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Subject: Born 1995-1999

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/18/06 at 2:31 pm

Since kids in the 2000-2006 age group are still a little too young to care what do you think kids born between 1995-1999 think about the '90s? Having never talked to one of them about it I can only guess, but they probably think the '90s are old and irrelevent desptie some of the them being alive for half the decade.

The reason I beileve that is because when I was there age I felt the same way about the '80s or is it different with the '90s since the latter part of the decade is a little more relevent today.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 2:38 pm

I would guess somebody born in 1996 feels the way somebody born in 1986 feels about the '80s in regards to the '90s: they're old, boring, and irrelevant. Either that, or sort of fascinating in a distant way, like how I felt about the '80s and early '90s when I was say 10, because it was directly prior to my time.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/18/06 at 2:42 pm


I would guess somebody born in 1996 feels the way somebody born in 1986 feels about the '80s in regards to the '90s: they're old, boring, and irrelevant. Either that, or sort of fascinating in a distant way, like how I felt about the '80s and early '90s when I was say 10, because it was directly prior to my time.



Yeah, I'd agree with that. But I think that since the late 90's are more relevent today than the late 80's were in 1996 that there views may not be exactly the same.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 2:54 pm



Yeah, I'd agree with that. But I think that since the late 90's are more relevent today than the late 80's were in 1996 that there views may not be exactly the same.


Maybe. Though the Spice Girls, BSB, and Korn really aren't all that relevant today..and there was even some fairly relevant late '80s stuff in 1996 (alt rock, rap, etc.)

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/18/06 at 3:23 pm


Maybe. Though the Spice Girls, BSB, and Korn really aren't all that relevant today..and there was even some fairly relevant late '80s stuff in 1996 (alt rock, rap, etc.)



Yeah there are no doubt alot of stuff from the late 90's not relevent today but I think overall the late 90's are percived to be less cheesy and boring as the late 80's were 10 years ago.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 3:39 pm



Yeah there are no doubt alot of stuff from the late 90's not relevent today but I think overall the late 90's are percived to be less cheesy and boring as the late 80's were 10 years ago.


Yeah, I agree, even though you'd be surprised how many people hate the '90s.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/18/06 at 4:27 pm


...sort of fascinating in a distant way, like how I felt about the '80s and early '90s when I was say 10, because it was directly prior to my time.


This is how I always felt about the '70s. Also because I didn't have as much "access" to it - in other words, even at the age of 11 in 1993, I could watch VH1 when they did a Video Rewind Hour of 1982 or something (therefore that always felt like "my" time). That didn't exist for even 1978.

Anyway, I would think if a, say, 1998er were to like the '90s, they would focus more on the 1990-96 part. If you think about, alot of 1999ish stuff is pretty cheesy (i.e. Pokemon, Ricky Martin), so that's probably what they'd think about that. :D But, they'd probably go, Oh, that movie from 1994 is pretty cool - wish I was around for that before that dumb stuff from '99 ruined it.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 4:36 pm

Would anyone say 1995-1999 (and maybe 1994 to a slight extent) is the YZ cusp?

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 6:56 pm


Would anyone say 1995-1999 (and maybe 1994 to a slight extent) is the YZ cusp?


No, I think the YZ cusp is 1994-1997. 1999 is waaay too late.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/18/06 at 8:44 pm


No, I think the YZ cusp is 1994-1997. 1999 is waaay too late.


I wish Gen Y ended earlier...I don't want to bunched with a group of kids born in 1995, dammit!  :D

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 9:51 pm


I wish Gen Y ended earlier...I don't want to bunched with a group of kids born in 1995, dammit!  :D


Where would you end it? I'd say 1992 is the last honest-to-god Gen Y birth year. 1993 onwards has a grain of Z.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/18/06 at 9:52 pm


Where would you end it? I'd say 1992 is the last honest-to-god Gen Y birth year. 1993 onwards has a grain of Z.


That's about right, 1992 is the last absolute gen y year.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 9:53 pm


Where would you end it? I'd say 1992 is the last honest-to-god Gen Y birth year. 1993 onwards has a grain of Z.


I agree, I think 1991-1992 is the last really Gen Y birth year. Somebody in 8th grade now...I think the high schools will start turning more Gen Z around 2009.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/18/06 at 9:54 pm


Where would you end it? I'd say 1992 is the last honest-to-god Gen Y birth year. 1993 onwards has a grain of Z.


Well, if you consider teenage years, by sister's year (1991) is quite different to ours. For one the hairstyles (guys wearing long hair), emo...Back when I was 15-16 it was all wiggers, and rap, and Britney spears. lol

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 9:54 pm


That's about right, 1992 is the last absolute gen y year.


There's no way early '90s isn't Gen Y, not in any definition. Mid '90s is debatable, but I think up to summer of 1995 is Y.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 9:55 pm


Well, if you consider teenage years, by sister's year (1991) is quite different to ours. For one the hairstyles (guys wearing long hair), emo...Back when I was 15-16 it was all wiggers, and rap, and Britney spears. lol


You wouldn't consider emo an early Gen Z thing, would you? I think of it as last-wave Y.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 9:55 pm

But I do agree that 1986-1990 (the high school of 2004) is the absolute core of Gen Y.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/18/06 at 9:56 pm


Well, if you consider teenage years, by sister's year (1991) is quite different to ours. For one the hairstyles (guys wearing long hair), emo...Back when I was 15-16 it was all wiggers, and rap, and Britney spears. lol


When I was 15 everybody was into nu metal, emo was not really the cool thing yet.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/18/06 at 9:57 pm


But I do agree that 1986-1990 (the high school of 2004) is the absolute core of Gen Y.


Just a question, is nostalgia big among your peers? Cos' a 15-year old nostalgic is quite unusual. I've always had a nostalgic streak, but it only picked up when I was 17 or so, with my interest in the 70s.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/18/06 at 9:58 pm


You wouldn't consider emo an early Gen Z thing, would you? I think of it as last-wave Y.


Yeah it's last-wave gen y.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/18/06 at 9:58 pm


Just a question, is nostalgia big among your peers? Cos' a 15-year old nostalgic is quite unusual. I've always had a nostalgic streak, but it only picked up when I was 17 or so, with my interest in the 70s.


Well the emo kids have a neo-'80s thing going on.  Some kids around my age (1987-1992) seem to be into the '80s.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 10:00 pm

I think that the ultimate nu metal type was born in 1985 or so, somebody for whom it was popular through high school. For somebody born in 1986-1987 who came of age around 2002-2003, it was probably still pretty popular. I think that my "subgroup" within that absolute peak is the post-nu metal, late 1987-mid 1990 group or so.

Yeah, the high school of late 2003-early 2005 (which is like 2004) is late 1985-mid 1990 and the "Y core" people. The people before that are the Y2K generation (the high school of 1999-2000), which is sort of its own sort of Y. Emo to me is sort of a 1988-1989ish thing, like leaning on the lower end of peak Y.

Alot of people in my class seem to be very nostalgic for the '80s, like they listen to '80s music constantly.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/18/06 at 10:01 pm


Well the emo kids have a neo-'80s thing going on.  Some kids around my age (1987-1992) seem to be into the '80s.


If you could put a percentage on it, how many ppl your age find the 80s 'uncool'? I recently saw an ad on TV, and the kids were complaning about their dads 'daggy 80s music' or something like that. I get the feeling 80s music is becoming old...

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/18/06 at 10:02 pm


I think that the ultimate nu metal type was born in 1985 or so, somebody for whom it was popular through high school. For somebody born in 1986-1987 who came of age around 2002-2003, it was probably still pretty popular. I think that my "subgroup" within that absolute peak is the post-nu metal, late 1987-mid 1990 group or so.

Yeah, the high school of late 2003-early 2005 (which is like 2004) is late 1985-mid 1990 and the "Y core" people. The people before that are the Y2K generation (the high school of 1999-2000), which is sort of its own sort of Y. Emo to me is sort of a 1988-1989ish thing, like leaning on the lower end of peak Y.

Alot of people in my class seem to be very nostalgic for the '80s, like they listen to '80s music constantly.




Linkin Park, System of a Down, and Trapt were all very popular in my freshman and sophomore classes.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 10:03 pm


If you could put a percentage on it, how many ppl your age find the 80s 'uncool'? I recently saw an ad on TV, and the kids were complaning about their dads 'daggy 80s music' or something like that. I get the feeling 80s music is becoming old...


Hello, it's been old for nigh on 16 years! I think it depends on the '80s music. Like Bananarama and Whitesnake are uncool, but the Thompson Twins, MJ, the Talking Heads, and Prince aren't.

Also, I've noticed black '80s music is making a comeback among the "urban"-focused kids my age.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/18/06 at 10:05 pm


Hello, it's been old for nigh on 16 years! I think it depends on the '80s music. Like Bananarama and Whitesnake are uncool, but the Thompson Twins, MJ, the Talking Heads, and Prince aren't.

Also, I've noticed black '80s music is making a comeback among the "urban"-focused kids my age.


5 years ago, you'd never imagine 80s music would see a comeback. The HEIGHT of 80s uncoolness was the late 90s, do u agree?  ;)

Whereas I remember in 1995, 80s songs were still 'new' as 90s songs are still sort of 'new' today, that's why I remember so many 80s songs on the radio.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/18/06 at 10:06 pm


5 years ago, you'd never imagine 80s music would see a comeback. The HEIGHT of 80s uncoolness was the late 90s, do u agree?  ;)

Whereas I remember in 1995, 80s songs were still 'new' as 90s songs are still sort of 'new' today, that's why I remember so many 80s songs on the radio.


Yeah, the '80s were very uncool c. 1997. Maybe even in 1999, they were starting to make a comeback.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/20/06 at 11:57 am


This is how I always felt about the '70s. Also because I didn't have as much "access" to it - in other words, even at the age of 11 in 1993, I could watch VH1 when they did a Video Rewind Hour of 1982 or something (therefore that always felt like "my" time). That didn't exist for even 1978.

Anyway, I would think if a, say, 1998er were to like the '90s, they would focus more on the 1990-96 part. If you think about, alot of 1999ish stuff is pretty cheesy (i.e. Pokemon, Ricky Martin), so that's probably what they'd think about that. :D But, they'd probably go, Oh, that movie from 1994 is pretty cool - wish I was around for that before that dumb stuff from '99 ruined it.



Yeah, I agree with that. I've always been more interested with the late 80's being thats when I was born but i've always been more fascinated with the Early/Mid 80's(or "1984" culture) since its on the fringe of my existince. So a kid born in '98 would probably more fasinated with the Early/Mid 90's and of course there childhood years in the 00's.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 05/20/06 at 9:30 pm

I was born in 1975, and I always though the 70s were before my time and kinda stupid.  But I always had a connection with the 70s at the same time too.  I would pick and chose and be selective about it, just like kids born in the 80s are with the 80s or some kid born in 1990 is.  For instance I would like Star Wars (1977) and Jaws (1975), I would watch reruns of CHiPs and The Incredible Hulk, but I still thought the decade was campy beyond belief. 

Infact I still believe that the 70s had the worst fashions of ANY time.  The worst of the 80s still can't compare to the worst of the 70s.

Subject: Re: Born 1995-1999

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/20/06 at 9:33 pm


I was born in 1975, and I always though the 70s were before my time and kinda stupid.  But I always had a connection with the 70s at the same time too.  I would pick and chose and be selective about it, just like kids born in the 80s are with the 80s or some kid born in 1990 is.  For instance I would like Star Wars (1977) and Jaws (1975), I would watch reruns of CHiPs and The Incredible Hulk, but I still thought the decade was campy beyond belief. 

Infact I still believe that the 70s had the worst fashions of ANY time.  The worst of the 80s still can't compare to the worst of the 70s.


Yeah, I agree. The '70s had some of the worst fashions of all time, though the '60s, '80s and early '90s had some horrible fashion as well. And the '00s has some pretty bad fashion, honestly. The old pictures of my parents attest to that.

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