Sunday, January 24, 2010

121 Things A 90's Kid Can Relate To :

1. You were convinced your Furby would kill you while you slept

2. you think Mr. Feeney would be the best teacher ever

3. Are You Afraid of the Dark? still gives you nightmares

4. Teletubbies still creep you out

5. you think Pluto is a planet

6. you can successfully insert the Capri Sun straw on the first try

7. you learned how to use your computer before your parents did

8. you came close to administering a lethal dose of cootie shots

9. you were surprised when Lance Bass came out of the closet

10. you say Hakuna Matata to relieve stress

11. the graphics in Toy Story are still amazing

12. Harry Potter was the first book you enjoyed reading

13. you’re still jealous of Matilda’s powers

14. you wish Jumanji was a real game

15. you still think your way out of Yoshi Valley in Mario Kart 64 was the fastest

16. you refuse to believe yo-yos were popular when your parents went to school

17. Austin Powers is a better spy than James Bond

18. your parents thought South Park was a shitty influence

19. the only boxing worth watching involves the biting off of ears

20. you still hate Angelica Pickles

21. Free Willy still makes you cry

22. you learned how to spell from a VTech

23. you know every word to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song

24. your parents still won’t buy you Lunchables

25. you use the Clinton definition of “sexual relations”

26. your scary story is a rip off of Goosebumps

27. the fact that the black Power Ranger was African-American and the yellow one was Chinese doesn’t bother you

28. you still wonder why anybody would want to be called Scary Spice

29. your Tamagotchi is still alive

30. roller skates suck and roller blades are awesome

31. you still “rewind” movies instead of “fast-backward”

32. you still want to go to Jurassic Park even after seeing the movie

33. the end of Men In Black still makes you wonder

34. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? isn’t just a rhetorical question

35. you wish the Magic School Bus was real

36. the ending to the Sixth Sense still surprises you

37. You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix, Selena, and John Lennon died.

38. You know that “How Rude!” comes from Stephanie from “Full House”

39. You remember when it was actually worth getting up early

40. on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

41. You remember reading “Goosebumps”

42. You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

43. You danced to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

44. You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence…Not…

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

46. You remember when super nintendo’s became popular.

47. Two words… Trapper Keeper.

48. You never got injured on a Slip ‘n’ Slide

49. “Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back” SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCE
he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end of the elephants show show show

50. You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

51. You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

52. You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

53. NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS WERE THE BEST MYSTERY BOOKS

54. Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

55. All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank” brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

56. You remember a time before the WB.

57. You know the Macarena by heart.

58. “Talk to the hand” … enough said

59. You thought Brain woud finally take over the world

60. You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”

61. You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.

62. You remember when razor scooters were cool.


When we were younger: Before the MySpace frenzy…Before the Internet & text messaging…Before Sidekicks & iPods…Before MIKE JONES…Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX…… Way back.
1. When light up sneakers were cool.

2. When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

3. When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

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

5. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

6. Tag.

7. Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.

8. Red Light, Green Light.

9. Heads Up 7 Up.

10. Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on.

11. Hopskotch.

12. Slip-n-Slides.

13. Tree Houses.

14. Hula Hoops.

15. HELLO….HOT WHEELS!!!!!

16. The annoying Giga Pets & Furbies.

17. Running through the sprinklers.

18. That “Little Mermaid”

19. Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.

20. Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.

21. Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.

22. CAPRI SUN

23. Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ’s still wrapped up in your TMNT, Power Rangers, Barbie, Fairy Princess comforter.

24. The original Power Rangers

25. Hey Arnold.

26. Rugrats.

27. Rocco’s Modern Life.

28. AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS.

29. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

30. Kenan & Kel.

31. Doug.

32. Nick Arcade.

33. Dinosaurs.

34. Pinky and the Brain

35. Sailor Moon.

36. Beavis & Butt-Head

37. Wishbone.

38. Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life, I Love Lucy and TGIF.

39. Nick Jr. with Face

40. Busy Town

41. PEE-WEE!!!

42. Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.

43. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.

44. Class field trips.

45. When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.

46. When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.

47. When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.

48. When Toys R Us overruled the mall.

49. Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.

50. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming ‘do over!’

51. Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly.’

52. It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘best’ friends.

53. Being old referred to anyone over 20.

54. Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.

55. It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the ‘big people’ rides at the fair.

56. When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.

57. When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.

58. When Aladdin was new, before the trilogy was complete.


kinda feel bad for you 00's kids... you guys suck

9 afterthoughts:

Anonymous said...

Whoever you are...thank you for the ability to completely time travel for about five minutes. I seriously almost got a little teary eyed while reading this. You were able to perfectly capture the 90s and my childhood. I think I'm going to save this.

Anonymous said...

Great list! Yikes pencils and erasers were the coolest! They came in all kinds of weird shapes and colours. Remember Yo-yo Balls? I remember listening to the radio for hours straight with a blank tape in the cassette deck, ready to hit record if my favourite song came on. I had a cheap walkman that only had Play, Fast Forward and Stop buttons, so to "rewind" I would have to take the cassette out, flip it over, hit fast forward, take it out, flip it over again then press play. Everything was "extreme" in the 90s too, from new sports like snowboarding & rollerblading to food, potato chips & sodas.

Anonymous said...

You forgot one thing..... Rocket Power!(:

Nihan said...

Brought me back :) How about Eureka's Castle? Big Wheels, Pump up Shoes. Ah so many things!

Childhood nostalgia complete!

channybabe said...

I remember the furbys and giga pets and when barney was actually worth watching

Anonymous said...

i read this getting teary eyed while coincidentally drinking a capri sun!

Anonymous said...

Wonderball candy :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for my 90's flashback...

Anonymous said...

OMG I had all my movies on VHS tapes and dancing the Macarena with my friends bahaha who else?