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For today's post, I decided to get all melancholy on y'all and talk about the past. Our subject for today:
Yep, I'm going to give y'all the best (and worst) fads of the early 90s.
We had MC Hammer telling us we couldn't touch this, Vanilla Ice bragging about how gangster he was, New Kids on the Block serenading us, the Spice Girls telling us what we want, what we really really want, and Hanson Mmmbopping us to death.
As much as we all try to deny it, the music we danced around to was - for the most part - terrible. But at the time, we loved it!
Buffy was a badass, Clueless started the "whatever" craze, Forrest Gump told us about his momma, Jurassic Park made us afraid of dinosaurs and Austin Powers made us want to ask, "Shall we shag now or shag later?" I don't care what anyone says, films from the 90s were some of the best there are. Yeah, baby!
I could go on for days about all of the shows I watched in the 90s that I still love to this day. There was Saved by the Bell, Blossom, Boy Meets World, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Alex Mac, Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains it All, All That, Salute Your Shorts, TRL, Singled Out, My So-Called Life, Daria, Real World, just to name a few. Loved 'em all!
Now for some of the biggest - and most annoying/awful fads there were:
When I was in fourth grade these things took over our school. I'm not kidding, it was Pog-a-palooza at every lunch break, recess break, before and after school and sometimes during class. Eventually our school banned them completely.
SPANDEX PANTS WITH NEON SOCKS
SCRUNCHED DOWN AND HIGH TOP SHOES
Seriously, I don't know who thought this looked good, but everyone was wearing it. Kids, moms, teenagers, everybody. We also wore oversized t-shirts and tied the ends in a knot or used one of those little circle things. Thought we were so cool.
My older sister had about fifty of these evil little dolls. I hated them. They creeped me out.
Between me and my sister, we had about two hundred of these things. Every color you could think of, polka dots, stripes, plaid, logos, some with characters on them, tye-dyed...
I don't know where they all disappeared to. I imagine Mom donated them to Goodwill. So maybe someone, somewhere is still stylin' the scrunchy.
This drink hit our area seemingly overnight and it was what everyone was drinking. Tasted like Mountain Dew with twice as much sugar and carbonation, but we drank it anyway. So glad it fizzed out quickly.
That's all I've got for today. Partly because my brain is tired, and partly because I got tired of googling pictures of this stuff!
Makes you want to dig through your attic and find your old clothes for a flashback fashion show, doesn't it? And while you're at it, pull out the old pogs and have a tournament.