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Oh, them Nineties...
« on: January 19, 2016, 04:23:42 PM »
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Seeing as my New Coke thread became everything but, I decided to semi-split it as much as I am able.

So here is the thread to post in any time something nineties related comes to mind.

Let's just start with the best parody of nineties ads I've ever seen.
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Re: Oh, them Nineties...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 05:20:51 PM »
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I remember seeing this several months ago and actually thinking it was a real ad at first as I didn't notice the run-time.  Boy was I in for a treat.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 05:27:12 PM »
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I remember seeing this several months ago and actually thinking it was a real ad at first as I didn't notice the run-time.  Boy was I in for a treat.

I love how they parody the old COMPLETELY NONSENSICAL Capri-Sun commercials... to a horrifyingly logical conclusion.

Which is hilarious in and of itself, because I remember being a kid and drinking Capri-Sun wishing it would make me into one of the cool liquid metal guys who were good at sports.

It never happened.

I felt lied to.

I kept drinking the shit anyway because it was tasty.
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Re: Oh, them Nineties...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 05:51:34 PM »
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Capri Sun is still the shit.  But I know exactly where your coming from.  I laugh my ass off every time I see this wonderful nugget.
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Re: Oh, them Nineties...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 05:59:49 PM »
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I get the feeling that we nineties kids are the only people who still drink it though.
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Re: Oh, them Nineties...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 09:11:50 PM »
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the best parody of nineties ads I've ever seen.

LOL! What the f@#k did I just watch?!

Certainly had me going till the mutation sequence.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 10:07:05 PM »
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LOL! What the f@#k did I just watch?!

Certainly had me going till the mutation sequence.

You'll love the Behind the Scenes.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 10:15:21 PM »
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Also, who remembers the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers miniseries "Green With Evil"?

I wore my VHS tapes out to the point they stopped working watching it over and over.

This is the only pre-broadcast promo I can find and the video quality is pretty degraded but enjoy the camp regardless.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 10:47:27 PM »
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90s... boy band era.
When One Direction came along, I was already jaded.

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 08:01:18 PM »
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90s... boy band era.

Well..not quite Shiroi. Boy bands have been around before the 90's. New Kids on the Block was a boy band that debuted back in the 80's. Still remember being with a bunch of people while they were blasting this stuff. I was too young to know exactly what it was they were listening to. but yeah there was an explosion of boy bands that erupted in the 90's and I just shook my head at the whole mess.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 08:11:24 PM »
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90s... boy band era.
When One Direction came along, I was already jaded.

Most of them with much better music than One Direction, to be sure.

Not exactly setting a high water mark, but still -- it was less derivative then.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 01:30:09 AM »
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Well..not quite Shiroi. Boy bands have been around before the 90's. New Kids on the Block was a boy band that debuted back in the 80's. Still remember being with a bunch of people while they were blasting this stuff. I was too young to know exactly what it was they were listening to. but yeah there was an explosion of boy bands that erupted in the 90's and I just shook my head at the whole mess.

I know. But I was still a young-un in the 80s. I can't remember much back then. But as a tween in the 90s, aiyayai....

Most of them with much better music than One Direction, to be sure.

Not exactly setting a high water mark, but still -- it was less derivative then.

Amen.

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 07:37:50 PM »
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I am reminded out of nowhere that TV Tropes has one of the best damn summaries of The Nineties I've ever seen.

Their Useful Notes are also pretty good.
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Re: Oh, them Nineties...
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 10:23:52 PM »
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I find it rather interesting that the very early 90's felt like a continuation of the 80's. Although, for me, it didn't wear off till about 94 I feel. In much the same way the very early 2000's felt like a continuation of the 90's. It seems that rather then a fresh start--beginning with the first digit of a new decade--a change is felt almost halfway through. Anyone else notice this?
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 11:15:10 PM »
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I find it rather interesting that the very early 90's felt like a continuation of the 80's. Although, for me, it didn't wear off till about 94 I feel. In much the same way the very early 2000's felt like a continuation of the 90's. It seems that rather then a fresh start--beginning with the first digit of a new decade--a change is felt almost halfway through. Anyone else notice this?

The Nineties were very much a continuation of the Eighties until Clueless dropped into theaters -- almost every expert and historian agrees that was when the 1990's found their unique voice; and many 90's kids will tell you that the times before and after Clueless felt almost entirely different. Clueless was almost solely responsible for 1990's pop culture as a whole, and despite being a film very much of its era, it's still relevant to today's culture.

Another good movie that documents the early to mid nineties was Reality Bites, although it's nowhere near as lighthearted; a lot of people who graduated High School at the end of the 80's or early 90's will attest to the characters' struggles to make something of themselves in a rapidly changing world.

And in the 90's, change was the order of the day, happened constantly, and took effect rapidly.

I've often said that if I could rewrite my personal history, I'd move my birthday to 1975. I'd grow up and enjoy the awesome kid culture of the 80's (seriously, the 80's were a great time to be a kid and being born in '89, I missed all of it by that. much.), go to school through the 1990's (avoiding a lot of the strife that faced young adults during that era) and enter the working class JUST AFTER the dotcom bubble exploded.

As it is, the world is much harder for me to get into no matter how many times I get my foot in the door. I feel like if I started life earlier, it might be... not easier but more practical to do.
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