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Subject: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: d90 on 11/30/16 at 2:10 pm

You know you're old when you remember
The year 1995
VHS
Cassette Tapes
1996 Flipper squirt toy sold at Pizza Hut
When people born in the late 90s and 2000s make you feel old
Gameboy link cables
Watching Wishbone, The Puzzle Place,Kinos Story time  and Lambchops Play Along on Pbs
When adult meant people born before 1979
Floppy Disks
Pogs

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/30/16 at 2:30 pm

Power Rangers
Pokemania
a time before the new millennium
when Clinton was president
Dial-up were king
Turtlemania
when the 4th/5th generation game consoles were current
When the game stores was Kmart, Toy R Us, or EB. Not Gamestop
When TVs looked like this

https://www.sydcon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1990sTV.jpg


Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 11/30/16 at 2:40 pm


Power Rangers
Pokemania
a time before the new millennium
when Clinton was president
Dial-up were king
Turtlemania
when the 4th/5th generation game consoles were current
When the game stores was Kmart, Toy R Us, or EB. Not Gamestop
When TVs looked like this

https://www.sydcon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1990sTV.jpg


I definitely remember when Dial-Up was a process in order to get onto the internet.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 11/30/16 at 4:03 pm

...shopping for cassettes at Strawberries, Coconuts, and Sam Goody

Dunkaroos

Kool Aid burst

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego

Flash Forward

Clarissa Explains it all

Computer Literacy class

Floral skirts





Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 11/30/16 at 4:09 pm

I don't consider myself "old" by any stretch, but there are things from the '90s that I can remember that do seem old by 2016 standards...

A time before my parents got cable where we only had four channels.
Having to get up to change the channel because our TV didn't have a remote control.
Growing up without a computer or cell phone.
Seeing "rabbit ears" on the tops of huge, square CRT TV sets.
The SNES vs. Genesis console war.
When platformers and beat-em-ups were the most popular video game genres.
Watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "hair band" in concert.
Having to read a TV Guide to see what time something was coming on.
Riding in the front seat of my parents car without being buckled up at age 5 and us not getting pulled over.
My grandmother smoking inside buildings and not getting kicked out.
The NES still being sold at Wal-Mart.
K-Mart actually still being more popular than Wal-Mart.
A friend getting caught showing off a pocket knife in class (pre Columbine) and the teacher simply taking it up and giving it back to him at the end of the day.
When the Disney Channel was still a premium channel that mostly showed classic era Mickey Mouse cartoons and old movies.
When Cartoon Network had no "Cartoon-Cartoons" and mostly showed old Hannah-Barbera reruns.
When channels like USA and TNT still showed cartoons in the mornings before school.
When WGN and TBS were still called "SuperStations".
Video rental stores like Blockbuster and Movie Gallery still reigning supreme.
Local TV stations still signing off at midnight after playing the national anthem.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: d90 on 11/30/16 at 4:17 pm

When the Nes still had new games coming out for it
When 1989 was less than 10 years ago
When your parents thought that having your own TV, A VCR, and a Game console makes you spoiled
Squeeze Its
Disney Burger King cups
Your parents listening to music from the 1960s and 1970s and you thinking the 1960s and 1970s are ancient history.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/01/16 at 11:57 am

1. When advertisements didn't contain Internet addresses (the 2000s version will be social media symbols/hastags)
2. When Beavis and Butthead were only known as characters on Liquid Television
3. When cable systems were limited to 36 channels
4. When the Internet had multiple outlets prior to the Web's domination (Prodigy, GeNie, FTP)
5. When Baby Boomers were still mid-career and you don't hear anything with regards to retirement about them
6. When change was actually necessary carrying around, including nickels/dimes (phone booths, parking meters, newspaper stands, vending machines)
7. When an "older computer" meant just one color on the display
8. Sears was the No. 1 retailer
9. ESPN2 with its own unique logo
10. Laserdiscs
11. When the voice talent section of cartoons during the credits didn't list any character names with the actors
12. The Pog craze
13. You think of the "Ob-la-di, ob-la da" song as specifically the song for the TV show "Life Goes On", not aware of it being originally a Beatles song
14. Mr. Bucket
15. Emigre magazine

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/01/16 at 1:55 pm


1. When advertisements didn't contain Internet addresses (the 2000s version will be social media symbols/hastags)


Nah. The 2000s had internet addressess galore throughout the decade. It wasn't until maybe 2008 or 2009 when they started to put social media symbols on ads.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: #Infinity on 12/01/16 at 1:56 pm

10. Cinematic experiences of the mid-90s.

9. Getting Furbies and Beanie Babies in your Happy Meals.

8. Associating Afghanistan with Carmen Sandiego and not the World Trade Center.

7. Associating McDonald's with asking if somebody said the name of the place rather than lovin' and smiles.

6. Costco being known as Price Club.

5. Bowl cuts everywhere.

4. Seeing 2D Disney musicals in theaters.

3. Bill Clinton being President of the United States.

2. Your introduction to the Game Boy was Super Mario Land on the huge original model, not the pocket-shaped later versions with Pokemon being your first game.

1. Listening only to cassettes for years and not CD's.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 1:20 pm

When Green Day and The Offspring used to be good bands. :(

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 12/04/16 at 1:25 pm


When Green Day and The Offspring used to be good bands. :(


Damn, you are old.

Just kidding  ;D You didn't like their new album?

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 1:28 pm


Damn, you are old.

Just kidding  ;D You didn't like their new album?


Oh man, no way. It's one of the worst things I've ever heard! Still Breathing sounds like a bad Fall Out Boy song from 2007 and Ordinary World is lame hipster indie crap. The only good song on the whole album was Bang Bang and that was the first single! Green Day deceived me!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/04/16 at 1:28 pm


When Green Day and The Offspring used to be good bands. :(


Green Day was still good until they released their newest album this year. American Idiot was the GOAT album, imo.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 1:30 pm


Green Day was still good until they released their newest album this year. American Idiot was the GOAT album, imo.


I don't think so. American Idiot was lame. Dookie and Insomniac were raw and authentic, American Idiot was Green Day jumping on the bandwagon and struggling for relevance by putting on tons of make up and masquerading a cheap Tommy/Zen Arcade rip off as "revolutionary political activism".

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 12/04/16 at 1:35 pm


Oh man, no way. It's one of the worst things I've ever heard! Still Breathing sounds like a bad Fall Out Boy song from 2007 and Ordinary World is lame hipster indie crap. The only good song on the whole album was Bang Bang and that was the first single! Green Day deceived me!


Yeah it was mediocre  :-X

Forever Now is the best song on it tho  :-X

And Revolution Radio was better than Bang Bang  :-X

And while you were away I got into Boys Like Girls  :-X :-X :-X

Time to delete my account.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 1:37 pm


Yeah it was mediocre  :-X

Forever Now is the best song on it tho  :-X

And Revolution Radio was better than Bang Bang  :-X

And while you were away I got into Boys Like Girls  :-X :-X :-X

Time to delete my account.


There is a lot of things wrong with this post but the fact that it's MY fault you got into Boys Like Girls is something I'm never, ever going to be able to live with...  :-\\

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 12/04/16 at 1:49 pm


Green Day was still good until they released their newest album this year. American Idiot was the GOAT album, imo.


1) Dookie
2) Insomniac
3) Nimrod
4) 21st Century Breakdown (fight me!)
5) Shenanigans
6) American Idiot (gloves off!)
7) Warning
8) Revolution Radio
???) Uno/Dos/Tré/Kerplunk (I think I listened to 4 songs before I got bored, except Kerplunk which I haven't given a fair listen)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/04/16 at 1:56 pm


I don't think so. American Idiot was lame. Dookie and Insomniac were raw and authentic, American Idiot was Green Day jumping on the bandwagon and struggling for relevance by putting on tons of make up and masquerading a cheap Tommy/Zen Arcade rip off as "revolutionary political activism".


Bro. Most of their songs from American Idiot were at least authentic than their latest album. It's like the 2000s Dookie, except it's basically like a separate "Rock against Bush" album.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 2:16 pm


1) Dookie
2) Insomniac
3) Nimrod
4) 21st Century Breakdown (fight me!)
5) Shenanigans
6) American Idiot (gloves off!)
7) Warning
8) Revolution Radio
???) Uno/Dos/Tré/Kerplunk (I think I listened to 4 songs before I got bored, except Kerplunk which I haven't given a fair listen)


Dude... No! Kerplunk is so good! You forgot 39/Smooth on the list, too. I am ashamed!


Bro. Most of their songs from American Idiot were at least authentic than their latest album. It's like the 2000s Dookie, except it's basically like a separate "Rock against Bush" album.


Not at all. Green Day have been doing the same cash in since American Idiot. Empty political slogans/bad cliches taped together to sound like one whole cohesive protest. It's super lame. It wouldn't be the 00's Dookie since Dookie was an album that represented apathetic teenagers who smelt bad and couldn't get laid. Apples and oranges. Albums like Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, All Killer, No Filler or No Pads, Helmets, Just Balls are the closest things the 00's ever had to Dookie. Even the songwriting, Dookie is honest and sincere especially considering the fact that the songs were written 2/3 years before Green Day even saw the major label contracts. I don't see how you can make the comparison between the two aside from the fact that it's the same band. I don't like Rock Against Bush (NoFX are also heavily uninformed bandwagon jumpers) but some of the bands on it like Bad Religion explicitly attacked Bush's policies and explained what was wrong with them instead of relying on empty slogans to sound like revolutionaries. Empire Strikes First is a good political album, American Idiot isn't.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: preston181 on 12/10/16 at 11:59 pm

You know you're old when you remember and have fond memories of:
1. The Arch Deluxe at McDonalds
2. A bunch of friends huddled around a giant, (at the time) 27 inch TV playing couch co-op on Goldeneye 64 on the Nintendo 64.
3. Keebler Magic Middle cookies.
4. Getting stoned with friends in the back seat of a Chevy Beretta.
5. Getting online at the library because they had fast internet with their ISDN line.
6. Writing webpages in HTML on Angelfire.
7. Going on chat rooms on Geocities or AOL chat.
8. Shopping at PacSun or J Riggings.
9. Actually having multiple bookstores in your city.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/11/16 at 7:28 am


You know you're old when you remember and have fond memories of:
1. The Arch Deluxe at McDonalds
2. A bunch of friends huddled around a giant, (at the time) 27 inch TV playing couch co-op on Goldeneye 64 on the Nintendo 64.
3. Keebler Magic Middle cookies.
4. Getting stoned with friends in the back seat of a Chevy Beretta.
5. Getting online at the library because they had fast internet with their ISDN line.
6. Writing webpages in HTML on Angelfire.
7. Going on chat rooms on Geocities or AOL chat.
8. Shopping at PacSun or J Riggings.
9. Actually having multiple bookstores in your city.


I remember chat rooms and how popular they were back then.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/11/16 at 10:09 am

I was watching my old high school playing in a state championship game yesterday (which we won!), when I realized that the oldest players on the team were still just toddlers when I started my freshman year in 2001. I must admit that actually kinda made me feel a little bit old. :o

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/11/16 at 12:30 pm

5. Getting online at the library because they had fast internet with their ISDN line.

I remember back in the 90's that I constantly went to the library just to browse the internet.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/11/16 at 6:28 pm

When the Warped Tour actually featured good music.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/12/16 at 7:12 am

9. Actually having multiple bookstores in your city.

Now look what happened to bookstores, they've became obsolete.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/12/16 at 6:56 pm

The last days of music videos still being played on MTV.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/12/16 at 7:31 pm


The last days of music videos still being played on MTV.


*Early 2000s withstanding.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 12/13/16 at 5:19 pm

TRL

The Real World

Sweet Valley Twins/High & Babysitters Club books

Music stores like Strawberries, Sam Goody, and Coconuts





Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/20/16 at 2:19 pm

Borrowing VHS tapes from the library

Not having anything that could play a DVD, perhaps not even a CD

Cars with a cassette player and no CD player

Cars without a central brake light

Typing on a typewriter - I remember my parents buying my grandma an electric one.

Using a fax machine because you didn't yet have an internet connection

Only having a landline phone

Using a payphone

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: ArcticFox on 12/22/16 at 3:52 am

Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo and not as Amy Farrah Fowler..

https://chelseasgirl.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/blossomtv.jpg
https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/blossom.gif
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/season-five-92694-mayim-bialik-picture-id93406369

I AM NOT okay!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/22/16 at 8:55 am

I remember when:

Having a CD player built into the car was a luxury.

Libraries still had old newspapers archived.

Blockbuster was the video store and not Family Video.

Owning DVD's was a luxury.

Water fights with original super soakers.

Nick Jr. shows like David the Gnome, Maya the Bee, and The Little Bits.

Gushers, Squeeze It, Mondo, and Dunkaroos were the "cool" foods to have for lunch at school.

The TV show American Gladiator.

Weird toys like Skip It, Pogo ball, and some kind of jump rope attached to a stick called a Skip Stick.

Kids game shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare.

How highly entertaining goop called Gak and Floam was and the noises it made.

Roller blading around the neighborhood was as popular as riding a bike.

When boys showed off on trick bikes standing on the seats and doing jumps.

The prevalence of a burger joint called Hot N' Now.

The popularity of leggings with stirrups among girls in early grade school.

Oversized tie dyed t-shirts.

The Giga Pet, Nano, Tamogotchi phase.

Beanie Babies and Furbies.

When the oldies meant music from the 60's, not the 80's!

The excitement over blue M&M's being introduced as a new color.

Girls with friendship necklaces that came in two halves.

The popularity of a drink called Surge.

When change rolled down into a dispenser and wasn't just handed to you.



The list could go on. Have I reached Geezer status yet?  :D





Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: ArcticFox on 12/22/16 at 2:29 pm


The list could go on. Have I reached Geezer status yet?  :D


LMAO yep!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/22/16 at 2:37 pm


Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo and not as Amy Farrah Fowler..

https://chelseasgirl.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/blossomtv.jpg
https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/blossom.gif
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/season-five-92694-mayim-bialik-picture-id93406369

I AM NOT okay!


I remember Blossom.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/22/16 at 2:39 pm


I remember when:

Having a CD player built into the car was a luxury.

Libraries still had old newspapers archived.

Blockbuster was the video store and not Family Video.

Owning DVD's was a luxury.

Water fights with original super soakers.

Nick Jr. shows like David the Gnome, Maya the Bee, and The Little Bits.

Gushers, Squeeze It, Mondo, and Dunkaroos were the "cool" foods to have for lunch at school.

The TV show American Gladiator.

Weird toys like Skip It, Pogo ball, and some kind of jump rope attached to a stick called a Skip Stick.

Kids game shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare.

How highly entertaining goop called Gak and Floam was and the noises it made.

Roller blading around the neighborhood was as popular as riding a bike.

When boys showed off on trick bikes standing on the seats and doing jumps.

The prevalence of a burger joint called Hot N' Now.

The popularity of leggings with stirrups among girls in early grade school.

Oversized tie dyed t-shirts.

The Giga Pet, Nano, Tamogotchi phase.

Beanie Babies and Furbies.

When the oldies meant music from the 60's, not the 80's!

The excitement over blue M&M's being introduced as a new color.

Girls with friendship necklaces that came in two halves.

The popularity of a drink called Surge.

When change rolled down into a dispenser and wasn't just handed to you.



The list could go on. Have I reached Geezer status yet?  :D


I used to go there all the time to rent video tapes.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Brian06 on 12/22/16 at 9:56 pm


I remember when:

Having a CD player built into the car was a luxury.

Libraries still had old newspapers archived.

Blockbuster was the video store and not Family Video.

Owning DVD's was a luxury.

Water fights with original super soakers.

Nick Jr. shows like David the Gnome, Maya the Bee, and The Little Bits.

Gushers, Squeeze It, Mondo, and Dunkaroos were the "cool" foods to have for lunch at school.

The TV show American Gladiator.

Weird toys like Skip It, Pogo ball, and some kind of jump rope attached to a stick called a Skip Stick.

Kids game shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare.

How highly entertaining goop called Gak and Floam was and the noises it made.

Roller blading around the neighborhood was as popular as riding a bike.

When boys showed off on trick bikes standing on the seats and doing jumps.

The prevalence of a burger joint called Hot N' Now.

The popularity of leggings with stirrups among girls in early grade school.

Oversized tie dyed t-shirts.

The Giga Pet, Nano, Tamogotchi phase.

Beanie Babies and Furbies.

When the oldies meant music from the 60's, not the 80's!

The excitement over blue M&M's being introduced as a new color.

Girls with friendship necklaces that came in two halves.

The popularity of a drink called Surge.

When change rolled down into a dispenser and wasn't just handed to you.



The list could go on. Have I reached Geezer status yet?  :D


Geez this is like my growing up in nutshell.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/22/16 at 11:05 pm


I remember when:

Having a CD player built into the car was a luxury.

Libraries still had old newspapers archived.

Blockbuster was the video store and not Family Video.

Owning DVD's was a luxury.

Water fights with original super soakers.

Nick Jr. shows like David the Gnome, Maya the Bee, and The Little Bits.

Gushers, Squeeze It, Mondo, and Dunkaroos were the "cool" foods to have for lunch at school.

The TV show American Gladiator.

Weird toys like Skip It, Pogo ball, and some kind of jump rope attached to a stick called a Skip Stick.

Kids game shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare.

How highly entertaining goop called Gak and Floam was and the noises it made.

Roller blading around the neighborhood was as popular as riding a bike.

When boys showed off on trick bikes standing on the seats and doing jumps.

The prevalence of a burger joint called Hot N' Now.

The popularity of leggings with stirrups among girls in early grade school.

Oversized tie dyed t-shirts.

The Giga Pet, Nano, Tamogotchi phase.

Beanie Babies and Furbies.

When the oldies meant music from the 60's, not the 80's!

The excitement over blue M&M's being introduced as a new color.

Girls with friendship necklaces that came in two halves.

The popularity of a drink called Surge.

When change rolled down into a dispenser and wasn't just handed to you.



The list could go on. Have I reached Geezer status yet?  :D


Yep, that's my childhood right there. It's just hard to believe that so many things from the '90s have gotten so outdated in recent years.

Here's a few more things I just thought of...

Not having tablets, smartphones or LCD screens to keep you occupied on long trips. If you were lucky you might have a Game Boy, but you still couldn't use it at night.
The stereotype on sitcoms of only the stuck-up, rich characters having cell phones.
When bullying was tolerated to a larger degree in schools than it is today.
Kids using snack and drink machines to buy junk before recess not being controversial.
When The Disney Channel still showed more cartoons than it did live-action content.
The broadcast networks still showing day-of-the-week movies, like the ABC Monday Movie or the CBS Tuesday Movie.
When people still used to ask "What is the Internet?".
When people still thought Beanie Babies were going to be worth millions someday.
When kids mainly just used computers to play MS-DOS games and Minesweeper.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 12/23/16 at 7:17 am


Yep, that's my childhood right there. It's just hard to believe that so many things from the '90s have gotten so outdated in recent years.

Here's a few more things I just thought of...

Not having tablets, smartphones or LCD screens to keep you occupied on long trips. If you were lucky you might have a Game Boy, but you still couldn't use it at night.
The stereotype on sitcoms of only the stuck-up, rich characters having cell phones.
When bullying was tolerated to a larger degree in schools than it is today.
Kids using snack and drink machines to buy junk before recess not being controversial.
When The Disney Channel still showed more cartoons than it did live-action content.
The broadcast networks still showing day-of-the-week movies, like the ABC Monday Movie or the CBS Tuesday Movie.
When people still used to ask "What is the Internet?".
When people still thought Beanie Babies were going to be worth millions someday.
When kids mainly just used computers to play MS-DOS games and Minesweeper.


I remember when my Gameboy kept me occupied all day.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: preston181 on 01/22/17 at 10:37 pm


9. Actually having multiple bookstores in your city.

Now look what happened to bookstores, they've became obsolete.


Yup, sadly so. I still enjoy reading. I miss Borders, Waldenbooks, and Schulers. I buy primarily on Amazon now.

Also, the whole Blossom show. I regularly tell the wife to "wear the hat", meaning the goofy hat with the flower from Blossom. I think it's hilarious. Her, not so much.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/24/17 at 8:52 am


Power Rangers
Pokemania
a time before the new millennium
when Clinton was president
Dial-up were king
Turtlemania
when the 4th/5th generation game consoles were current
When the game stores was Kmart, Toy R Us, or EB. Not Gamestop
When TVs looked like this

https://www.sydcon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1990sTV.jpg


That happened at the turn of the 2000s, not the late '90s.


- Bart Simpson t-shirts/Bartmania
- A time when pastel colors were still being worn by males
- When the original slap wrap bootlegs had metal in them/Slap wraps being banned in schools
- When almost every female wanted to be Mrs. Jordan Knight, Mrs. Jonathan Knight, or Mrs. Joey McIntyre
- When every guy wanted to be with Paula Abdul or a Paula lookalike
- When MTV last stood for music television (all music all the time)
- You remember watching people do The Running Man at school dances
- Reebok Pumps/ Nike Trainers
- When guys used to do Steve Urkel impersonations

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Interstellar Pig on 01/28/17 at 10:51 pm

Deon Sanders playing football for the Falcons and baseball for the Braves
Exit Johnny Carson Enter Jay Leno
Jamie Foxx and Jim Carey on ILC
George H.W. Bush's and William J Clinton's administrations in their entirety
Pogs and Slammers
Choose your own adventure books
Showbiz before it became Chuck E Cheese
The O.J. Simpson trial
Seeing  the "Disney renaissance" animated movies when they came out in the theater
Cellular Phones being the size of a brick. 
The Grunge Music movement in its entirety 

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/30/17 at 4:43 pm


That happened at the turn of the 2000s, not the late '90s.
But it still counts. Pokemania was gone by 2001. It was a very short fad.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: d90 on 01/31/17 at 11:39 pm

Getting Disney cups at Burger King
Being a member of the Burger King Kids Club.
Watching episodes of the Magic School Bus
ABC's One Saturday Morning
When Baby Boomers were still young adults.
Tyco Toys

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 02/03/17 at 7:55 am


But it still counts. Pokemania was gone by 2001. It was a very short fad.


It would go under the "You Know You're Old When You Remember ('00s Version)", not the '90s one.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Ripley on 02/11/17 at 10:42 pm

So many trends I never got into but looking back some things I wish I did. Cause when I watch videos of them it makes me super nostalgic like when things I did participate in. But some things like Pokémon and Pogs I had no interest in and still don't.

Dial Up was a thing. But first we had a CD. One of those where you get so many hours. Then we had a separate phone line for Dial Up. Aww those were the days. Then we DSL came around it was awesome. And also, all those old graphics. If you go back to old web pages several of them won't show up anymore. But it's great that they are still available to view at all. Those sites are still mildly entertaining. Despite not having WiFi back then. I would gladly taking the images taking forever to load etc. in order to relive those days.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Ripley on 02/11/17 at 10:51 pm

The malls being a big thing and all those great stores. And ovcourse, Blockbuster! They were still around for several years but just not the same. Those vhs tape cases with the clear covers over them that usually would have Styrofoam or something similar taking the place of the tape until you went up to the clerk and got the real thing. The mom & pop video video stores were always great too. K-Mart was the best store back in the early 90's. I remember the ones here had a little restaurant with icees, soft pretzels and cheese and popcorn. When they got rid of that the stores became crappy. Always dirty, bad prices, horrible customer service and long lines. At least the ones here anyway. And now they're closed. And it wouldn't surprise if all the rest of them did. Sears, which owned them, did a long time ago. Circuit City too. I could be wrong, but those stores closed so many years ago. I miss that place. It's where I would go to get my CD's.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/13/17 at 11:00 am


K-Mart was the best store back in the early 90's.


Yep, we used to go to the K-Mart in our neighboring town all the time back in the day. You know you're old if you can remember seeing this storefront.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2489/4077103380_82a4aa1713.jpg

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Ripley on 02/14/17 at 1:35 am


Yep, we used to go to the K-Mart in our neighboring town all the time back in the day. You know you're old if you can remember seeing this storefront.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2489/4077103380_82a4aa1713.jpg

Wow! Ours changed that and several other things.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/14/17 at 5:43 pm


Yep, we used to go to the K-Mart in our neighboring town all the time back in the day. You know you're old if you can remember seeing this storefront.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2489/4077103380_82a4aa1713.jpg

I certainly can remember it!! The lettering was like that on some stores in California during the 80s as well.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/06/18 at 8:25 pm

Face (the original Nick Jr. mascot)
The original Sonic the Hedgehog games and comics
The Spice Girls
Pokémon
Game Gear
Mortal Kombat being "evil"
Beavis and Butt-Head
Rocko's Modern Life
Ren & Stimpy
When SpongeBob first premiered
What-A-Cartoon Show
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Powerpuff Girls
Toonami (with Moltar)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
The New Adventures of Speed Racer
Dial-up Internet
BBSes
Barney being the worst thing on TV
Animaniacs
The Church of the SubGenius
Freakazoid
Tiny Toons
32X
Toys "R" Us
En Vogue
Color Me Badd
Hardrive
All That
SNL with Phil Hartman, Cheri Oteri, etc.
Game Boy and link cables
The Real World
TLC
Rollerblades
X-treme stuff

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 01/06/18 at 9:09 pm

And to this I will add:

Treasure trolls
Fashion plates
Exclamation
Tiny Toons
Cathy Dennis "Move to this" album
Stauart's
Strawberries Music
Coconuts Music
Cassette singles
CD singles

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/06/18 at 9:13 pm



Cathy Dennis "Move to this" album


One particular track from that album, "Too Many Walls", is one of my all time favorite songs from the early 1990s. :) :D 8)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/06/18 at 10:26 pm


And to this I will add:

Treasure trolls
Fashion plates
Exclamation
Tiny Toons
Cathy Dennis "Move to this" album
Stauart's
Strawberries Music
Coconuts Music
Cassette singles
CD singles

I will never forget my neighbor smashing a Troll doll to death with her bare fists. And a Barney doll.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 01/07/18 at 7:23 am


I will never forget my neighbor smashing a Troll doll to death with her bare fists. And a Barney doll.


Why? :o

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/07/18 at 8:47 am


Why? :o

She said they were "annoying" and "stupid" and didn't get the fad. Also, she said "Why are they selling to children toys that are NAKED?!"

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/07/18 at 9:01 am


Also, she said "Why are they selling to children toys that are NAKED?!"


I remember people carrying Treasure Trolls around for good luck.


Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/07/18 at 9:33 am


I remember people carrying Treasure Trolls around for good luck.

Exactly why my parents gave me one, but my neighbor claimed it was just a fad and smashed it. Like kids today with fidget spinners and Pokémon Go (thank God there are no fidget spinners in Japan where I live). She also smashed my Barney doll and then told me about the Church of the SubGenius and showed me their "Arise" video.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 01/07/18 at 2:51 pm


She said they were "annoying" and "stupid" and didn't get the fad. Also, she said "Why are they selling to children toys that are NAKED?!"



Trolls weren't really naked.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/07/18 at 5:48 pm



Trolls weren't really naked.


Most of the trolls sold by Russ and Applause were not naked, but I do recall seeing quite a few of them by Galoob and Ace Novelty that were in 1992.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/07/18 at 8:17 pm


Most of the trolls sold by Russ and Applause were not naked, but I do recall seeing quite a few of them by Galoob and Ace Novelty that were in 1992.

I had a Galoob one. I actually remember seeing an Applause one and telling Elizabeth "not all of them are" and she said "most of them are". I think she grew out of it because I saw one on her dresser when I was uh 4 or 5.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/08/18 at 6:31 am


Face (the original Nick Jr. mascot)
The original Sonic the Hedgehog games and comics
The Spice Girls
Pokémon
Game Gear
Mortal Kombat being "evil"
Beavis and Butt-Head
Rocko's Modern Life
Ren & Stimpy
When SpongeBob first premiered
What-A-Cartoon Show
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Powerpuff Girls
Toonami (with Moltar)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
The New Adventures of Speed Racer
Dial-up Internet
BBSes
Barney being the worst thing on TV
Animaniacs
The Church of the SubGenius
Freakazoid
Tiny Toons
32X
Toys "R" Us
En Vogue
Color Me Badd
Hardrive
All That
SNL with Phil Hartman, Cheri Oteri, etc.
Game Boy and link cables
The Real World
TLC
Rollerblades
X-treme stuff


Pokémon is still around today and ebbs and flows in popularity like long-running franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel/DC superheroes, but in a similar example for Generation Jones/Early Gen X if you remember seeing the first Star Wars movie before it was even known as A New Hope, it would be similar to remembering the Pokérap at the end of each episode of the first season of the anime as a more legitimate nostalgic barometer.

Toys "R" Us has been popular since the '70s, and although squeezed a bit by competition, its still around today.

I just got a new hard drive for Christmas, and are much better these days in terms of storage, where $100 will get you around a 4 TB drive as opposed to MB and perhaps 2 GB at the end of the '90s for an entire desktop system.

Rollerblades, like Toys "R" Us, are still around today.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 01/08/18 at 8:52 am


Yep, we used to go to the K-Mart in our neighboring town all the time back in the day. You know you're old if you can remember seeing this storefront.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2489/4077103380_82a4aa1713.jpg


Didn't the logo change in 1990?

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/08/18 at 10:18 am


Didn't the logo change in 1990?


Yes, it changed in the fall of 1990.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/08/18 at 10:47 am


Yes, it changed in the fall of 1990.


Some stores though wait many years before updating their logo. My mall's Sears didn't change to their current (2010-present) logo until 2016, and just last year I saw stores (especially inside of struggling malls) still holding on to the pre-2007 Payless ShoeSource logo. So being less than a year following a logo change is fairly normal.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/08/18 at 1:53 pm


Pokémon is still around today and ebbs and flows in popularity like long-running franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel/DC superheroes, but in a similar example for Generation Jones/Early Gen X if you remember seeing the first Star Wars movie before it was even known as A New Hope, it would be similar to remembering the Pokérap at the end of each episode of the first season of the anime as a more legitimate nostalgic barometer.

Toys "R" Us has been popular since the '70s, and although squeezed a bit by competition, its still around today.

I just got a new hard drive for Christmas, and are much better these days in terms of storage, where $100 will get you around a 4 TB drive as opposed to MB and perhaps 2 GB at the end of the '90s for an entire desktop system.

Rollerblades, like Toys "R" Us, are still around today.

Back when Pokémon was REALLY big, Toys "R" Us was HUGE, I remember when hard drives had 2 GB, but I was referring to Hardrive, a house music group from the 90s that was big in NY. I remember their song "Deep Inside".

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 01/08/18 at 5:17 pm


Some stores though wait many years before updating their logo. My mall's Sears didn't change to their current (2010-present) logo until 2016, and just last year I saw stores (especially inside of struggling malls) still holding on to the pre-2007 Payless ShoeSource logo. So being less than a year following a logo change is fairly normal.


Yeah, the main K Mart we shopped at didn't change their logo until the mid-90s.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/09/18 at 1:24 pm

...when you go to a basketball game now and expect to hear:

VOvDTCbcHe0

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/11/18 at 3:30 pm


Yep, we used to go to the K-Mart in our neighboring town all the time back in the day. You know you're old if you can remember seeing this storefront.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2489/4077103380_82a4aa1713.jpg

We had K-Mart and it closed down some time in the 90's, though I'm not sure which year. The plaza it was in didn't keep businesses long, they had lots of thrift shops set up and leave, and the part that was actually K-Mart was a Big Lots (which I wish we'd have kept, cheap food man!) The whole parking lot was in such bad shape though, and they eventually removed the whole building and I don't know what will be there now. We also lost our Target for it to be replaced with one the next town over, but got a cool home decor store in it's place.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/11/18 at 3:39 pm

I still have a KMart near me, though I think it's a "Big K."

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/11/18 at 7:11 pm


...when you go to a basketball game now and expect to hear:

Let's get ready to rumble- Jock jams

That "Jock jam" mixup of party-type songs was put together by ESPN productions in 1997. I recall it was around the middle of the year when it started getting radio airplay...although the single wasn't actually released until about September. (For me that was the start of my senior year of highschool.)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/12/18 at 5:24 am

Do you know the actual name of the song? I've been looking everywhere for it on Spotify and iTunes and coming up short (iTunes has Get Ready For This but it doesn't have the intro in the above video, as you suggested).

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/12/18 at 10:41 am


Do you know the actual name of the song? I've been looking everywhere for it on Spotify and iTunes and coming up short (iTunes has Get Ready For This but it doesn't have the intro in the above video, as you suggested).

I think it's simply titled "The Jock Jam", or "ESPN Presents the Jock Jam".

("Get Ready For This", by 2 Unlimited, is one of the songs that appears within.)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 01/12/18 at 12:46 pm


I think it's simply titled "The Jock Jam", or "ESPN Presents the Jock Jam".

("Get Ready For This", by 2 Unlimited, is one of the songs that appears within.)


I use to have the cassette tape of Jock Jams haha lol.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/12/18 at 1:43 pm

^ that's nice. :)

That intro, "Let's get ready to rumble!" was also a popular catchphrase around the time, too.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/13/18 at 1:18 pm

When you're talking to a college student that's never played a 2D console before.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 01/13/18 at 2:36 pm


When you're talking to a college student that's never played a 2D console before.


I saw a poster for a "retro video game" club on campus, and it had a Wiimote in it. 😱

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/13/18 at 5:07 pm


I saw a poster for a "retro video game" club on campus, and it had a Wiimote in it. 😱


Oh yeah, I know what you mean. On the week of my wedding last year, I heard a Linkin Park song on classic rock radio.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/13/18 at 5:29 pm


Oh yeah, I know what you mean. On the week of my wedding last year, I heard a Linkin Park song on classic rock radio.

Apparently songs from the 00s decade are now considered classic rock?! :o

Well, one station in my area (which went off the air two months ago) that specialized in classic rock did actually play a few 00s songs, but only a handful of them from U2 ("Beautiful Day", "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get out of", "Walk On", "Vertigo") and I think Bruce Springsteen's "Rising."

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/14/18 at 6:57 am

It depends by genre IMO, and part of the problem of pushing "classic rock" further forward is the artistic decline the genre has faced in the 21st century, where urban (Rap/R&B) and dance genres, with a side of regular pop is the only real music that seems to get appreciated. There was never really a "classic jazz" format around, even in the '70s-'90s after the genre's peak, though there was an "adult standards" format in those decades that catered to music from the swing era and non-rock music of the '50s and '60s (think Sinatra, Duke Ellington, female jazz singers). And that's a format that virtually been dead for at least a decade on terrestrial radio, and in many markets, around 20 years now. Classic rock originated in the late '70s/early '80s, when its catalog would include songs as recently as just a few years ago since rock was at its artistic and commercial peak then, though as time progressed, the median age of songs on the radio has increased. Remember, the beginning of the 2000s is now as old today as the early '80s was then, which was at the time the newer end of classic rock, so they need to shift to allow somewhat younger audiences and gradually culling away the old '60s/'70s stuff that today's youth don't really identify with, even though many of those songs are great. Of course, the genre will focus on artists who first got popular in the '70s and '80s that do venture into the '00s, and gradually the '90s (Classic pop hits stations DO play Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, and Matchbox 20, so its unfortunately time to pass on).

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 01/14/18 at 9:04 am


Apparently songs from the 00s decade are now considered classic rock?! :o

Well, one station in my area (which went off the air two months ago) that specialized in classic rock did actually play a few 00s songs, but only a handful of them from U2 ("Beautiful Day", "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get out of", "Walk On", "Vertigo") and I think Bruce Springsteen's "Rising."


I think it's mostly because those artists are classic artists.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 01/14/18 at 10:42 pm


I think it's mostly because those artists are classic artists.

Yeah, U2 has remained musically active pretty much the entire time they've been a band.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: d90 on 03/26/18 at 2:31 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjkuSUvdOE  When You got a cassette tape with your Mc Donalds happy meal.
When the Atari 2600 was on its last legs
going to your friends birthday parties at the Discovery Zone and exploring the tunnels


Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 90s Guy on 03/26/18 at 10:42 pm

-When you know what it's like to use a landline phone with a cord
-When you can remember vividly Windows 3.1
-When the cars your parents drove you in didn't have any airbags
-When having a TV/VCR combo was hot, and mainstream
-When Sega was the leading video game developer and Sonic was a global icon
-When 2D was what video games were
-When you can remember entire episodes of Rugrats

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: humaeast on 01/12/20 at 7:07 pm

THIS MAN.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/reboot/images/3/31/Bob_1.gif/revision/latest?cb=20120327145041

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 01/12/20 at 7:33 pm


THIS MAN.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/reboot/images/3/31/Bob_1.gif/revision/latest?cb=20120327145041


I wanted to say "that's not old" but damn, 1999 was 21 years ago :-\\

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: annimal on 01/12/20 at 8:00 pm

even older when you don't and are singing Winnie The Pooh instead

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 01/12/20 at 8:05 pm


even older when you don't and are singing Winnie The Pooh instead


The Winnie the Pooh VHS was 24 years ago :o

However since I was 3 when I bought, I don't think you have to be too "old" to remember it.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: annimal on 01/12/20 at 8:10 pm

you mean young to remember it don't you?

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 01/12/20 at 8:22 pm


you mean young to remember it don't you?


You calling me old? I know all the Katy Perry songs by heart.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: annimal on 01/12/20 at 9:00 pm

I'm not trying to call you anything, you'd be young when you first heard it  so you'd be old if you still  sing it

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 01/13/20 at 3:32 pm


THIS MAN.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/reboot/images/3/31/Bob_1.gif/revision/latest?cb=20120327145041



Who's that?  ???

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: 2001 on 01/13/20 at 3:42 pm



Who's that?  ???


Bob from the TV show ReBoot (1994-2001).

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: shadowcookie on 01/13/20 at 4:07 pm


Bob from the TV show ReBoot (1994-2001).

Never heard of it, but looking on Wiki it only aired briefly in the UK between 1995 and 1998. Guess it’s more of a Canadian thing.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/13/20 at 9:19 pm

I realized a week or two ago that the Soviet Union was still a thing when I was born. I may not remember it, but damn I'm old.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: piecesof93 on 01/13/20 at 9:23 pm


Never heard of it, but looking on Wiki it only aired briefly in the UK between 1995 and 1998. Guess it’s more of a Canadian thing.

I've never heard of it either.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/14/20 at 12:49 am

When a cordless phone was a big thing, cell phones were still only in the movies and for business executives.

Before all cars went OBD2 and you could diagnose them with a paperclip.  And you could actually work on them.

When hospitals and business offices still looked like institutions, not the people-friendly open atmosphere of today with plants and pretty decor.

When your 10 ft satellite dish could pull in anything and everybody envied you.  Little dishes or wireless did not exist yet, if you didn't live in town with cable you got whatever fuzzy station your antenna could get.  And that was when fuzzy TV was watchable.  With digital if your signal is less than perfect it just cuts out instead.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 01/14/20 at 7:11 am


When a cordless phone was a big thing, cell phones were still only in the movies and for business executives.

Before all cars went OBD2 and you could diagnose them with a paperclip.  And you could actually work on them.

When hospitals and business offices still looked like institutions, not the people-friendly open atmosphere of today with plants and pretty decor.

When your 10 ft satellite dish could pull in anything and everybody envied you.  Little dishes or wireless did not exist yet, if you didn't live in town with cable you got whatever fuzzy station your antenna could get.  And that was when fuzzy TV was watchable.  With digital if your signal is less than perfect it just cuts out instead.



And we were still using landlines.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 9:56 am



And we were still using landlines.
I still have a landline phone, and it has proven to be very helpful.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 01/14/20 at 2:22 pm

When you went to Blockbuster to rent a video.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: humaeast on 01/14/20 at 3:59 pm

That's Bob from ReBoot, the first half-hour show to be all CGI. It aired in 1994 on ABC.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/16/20 at 6:10 am

*Federal Express by its full name

*Grolier Encyclopedia was a go-to source for information, and were even amazed at the 8-bit graphics

*Baltimore's Harborplace downtown was filled with vibrancy and not vacancies and squeegees surrounding it, and when The Big Screen Store was Luskin's

*In the Washington, DC area: Hechinger, Woodward & Lothrop, and People's Drug

*Those early Internet ads with the AOL Keyword ad/or http:// with the whole address

*Color Tile Supermart for your home decorating needs instead of Floor & Decor

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 01/16/20 at 3:16 pm

Some random things from the 90s I remember:

Dimension Cable
Major Video
The TV Guide Channel
TRL on MTV

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/16/20 at 11:15 pm


*Federal Express by its full name

*Grolier Encyclopedia was a go-to source for information, and were even amazed at the 8-bit graphics

*Those early Internet ads with the AOL Keyword ad/or http:// with the whole address


Others by their full name such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dairy Queen (and when more of them existed).  Also when it was called by its full name America Online, and you got disks in the mail, and the signature sound clip "You've Got Mail".

When paper catalogs were still prevalent such as Thomas Register (yearly updates killed a lot of trees).  McMaster had a huge catalog too.

When Alanis Morissette was a dance pop singer.

Some of the original dating sites such as U-Date (I met quite a few people off that one in the 90s and it had a nice chat feature).  And when ICQ came along and seeing others type in realtime was mind blowing, that is if your computer could run it.  IRC chat was big. 

When computer speed, memory, and storage were measured in megabytes not gigabytes or terabytes, and primary portable storage was on 1.4 MB floppies.  Tons of good programs and utilities on OAK archives.  When Google was nothing more than a noise a baby makes.

The stories behind names like Tonya Harding, Joey Buttafuoco, Monica Lewinsky, Rodney King, and before the term sexual harrassment got its pronunciation changed.

When movies had a warm brownish tint and actually looked like film.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: GeekyAlgorithm on 01/31/20 at 3:33 pm

The Omega Virus talking board game. "Help me, help me"

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 01/31/20 at 7:32 pm

Pacifier necklaces
Ballerina flats with the large bow
Rebirth of Slick
Rollerblades
TGIF
Flash Forward
Exclamation

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/02/20 at 2:53 pm

You try to log onto the computer and takes a long time to load.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 02/04/20 at 9:02 pm

Tiny Toon Adventures
Animaniacs
Color Me Badd guest starring on Beverly Hills 90210
Treasure Trolls
Boy Meets World
Cassette players
CD players

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 1:06 am


You try to log onto the computer and takes a long time to load.
When on Dial-Up, someone would to use the phone!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/05/20 at 4:22 pm


When on Dial-Up, someone would to use the phone!



And I hated that!  >:(

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/20 at 4:23 pm

...all the words to The Beatles song "When I'm 64", and getting nearer to the age every year.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 02/05/20 at 5:32 pm



And I hated that!  >:(


;D hahaha

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/06/20 at 7:11 am


;D hahaha


And that ruined my chances of getting on-line. ::)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/06/20 at 11:51 am


And that ruined my chances of getting on-line. ::)


When I got my first computer I bought my own phone line so I could use the internet whenever I wanted.  Though there was this awkward moment when I had my gf on my own line and my dad brings me the main line with my ex gf on it.

But even when I bought my own house in 1999, I bought 2 lines, one dedicated to the internet, and kept that until I got a cell phone in 2007.  Never gave that number out to anybody.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/06/20 at 1:51 pm


When I got my first computer I bought my own phone line so I could use the internet whenever I wanted.  Though there was this awkward moment when I had my gf on my own line and my dad brings me the main line with my ex gf on it.

But even when I bought my own house in 1999, I bought 2 lines, one dedicated to the internet, and kept that until I got a cell phone in 2007.  Never gave that number out to anybody.


Wow, that was an awkward situation.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/20/20 at 8:43 pm

Super Mario versus Link
Mustard jackets
Shorts under dresses
Shirt clips
Doing the Roger Rabbit
Flip Up Shades

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: humaeast on 06/20/20 at 1:10 pm



When Alanis Morissette was a dance pop singer.



I know that! I like her dance pop songs better than her alt rock songs! I wish she never switched! Sadly, none of those songs made it here, even though she did open for Vanilla Ice and "Walk Away" was featured in Problem Child 2.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 06/20/20 at 1:57 pm

You Can't Do That On Television was a show on Nickelodeon.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: annimal on 06/20/20 at 2:31 pm

yeah!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: ChristopherA.Martin on 06/20/20 at 7:44 pm

Carrying one of these around

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Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 06/21/20 at 7:34 am


Carrying one of these around

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4c/85/a1/4c85a10acf59add4b6640af0837fd831.jpg


I have one in one of my drawers but unfortunately they don't work anymore!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/08/21 at 2:35 pm


Federal Express by its full name

Others by their full name such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dairy Queen (and when more of them existed).  Also when it was called by its full name America Online, and you got disks in the mail, and the signature sound clip "You've Got Mail".

Yep, people took the time to actually say all the words, rather than the initials (which seems conventional now). Same with the cable tv channel Game Show Network (GSN), which people still referred to by its full name into the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/08/21 at 2:35 pm


Carrying one of these around

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4c/85/a1/4c85a10acf59add4b6640af0837fd831.jpg

I have one in one of my drawers but unfortunately they don't work anymore!

I never had one of those devices, but they were certainly "in" for a good part of the 1990s!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/08/21 at 2:45 pm


Yep, people took the time to actually say all the words, rather than the initials (which seems conventional now). Same with the cable tv channel Game Show Network (GSN), which people still referred to by its full name into the early 2000s.


Yes, but Kentucky Fried Chicken has now officially changed it's name to "KFC".  Essentially to avoid association with fried foods, which are now largely considered unhealthy. Especially when you factor in that Kentucky Fried Chicken was never "fried" in the first place, but made in pressure cookers.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/08/21 at 3:46 pm


Yep, people took the time to actually say all the words, rather than the initials (which seems conventional now). Same with the cable tv channel Game Show Network (GSN), which people still referred to by its full name into the early 2000s.


And while we're on this subject, a related thing bothers me. People who shorten words and say things like "veggies" instead of "vegetables". Please don't take offense if you're one of those people, because it is so widespread now chances are you DO say "veggies". It has become normalized.  It's in ads and on restaurant menus. To me, it's part of this infantilization of things that goes on in this country now. Likewise saying "undies" for "underwear". Is it really that much harder to say three syllables instead of two? No it isn't, but the infantilization has become normalized. It sounds normal to people now,  so nobody really steps back and says "wait a minute, this sounds silly and babyish". Which it does.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/08/21 at 4:38 pm


Yes, but Kentucky Fried Chicken has now officially changed it's name to "KFC".  Essentially to avoid association with fried foods, which are now largely considered unhealthy. Especially when you factor in that Kentucky Fried Chicken was never "fried" in the first place, but made in pressure cookers.

I actually knew that, since all locations I've seen have only the initials on the building/signs. Doesn't surprise me. And however it's made, I truly never cared for it.



And while we're on this subject, a related thing bothers me. People who shorten words and say things like "veggies" instead of "vegetables". Please don't take offense if you're one of those people, because it is so widespread now chances are you DO say "veggies". It has become normalized.  It's in ads and on restaurant menus. To me, it's part of this infantilization of things that goes on in this country now. Likewise saying "undies" for "underwear". Is it really that much harder to say three syllables instead of two? No it isn't, but the infantilization has become normalized. It sounds normal to people now, so nobody really steps back and says "wait a minute, this sounds silly and babyish". Which it does.

I say "vegetables" all time time.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/08/21 at 5:40 pm


I actually knew that, since all locations I've seen have only the initials on the building/signs. Doesn't surprise me. And however it's made, I truly never cared for it.

I say "vegetables" all time time.


I didn't mean you personally by the way, I meant everybody reading when I said "please don't take offense if you're one of those people". I was talking tot he general public. :)  And since you say "vegetables" you're a man after my own heart!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Contigo on 02/09/21 at 1:29 pm

If you don't remember anything before the 1990s. I'm afraid you aren't old.
I remember JFKs assassination .

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/09/21 at 2:36 pm

America On Line (AOL)
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Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/21 at 2:40 pm


America On Line (AOL)
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AOL = Always OffLine!

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/09/21 at 4:52 pm


I didn't mean you personally by the way, I meant everybody reading when I said "please don't take offense if you're one of those people". I was talking tot he general public. :)

I knew that. ;) And I wouldn't have taken offense in the first place anyways.



And since you say "vegetables" you're a man after my own heart!

Thanks O0

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/09/21 at 6:00 pm


I knew that. ;) And I wouldn't have taken offense in the first place anyways.

Thanks O0


I think the shortening of words, names, and phrases is a reflection of the way people are so much busier these days. Working harder for less. And the loss of leisure time for many. It’s natural to find more efficient ways of saying the same thing. Thankfully not a lot of people textspeak but eventually I think it will become more common.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/09/21 at 6:13 pm


If you don't remember anything before the 1990s. I'm afraid you aren't old.
I remember JFKs assassination .


Moi aussi. (French for "me too").

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/09/21 at 6:40 pm


I think the shortening of words, names, and phrases is a reflection of the way people are so much busier these days. Working harder for less. And the loss of leisure time for many. It’s natural to find more efficient ways of saying the same thing. Thankfully not a lot of people textspeak but eventually I think it will become more common.


You are partially correct, but a lot of it definitely has to do with this "infantilization" of society that goes on now. I mean, it's really not that much harder to say "underwear" than "undies". Three syllables vs two. There are grown people going around saying "tummy". Numerous indie bands sing in extremely "babyish" sounding voices, which is clearly a trend, so somebody must like it. This "babyish" voice also appears, specifically in females,  in songs in many TV commercials.

People speaking in "textspeak" was hilariously satirized in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". An annoying woman kept saying "LOL" every time something was funny. Larry David said "why are you doing that?". She said "I'm laughing". He said "saying LOL is not laughing. It's VERBAL TEXTING".  ;D

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/11/21 at 5:09 am


I think the shortening of words, names, and phrases is a reflection of the way people are so much busier these days. Working harder for less. And the loss of leisure time for many. It’s natural to find more efficient ways of saying the same thing. Thankfully not a lot of people textspeak but eventually I think it will become more common.


I occasionally use textspeak myself, it's a way of shortening my words.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/13/21 at 2:42 pm


I occasionally use textspeak myself, it's a way of shortening my words.

I do too, but if I am at work and I need to type a correspondence message (to one or more recipients), I spell out the words.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 02/16/21 at 7:12 pm

Life Goes On
Cassette players
TVs with the VCRs built in
Mix tapes
Bulky stereo systems

......

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/17/21 at 3:26 pm

Chat Rooms

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 02/17/21 at 4:46 pm

Casey Kasem's top 40

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/17/21 at 6:53 pm


Casey Kasem's top 40

O0

I remember he hosted a number of different countdown shows back then, including that one. I was an avid listener from late 1995 until early 1997 when my local radio station that was carrying it stopped doing so.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/18/21 at 5:02 am


O0

I remember he hosted a number of different countdown shows back then, including that one. I was an avid listener from late 1995 until early 1997 when my local radio station that was carrying it stopped doing so.


I remember his voice was exciting to listen to.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: popguru85 on 02/20/21 at 4:07 pm

Someone mentioned Pizza Hut earlier. I remember the one in our town had the Salad Bar and sit down service. I think most now are just take out and delivery.

I remember the WB and UPN launching as networks.

Penn Jillette was the Voice Over guy for Comedy Central

One of the boys in our Boy Scout troop had a Virtual Boy.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: Howard on 02/21/21 at 2:12 pm

GameBoy

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: nally on 02/21/21 at 2:59 pm


I remember his voice was exciting to listen to.

I agree, he was one of a kind.

Every weekend, the SiriusXM channel 70s On 7 airs one of his AT40 broadcasts from the 1970s. (Of course I wasn't around when those broadcasts were in realtime, but listening to them gives me a good feeling nonetheless. And I do actually know a number of the songs from that timeframe.)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: violet_shy on 02/21/21 at 4:43 pm

Ordering books from a school catalogue.

https://i.ibb.co/FDymTZk/IMG-6772-1.jpg

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember( 90s version)

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/21/21 at 5:08 pm


I agree, he was one of a kind.

Every weekend, the SiriusXM channel 70s On 7 airs one of his AT40 broadcasts from the 1970s. (Of course I wasn't around when those broadcasts were in realtime, but listening to them gives me a good feeling nonetheless. And I do actually know a number of the songs from that timeframe.)


It gave me a reason to wake up early on Sunday as Caseys Top 40 ran from 8 to 12. They had a version in the evening hosted by Shadoe Stevens but I didn’t like it as it wasn’t Casey.

Our local station does what they call a mixtape weekend, all weekend, every weekend except December because of Christmas music. Saturday nights they replay one of Casey’s 80s countdowns.

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