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Subject: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Donnie Darko on 06/29/06 at 4:36 pm

I was born in 1990 and since the '90s are the first decade I can remember, and they were the only decade I was around in until I was nearly 10 I consider myself as much a '90s person as a '00s person.

Does anyone else born from 1987-1991 feel the same way?

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/29/06 at 4:44 pm

Well as an '81er and a school year '82er, I can draw a comparison as an "80s person vs a '90s person".

The first time I believe I ever vividly recall the '80s being a separate era was in class one day around '93 or early '94. It was on some test or paper I think, where the question started off with "During the 1980s..." and I said, "Whoa, that seems like yesterday, doesn't it? Is 1989 really four or five years ago now" (the teacher told me to hold on - I often said stuff at wrong/inappropriate times then, lol).

Point being, even then I really thought of myself as an "80s person" (well, the '90s were only a third done yet, and not that special since they were very much the present) and it felt uncomfortable them being talked about like that.


No reason a 1991er couldn't feel that way in 2003. :D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Donnie Darko on 06/29/06 at 4:46 pm


Well as an '81er and a school year '82er, I can draw a comparison as an "80s person vs a '90s person".

The first time I believe I ever vividly recall the '80s being a separate era was in class one day around '93 or early '94. It was on some test or paper I think, where the question started off with "During the 1980s..." and I said, "Whoa, that seems like yesterday, doesn't it? Is 1989 really four or five years ago now" (the teacher told me to hold on - I often said stuff at wrong/inappropriate times then, lol).

Point being, even then I really thought of myself as an "80s person" (well, the '90s were only a third done yet, and not that special since they were very much the present) and it felt uncomfortable them being talked about like that.


No reason a 1991er couldn't feel that way in 2003. :D


Do you think late 2004 was when the '90s became a different era?  When I watch TV shows or movies from the '90s I can sense a "Nineties atmosphere".

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: deadrockstar on 06/29/06 at 4:57 pm

Donnie I think 2000 and 2001 both had a pretty 90s vibe still.  2002 and 2003 even did, though it was hazier.  I think '04 and '05 were the first year where you really lost the 90s feel.  I remember complaining back in '02 and '03 about how the 00s weren't distinguishing themselves from the 90s yet, but now I kinda regret that because the 00s vibe has turned out to be pretty crappy. ;D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Donnie Darko on 06/29/06 at 5:00 pm

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Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/29/06 at 5:11 pm


Do you think late 2004 was when the '90s became a different era?  When I watch TV shows or movies from the '90s I can sense a "Nineties atmosphere".


Yeah, I can now too, like Jay and Silent Bob now seem like a "90s thing". 3 years ago, it wasn't as noticeable, unless you were watching something from '93, because it was still recent enough.

For me, it was probably late '04 or even closer to Summer of '05 for me to feel the '90s were completely a different era. It was lessened in late 2001-most of '04 but during that time, I still sort of looked at the '00s as a "crappier new '90s". ;D

But, I still find it strange that in my case, it took someone referencing the 80s in a "different time period" sense in 1994 for it to really hit me they were. I think no matter where you are, that kinda helps make it seem that way.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: sonikuu on 06/29/06 at 5:21 pm

I was born in 1989 and identify myself very much with the 90s.  My parents were in their teens/early 20s in the 80s, so I also got exposed to a lot of 80s stuff in the 90s, mainly the music and movies.  As for the whole question of the 90s becoming a different era, I say it occurred sometime in 2003 or 2004.  That was when the 90s first started to feel dated.

I think the reason 2003 or 2004 is when it became dated is because a lot of 90s pop culture had disappeared by then.  Even in the late 90s, you could easily get exposed to early 90s pop culture in the form of reruns, radio and movies.  A 1992 movie in 1997 was like a 2001 movie in 2006.  Sure, some movies from 2001 are a bit dated, but others, such as the first Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, don't feel dated at all.  Also, it still felt pretty normal in 1998 to have a Super Nintendo (several friends had one).  I also remember watching Fresh Prince reruns in the late 90s and thinking nothing of the fashion.  Now, the fashion is the first thing I notice.

Once those reruns stopped playing (or moved to TV Land), once the PS2 came out and SNES became "retro", and everything else, that is when the 90s ended.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: deadrockstar on 06/29/06 at 5:26 pm

I know what you mean, Marty.  One thing that really made it dawn on me the 90s were over was when they started advertising the 90s version of some pop culture trivia game, and they had 90s icons like Ghostface from Scream in the commercial.  That was '03 or '04, I think.  I thought "a NINETIES trivia game? ...well, I guess so". :D


Does anyone else think what generation your parents are can influence you?  Like sonikuu here is an 89'er, and says in the 80s his parents were teens and in their 20s.  That means they're Gen X.  My parents on the other hand are solidly boomer.  My dad being born in '48 and my mom in '56.

Part of how I've defined my generation is having Boomer parents.  So when I do run into the occasional Yer whose parents are Xers, its kinda odd.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 06/29/06 at 5:48 pm

I was born smack dab in the middle of the 1987-1991 period. I agree. We're '90s people despite what others say. I always watch my 8 hour Rugrats marathon tape from November of 1994 and I'm able to pin point certain memories. I look back at the ages of 4 and 5 with nostalgia.

Yes I do agree. The '00s are very very very different from the '90s. Although some people are still considering the '00s a '90s copy.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/29/06 at 5:54 pm

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Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: sonikuu on 06/29/06 at 5:55 pm


I was born smack dab in the middle of the 1987-1991 period. I agree. We're '90s people despite what others say. I always watch my 8 hour Rugrats marathon tape from November of 1994 and I'm able to pin point certain memories. I look back at the ages of 4 and 5 with nostalgia.

Yes I do agree. The '00s are very very very different from the '90s. Although some people are still considering the '00s a '90s copy.


That annoys me when people say someone born in this time period can't be a 90s person.  They say it's because we were 5 or so in the "Peak 90s" but one thing I think they underestimate is the power of reruns, radio, etc.  Just because it's 1997 doesn't mean that everything is from 1997.  There was a lot of early and mid 90s stuff in 1997 thanks to reruns and such.  I do resent when someone says I'm not a true 90s person.  Sure, I was only 5 in 1994, but I heard Nirvana on the radio, I watched Classic Nick shows, I played Super Nintendo, etc.  I say all that easily makes me, and everyone else around my age, 90s people despite what people born in 1984 might say.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: velvetoneo on 06/29/06 at 6:48 pm

Yeah...people around my age are "peripherally '90s people." We were exposed to a huge amount of culture from all of the '90s, even the early '90s, during the latter part of the '90s. And it's our childhood, which in some ways is the most formative period for you.

I think when I first felt the '00s were a "separate period" was late 2003...even 2000 and 2001 still had that '90s feel, but yeah, when I watch TV nowadays I can sense the "'90s atmosphere" even in sitcoms like The Nanny, in episodes from 1997 and 1998.

Yeah...having your parents of a certain generation definitely influences who you are. Like, for example, people my age were probably largely more familiar with '60s and '70s music growing up in the '90s than they were with '80s music, until the '80s retro craze hit c. 2001. My parents are both super-middle boomers, born in 1955, and that impacted me alot.

But yeah, until 2004 or so you couldn't quite sense a "'90s atmosphere." Maybe things looked a little bit dated, but it didn't seem like a "different atmosphere." I was actually thinking about that with Jay and Silent Bob the other day.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 06/29/06 at 6:51 pm


Yeah...people around my age are "peripherally '90s people." We were exposed to a huge amount of culture from all of the '90s, even the early '90s, during the latter part of the '90s. And it's our childhood, which in some ways is the most formative period for you.

I think when I first felt the '00s were a "separate period" was late 2003...even 2000 and 2001 still had that '90s feel, but yeah, when I watch TV nowadays I can sense the "'90s atmosphere" even in sitcoms like The Nanny, in episodes from 1997 and 1998.

Yeah...having your parents of a certain generation definitely influences who you are. Like, for example, people my age were probably largely more familiar with '60s and '70s music growing up in the '90s than they were with '80s music, until the '80s retro craze hit c. 2001. My parents are both super-middle boomers, born in 1955, and that impacted me alot.

But yeah, until 2004 or so you couldn't quite sense a "'90s atmosphere." Maybe things looked a little bit dated, but it didn't seem like a "different atmosphere." I was actually thinking about that with Jay and Silent Bob the other day.

I had a lot of exposure to the early '90s in the mid '90s while at the same time being exposed to the mid '90s.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/29/06 at 7:00 pm


I had a lot of exposure to the early '90s in the mid '90s while at the same time being exposed to the mid '90s.


Same here. This can be especially true if you're watching TV shows that have been on the air awhile - for example, watching Full House reruns in 1994, or Home Improvement eps from 1991 in '96.

I was also exposed to a good deal of '80s stuff through '94 (on "Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites" stations).

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: bbigd04 on 06/29/06 at 7:52 pm

Ok I was born in 1987, here's what I'll say. I definitely consider the late '90s part of my "time", I was old enough to have an excellent memory of that time and know what was going on in the world and stuff. As for when I knew the '00s were a separate period, it was by about 2002.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: velvetoneo on 06/29/06 at 7:55 pm


Same here. This can be especially true if you're watching TV shows that have been on the air awhile - for example, watching Full House reruns in 1994, or Home Improvement eps from 1991 in '96.

I was also exposed to a good deal of '80s stuff through '94 (on "Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites" stations).


Yeah...I used to watch HI and The Simpsons alot back c. 1996 and 1997, and alot of them were episodes from much earlier in the '90s that I was exposed to.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: WalkerP20 on 06/29/06 at 10:00 pm


I was born smack dab in the middle of the 1987-1991 period. I agree. We're '90s people despite what others say. I always watch my 8 hour Rugrats marathon tape from November of 1994 and I'm able to pin point certain memories. I look back at the ages of 4 and 5 with nostalgia.

Yes I do agree. The '00s are very very very different from the '90s. Although some people are still considering the '00s a '90s copy.


I wouldn't say that the 00's are a 90's copy.  I think it's just that the 00's does not have its own identity.  You see, Technology, Music, etc. has improved and become more advanced through the decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc.) but I think that by the end of the 90's, we pretty much reached our peak.  I mean, what more can be done that could be a significant change?  I think the 90's is where the road ended with change and the 00's is just sticking with the 90's in a way, but a much watered down cheesier version

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: deadrockstar on 06/29/06 at 11:57 pm

There ARE certain things I like better about the 00s than the 90s.

For one thing, I think fashion was too plain in the 90s.  A good thing about 00s fashion is that its not as over the top as fashion from the 70s/80s, but its not as humdrum as the 90s.

I think video games are way better(sorry 2D enthusiasts- but Metal Gear Solid>Mario).

I like how you have so many good superhero films now, and I also think the 00s has had a lot more classic comedy films compared to the 90s.  Van Wilder, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Old School, Rolling Kansas, Wet Hot American Summer, the Scary Movie films, Anchorman, Not Another Teen Movie, Dodgeball, Zoolander, Starsky & Hutch etc.

Also I really dig the net- which I don't really associate with the 90s.  I never had access to it then, and it wasn't near as common or really part of the pop culture(although it started to be in the late 90s).

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/30/06 at 12:05 am


Well as an '81er and a school year '82er, I can draw a comparison as an "80s person vs a '90s person".

The first time I believe I ever vividly recall the '80s being a separate era was in class one day around '93 or early '94. It was on some test or paper I think, where the question started off with "During the 1980s..." and I said, "Whoa, that seems like yesterday, doesn't it? Is 1989 really four or five years ago now" (the teacher told me to hold on - I often said stuff at wrong/inappropriate times then, lol).

Point being, even then I really thought of myself as an "80s person" (well, the '90s were only a third done yet, and not that special since they were very much the present) and it felt uncomfortable them being talked about like that.


No reason a 1991er couldn't feel that way in 2003. :D



I totally agree. Marty you were born in the early '80s and you would say that the '80s had a big effect on your childhood and would consider yourself to be an '80s child right? Thats why I think that someone born in the early '90s should be able to say the same thing of that decade. To me someone born in 1990 is just as much a '90s child as someome born in 1980 is an '80s child.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/30/06 at 1:34 am



I totally agree. Marty you were born in the early '80s and you would say that the '80s had a big effect on your childhood and would consider yourself to be an '80s child right? Thats why I think that someone born in the early '90s should be able to say the same thing of that decade. To me someone born in 1990 is just as much a '90s child as someome born in 1980 is an '80s child.


I agree. Even though my childhood was also heavily influenced by 1990-93, and I very much love the entire '90s too (I even consider the '00s "my time" and casually enjoy them as well), the '80s was my first and fondest influence.

I've said it before, but I think anyone up to the "3" year can call themselves a child of that same decade, since they'd be 6 or 7 and starting school before it ended (in calendar years).

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/30/06 at 10:35 am


I agree. Even though my childhood was also heavily influenced by 1990-93, and I very much love the entire '90s too (I even consider the '00s "my time" and casually enjoy them as well), the '80s was my first and fondest influence.

I've said it before, but I think anyone up to the "3" year can call themselves a child of that same decade, since they'd be 6 or 7 and starting school before it ended (in calendar years).



Yeah, 2000 and possibly even 2001 had an influence on my childhood as well. Even though I feel like the '90s had the biggest influence. The '00s are defidently "my time".

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: twistedwarp on 07/01/06 at 10:02 pm

was born In 1988 . first thing I can remember of the 90's was The elections and whitney houston singing that song from the bodyguard soundtrack. believe it or not I still played  the mario bros on the old nes. I guess Ima 90's  kid but not a 90's person In general.  Really people born on  1987-1991- are 00's people .

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/01/06 at 10:09 pm


was born In 1988 . first thing I can remember of the 90's was The elections and whitney houston singing that song from the bodyguard soundtrack. believe it or not I still played  the mario bros on the old nes. I guess Ima 90's  kid but not a 90's person In general.  Really people born on  1987-1991- are 00's people .

I'm a year younger than you and one of my earliest memories is the '92 election as well. I should be an '00s person like every other 16 year old out there, but I'm sticking with the '90s.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Ebontyne on 07/02/06 at 11:23 am


That annoys me when people say someone born in this time period can't be a 90s person.  They say it's because we were 5 or so in the "Peak 90s" but one thing I think they underestimate is the power of reruns, radio, etc.  Just because it's 1997 doesn't mean that everything is from 1997.  There was a lot of early and mid 90s stuff in 1997 thanks to reruns and such.  I do resent when someone says I'm not a true 90s person.  Sure, I was only 5 in 1994, but I heard Nirvana on the radio, I watched Classic Nick shows, I played Super Nintendo, etc.  I say all that easily makes me, and everyone else around my age, 90s people despite what people born in 1984 might say.


Yep. I remember a ton of '80s stuff from my childhood, but I'm sure that a lot of these memories of "the '80s" (not all of them, but a lot) might have actually taken place in the early '90s. :)

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: bbigd04 on 07/02/06 at 11:26 am

I remember a lot more of the '90s than someone born in 1991, I don't consider myself in that group.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Flameon on 07/13/06 at 6:17 pm


Well as an '81er and a school year '82er, I can draw a comparison as an "80s person vs a '90s person".

The first time I believe I ever vividly recall the '80s being a separate era was in class one day around '93 or early '94. It was on some test or paper I think, where the question started off with "During the 1980s..." and I said, "Whoa, that seems like yesterday, doesn't it? Is 1989 really four or five years ago now" (the teacher told me to hold on - I often said stuff at wrong/inappropriate times then, lol).

Point being, even then I really thought of myself as an "80s person" (well, the '90s were only a third done yet, and not that special since they were very much the present) and it felt uncomfortable them being talked about like that.


No reason a 1991er couldn't feel that way in 2003. :D


I was born in 1975. I'm 31 now. The 90's seem to grow dimmer and 00's started to distinguish it self around 2004. Right around when Ruben Studdard came out with "Sorry 2004". One of, if not, the first hit for 2004.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/13/06 at 7:43 pm


I'm a year younger than you and one of my earliest memories is the '92 election as well. I should be an '00s person like every other 16 year old out there, but I'm sticking with the '90s.



I'd love to consider myself a '90s person but in reality I really an '00s person. I would at least consider myself a '90s child though.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Fred on 07/14/06 at 5:38 pm

I was born in '88, but I consider the 90s as part of my era. I have vivid memories of pop culture from the decade, even though I was a little kid. I also remember gas being extremely cheap compared to now.  :( I remember lots of movies, music, and cartoons. But if it were up to me, I would probably prefer to live in the 60s. Maybe not permanently, but I think in a lot of ways it would a lot of fun. Plus I'd get to drive cars that are actually cool.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/14/06 at 6:08 pm


I was born in '88, but I consider the 90s as part of my era. I have vivid memories of pop culture from the decade, even though I was a little kid. I also remember gas being extremely cheap compared to now.  :( I remember lots of movies, music, and cartoons. But if it were up to me, I would probably prefer to live in the 60s. Maybe not permanently, but I think in a lot of ways it would a lot of fun. Plus I'd get to drive cars that are actually cool.

I'm a year younger than you and I do agree. The '90s were my time as well and I also have vivid memories of pop culture even though I was also a little kid.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 07/24/06 at 6:31 am

This is a very weird age group for me, people born in these years, 1987-'91 or so.  I believe they will be the last group of kids that don't see me as "parental" but rather an older buddy or really older brother type.  I have two cousins born in the late 80s.  But most definately anyone born after 1992 will see me as more of a father figure.  The closer you get to a 20 year age gap, the more you inch to parent status.  Not that I want to be on any kind of same peer level with a high school kid, or even early college kid, but it just is something that can still be bizzare.  Infact it's a little off putting when high schoolers come and volunteer where I work and interact with me and joke around with me like I'm not that much older then them, even though I'm 31.  So I don't always like it.   So no I do not want to be some kind of Wooderson character from Dazed and Confused.  I'm no pervy loser!

If I've mentioned this before in other threads and it sounds a bit repititive, well it is something that I think about, and kinda freaks me out a little too.  I don't want to go back to my past, but it still weirds me out that soon I will be old enough to be the dad of teenagers.   :o 

I probably should get married, so to stop thinking about life things like this.    :-\\  :D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/24/06 at 8:51 am


I agree. Even though my childhood was also heavily influenced by 1990-93, and I very much love the entire '90s too (I even consider the '00s "my time" and casually enjoy them as well), the '80s was my first and fondest influence.

I've said it before, but I think anyone up to the "3" year can call themselves a child of that same decade, since they'd be 6 or 7 and starting school before it ended (in calendar years).


It's often been said that 1987-1991 or 1986-1990 (whichever you prefer) is a 'bloc' - we were broadly exposed to the same cultural phenomena, we remember the same history. Notwithstanding, what are some cultural phenomena someone in 1986-1987 (or even '88) remembers well, which will be lost on a 1990er? I have to admit I'm quite surprised how well Donnie and James remember Power Rangers, Pogs.etc, since I associate those fads with the mid-90s. The basketball fad thing is probably one thing which (at least here) is much better remembered by someone born in 1986 than a 1990er. It really reached its peak in the early 90s, so a 1990er would've been too young. Also shows like 'Full House' - the first wave of family sit-coms in the early 90s, of which  a 1990er would've only seen the tail end of, whereas someone my age can remember reasonably well.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/24/06 at 4:00 pm


It's often been said that 1987-1991 or 1986-1990 (whichever you prefer) is a 'bloc' - we were broadly exposed to the same cultural phenomena, we remember the same history. Notwithstanding, what are some cultural phenomena someone in 1986-1987 (or even '88) remembers well, which will be lost on a 1990er? I have to admit I'm quite surprised how well Donnie and James remember Power Rangers, Pogs.etc, since I associate those fads with the mid-90s. The basketball fad thing is probably one thing which (at least here) is much better remembered by someone born in 1986 than a 1990er. It really reached its peak in the early 90s, so a 1990er would've been too young. Also shows like 'Full House' - the first wave of family sit-coms in the early 90s, of which  a 1990er would've only seen the tail end of, whereas someone my age can remember reasonably well.



Yeah, the whole, basketball card collecting fad, was very big in the early '90s. I've got well over a 300 basketball cards but not a single one after 1994 as far as I know, so a '90er might not remember that fad all that well. And, yeah Power Rangers was huge in the mid '90s(that was the shows peak), and the peak fans were born around 1987/1988, but the show was still farily popular even into the late '90s. With Pogs it depends. They were huge c. 1995 but a very perceptive 1990er would be able to remember the fad somewhat. Really it's all subjective and differs from person to person. A more oberservant '90er could remember some things that a less obersvant '88er may have forgotten.


Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 07/25/06 at 7:46 pm



Yeah, the whole, basketball card collecting fad, was very big in the early '90s. I've got well over a 300 basketball cards but not a single one after 1994 as far as I know, so a '90er might not remember that fad all that well.


Oh yeah, lol, I remember my cousin was a huge baskbetball card collector in like '92 and '93. I had forgotten about it, until I read this.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: velvetoneo on 07/28/06 at 11:27 pm


It's often been said that 1987-1991 or 1986-1990 (whichever you prefer) is a 'bloc' - we were broadly exposed to the same cultural phenomena, we remember the same history. Notwithstanding, what are some cultural phenomena someone in 1986-1987 (or even '88) remembers well, which will be lost on a 1990er? I have to admit I'm quite surprised how well Donnie and James remember Power Rangers, Pogs.etc, since I associate those fads with the mid-90s. The basketball fad thing is probably one thing which (at least here) is much better remembered by someone born in 1986 than a 1990er. It really reached its peak in the early 90s, so a 1990er would've been too young. Also shows like 'Full House' - the first wave of family sit-coms in the early 90s, of which  a 1990er would've only seen the tail end of, whereas someone my age can remember reasonably well.


Hmm...people my age were most definitely old enough to like Power Rangers. I think if something was popular around 1994 or 1995 still, we're old enough for it. I remember at our Halloween parties at school around 1995, so many people had PR costumes, and I remember watching it with my babysitter. I remember Pogs, though even people born in 1988 were probably a smidgen young for it. Full House is definitely something somebody born in 1986 would remember better, though alot of people my age I know did like it in reruns. Again, the basketball fad is another one...though Space Jam was huge.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/28/06 at 11:32 pm


Hmm...people my age were most definitely old enough to like Power Rangers. I think if something was popular around 1994 or 1995 still, we're old enough for it. I remember at our Halloween parties at school around 1995, so many people had PR costumes, and I remember watching it with my babysitter. I remember Pogs, though even people born in 1988 were probably a smidgen young for it. Full House is definitely something somebody born in 1986 would remember better, though alot of people my age I know did like it in reruns. Again, the basketball fad is another one...though Space Jam was huge.



I agree. Alot of that stuff(while being at its peak popularity in the early/mid '90s) was still quite popular up into the late '90s. IMO a '90er is very much a '90s child and should be able to remember stuff like Power Rangers, etc. fairly well.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/28/06 at 11:32 pm


Hmm...people my age were most definitely old enough to like Power Rangers. I think if something was popular around 1994 or 1995 still, we're old enough for it. I remember at our Halloween parties at school around 1995, so many people had PR costumes, and I remember watching it with my babysitter. I remember Pogs, though even people born in 1988 were probably a smidgen young for it. Full House is definitely something somebody born in 1986 would remember better, though alot of people my age I know did like it in reruns. Again, the basketball fad is another one...though Space Jam was huge.

You just said exactly what I think.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/28/06 at 11:34 pm



I agree. Alot of that stuff(while being at its peak popularity in the early/mid '90s) was still quite popular up into the late '90s. IMO a '90er is very much a '90s child and should be able to remember stuff like Power Rangers, etc. fairly well.

Yeah I remember playing Power Rangers in Kindergarten back in '95. I was also a fan of Lion King in '94 and a fan of Space Jam in '96.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/28/06 at 11:37 pm


Yeah I remember playing Power Rangers in Kindergarten back in '95. I was also a fan of Lion King in '94 and a fan of Space Jam in '96.



I remember playing Power Rangers at school as early as the 1st grade in 1993 and as late as the 4th grade in 1996. There were probably kids still playing it after that but we didn't any more because we considered ourselves too old to ;D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: shaneiscrazy on 07/30/06 at 3:15 pm

both of my parents are gen x so when i got older and found out like most of gen ys parents were like my grandparents age it was werid

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: P. on 08/01/06 at 5:35 pm

I was born WAY back in 1977 (LMAO)..I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to have been born ten years earlier (in 67) or ten years later (in 87). The experience differences between me and the 67 or 87 born people is pretty wide..but the differences between someone being a teen in the early 80s and a teen in the early 00s must be light years apart. In some ways, the early 90's were a little of each and nothing of each at the same time.  Funny I don't think the experiences of someone born in 1867 differed all THAT much from someone born in 1887. People just grow up fast these days.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: velvetoneo on 08/01/06 at 8:48 pm


I was born WAY back in 1977 (LMAO)..I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to have been born ten years earlier (in 67) or ten years later (in 87). The experience differences between me and the 67 or 87 born people is pretty wide..but the differences between someone being a teen in the early 80s and a teen in the early 00s must be light years apart. In some ways, the early 90's were a little of each and nothing of each at the same time.  Funny I don't think the experiences of someone born in 1867 differed all THAT much from someone born in 1887. People just grow up fast these days.


You could say there was a difference. People born in 1887 were old enough to fight in WWI and be accustomed to twentieth century things like cars and electricity. People born in 1867 probably were already past their end of childbearing age by the fin de siecle.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 12:54 am


You could say there was a difference. People born in 1887 were old enough to fight in WWI and be accustomed to twentieth century things like cars and electricity. People born in 1867 probably were already past their end of childbearing age by the fin de siecle.



Yeah, people born in 1887 would've found the technology of the early 20th century to be much more accesible compared to someone born in 1867 who would've been going on 40 by the turn of the century. I guess it's like a the average 1987er would be much more accustomed to todays tech than the average 1967er.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/02/06 at 1:53 am


You could say there was a difference. People born in 1887 were old enough to fight in WWI and be accustomed to twentieth century things like cars and electricity. People born in 1867 probably were already past their end of childbearing age by the fin de siecle.


Yeah, I think cars, refrigerators.etc were not a familiar part of MOST peoples' lives until about the early 1930s - with the exception with Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, parts of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other major cities. Overseas, many parts of England and especially continental Europe remained fairly agrarian (Even pre-Industrial revolution) until up to World War II.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:04 am


Yeah, I think cars, refrigerators.etc were not a familiar part of MOST peoples' lives until about the early 1930s - with the exception with Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, parts of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other major cities. Overseas, many parts of England and especially continental Europe remained fairly agrarian (Even pre-Industrial revolution) until up to World War II.



Could you imagine what a 70 year old person born in the 1860's would've thought about the technology in the 1930's? :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/02/06 at 2:06 am



Could you imagine what a 70 year old person born in the 1860's would've thought about the technology in the 1930's? :o


I know, it would be pretty amazing. But what's more amazing is that there are still people old enough to remember a time before automobiles, before high rise buildings, possibly even a time before electricity became widespread.  :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:09 am


I know, it would be pretty amazing. But what's more amazing is that there are still people old enough to remember a time before automobiles, before high rise buildings, possibly even a time before electricity became widespread.  :o



Totally. I hate to go all history teacher here, but former U.S Vice-President(under FDR) James Garner, lived to be 99 years old. He was born in 1867 and died in 1966, Imagine what he must have thought about the tech advances in his lifetime. For example when he was born radio wasn't even thought of yet by the time he died alot of television sets were converting to color :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/02/06 at 2:16 am



Totally. I hate to go all history teacher here, but former U.S Vice-President(under FDR) James Garner, lived to be 99 years old. He was born in 1867 and died in 1966, Imagine what he must have thought about the tech advances in his lifetime. For example when he was born radio wasn't even thought of yet by the time he died alot of television sets were converting to color :o


Just recently, a giant Galapagos tortoise named Harriet died at the Australia Zoo (Steve Irwin's zoo), at the ripe old age of 175.  :o Supposedly making her the longest lived animal ever. She was taken by Charles Darwin on the Beagle back in the 1840s. In comparison, the oldest person now might be about 120 or so - so would've just been old enough to remember the turn of the 20th century.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:20 am


Just recently, a giant Galapagos tortoise named Harriet died at the Australia Zoo (Steve Irwin's zoo), at the ripe old age of 175.  :o Supposedly making her the longest lived animal ever. She was taken by Charles Darwin on the Beagle back in the 1840s. In comparison, the oldest person now might be about 120 or so - so would've just been old enough to remember the turn of the 20th century.



Yeah, I heard about the Turtle. I think she was born sometime in the 1830's. Wasn't the oldest confired person born in 1890?

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/02/06 at 2:26 am



Yeah, I heard about the Turtle. I think she was born sometime in the 1830's. Wasn't the oldest confired person born in 1890?


There was a French woman who lived to 124 who died in the 1990s, it was in the Guiness Book of Records. Not sure who's the current record holder.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:28 am


There was a French woman who lived to 124 who died in the 1990s, it was in the Guiness Book of Records. Not sure who's the current record holder.



According to Guiness the oldest living current person was born in 1890. Making him/her 116 years old. That means that he/she can probably remember the turn of both centuries :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/02/06 at 2:36 am



Could you imagine what a 70 year old person born in the 1860's would've thought about the technology in the 1930's? :o


Yeah I've thought about that before concerning BTTF 3 (which is set in 1885, and for instance, some of the kids in the frontier Hill Valley were probably still alive in their 70s in 1955).

A few of them may have embraced 20th century tech and conveinces (especially the more "everyday/necessity" things like telephones, electricity and cars), but I'm sure alot of people over 40 after, say 1910 were totally left in the dust by it. By the time they were "old", stuff like rock and roll was probably from another planet. ;D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/02/06 at 2:40 am



According to Guiness the oldest living current person was born in 1890. Making him/her 116 years old. That means that he/she can probably remember the turn of both centuries :o


Alot of people born 1890-1910, even many before 1920 are dying now, which is sorta sad (a piece of history is going with them, too). :(

It seems most of the 100+ year old living people are in Europe, or some in mountainous countries. I figure not many people will make it past 125, so by 2015, all the 19th century-born people might be gone.

Although I'd probably say it's easy for a healthy person to live to 85-90 now.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:43 am


Yeah I've thought about that before concerning BTTF 3 (which is set in 1885, and for instance, some of the kids in the frontier Hill Valley were probably still alive in their 70s in 1955).

A few of them may have embraced 20th century tech and conveinces (especially the more "everyday/necessity" things like telephones, electricity and cars), but I'm sure alot of people over 40 after, say 1910 were totally left in the dust by it. By the time they were "old", stuff like rock and roll was probably from another planet. ;D



I agree. I think there may be a slight divide around 1880 or so in terms of imbracing early 20th century tech. Those born after about 1880 or so would've had no problem imbracing the technology of the early 20th century esp. those born after 1890. But those born in the 1870s or later seem as if they would've been more accustomed to late 19th century technology considering they would've been 30 in 1900. Anybody that can remember more than 20 years of the 1800's probably would've been left in the dust by the tech advances of the 1910's. ;D

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 2:45 am


Alot of people born 1890-1910, even many before 1920 are dying now, which is sorta sad (a piece of history is going with them, too). :(

It seems most of the 100+ year old living people are in Europe, or some in mountainous countries. I figure not many people will make it past 125, so by 2015, all the 19th century-born people might be gone.

Although I'd probably say it's easy for a healthy person to live to 85-90 now.



I know what you mean. Someone in the town that I live in who recently died was born in 1909 :(. She said she could remember the beginning of World War I and even a bit from when the Titanic sunk :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Ebontyne on 08/02/06 at 12:03 pm


There was a French woman who lived to 124 who died in the 1990s, it was in the Guiness Book of Records. Not sure who's the current record holder.


Jeanne Louise Calment. She was born in 1875 and died in 1997 at the age of 122. She was about 11 years old when the Statue of Liberty was built, 14 years old when the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889... and already 39 years old when the First World War began. It's so hard to try to comprehend that someone who died in 1997 - a big year for the Spice Girls, the year Princess Diana died - could have grown up entirely in the Victorian era.  :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: velvetoneo on 08/02/06 at 12:17 pm


Alot of people born 1890-1910, even many before 1920 are dying now, which is sorta sad (a piece of history is going with them, too). :(

It seems most of the 100+ year old living people are in Europe, or some in mountainous countries. I figure not many people will make it past 125, so by 2015, all the 19th century-born people might be gone.

Although I'd probably say it's easy for a healthy person to live to 85-90 now.


It's weird to think that I met my grandfather, born in 1914, who died when I was 8 in 1998. He remembered when the talkies were a new hot thing, was roughly my age during the stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression, and saw remembers the Ford Model T's dominance.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 12:19 pm


Jeanne Louise Calment. She was born in 1875 and died in 1997 at the age of 122. She was about 11 years old when the Statue of Liberty was built, 14 years old when the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889... and already 39 years old when the First World War began. It's so hard to try to comprehend that someone who died in 1997 - a big year for the Spice Girls, the year Princess Diana died - could have grown up entirely in the Victorian era.  :o



That's amazing. She was already in her 40's when the automoble became the standard form of trasportation. Hell, she was 60 years old when my grandfather was born ;D. If I live to be that old It'll be 2111 :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 12:24 pm


It's weird to think that I met my grandfather, born in 1914, who died when I was 8 in 1998. He remembered when the talkies were a new hot thing, was roughly my age during the stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression, and saw remembers the Ford Model T's dominance.



My grandfather's alot younger than yours was(born in 1939) but he was able to learn alot of stuff about the early 20th century from his grandfather, who was born in 1880, before he passed away. His parents were able to tell him stuff that happened around here during the civil war :o

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: PinkysBrain on 08/02/06 at 5:15 pm


Do you think late 2004 was when the '90s became a different era?  When I watch TV shows or movies from the '90s I can sense a "Nineties atmosphere".


I've always thought that eras rotate around the 3rd or 4th year of the decade. like the 90s were really like 1994-2003, and the 80s were really 1984-1993...you know what I mean?

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/02/06 at 6:05 pm


I've always thought that eras rotate around the 3rd or 4th year of the decade. like the 90s were really like 1994-2003, and the 80s were really 1984-1993...you know what I mean?

Yeah, 2003 was when I first noticed that the '00s were starting to shift into full gear.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 6:08 pm


Yeah, 2003 was when I first noticed that the '00s were starting to shift into full gear.



When was the first time you ever felt like the '90s were old? The first time I ever recall thinking of the '90s being old was later in 2004.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/02/06 at 6:30 pm



When was the first time you ever felt like the '90s were old? The first time I ever recall thinking of the '90s being old was later in 2004.

It was early 2005. Everything that resulted in it seemed to happen in a very short time period. It started in late January 2005 when I started getting Nick GAS on my digital cable. Then in February 2005, I started looking into getting a Windows 95 computer. That same month, I became interested in Carolina Circle Mall. Then a month later, I found my old Rugrats Marathon tape from late 1994.

Subject: Re: People Born 1987-1991

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/02/06 at 6:33 pm


It was early 2005. Everything that resulted in it seemed to happen in a very short time period. It started in late January 2005 when I started getting Nick GAS on my digital cable. Then in February 2005, I started looking into getting a Windows 95 computer. That same month, I became interested in Carolina Circle Mall. Then a month later, I found my old Rugrats Marathon tape from late 1994.



Yeah, it was roughly the same with me. I had always felt like the older Nick shows and '90s cartoons in general felt old compared to '00s ones, but it wasn't until I found some old '90s VHS tapes from the '90s(the first one being 6 hours of Fox Kids in March 1994) that I started to look at the '90s as a different era.

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