meant you had
> originality, when gas costed less than $1.25, when
> sex was explorative and fun, different regions of
> the US had their own personality, and the grass
> was green. Bottoms up to those day, but face
> it...now you are just an old washed up fool. Step
> aside and become an adult you ChImP!


Gee. If you liked that, get in the time machine and go back to 1968.

When being part of a subculture meant you had originality. Check!

When gas cost less than $1.25. How's 34 cents grab you? Even with inflation, that works out to about $2.14 in today's dollars.

When sex was explorative and fun. Hey, the cry was "Free Love!" And this was when AIDS was a diet aid, not a disease. That wouldn't appear for another decade.

When different regions of the U.S. had their own personalities. Absolutely yes.

When the grass was green. Check.

The only problem a lot of folks from the '60 have is . . . remembering the '60s.

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Re: Hey, Remember The 90's?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 27, 2012 09:08PM

Taking my gf to see Pulp Fiction the weekend it came out at some ghetto theater in PG county and cranking Bad Religion's "Stranger Than Fiction" album on the way home in my POS Chevy, both of us raving about how it was the greatest movie we'd ever seen. I think we ate at Bob's Big Boy earlier that night.

That's about as 90s as it gets.

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