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Subject: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/12/15 at 3:06 pm

Inspired by the '00s thread of the same topic, discuss each year with one word, phrase, or sentence. Divide into "real world" or "personal life" if you can.

REAL WORLD
1990- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991- Iraq War
1992- Bush vs. Clinton
1993- Seinfeld
1994- OJ Simpson case
1995- Power Rangers
1996- The Internet
1997- Princess Diana's funeral
1998- Clinton scandal
1999- .com bubble

PERSONAL LIFE
1990- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991- Super Mario World
1992- Sonic the Hedgehog
1993- Disney's Aladdin
1994- Karate
1995- VR Troopers
1996- Playstation
1997- Enterting puberty
1998- Watching Titanic and exploring the disaster over and over
1999- American Pie and entering High School

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: #Infinity on 12/12/15 at 5:44 pm

Real World:

1990 - Turtlemania and the peak of early hip hop
1991 - Operation: Desert Storm
1992 - Nirvana, Ren & Stimpy, and Sega Genesis
1993 - Year of Gay Culture (RuPaul releases Supermodel of the World, Melissa Etheridge comes out as a lesbian, the Boy George rendition of The Crying Game is a chart hit, first reading of Rent, Pet Shop Boys' Go West and a rerelease of Relax are chart hits, Don't Ask, Don't Tell turns gay rights into a federal discussion for the first time, Philadelphia, Mrs. Doubtfire, full establishment of eurodance, major year for house music)
1994 - Rwandan Genocide & peak of 90s culture
1995 - OJ Simpson Case & Internet Explorer
1996 - Oasis, 2Pac, and Alanis Morissette
1997 - Princess Diana Funeral, Spice Girls, and Bad Boy Records
1998 - Monica Lewinsky Scandal
1999 - Columbine Massacre, Y2K, Britney Spears, and Pokémania

Personal Life:

1990 - ...
1991 - Conception
1992 - Infancy
1993 - Climbing into the sink on my own and having my mom take a picture of it
1994 - Moving to childhood home
1995 - Teddy bear girl (Kathy) from Barney
1996 - Burger King, Chuck E. Cheese's, Raffi, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and entering preschool
1997 - Educational tools, Spice Girls, and Panda's P.E.
1998 - Mario Kart 64
1999 - Pokémon

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/12/15 at 9:44 pm

REAL WORLD:
1990: Last decade of millennium starts.
1991: Last decent year before grunge happened
1992: Snick on Nickelodeon takes over
1993: Monday Night Raw Debuts
1994: OJ Simpson  >:(
1995: Friends debuts (?)
1996: Michael Jackson starts his very last world tour.
1997: Titanic takes over the world.
1998: Raver culture reaches it apex
1999: Start of the Y2K scare.

PERSONAL LIFE:
1990: Started school
1991: Competed in my very first pageant. Got third place.
1992: Kissed a guy for the first time
1993: Went to my first funeral.
1994: Started to get FAT.  >:(
1995: I FOUND MICHAEL JACKSON!
1996: Turned 10 years old.
1997: Started middle school.
1998: Had my first little boyfriend.
1999: Got caught up in the Y2K hysteria.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/12/15 at 11:41 pm

Culture-wise

1990: Goodfellas, Mario Bros. 3, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

1991: Genesis vs. Super Nintendo, Sonic, Mario World, Start of Nicktoon's golden age, start of Michael Jordan hype

1992: Debut of Cartoon Network, Candyman, Barney (the friggin dinosaur), Kirby's debut, Reservoir Dogs, Biggie and Tupac's debuts

1993: NES running its last legs, WTC bombing

1994: Pulp Fiction, OJ Simpson murder case, Friends

1995: Eazy-E's death, Sega Saturn, start of NY Yankees' Renaissance, Oklahoma City bombing, Little Bear, rise of the Internet

1996: Death of Sega Genesis, Tupac's death, Nintendo 64, Space Jam, Dexter's Lab, The Fugees, Blue's Clues, Bear in the Big Blue House

1997: Biggie's death, South Park, King of the Hill, start of HBO's innovative TV shows (after Tales of the Crypt), Franklin

1998: Game Boy Color, Sex and The City, Powerpuff Girls

1999: Y2K scare, Pokemania, The Sopranos, Staurt Little, SpongeBob, Family Guy, Columbine Massacre, Ed Edd n Eddy

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 80sfan on 12/13/15 at 6:55 am

Pop culture/news

1990- Recession
1991- Gulf War
1992- Year of the Monkey.
1993- Bill Clinton. World trade center's first attack.
1994- OJ Simpson. Could also include him in 1995.
1995- Oklahoma City bombing.
1996- Alanis Morissette. Economy REALLY good and booming by this year!
1997- Harry Potter debuts in the UK.
1998- Really good year for music quality.
1999- Internet is huge by this year!! DVD commercials gain traction.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/13/15 at 9:02 am

Now how the devil did I forget "Goodfellas" when I know that film word for word?  :o I live for Henry pistol-whipping the guy that molested Karen!

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 80sfan on 12/13/15 at 9:17 am


Now how the devil did I forget "Goodfellas" when I know that film word for word?  :o I live for Henry pistol-whipping the guy that molested Karen!


I have never seen Goodfellas!  :D

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/13/15 at 9:25 am


I have never seen Goodfellas!  :D


You should see it. It's one of my favorite movies.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 80sfan on 12/13/15 at 9:46 am


You should see it. It's one of my favorite movies.


Okay.  :(

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Ripley on 12/13/15 at 12:01 pm

1990 - Kindergarten and parents' divorce

1991- Aunt Cindy passed from the big C word, my cousin was still a baby :'(

1992 - Being made fun of at school

1993 - Road trip to California

1994 - Good movie year for tweens

1995 - The year I started song writing

1996 - I was bit by a tick. Now I'm terrified of most bugs.

1997 - I was a big fan of the Backstreet Boys

1998 - I was hanging out with bad kids

1999 - My first year of high school

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: batfan2005 on 12/13/15 at 5:41 pm

Culturally:

1990 - Hammer time!
1991 - Gulf War
1992 - Bill Clinton
1993 - Jurassic Park
1994 - OJ
1995 - 311
1996 - Olympics in Atlanta
1997 - Spice Girls
1998 - Armegheddon
1999 - Boy bands

Personally:

1990 - First death in the family (grandfather)
1991 - New school
1992 - Summer in Japan
1993 - Getting a dog that looks like one of the raptors in Jurassic Park
1994 - Awkard time in high school
1995 - Wanting to move to California
1996 - Camp in Colorado
1997 - Graduating high school/enlisting in the Navy
1998 - Bad year
1999 - Deployment to Asia and Australia

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 12/13/15 at 9:20 pm


My personal life ONLY, because you guy pretty much summed up all the years culturally. 1990: didn't exit yet, parents got engaged
1991: didn't exist yet, My parents got married
1992: didn't exist yet
1993: didn't exist yet
1994:year before I was born, Dad turned 35
1995: birth year, my mom turned 30, Grandfather turned 50, Great Grandfather died
1996: turned 1, parents went to Toronto for the final time
1997: peak of toddlerhood, first set of action figures, first set of VHS collections, learned to walk properly
1998: entered early childhood, coloring books, bed time stories, Lion King 2, Mulan, ANTZ, Prince Of Egypt
1999: preschool, turned 4, N64, Iron Giant, Tarzan, King and I, Kids Rugrats The Movie, Star Wars Episode 1, The Matrix

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 12/14/15 at 5:58 pm

Personal:

1990: Got my New Kids on the Block fashion pin. It was a picture of Jordan Knight. Happy girl!! :D
1991: Started middle school
1992: I turned twelve.
1993: Made some really great friends that Summer
1994: Graduated middle school(or Jr. High school), started high school
1995: Finally stopped sharing my room with my sister! That was epic.
1996: I turned sixteen...and did nothing, lol. Just listened to music all day/night and go to school.
1997: Had my long hair cut, and regretted it. :-\\
1998: Another great Summer that year.
1999: Nineteen, started work.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/14/15 at 6:32 pm

1990-91: Didn't exist
1992: Conceived
1993: Born
1994: 1st birthday
1995: Maternal grandma died  :\'(
1996: Began school (starting with preschool) and childhood
1997: Much clear memories
1998: Began Kindergarten
1999: Pokemon and Ready to celebrate Y2K ;D

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 12/14/15 at 9:55 pm

1990-1994: Didn't exist

1995: Conceived

1996: Born

1997: First birthday, entered toddlerhood

1998: 2nd birthday, first vague memories such as the daycare I used to go to

1999: 3rd birthday, mostly vague memories however some of my first clear memories as well, went on my first plane ride, started pre school, vague memories of Y2K hysteria, turn of the millennium

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 12/16/15 at 5:02 pm


Real World:

1993 - Year of Gay Culture (RuPaul releases Supermodel of the World, Melissa Etheridge comes out as a lesbian, the Boy George rendition of The Crying Game is a chart hit, first reading of Rent, Pet Shop Boys' Go West and a rerelease of Relax are chart hits, Don't Ask, Don't Tell turns gay rights into a federal discussion for the first time, Philadelphia, Mrs. Doubtfire, full establishment of eurodance, major year for house music)



In addition to Don't Ask Don't Tell, another important development was the Baehr v. Lewin same-sex marriage decision in May 1993.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: d90 on 12/17/15 at 4:09 am

Personal life
1990: Born
1991 still a baby
1992; Toddler
1993: first memories. Started preschool
1994: Saw the Lion King
1995: I become friends with the Next door neighbors Son.
1996: a cat comes into my life and a New Garage door is installed. School starts
1997: Free Willy 3.
1998: pet dog is put down due to disease.
1999: Pokemon and interest in the year 1000

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 12/18/15 at 10:43 am


Inspired by the '00s thread of the same topic, discuss each year with one word, phrase, or sentence. Divide into "real world" or "personal life" if you can.

REAL WORLD
1990- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991- Iraq War
1992- Bush vs. Clinton
1993- Seinfeld
1994- OJ Simpson case
1995- Power Rangers
1996- The Internet
1997- Princess Diana's funeral
1998- Clinton scandal
1999- .com bubble

PERSONAL LIFE
1990- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991- Super Mario World
1992- Sonic the Hedgehog
1993- Disney's Aladdin
1994- Karate
1995- VR Troopers
1996- Playstation
1997- Enterting puberty
1998- Watching Titanic and exploring the disaster over and over
1999- American Pie and entering High School


Culturally:

1990 : Turtlemania
1991:  Terminator 2
1992:  Wayne's World
1993:  Animaniacs
1994: The OJ Simpson case
1995: Clueless
1996: Scream
1997: Buffy the Vampire Slayer airs on the WB
1998: The Clinton-Lewinsky Saga

Personal Life:

1990: Started buying the Mirage Studios TMNT comics
1991: Generra Hypercolor
1992: Started listening to music on my Sony Discman
1993: The year of Cobain wannabes/ Grunge fashion is everywhere
1994: Waxing nostalgia for the '80s (mid '90s pop culture wasn't for me)
1995: First car
1996: Wore Tommy Hilfiger clothes
1997: Saw Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in theaters
1998: Starting using the Internet more

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/15 at 10:52 am


Culturally:

1990 : Turtlemania
1991:  Terminator 2
1992:  Melrose Place
1993:  Animaniacs
1994: The OJ Simpson case
1995: Clueless
1996: Scream
1997: Titanic
1998: The Clinton-Lewinsky Saga
The movie "Titanic" did not see much of 1997, for it was released in the USA on December 19th of that year.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 90s Guy on 12/21/15 at 1:47 pm

1990 - Turtlemania and the peak of early hip hop
1991 - Operation: Desert Storm, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Sonic the Hedgehog, Terminator 2, Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Nirvana, Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
1993 - Jurassic Park, Pearl Jam, peak of "Alt/Grunge" subculture
1994 - Soundgarden, Green Day, Biggie Smalls becomes mainstream, Power Rangers
1995 - OJ Simpson Case, East Coast - West Coast rap feud, Selena murdered
1996 - Oasis, 2Pac, Smashing Pumpkins, and Alanis Morissette, Metallica cuts their hair, Macarena
1997 - Princess Diana Funeral, Spice Girls, Boy Bands
1998 - Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Pokemon begins
1999 - Columbine Massacre, Y2K, Britney Spears, and Pokémania

Personal Life:

1990 - Born
1991 - Took first family trip August 1991
1992 - Got rid of family cat
1993 - Got first dog, Jackie
1994 - Moved to 86th Street around February 1994, started Pre-K September 1994
1995 - Changed schools in February 1995, got second dog, Fox, got first home PC, entered Kindergarten September 95 at yet another school, got first Bible in December.
1996 - Had a mullet until September, went on vacation to PA in April, and to Virginia in around July or August, changed schools AGAIN in October
1997 - Moved into house in NJ, January 1st 1997, Jackie got hit by car and killed sometime between March and May.
1998 - Mother hospitalized, got Playstation for birthday in November
1999 - Pokémon

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 12/21/15 at 2:14 pm

Don't know too much about the cultural-going ons but personally

1990 - Not even a twinkle in my parents' eyes
1991 - Certainly a twinkle in my parents' eyes.
1992 - Lived both as a sperm and an egg till I got bored and decided to be more singular

1993 - Born! Was in the hospital for a few months. Was walking by Christmas.*
1994 - Apparently I used to dump apples in the toilet before I ate them.
1995 - Huge obsession with nail polish
1996 - Apparently went to Rome in the summer (don't remember it). Entered Kindergarten, teacher's last name was literally Macarena and the rest is history. Remember playing NES with my dad; Super Mario Bros. 1 and 2, Mario vs. Luigi and Duckhunt.
1997 - Went to Amsterdam in the summer, still my favourite vacation of all time. The terrible Batman & Robin movie. Playing Atari and SNES games at my neighbour's and learning how to swim.
1998 - Went to London and Athens in the summer. Entered grade school. Got N64. Got Ocarina of Time. Start of my Pokémania. Lion King 2. Power Rangers. Leaning that it was the year 1998.
1999 - Went to Dubai and Bahrain in the summer, melted! New York in the winter. Playing my N64 a million hours a day. Riding my bike a million hours a day. Pretty sure I had a slumber party every single night, playing Mario Kart 64 into the morning. Also embarassing dance videos of me dancing to NSYNC and Britney Spears.


* Funny 1993 story -- my parents held a party for me to celebrate me learning how to walk, and as my sig says, I walked before I crawled. When everyone came over to the party to see me walking, I refused to walk and learned how to crawl that day. I strongly preferred crawling as a method of transport and didn't bother walking for the entire party LOL  ;D

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Vance Jacobsen on 12/21/15 at 3:36 pm

I will only do personal life.

1990- Started Kindergarten (strangely enough, this was the year Kindergarten Cop came out)
1991- Visited Disneyland
1992- I Had a great time at summer camp. I started listening to pop, rock and rap on my personal radio. I visited D.C. I started watching The Simpsons.
1993- I went Bowling and Roller skating a lot. 
1994- I began watching prime time TV shows. (i.e. Must See TV)
1995- I became obsessed with science fiction and horror novels.
1996- I finally learned how to write cool stories and began writing some on my own outside of school.
1997-I Attended my first "school dance".  A pretty boring year otherwise.
1998- I spent the summer at my grandparents' house.
1999- My ninth grade history teacher instilled a passion in me for American history. I got my first summer job.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Silke222 on 12/25/15 at 2:57 pm






1990-moved out of my parents house my first apartment

1991- moved to Toronto and got a job at the House of Lords (hair salon).

1992- My fashion styling career began to take off (hair and makeup for film, fashion and commercials)

1993- moved in With my boyfriend became engaged

1994- bought a condo with my fiancée

1995- began to go to university (part time social work)

1996- starting to see that the world is not a just place, starting to want more in a career than fashion.  I was starting to realize that in the grand scheme of things that fashion does not matter. 

1997- I had to thank my parents for making me go to university before I became a hairstylist.  I realize now that I want more and need career change.

1998- first job in the homeless sector Fred Victor Centre.  Supporting people who live on the street trying to get them housed.

1999-really thinking that a person changes in 10 years!



Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: 80sfan on 12/25/15 at 7:15 pm


The movie "Titanic" did not see much of 1997, for it was released in the USA on December 19th of that year.


Yup, it was still huge in the first four months of the United States.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: popguru85 on 12/31/15 at 12:43 am

Culturally:

1990 - TMNT, Hip Hop & Rap on pop charts, hair Metal, Goodfellas, Fresh Prince
1991 - Gulf War, Terminator 2, Family Matters, Pee Wee arrested, Metallica The Black Album, Nirvana Nevermind, Pearl Jam Ten, Tiny Toon Adventures
1992 - Bill Clinton. LA Riots, Grunge, Ren and Stimpy, Baby got Back, The Real World Debuts
1993 - Jurassic Park, WTC Bombing, Power Rangers, Mortal Kombat, Cheers finale, Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle, Animaniacs
1994 - OJ bronco chase, SNES/Sega console wars, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Lion King
1995 - Toy Story, OJ trial and verdict, Hercules and Xena, Playstation 1, Braveheart
1996 - Olympics in Atlanta, Tickle me Elmo, The Unabomber, 2Pac killed, The Macarena, Independence Day
1997 - Spice Girls, Princess Diana death, Star Wars re-release, Chris Farley/Notorious BIG die, Heaven's Gate Cult mass suicide
1998 - Armageddon, South Park, WWF Attitude Era begins, There's Something about Mary, Titanic, Seinfeld finale, Marilyn Manson, Home Run record Chase with Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire
1999 - Boy bands, Latin Pop Explosion, The Matrix, Limp Bizkit/Korn, The Blair Witch Project, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Columbine school shooting, Tae Bo, TRL, Emeril Live

Personally:

1990 - graduate preschool, parents seperate and divorce
1991 - Parents Divorce finalized, begin Kindergarten
1992 - begin First grade, Mom gets job on local AM station
1993 - begin second grade, began cub scouts
1994 - begin Third grade
1995 - begin Fourth grade, younger sister was born during summer
1996 - begin Fifth grade, got playstation for christmas
1997 - begin sixth grade, dad gets remarried in October, got n64 for Christmas, began boy scouts
1998 - begin seventh grade in new school, mom gets better job on NY radio
1999 - begin eighth grade,

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: XYkid on 01/01/16 at 1:34 pm

1990: Hip Hop and. House music
1991: Transition from hair metal to grunge
1992: Grunge and Gangster. Rap
1993: Jurassic park and 70s nostalgia
1994: Lion King and Kurt's death
1995: Alanis Morrisette and Dave Matthews, Sampoong disaster
1996: Macarena, Matilda, n64
1997: Third Eye Blind and Sheryl Crow
1998: Starbucks fad
1999: Teen Pop

Personal

1990-3: Not alive
1994-5: unsure
1996: Gay cousin dies
1997: Spice Girls and N64
1998: Preschool and Idaho camping trip
1999: Kindergarten, Pokemon and Britney spears

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/01/16 at 6:26 pm


1990: Hip Hop and. House music
1991: Transition from hair metal to grunge
1992: Grunge and Gangster. Rap
1993: Jurassic park and 70s nostalgia
1994: Lion King and Kurt's death
1995: Alanis Morrisette and Dave Matthews, Sampoong disaster
1996: Macarena, Matilda, n64
1997: Third Eye Blind and Sheryl Crow
1998: Starbucks fad
1999: Teen Pop

Personal

1990-3: Not alive
1994-5: unsure
1996: Gay cousin dies
1997: Spice Girls and N64
1998: Preschool and Idaho camping trip
1999: Kindergarten, Pokemon and Britney spears


"To Be with You" by Mr. Big was a number one single in fifteen countries in 1992.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/02/16 at 2:12 am

Culturally:
1990: Home Alone, hair metal and "white-boy" pop rap  8-P
1991: U2, Nirvana, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Heavy D, LL Cool J, Geto Boys
1992: En Vogue's Funky Divas, I'm Too Sexy, Baby Got Back, Rump Shaker, Mary J. Blige What's the 411?, TLC
1993: In Utero, The Cranberries, Dr. Dre
1994: Weezer, Aaliyah, Brandy, Sheryl Crow, Pulp Fiction, Friends debut, Real McCoy, TLC's CrazySexyCool, Green Day
1995: Coolio, Mariah Carey, La Bouche, Montell Jordan
1996: 2Pac, Alanis Morissette, Oasis, Fugees, Monica, Celine Dion, Scream, Macarena, En Vogue comeback, The Smashing Pumpkins
1997: Spice Girls,  8-P Puff Daddy, Biggie Smalls
1998: Sienfeld ends, Next Too Close, The Verve
1999: Teen Pop  8-P

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/04/16 at 12:49 am

1990 (Year of the decade with the most '90s culture in it): Lambada, Richard Grieco, A'me Lorain, party animal shirts, pet geckos, dark yellow blazers, having the New York Yankees symbol carved in the back of your hair, Body Glove, Power Glove, R/C cars, Doogie Howser MD, Bubble Tape vs. Ouch Bubble Gum, Tetris, Bartmania, neon clacker toys, Reebok Pumps, Bo Knows logo shirts from Nike, introduction of the Pioneer GPS, popularity of dance acts like Technotronic and Black Box/ Hearing "We're still in the '80s aren't we?"

1991: Velcro Ball and Catch game, Hypercolor, In Living Color, "No Blood for Oil", The Gap, Saved by the Bell, Vanilla Ice, Macaulay Culkin, Umbros, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Filas, interracial relationships (love knows no color), Where's Waldo books, Starter jacket puffas, Oakley frogskins

1992: Beverly Hills 90210, Bubble Beeper gum, Terminator 2, LA Riots, Amy Grant, White Men Can't Jump, Super Soaker battles, Virtual reality, the grind dance, Glamour Shots, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Heights, Jon Secada, Charles and Eddie, the last year of using slang like "rad", "wicked", and "bad"

1993: Barneymania, Cross Colors, Hoodie vest, grungeheads, Ren and Stimpy, L.A. Lights, Nintendo Super Scope controversy, Martin, rollerblading (remember the movie "Airborne"), Trolls, Crystal Pepsi, Cartoon Network, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

1994: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Spawn comics, Animaniacs, NAFTA, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Lion King, My So Called Life, pogs, TLC, Tonya Harding, Adidas Equipment, The OJ Simpson murder case

1995: X-Files, Apollo 13, last year of Calvin and Hobbes, Toy Story, Tommy Lee marries Pamela Anderson, Hackers, using words like "starter marriage", No Doubt

1996: Tommy Hilfiger, "The Rachel", Tool, Sony PlayStation, lingo like "the bomb", Murder of Tupac Shakur, 1996 Presidential Election, Clueless, Tickle Me Elmo

1997: Spice Girls, Scream, Dolly the sheep, Ellen coming out of the closet, Death of Princess Diana, Rugrats, Beanie Babies, Dennis Rodman, Tiger Woods, Backstreet Boys

1998: Pokemon trading cards, Austin Powers, South Park, Furby, Lauryn Hill, Armageddon, Titanic, JNCO jeans, the suicide of Rob Pilatus (of Milli Vanilli fame), '80s nostalgia fever, DVDs, Hanson

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/04/16 at 1:15 am


1990 (Year of the decade with the most '90s culture in it): Lambada, Richard Grieco, A'me Lorain, party animal shirts, pet geckos, dark yellow blazers, having the New York Yankees symbol carved in the back of your hair, Body Glove, Power Glove, R/C cars, Doogie Howser MD, Bubble Tape vs. Ouch Bubble Gum, Tetris, Bartmania, neon clacker toys, Reebok Pumps, Bo Knows logo shirts from Nike, introduction of the Pioneer GPS, popularity of dance acts like Technotronic and Black Box/ Hearing "We're still in the '80s aren't we?"

1991: Velcro Ball and Catch game, Hypercolor, In Living Color, "No Blood for Oil", The Gap, Saved by the Bell, Vanilla Ice, Macaulay Culkin, Umbros, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Filas, interracial relationships (love knows no color), Where's Waldo books, Starter jacket puffas, Oakley frogskins

1992: Beverly Hills 90210, Bubble Beeper gum, Terminator 2, LA Riots, Amy Grant, White Men Can't Jump, Super Soaker battles, Virtual reality, the grind dance, Glamour Shots, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Heights, Jon Secada, Charles and Eddie, the last year of using slang like "rad", "wicked", and "bad"

1993: Barneymania, Cross Colors, Hoodie vest, grungeheads, Ren and Stimpy, L.A. Lights, Nintendo Super Scope controversy, Martin, rollerblading (remember the movie "Airborne"), Trolls, Crystal Pepsi, Cartoon Network, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

1994: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Spawn comics, Animaniacs, NAFTA, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Lion King, My So Called Life, pogs, TLC, Tonya Harding, Adidas Equipment, The OJ Simpson murder case

1995: X-Files, Apollo 13, last year of Calvin and Hobbes, Toy Story, Tommy Lee marries Pamela Anderson, Hackers, using words like "starter marriage", No Doubt

1996: Tommy Hilfiger, "The Rachel", Tool, Sony PlayStation, lingo like "the bomb", Murder of Tupac Shakur, 1996 Presidential Election, Clueless, Tickle Me Elmo

1997: Spice Girls, Scream, Dolly the sheep, Ellen coming out of the closet, Death of Princess Diana, Rugrats, Beanie Babies, Dennis Rodman, Tiger Woods, Backstreet Boys

1998: Pokemon trading cards, Austin Powers, South Park, Furby, Lauryn Hill, Armageddon, Titanic, JNCO jeans, the suicide of Rob Pilatus (of Milli Vanilli fame), '80s nostalgia fever, DVDs, Hanson


If you're not gonna include 1999 as the 90's why would you include 1998? 1998 was just as un-90's as 1999 was. If anything, I'd call 1998 and 1999 the early 2000's (but I won't because I'd rather call 2000-2002 the extended 90's/Y2K era)

Also, remember in the early 90's when everyone would say "welcome to the 90's"?

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/04/16 at 1:51 am


If you're not gonna include 1999 as the 90's why would you include 1998? 1998 was just as un-90's as 1999 was. If anything, I'd call 1998 and 1999 the early 2000's (but I won't because I'd rather call 2000-2002 the extended 90's/Y2K era)


Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me was not in cinemas in 1998. The release of most sequels usually spell the end of an era or time. Department stores like Caldor went out of business in 1999, also.

Also, remember in the early 90's when everyone would say "welcome to the 90's"?


Definitely. There was that one and "it's the '90s now", if I remember correctly.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/04/16 at 2:17 am


Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me was not in cinemas in 1998. The release of most sequels usually spell the end of an era or time. Department stores like Caldor went out of business in 1999, also.


Yeah but Jurassic Park 2, Scream 2 and Home Alone 3 were in theaters in 1997. Wouldn't that signal 1997 as the end of the 90's moreso than 1999?


Definitely. There was that one and "it's the '90s now", if I remember correctly.


Yeah, that sounds about right. I remember "welcome to the 90's" being more prominent, though. I watched a lot of Degrassi High as a kid and I think they said that phrase a lot during the 1990 season.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/04/16 at 10:18 am


Yeah but Jurassic Park 2, Scream 2 and Home Alone 3 were in theaters in 1997. Wouldn't that signal 1997 as the end of the 90's moreso than 1999?


I would say those releases helped to making the year 1996 look one year older. Scream 2 opening in theaters  in '97 was akin to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hitting theaters in '91. The point was made clear to us that we were no longer in 1996.

You could almost make an argument that late '98 was the very start of the 2000s decade. Seinfeld went off the air in  the May of that year. Modern day TV shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Family Guywere no where to be found on the primetime schedules for the year 1998, though.

Yeah, that sounds about right. I remember "welcome to the 90's" being more prominent, though. I watched a lot of Degrassi High as a kid and I think they said that phrase a lot during the 1990 season.


All throughout that time, people were saying, "Welcome to the '90s"  but it was first uttered in 1990 like you mentioned. Like most things from the '90s, it was still being used in the earliest part of 1999. Of course, it lacked momentum when people said it in the February of '99, but in their defense, it is hard to break a habit of almost eight years in a few days.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/04/16 at 11:09 am


I would say those releases helped to making the year 1996 look one year older. Scream 2 opening in theaters  in '97 was akin to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hitting theaters in '91. The point was made clear to us that we were no longer in 1996.


Just like how Ren and Stimpy went off the air in 1996. Speaking of Turtles. Thoughts on the new ones?


You could almost make an argument that late '98 was the very start of the 2000s decade. Seinfeld went off the air in  the May of that year. Modern day TV shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Family Guywere no where to be found on the primetime schedules for the year 1998, though.


I think you could make that point right at the start of 1998. Though, the real 2000's didn't start until 2003. 1998-2002 was a what-if 2000's with a whole lot of 90's leftovers mixed in. By late 1997: flannel was out of style, Beavis and Butthead went off the air, grunge wasn't the biggest thing anymore and DVD was brought to America (it was released in Japan in 1996, I think. I know it was invented in 1995). By 1998 we had the first movie shot on digital (not that piece of sh*t Attack of the Clones like most people think. Attack of the Clones is one of the worst things I've ever seen), the release of the mp3 player, both Nu Metal and Pop Punk (the updated Y2K sound of these genres) started getting big, movies like Can't Hardly Wait with Pop Punk soundtracks starting that Teen Movie trend and TV shows like Dawson's Creek, Buffy and Sex and The City had already hit the airwaves. I still think there was enough culture leftover from the core 90's into the 1998-2002 era to make it seem just 90's enough to be connected to the rest of the decade but it still differed in a lot of ways as I've pointed out. 1998 was pretty different from the 1994-1997 core 90's and closer to the 90's/Y2K era mishmash of the subsequent 1999-2002.


All throughout that time, people were saying, "Welcome to the '90s"  but it was first uttered in 1990 like you mentioned. Like most things from the '90s, it was still being used in the earliest part of 1999. Of course, it lacked momentum when people said it in the February of '99, but in their defense, it is hard to break a habit of almost eight years in a few days.


I really only remember people saying that in 1990 up to about 1991 and maybe once or twice in 1992. Anything past 1994 seems a little bit late to be saying "welcome to the 90's" when the decade hardly felt new.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/05/16 at 6:21 pm


Just like how Ren and Stimpy went off the air in 1996. Speaking of Turtles. Thoughts on the new ones?


I prefer the first movie to all of the ones that followed it. 


Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/05/16 at 7:20 pm


I prefer the first movie to all of the ones that followed it.


I think the newest one is worse than TMNT 3.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: #Infinity on 01/05/16 at 7:38 pm


I think the newest one is worse than TMNT 3.


I mean, at least in TMNT 3, the Turtles still acted like the Turtles, bad as the animatronics may have been.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/05/16 at 7:48 pm


I mean, at least in TMNT 3, the Turtles still acted like the Turtles, bad as the animatronics may have been.


And they didn't use terrible lines like "She's so hot I can feel my shell tightening" 8-P

That movie rivals the Star Wars prequels and Transformers series for sh!ttiest lines of dialogue.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/05/16 at 11:55 pm


I think the newest one is worse than TMNT 3.


Neither one of them are culturally significant movies. The first one remains the highest-grossing independent movie of all time.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/06/16 at 5:32 am


Neither one of them are culturally significant movies. The first one remains the highest-grossing independent movie of all time.


TMNT 3 is pretty significant. It's known by most people as being "one of the worst movie sequels ever" and they're right, it's awful. It's fair to say it's the Sega Saturn of movies. Not as bad as Phantom + Attack or Home Alone 3, though.

I hope you're thrilled to know that there is a sequel to the Michael Bay TMNT is coming out this year. The Turtles are back, man!

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/08/16 at 10:51 pm


I hope you're thrilled to know that there is a sequel to the Michael Bay TMNT is coming out this year. The Turtles are back, man!


I heard Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang are said to appear in the sequel. I was too old to enjoy the cartoon at the time, but early Yers will probably get a kick out of it.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: #Infinity on 01/09/16 at 3:21 am


I heard Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang are said to appear in the sequel.


Wow, it's odd to think that Michael Bay's franchise will actually squash the original live-action films in such a major way.  As for getting these characters right, however, that remains to be seen.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/09/16 at 8:26 am


I heard Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang are said to appear in the sequel. I was too old to enjoy the cartoon at the time, but early Yers will probably get a kick out of it.


I'm an early millennial and I am most definitely not excited about Michael Bay's rendition. I was never really too into the turtles as a kid, though. I preferred cartoons like Looney Tunes, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Scooby Doo (and I still watch them to this day).


Wow, it's odd to think that Michael Bay's franchise will actually squash the original live-action films in such a major way.  As for getting these characters right, however, that remains to be seen.


It could squash them or it could be a major f*ck up. I wonder how awful it's actually gonna be. 

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: #Infinity on 01/09/16 at 2:43 pm

It could squash them or it could be a major f*ck up. I wonder how awful it's actually gonna be.


Not all characters adapted in Michael Bay films turn out unfaithfully, i.e., Optimus Prime, but Bebop and Rocksteady seem like the type of supporting characters who would turn into insulting stereotypes instead of dignified antagonists.  Krang, on the other hand, will probably be some CGI monstrosity who makes the Ninja Turtles themselves look like the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/09/16 at 8:57 pm


Not all characters adapted in Michael Bay films turn out unfaithfully, i.e., Optimus Prime, but Bebop and Rocksteady seem like the type of supporting characters who would turn into insulting stereotypes instead of dignified antagonists.  Krang, on the other hand, will probably be some CGI monstrosity who makes the Ninja Turtles themselves look like the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.


You know, that's true. I never really thought about it but Optimus Prime was actually pretty faithful to the original. It's just everything else was bad. I really don't need to see Michael Bay try to justify underage relationships ever again. The Turtles designs are already pretty bad. I'm afraid to see what they do with Krang... Oh man... 

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: humaeast on 01/30/16 at 12:35 pm

Was never alive in the 90s but, from what I know...

1990 - SNES, Super Mario World (YOSHI :D), crazy dance-pop singles, DuckTales
1991 - Rollerblades, Sonic the Hedgehog, that song that went "I'M GONNA SEX YOU UP", Barbie, mall-crazy girls, Boyz II Men, Ren & Stimpy, Nirvana
1992 - Goosebumps, MTV, Baby Got Back, Barney, Sun Sensation Barbie
1993 - Rocko's Modern Life, Amy Rose, PBS Kids, the Sonic cartoons, anti-Barney humour, newsgroups, Power Rangers, "Shake That Ass Bitch", Mega Man 5, Madonna
1994 - Nick Jr., flannel shirts and plaid skirts, Sonic & Knuckles, rap, Tower of Terror opens at Disney-MGM Studios
1995 - Nickelodeon, EXTREME, gross-out, Sonic Labyrinth, Alien Encounter (the first "adult" Disney attraction), The Lion King, Mega Man 7 (Bass :-*::))
1996 - My brother was born, TOUHOU (:D), Highly Responsive to Prayers, Hey Arnold, Dexter's Laboratory
1997 - Story of Eastern Wonderland, Phantasmagoria of Dim Dream, cheap educational videos, Teletubbies, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Toonami
1998 - Pokémon, Game Boy, Lotus Land Story, Mystic Square, Powerpuff Girls, N64, PlayStation, Burger King, CRAZY STUFF, LCD games, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera
1999 - SpongeBob, Y2K panic, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sonic Adventure, Sonic: The Movie, Game Boy Color, Sisqo, Eminem

And now for anyone who around on New Years Eve 1999 and watched Nickelodeon that day...remember this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49Xsff5zms

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/30/16 at 12:49 pm


And now for anyone who around on New Years Eve 1999 and watched Nickelodeon that day...remember this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49Xsff5zms


I actually have that episode recorded on DVD back in late 2004.

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: humaeast on 01/30/16 at 1:22 pm


I actually have that episode recorded on DVD back in late 2004.

Yeah, and did that freak you out too?

Subject: Re: Describe each year ('90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/30/16 at 1:40 pm


Yeah, and did that freak you out too?


It didn't really freak me out, per se. It was actually a classic episode, much like any other episode from Seasons 1-3.

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