Wednesday, September 28, 2011

IT'S THE 90S...

...and nobody can shut up about it.


Thanks to all the Facebook folks that helped me track these down!

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

It's the 90s! There's nothing wrong with uploading myself to the human cloud to have children in another galaxy. Oh wait... you meant the 1990s. Christ, I'm glad it's not the 1990s anymore.

Anonymous said...

Hey, any time before Dubya is good times to me. Long live the 90's.

kedarguru said...

in ten years, I've NEVER heard anyone ever say, in passing conversation, this is the noughties, the zeros, the ohs, the double ohs, the twenty ohs

ThefilmBug said...

@Kedarguru. This is the 2010's. Get over it!

ThefilmBug said...

Actually you are right. Just doesn't roll of the tongue like 80's or 90's for example. Guess we have a little over 8 more years before it starts again.
There was something though that everyone thought the 90's was the IT decade when living through it. With the exception of the launch of the World Wide Web the 90's was pretty blah.

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned it's still the 90s

Buster the Chihuahua said...

Hey man, it's the twenty-first century. Get with it!

Anonymous said...

To me it's always 1986.

Always.

Fuck the 90s.

BJ said...

Can you make a supercut of every "meet the parents" situation where they say the line "We've heard so much about you. / *Name* has told us so much about you."?

Anonymous said...

Actually the phrase "It's the 90s" was replaced with the phrase "In this post 9/11 world" At least when used by the media. I guarantee you scads of examples can probably be found of both being used in the same grammatical context.

dontnormally said...

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/s/133300-klax-game-gear-screenshot-it-is-the-nineties-and-there-is.jpg

It's the 90s and there is time for...

Klax!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna party like it's 1999!!

Chilly said...

One clip that's missing from the reel: in Kids in the Hall, the sketch with the hungover businessmen who explained to their girlfriends why they had earrings, lingerie, etc. with "hey, it's the 90s!" (and culminated in Scott Thompson blaming the 90s on his wearing two neckties...)

Blob Dobbs said...

I'd love a badass shotgun cocking montage thank you very mucho

Anonymous said...

Face it! You just cant keep up with the go-go nineties!

M said...

man, I was really looking forward to seeing this particular "It's the 90s" in the supercut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvT1U6i3KuQ
Perhaps my most hated commercial of all time, featuring Dennis Miller hawking a 10-10-whatever dialaround number. If mobile phones have done nothing else for our society, they've eliminated long-distance phone call commercials.

Anonymous said...

I remember this, not sure why every movie and tv show felt the need to point out it's the 90's, seriously why?

still, I fucking miss the 90's so fucking much, fuck the tens

man, to think of a time when America was mostly liberal....

Anonymous said...

you forgot Tiny Toons. they used to say "it's the '90s" almost too much on that show.

Anonymous said...

The 90s weren't an especially liberal decade. Where on earth did you get that idea?

-The rise of Rush Limbaugh.

-The era of big government is over.

-Contract with America.

-First GOP congress since Truman.

-Republican gains in governorships & state legislatures.

-Growing suburbanism.

-Incoherence of feminism in response to pornography.

-The prison boom.

-Declining union membership.

-CA's Prop 209 & subsequent copycat campaigns in other states.

"This is the 90s!" was often used to normalize liberal ideals like the sexual revolution or multi-culturalism. But the only real "liberal" victories in this decade came from Bill Clinton. He squeaked out a plurality, not a majority, in 1992. He governed as a centrist & skated on incumbency in 1996.

The liberal consensus ended with Vietnam. Since then, smug liberals have bragged "It's the 70s", "It's the 80s", & "It's the 90s".

Whenever possible, they like to add digs at the 50s. In other words, they're relishing victories of the 60s. They haven't really done much since.

Fortunately, we'll probably have forgotten the culture wars by the time we're back to the 2020s. Today's debates are dominated by foreign policy concerns. Even job debates are focused on the effects of globalization.

Ravenhallow said...

Many classics. Now I have to go watch Natural Born Killers again, dammit.

Anonymous said...

@ my fellow Anonymous

I was talking more about the culture and general zeitgeist, the 90's was undoubtedly more liberal than the Dubya years and the Republican party, although they hated Clinton, was still not quite as insane as they are today with Obama as president

Anonymous said...

@ kedarguru & ThefilmBug (2:12&2:31 Sept 28)

Of course, you've neverheard anyone mention the "oh's". "double oh's" or whatever.

That's because everyone mentioned this first decenium as "hey, it's the 21st century, mate".

Anonymous said...

I never understood this meme...in the 90's.

Anonymous said...

The 1990s were all about computers and video games and if the People Magazine Archive can be trusted: tentpole Summer movies.

P.S. I remember 10-10-321 and all its spinoffs and yeah, thank goodness mobile phones and minute to minute cards have replaced them.

Devan Gladden said...

Back to Grunge! Kill the 80's...AGAIN!

Mlig said...

@anonymous You can't say it too much - it's the 90's

Anonymous said...

The 50's was a time of massive repression, successfully challenged by the 60's in a very tumultuous way. They were not able to enjoy the fruits of that success. Massive economic failure prevented the enjoyment of that success in the 70's. In the 80's the rise of multinationalist consumer culture ushered in a soulless era of rich young white males, cocaine, and shut-up-and-look-pretty gender politics. It wasn't until the 1990's that the victory of the 1960's was able to be applied to the culture in a real and widespread way, and this would be derided by it's critics as the "political correctness" movement. The 1990's was able to apply the ideals of the 1960's, effectively challenging sexism, heterosexual, and racism in the culture. The PC movement laid the groundwork for the great successes we're seeing today such as racisms current near-death and the majority support for gay marriage.

I know a lot of you on this site are hipsters, and you love the 80's because you find it more ascetically pleasing. But it wasn't the 80's in which everything good about right now was born. It's the 90's.

... and there is time for Klax.

Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass said...

@Anonymous: Does this mean Gen Xers will be just as insufferable as Baby Boomers about their 'achievements'? Great...

Anonymous said...

@Defenestrator: And one anonymous posting has you convinced of that?

No. I'd say that Gen X remains as committed to self deprecation as they were trained to do in high school.

But, seeing as how Gen X was in control of the culture through 90's and also though the 80's (which I railed against), I'd say your comment makes no sense at all.

But that's why I come to this site. So keep up the good work.

Moshugaani said...

I'm pretty late to the party, but wouldn't it be great if there were timezones around the world, where it would still be another decade? Someplace where it would always be the 90s? Or at least it took a full century for the said decades to phase around the globe???
Am I totally right?

Michael Kelly said...

Anonymous said...
Hey, any time before Dubya is good times to me. Long live the 90's.

Does that include the Dark Ages? The Hundred Year's War? Or the 'Threadbare Thirties'?

Altough there are (obviously) many difficulties facing the world today, at least we aren't living in an age where you could be drafted into the army as cannon fodder to fight "In the name of God", be burned at the stake as a heretic for the crime of living, or be struck down by the Black Death.

Looking back fondly on good memories of the past is fine by me, but I am concerned that those who are caught in a constant time warp may be on one ongoing acid trip.