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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 12:30 AM
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You are a child of the '90's if:
You're a 90's kid if:

You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain , and Two Stupid Dogs.

AAAAAAAH real monsters.

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "Sike!"

You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin west philladelphia born and raised..."

You remember TGIF on ABC. Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World


You remember when 2Pac and Selena died.

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
you were the coolest kid ever if you could beat it in one computer class *I'm totally gonna go out and buy that game now.*

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time".

"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet. He's a Hero.*I used to wake up early to watch this show!*

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

You remember when super nintendo's and Sega Genisis became popular.

you used to play Sonic the Hedgehog

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , (and maybe even 3)........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.

You remember when Yomega Yo-Yos were cool.

You remember those Where's Waldo books..

You remember when Mortal Kombat Was "Da Bomb"!

U remember eating Warheads sour candys

You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies

U remember Ring Pops.

U remember drinkin' Fruitopia and Surge.

U BEGGED your parents to get you "the Grape Escape" game

If you remember when every thing was "da BOMB"

when they made the new lunchables so that you could make tacos and pizza!!

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

Writing M.A.S.H. notes.

Mousetrap was the coolest game EVER!

Making those little paper fortune cookie finger game things.. and then predicting your life with them.

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"~Casi! Remember how many pogs we had?!*

You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.
And Windows 95 was the best.

You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles

You had a favorite New Kid on the block, and you knew all of there names

Michael Jordan was a king.

Or you called out "Jordan" when you pretended to "dunk it"

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!*

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.

Growing Pains.

Carebears and The Gummy Bear show.

Gak was the coolest thing invented.

Lambchop's song never ended.

The old dollar bills.

Silver dollars, were cool to have.

You remember a time before the WB.

You collected all the Troll dolls.

You owned a portable tape player.

You know what an original walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You owned a trapperkeeper

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You know the significance of the number 23.

You went to McD's to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds...at the play ground
and see-saws

When we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy...

Before the Internet & text messaging...

Before Sidekicks & iPods...

Before MIKE JONES...

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX...

Before Sponge Bob

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

When light up sneakers were cool.


When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs .

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.

when it was all about N64.

WHEN YOU TRADED POKEMON CARDS FOR A LIVING

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!

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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 12:32 AM
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1. I was born in '85
Every single one of these things I remember :)
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 12:35 AM
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3. Class of '94 here
But I was born in '76, but I consider myself a child of the 80's and 90's


BTW how is your SO doing with the school thing?
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 12:37 AM
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4. we're working on it
He'll get through it-- and besides, I told him he couldn't marry me before he gets out of school ;)
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:34 PM
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11. I'm 2 years younger
Both the children of the 80's and 90's seem to fit me even though I was more of a teenager in the 90s.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:34 PM
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19. I'm '85 too
:hi:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:15 PM
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22. Me too. Ahhh, sweet, sweet nostalgia.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 12:34 AM
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2. on the playground is where i spent most of my days
Edited on Wed Nov-22-06 12:35 AM by kagehime
thanks for the earworm x(

this list is awesome. i'm totally going to go find oregon trail now.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 04:44 AM
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5. I was more a teen of the 90s...
...well, starting in 1992, anyway. I remember most of that stuff.

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books
Ahh! Slap bracelets! I used to have an orange tiger-striped one. Don't remember slam books though...

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
you were the coolest kid ever if you could beat it in one computer class.

http://mystical-chickn.livejournal.com/2006/11/15 / (warning: language)

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time".
Um, I still do this. Mix tapes are a dying art and more people should make them.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"
My little brother had a shite-load of these, although the only one I can remember right off hand is the one with the evil snowman on the cover.

You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles
Only Rugrats. Early-90s episodes of that show were teh awesome.

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)
I had a Lisa Frank Trapper-Keeper. It had a koala against a pinky-purple background. (I was SUCH a girly-girl growing up...)

Gak was the coolest thing invented.
I had Gak! It was hot pink. Or possibly purple. (Girly girl.)

You owned a portable tape player.

You know what an original walkman is.

Still do for both. (although I don't use it very much anymore, I still have it.)

You owned a trapperkeeper
See the Lisa Frank entry.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
Aw, yeah! Especially the one where the clown made everyone crazy-happy, and the one where the chick was turning into a doll.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:48 AM
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6. Dude, Oregon Trail day ROCKED!!
:rofl:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:03 PM
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14. I fucking LOVED Oregon Trail!
OMG! OMG! The memories!

:rofl:

Did you guys ever do Roller Coaster Tycoon?

:woohoo:
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:09 PM
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21. Roller Coaster Tycoon? I wish! Not in school.
:rofl:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 03:46 AM
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36. See post #35. n/t
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:18 PM
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7. A kick for the evening crew
:kick:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:19 PM
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8. Ok why do I suddenly feel sad
and fucking OLD?

:cry:
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belladonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:21 PM
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9. You too?
Wow, I feel absolutely decrepit now.... only reason I remember any of these are because of my kids and they're all grown up now :cry:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:25 PM
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10. '87
I remember all of that.
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:34 PM
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12. You forgot to mention "grunge"
...I'm a lot older than you guys, but I gotta admit the 90s have been my favourite decade so far. I miss when "Ten" by Pearl Jam was a new album, and Nirvana, Live, Everclear, Smashing Pumpkins, et al ruled the airwaves (I still listen to "Throwing Copper" and anything by Oasis.)

Did you young-ins partake in Alt-rock when you were in grade school? My generation began listening to great rock music from the time we were about 7 years old, mixed in with the barbie dolls and the Saturday morning cartoons. Childhood always imprints rosy memories, but as an adult in the 90s I can tell you that decade was loaded with hope and promise--what with the Big Dawg as our prez and the internet being brand new and the saviour of the western world. The 90s are like the 60s (which is when I was a child) a really great time to get your first impressions of the world!

Rock on, 90s kids!
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:30 PM
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17. I'm mostly stuck in the 90's when it comes to music
Born in '85.

Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Mad Season, Live, Radiohead, etc. :loveya:
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 12:03 AM
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31. Throwing Copper is an amazing album
All you have to do is put it in the CD player and press play
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 06:54 PM
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13. Dude.
I feel so old now. Not. :rofl:
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:18 PM
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15. I was born in1984
so I remember all of these things...and suddenly feel a little bit old

God damn, I had a large collection of pogs!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:27 PM
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16. I turned 24 in 1990 and therefore am not a child of the 90s...
but I believe the word is "psych".

:D
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:33 PM
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18. I love it! I used to stay up late reading Goosebumps
freaking myself out every night :rofl:

Or if I was feeling girly, it was the Baby-Sitters Club :P
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:25 PM
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26. Goosebumps was the best!!!
I loved the books where you can choose what your fate is (i.e. Pick option "A" and turn to page 68)
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 07:47 PM
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20. Wow, I knew what you were talking about 95% of the time. Born in 91 though
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:25 PM
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27. I was born in 91 too
And I remember like all of that also! :hi:
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 10:11 AM
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39. I didn't get the 23 reference though. . .
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 10:32 AM
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40. Where's Waldo?
Those little books with the guy named Waldo and you'd have to find him...I counted down and that's what I got for 23, so...maybe I just can't count :)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 08:54 AM
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37. Same here, and I got everything.
:rofl:
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:19 PM
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23. I was born during the Gulf War.
I'm going to graduate high school during the Gulf War. Fuck fuck fuck... Oh, but could you clue me in on the 23 thing?
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:21 PM
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24. Child of the 70's and a lot of those things were around before the
90's. :hi:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:36 PM
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29. I actually was thinking about that after I posted above...
Edited on Wed Nov-22-06 10:40 PM by Left Is Write
Eddie Murphy used the word "psych" in "Delirious", and it had been around a while before then.

I had a Trapper Keeper in the 70s. We 70s children also played on playground merry-go-rounds and seesaws, we recorded off the radio, used the expression "why don't you marry it?", watched good cartoons on Saturdays, made slam books, made the fortune-telling hand game with folded paper (though I've forgotten what we called it), and, of course, remember all of the "before such-and-such items" listed and then some.

I know the Macarena - but only because it was playing in the bars I went to in the 90s. ;)
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:24 PM
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25. I was a kid in the 90s!
Edited on Wed Nov-22-06 10:26 PM by tinfoil tiaras
A small kid, but a kid. Those were good times. The Old Nick was amazing. I loved "Are You Afraid of the Dark", "Doug", "Ahh! Real Monsters", the ORIGINAL "Rugrats" (before they added Dill and Kimi and WAY before they grew up), the ORIGINAL "All That" (with Kenan and Kel (Goodburger!) and Lori Beth and with NO Jamie Lynn Spears), "The Angry Beavers"...whoa. I freaking loved the Old Nick........

I always died when we played Oregon Trail in computer class, but needless to say, it was an amazing game. Just like Reader Rabbit/Math Rabbit and Carmen Sandiego....
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 10:30 PM
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28. And Bill Clinton was President! (I love the 1990s).
It was an optimistic time to grow up. Everything was trendy and sort of shallow, but the economy was great, Bill Clinton was president, and you just knew that you'd start some internet company and become a millionaire.

Now, we're all slaves to the google masters. :)
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Race4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 11:40 PM
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30. check, check, check, check...
those sure were the days, i did most of the above, although at the time i disagreed with all the pokemon hype, i was a digimon type. gas was cheap, pbs was cool, the tape was the way of the kingdom, with animaniacs, scooby, and goosebumps on the film, and W95, Genisis, N64 were prime tech. and there were cartoons on every afternoon when school got out, too!
and hell, i DO have oregon trail in my desk right now; the old Sega sits aside the cuboard with the Dreamcast(Sonic Adventure is in the machine) all hooked up and ready to play atop the tv, and a dvd player is being "broken in" just on top of the vcr.

make ya wanna have the back-to-the-future car, doesn't it?
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:41 AM
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32. oregon trail yes but don't forget number and word munchers
wow...not all by direct experience but i remember every single thing on that list...born in '85
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 03:44 AM
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35. I missed Oregon Trail. One of my students explained it to me this summer
She was wearing a T-shirt with a covered wagon and it said "You all died of hunger" or something like that. I thought it was pretty funny.

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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:59 AM
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33. Yep, I can relate to a bunch of this (born in '80)
Watching TGIF (Family Matters, Boy Meets World and Step by Step, anyway. Who'dathunk Bobby Ewing would go from tragic hero on "Dallas" to being a bland sitcom dad?)

Cartoons (Ninja Turtles were my favorite)

Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (which I played on my Apple IIc.) Who can still sing the Carmen theme song?

Every one in my school practically worshipped Michael Jordan (#23!)

We'd into fights over whether Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis was better (stupid thing to fight over, but Super Nintendo! ;) )

Sunday nights, I'd watch America's Funniest Home Videos followed by America's Funniest People, then the Simpsons, and Married with Children (I don't know how I got away with watching that show).

Voted for the Big Dog in our school's 1992 mock election (and Perot won the school :wtf: ).

I still have a weird taste in music (70s/80s rock and pop, mostly).
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 03:42 AM
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34. I'm 44 and I remember all that stuff.
I didn't necessarily do all of it. I did buy Gak, though.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 09:06 AM
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38. SLAM BOOKS? SILVER DOLLARS?
Honey, we had slam books in the 1960s!

Where did you get silver dollars in the 1990s? I haven't seen one in circulation since the 1960s, and then they were famously available only in the West.
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 10:44 AM
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41. I was a child of the 80s and a teen of the 90s...
I can happily remember the info contained on both lists, even though I was less likely to engage in some of the activities (e.g. the pog craze). :)

But did 90s kids have a favorite New Kid on the Block? I thought that was just a smidge before their time. I did (a duel between Jonathan Knight and Joe McIntyre).
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 10:47 AM
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42. You forgot the Beavis and Butthead fire controversy
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 11:57 AM
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43. Born in 1980, can remember about half these things
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