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Subject: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 01/22/05 at 11:25 am

This hit me the other day.  It's 2005 and 1995 was 10 years ago, 1992 was 13 years ago.  Hell 1999 is already 6 years back.  

We go on and on about how surprised we are that the 1980s are old and retro.  But let's face the facts, the 1990s are practically there as well.  Especially the early and mid 90s, but I think some of the late 90s too.  Grunge, plaid, Starbucks, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Clinton, 90210, O.J., Titanic,.....it's all old, old, old.   

In 4 years, the 90s will be treated the way the 80s have been.   Because I remember it was around 1999 that I first heard the 80s go from "old school" to retro or classic.

  :o

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: woops on 01/22/05 at 4:06 pm

True

Now I'm waxing nostalgia on "I Love the '90's: Part Duex" and watching repeats of "Beavis & Butt-Head" & the '90's incarnation of 'SNL'.  :)

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/23/05 at 11:40 am

Wow.. people 2-3 years younger than me won't know who Beavis & Butthead are... :o

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/23/05 at 11:45 am

Yeah,unbelieveable.I was watching last night I Love The 90's Part Deux and they were talking about 1999 and that was 6 years ago.Wow,I am getting old. :o



Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/23/05 at 12:48 pm

I had moments of feeling old because in one decade I graduated from high school, college, and became a mom. Weird.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 01/23/05 at 12:56 pm

It is "I Love the 90s Part Deux" that really reinforces this for me.  90s pop culture is old, even the late 90s.  By the end of this decade it will be retro.  2000 is already half a decade ago.  We just fly through the years, it's unbelievable.  When I think back to various moments in my life in the 80s and 90s, and I thought about "5 years ago", "10 years ago" or "14 years ago", I remember how long ago I thought that was.  Now it doesn't seem like as much.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/23/05 at 1:05 pm


It is "I Love the 90s Part Deux" that really reinforces this for me.  90s pop culture is old, even the late 90s.  By the end of this decade it will be retro.  2000 is already half a decade ago.  We just fly through the years, it's unbelievable.  When I think back to various moments in my life in the 80s and 90s, and I thought about "5 years ago", "10 years ago" or "14 years ago", I remember how long ago I thought that was.  Now it doesn't seem like as much.



And before you know it,I Love The 00's will become a special on VH1 5 years from now.


Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/23/05 at 1:37 pm

My philosophy is this: so many people (mainly younger ones) are suffering from short-term attention issues and therefore, instead of letting things get older in rightful time, they want everything retro now. I love discussing my life in the late seventies through the nineties because I've let the time marinate properly.

If I didn't let the time pass in a respectful manner, I wouldn't have appreciated it as I do now.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: woops on 01/23/05 at 3:36 pm



Wow.. people 2-3 years younger than me won't know who Beavis & Butthead are... :o




Not to forget "Ren & Stimpy", "Rocko's Modern Life", Pearl Jam, cool Metallica, Nirvana, "Adventures of Pete & Pete", TLC, Naughty by Nature, The Cure (they were around in the '90's), etc.

And no more Looney Tunes on TV (except for "Boomerang"...if it doesn't become a preschool channel)  :P Or think of it as "kids' stuff'.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 01/24/05 at 4:15 am

It feels weird thinking how I was only a kid 10 years ago, and how much I didn't know / care about back then. And the fact that most of the songs, movies and TV shows I watch/listen to at the moment are from the 90s - It's almost hard to beleive it's 2005 alreaady  ???

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Gis on 01/24/05 at 10:14 am


Wow.. people 2-3 years younger than me won't know who Beavis & Butthead are... :o


Praise the lord for that !

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: FullHouseFan! on 01/24/05 at 12:09 pm

I know what you're saying.  The 90s (well 1990-96) is faded on youth's memory.  I mean the early-mid 90s is not quite the 80s, but the tech and lifestyle were still kinda similar.  I mean, you could still play Mario or go to an arcade and not be seen as a geek or a square even in 1995-'96.  Although there was Internet then, it was far from essential the way it is today.  Today in the mid-00's, even grandmas have the net.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: eightiesfan on 01/24/05 at 3:58 pm

To me, the late 90's still seem more recent, but I'm starting to feel a bit nostalgic for the early 90's.  :)

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/24/05 at 4:08 pm


Praise the lord for that !


Ohmigosh.. how how are you so cruel.. those two guided me through a very impressionable period in tip top fashion... now shut up you butthead i'm tired  ;D

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/24/05 at 4:52 pm


It feels weird thinking how I was only a kid 10 years ago, and how much I didn't know / care about back then. And the fact that most of the songs, movies and TV shows I watch/listen to at the moment are from the 90s - It's almost hard to beleive it's 2005 alreaady  ???



and before you know it,2000's will be gone and we'll be discussing that. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/24/05 at 4:53 pm

and it was 15 years ago,that the 90's began. :o



Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Jasmine on 01/24/05 at 5:17 pm


and it was 15 years ago,that the 90's began.


Ok think of it that way makes me feel old. :\'(

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/24/05 at 5:59 pm


Ok think of it that way makes me feel old. :\'(



Oh,I'm sorry you feel that way. :(


Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: ThaSlickerNick on 01/25/05 at 6:31 pm

Yeah, I was 6 in 1995 and I remember clearly that year in my mind! ! ! Time is going by fast! ! ! !

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/25/05 at 6:34 pm


Yeah, I was 6 in 1995 and I remember clearly that year in my mind! ! ! Time is going by fast! ! ! !



Yes.I agree with you. :(



Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: woops on 01/25/05 at 8:43 pm

Not to mention no music videos on MTV/VH1 (MTV still plated a couple hours of videos in 1995)  and hardly any classic cartoons on Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon.  :P

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: 90s boy on 01/25/05 at 8:54 pm

just tlaking about all the stuff i liked back then makes me feel old it seems like yesturday i was listing to my spice girlss cd and playing with my furby lol

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/26/05 at 3:10 am

LOL Imagine all our kids... eeeeeewww you went outside  :P

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/26/05 at 5:08 pm


LOL Imagine all our kids... eeeeeewww you went outside  :P


What was that about? kids back then never said that. ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/26/05 at 5:16 pm

I meant like in the future.. i bet Kids will hardly ever go outside and do anything

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Howard on 01/26/05 at 5:20 pm


I meant like in the future.. i bet Kids will hardly ever go outside and do anything



Ok,I see what you're getting at. ;)



Howard

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: 1992thousand on 01/26/05 at 6:05 pm

by the end of this decade, well have kids in their teenage years who literally grew up with the internet(not like the first part of Gen-Y that adapted during teen years) not only that but lots won't have even known what it was like before we had Instant messenger and broadband outside college dorms and midi's/Real Audio were quality music. you know, back when lots of people actually used the pay-by-hour because really, unless you were a gamer, what was there to do outside of emailing?. I Mean its gonna be weird seeing kids laught at us for talking about corny 2-d games like sonic the hedgehog or those horrible looking PSX games that make you wonder why we ever had 3-d games in the 90s, with all those unrealistic blocky characters and jaggy lines lol. And one day an Offspring song will come on the radio, and they'll tell us how much alternative rock sucked lol.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: 90s boy on 01/26/05 at 10:56 pm


Not to mention no music videos on MTV/VH1 (MTV still plated a couple hours of videos in 1995)  and hardly any classic cartoons on Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon.  :P
i agree to they like to play the new stuff wich mostly sucks and i like the debbie gibson thing u have :)

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Allie Fox on 01/27/05 at 11:44 am


This hit me the other day.  It's 2005 and 1995 was 10 years ago, 1992 was 13 years ago.  Hell 1999 is already 6 years back.  

We go on and on about how surprised we are that the 1980s are old and retro.  But let's face the facts, the 1990s are practically there as well.  Especially the early and mid 90s, but I think some of the late 90s too.  Grunge, plaid, Starbucks, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Clinton, 90210, O.J., Titanic,.....it's all old, old, old.   

In 4 years, the 90s will be treated the way the 80s have been.   Because I remember it was around 1999 that I first heard the 80s go from "old school" to retro or classic.

  :o


Hey!  Check out this retro post from five days ago!  ;)

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: NullandVoid on 01/27/05 at 7:55 pm


Yeah, I was 6 in 1995 and I remember clearly that year in my mind! ! ! Time is going by fast! ! ! !


In 1995 I was a Sophomore in Highschool, AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!
I just turned 26 Jan 13th and I already feel ancient. :( 
Now I can see why some people go nuts after 35 ::)

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Guest on 01/29/05 at 7:47 pm

I think your wrong!  The early 90s is what I call wax nostalga, all right.  Beavis and Butthead, Nirvana, cleaned up gansta' rap , etc.  But I do hear (and see snippits of the 90s all the time right now.   :)).  Snoop Dogg was around in 1993, and it is predicted there is going to be a minature comeback to Alannis Morissette, Green Day, The Beastie Boiez, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Brandy and Monica, R-Kelly, and the list goes on and on.  I really think that the 90s is pretty new now!

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Jayson on 02/03/05 at 10:08 pm

When I watched something from 1994 or '95, and it seemed so dated with all the flannel and Beavis and Butthead references.  It then hit me that was 10 years ago.  I can't believe how fast 10-12 years went by. 

I guess if you were under the age of 12 back then, then it would seem like a REALLY LONG TIME AGO, but since I was a teenager in 1994, it seems like yesterday to me.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 02/04/05 at 6:04 pm

When I watched something from 1994 or '95, and it seemed so dated with all the flannel and Beavis and Butthead references.  It then hit me that was 10 years ago.  I can't believe how fast 10-12 years went by. 

I guess if you were under the age of 12 back then, then it would seem like a REALLY LONG TIME AGO, but since I was a teenager in 1994, it seems like yesterday to me.

Yes it seems like a long time ago to me but living thru the entire decade (even though I was in the single digits, -16 days to 9.95 yrs)
i've never seen it as retro.  Nostalgic yes (well 1990-1996), retro absolutely not.  But a kid born in '95 or later would see it as retro.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: whitewolf on 02/04/05 at 9:47 pm


In 1995 I was a Sophomore in Highschool, AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!
I just turned 26 Jan 13th and I already feel ancient. :( 
Now I can see why some people go nuts after 35 ::)


I graduated high school in 1990, I just turned 35 Jan 27
So I guess I will have to get ready for the Nutty part to set in. :D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Jayson on 02/05/05 at 3:09 pm

^You were 20 years old when you graduated high school?

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: whitewolf on 02/05/05 at 3:50 pm


^You were 20 years old when you graduated high school?


yep, but there is nothing wrong with that. I failed one year and I took one year off when I had a baby.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: ElDuderino on 02/16/05 at 8:40 pm

I'm glad to hear you graduated, a lot of people would have just said screw it and went and got GEDs instead. I know a guy who is 20 and will be graudating with me in May, I'll only be 17(a year early, i was originally supposed to be class of '06).

Anyway, I cant believe how time flies. It has been 6 years since 1999 already(I was 11), now I am 17. Its just so hard to internalize that the future is now. Lol, well what I mean is, when I was a kid I always thought about what the future would be like for me, and the 2000s and High School was this big, mythical future lying ahead of me that I had to daydream about. But heck, now I am almost done with High School. That was it? Done already? Kind of like when you were a little kid and afraid of getting a shot, but it was over before you knew it.  :P

I'll be getting my license in the next month, I am nominated for Prom King, I'll be graduating in May, turning 18 in less then a year, starting college. And man, my older brother is going to be 30 in just 2 and a half more years, and he has been married 6 years now already and has kidS of his own.  :D The point I am trying to make is, I am becoming an adult all of a sudden, its snuck up on me. I still have a self-image of just being a kid, but thats not really true for me anymore.

But I'm not alone. My uncle is friends with an elderly man, who is in his late 80s, and he(my unc) told me about an interesting conversation he and his friend had over this very subject, and his friend told him that despite his age and everything he has been through and accomplished in life, at heart, he feels like he should be 15 years old still.

Sad, but kinda re-assuring too.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: Punk Daddy on 02/17/05 at 12:35 am

I will also be turning 30 in two an a half years and have been married for about 4 years and have a baby.

Life does sneak up on you no doubt.

After highschool it kinda accellerates.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: 1992thousand on 02/17/05 at 3:58 pm


I'm glad to hear you graduated, a lot of people would have just said screw it and went and got GEDs instead. I know a guy who is 20 and will be graudating with me in May, I'll only be 17(a year early, i was originally supposed to be class of '06).

Anyway, I cant believe how time flies. It has been 6 years since 1999 already(I was 11), now I am 17. Its just so hard to internalize that the future is now. Lol, well what I mean is, when I was a kid I always thought about what the future would be like for me, and the 2000s and High School was this big, mythical future lying ahead of me that I had to daydream about. But heck, now I am almost done with High School. That was it? Done already? Kind of like when you were a little kid and afraid of getting a shot, but it was over before you knew it.  :P



i can relate to that. I recently saw some old pics of my elementary school "graduation" from '95...there was a big banner up that said "class of 2002" I remember thinking at the time" wow, 2002, its gonna be the future! Man its  gonna take forever!" and then...

what the crap? its suddenly 2005 and in not even 3 months, lots in my class will be completing their junior year of college. I realized after 10th grade that time was starting to really fly by...it was like how can high school be half over already? Life since 11th grade on has been like a flash.

Subject: Re: Forget about the 80s being old, the 90s ARE OLD!

Written By: bbigd04 on 02/17/05 at 4:02 pm


i can relate to that. I recently saw some old pics of my elementary school "graduation" from '95...there was a big banner up that said "class of 2002" I remember thinking at the time" wow, 2002, its gonna be the future! Man its  gonna take forever!" and then...

what the crap? its suddenly 2005 and in not even 3 months, lots in my class will be completing their junior year of college. I realized after 10th grade that time was starting to really fly by...it was like how can high school be half over already? Life since 11th grade on has been like a flash.


I remember in 1997, in 5th grade we signed some paper that had all our names on it and said class of 2001, (this was for 8th grade class of 2001) I remember thinking how far off 2001 seemed.

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