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Subject: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: audkal on 08/21/06 at 10:01 am

This was sent to my myspace:
Anybody under the age of 13 should not read this, and if you do, you should not repost this.

Just because you were born in '97 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid.

It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons. I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90's just wont cut it.

You're a 90's kid if (fill in w/X's):

U remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain , and Two Stupid Dogs.
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!
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 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.
[] 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 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 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 wuz tha sheesh!
U remember eating Warheads.(those sour candys)
You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.
U remember Ring Pops.
U remember drinkin' Fruitopia and Surge.
[] if you memeber 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. (and the twenty different versions of that)
[] Making those little paper fortune cookie 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"
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere
You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.
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
[] 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.
[] You remember a time before the WB.
[] You collected all the Troll dolls
You owned a portable tape player.
If you even know what an original walkman is.
[] You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.
[] You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
You know the Macarena by heart.
[] You remember "American Gladiators" and watched it like a religion.
[] "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 the play ground.

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.



Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

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

Post this in your bulletin if you remember these days ....
If you grew up in the 90's you've gotta read this

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: Lee_Marsh on 08/21/06 at 10:19 pm

Thats a great list!  man, it really shows you how things have changed.  Too bad things got so bad =/.

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/21/06 at 10:21 pm

A lot of that stuff applys to me even though I was farily young in the '90s. But age means nothing in my book.

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/21/06 at 10:38 pm

Great list. :)

I'll go through each one later, but I'd say at least half of those apply to me. And even the stuff I didn't pay too much attention to (i.e. "kid stuff" I may have thought I was too old for when I was 13 around 1995), I've come to miss now too. Heck, alot of it is still relevant to me - i.e. I still record VHS tapes off tv, and frequently make mix tapes.

P.S. Unlike alot of these sort of things, I totally agree with the OP of the MySpace poll, 13 is about the right age to remember most of this (b. 1992 or '93 is old enough to be a '90s Kid, IMO).

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: xported on 08/24/06 at 10:42 am

These lists are fun to read.  There's a few different versions of them out there, but they all pretty much touch on the major aspects of being a 90s kid.

I haven't seen one of these lists that have the game M.A.S.H. (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) on it though.  I haven't thought about that in years.

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/25/06 at 12:52 am

Great list :). I can actually remember nearly everything on it.

Subject: Re: "I'm a 90s kid" - a myspace bulletin

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/27/06 at 8:44 pm

If a 97er had the sheer gall and audacity to claim to have even a hint of 90s credibity  ::) ::) >:(...

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