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2012-08-05 12:07:41 AM  

JudgeMuttonChops: I'll see your
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and raise you a
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You jackass! I had purged that scene from my memory!

Now I raise you:

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2012-08-05 12:12:37 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: special20: The 1990's brought us the thong.

/that is all

But it also brought us the Thong Song.

Double-edged sword, that.


Sisqó make U mad, bro?
 
2012-08-05 12:20:14 AM  
cedarpark: 1) Windows 3.11
2) Parachute Pants
3) Cheapo halogen floor lights
4) Mullets
5) Silk shirts
6) Clear beer
7) Spandex on anyone but a supermodel
8) Killer bees
9) Parallel port scanners
10) Milli Vanilli
11) Baywatch
12) Nickel Cadmium batteries
13) 3.5" floppy disks
14) Super VHS
15) Bob Saget
16) Acid wash denim
17) Baby on Board signs
18) Fax machines
19) Trumpet Winsock
20) Batman movies before Nolan
21) Netscape Navigator
22) Spice Girls
23) Urkel


I hate to burst your buble, but like easily half of those are '80s
 
2012-08-05 01:02:22 AM  

avalanche: Once they're stuck, they're stuck forever.

O RLY?

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And WTF does that have to do with the 90s? Or is that just when the author was a kid and assumed they didn't exist before then?


I thought the same about the fun dip.
 
2012-08-05 01:54:46 AM  

letrole: The Berlin Wall? Y2K? Both of these are anti-climatic non-events.


I think the entire population of Yoorp would take issue with your description of the Berlin Wall coming down as a non-event. What's this "9/11" thing you're all talking about anyway?
 
2012-08-05 02:24:10 AM  
barefootted.com

Oh, really? 1990's? Nevermind.
 
2012-08-05 04:35:34 AM  

Acharne: JudgeMuttonChops: I'll see your
[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 497x276]

and raise you a
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You jackass! I had purged that scene from my memory!

Now I raise you:

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why are you makeing a grown man cry
 
2012-08-05 06:38:13 AM  
letrole: The Berlin Wall? Y2K? Both of these are anti-climatic non-events.

orbister: I think the entire population of Yoorp would take issue with your description of the Berlin Wall coming down as a non-event. What's this "9/11" thing you're all talking about anyway?

The fall of the Berlin Wall happened well after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, and had little impact beyond Berlin itself. It was an anti-climax. The Soviets had already imploded in the mid to late 80s with Perestroika and Glasnost.

Cause and Effect. The wall fell because the soviets had already fallen, not the opposite. But regardless of the order, these events happened as part of the 80s.
 
2012-08-05 07:09:45 AM  
Oldiron_79: Also instead of First gulf War for beginning of the '90s I'd say more like L.A. Riots, not so much that the riots was that big of a deal in and of themselves, but the Seattle music didn't make it back east till like summer of '92 at the absolute earliest(like the big cities, even later for flyover country) At the end of the gulf war in 1991 people would have still been dressing and listening to music that would not have looked out of place for 1989

You're spot-on with the importance of the L.A. Riots, but the Gulf War had already been fought in real time through 24 hour rolling news.

I listed the Gulf War as the beginning of the 90s, but not for the obvious political reasons that one would associate with war. The 90s started with the introduction of 24 hour rolling news -- not merely reporting events, but rather *controlling* events, and directly *controlling* public perceptions of those events.
 
2012-08-05 08:26:10 AM  

thamike: Why isn't Dave Matthews in there?


LOL Nice !
 
2012-08-05 11:24:26 AM  

Moonfisher: Not only do VHS predate the 90s, I still have about 100 of them and a great VCR. Clean that thing regularly and you won't get eaten tapes. I initially kept it for sentimental reasons, but now I let the kidlets use it. It's superior to DVDs when you have toddlers. They can't destroy a tape by covering it in fingerprints and scratches, they can change the movies themselves with relative ease, and if they drop or break them, I don't care. My sisters and I really put our Disney tapes through the ringer, and now they are still being viewed by my kids 25 years later.


My dad still has some home-recorded T-120's at EP my grandfather made for us grandkids when we were little. 6 freaking hours of classic cartoons per tape. You'd think the quality would suck greatly, but Gramps was a TV and video repairman (and possible mad scientist, dude was awesome). He must have done something to improve the recording, because the audio is clean with no hiss or pops, (It is a bit dull and lacks fidelity, understandable). The video is not as blurred, either. I have no idea what the hell he did, but those tapes are amazing. I won't say they were perfect, but they were not crap.

/Third generation electronics nerd.
 
2012-08-05 12:21:45 PM  

Saberus Terras: Moonfisher: Not only do VHS predate the 90s, I still have about 100 of them and a great VCR. Clean that thing regularly and you won't get eaten tapes. I initially kept it for sentimental reasons, but now I let the kidlets use it. It's superior to DVDs when you have toddlers. They can't destroy a tape by covering it in fingerprints and scratches, they can change the movies themselves with relative ease, and if they drop or break them, I don't care. My sisters and I really put our Disney tapes through the ringer, and now they are still being viewed by my kids 25 years later.

My dad still has some home-recorded T-120's at EP my grandfather made for us grandkids when we were little. 6 freaking hours of classic cartoons per tape. You'd think the quality would suck greatly, but Gramps was a TV and video repairman (and possible mad scientist, dude was awesome). He must have done something to improve the recording, because the audio is clean with no hiss or pops, (It is a bit dull and lacks fidelity, understandable). The video is not as blurred, either. I have no idea what the hell he did, but those tapes are amazing. I won't say they were perfect, but they were not crap.

/Third generation electronics nerd.


Newsletter?
 
2012-08-05 12:30:03 PM  
Holy sh*t, I almost forgot. The 90s can have this scene back:

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This is the moment we all started rooting for the Machines. So The Present is your fault, 90s, and you have no right to point fingers.

/"Point Fingers" is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Machines. Any unlicensed pointing of fingers will be prosecuted, with extreme prejudice
 
2012-08-05 01:52:11 PM  

thamike: Newsletter?


Not sure I follow why you'd want one.

thamike: Holy sh*t, I almost forgot. The 90s can have this scene back:


I agree, Arnie has the willpower of I don't know what if he didn't want to whop someone for writing that line to make John Connor such a little shiatstain.
 
2012-08-05 02:06:04 PM  

Saberus Terras: Not sure I follow why you'd want one.


Fine, I just want a copy of the tape.
 
2012-08-05 02:46:37 PM  

Saberus Terras: Moonfisher: Not only do VHS predate the 90s, I still have about 100 of them and a great VCR. Clean that thing regularly and you won't get eaten tapes. I initially kept it for sentimental reasons, but now I let the kidlets use it. It's superior to DVDs when you have toddlers. They can't destroy a tape by covering it in fingerprints and scratches, they can change the movies themselves with relative ease, and if they drop or break them, I don't care. My sisters and I really put our Disney tapes through the ringer, and now they are still being viewed by my kids 25 years later.

My dad still has some home-recorded T-120's at EP my grandfather made for us grandkids when we were little. 6 freaking hours of classic cartoons per tape. You'd think the quality would suck greatly, but Gramps was a TV and video repairman (and possible mad scientist, dude was awesome). He must have done something to improve the recording, because the audio is clean with no hiss or pops, (It is a bit dull and lacks fidelity, understandable). The video is not as blurred, either. I have no idea what the hell he did, but those tapes are amazing. I won't say they were perfect, but they were not crap.

/Third generation electronics nerd.


Ever consider copying them to DVD? If you ever do, let me know. I'd love to buy a copy. I have
an 11 year old son who is nuts about old cartoons.
 
2012-08-05 04:15:06 PM  
thamike: letrole: QED

Oh, you speak French.


She's an airhead.
 
2012-08-05 04:16:05 PM  
I don't have access to the tapes, they were last with my dad, and he could have left them as trash when he moved to CA.
 
2012-08-05 06:30:27 PM  

cedarpark: 1)
3) Cheapo halogen floor lights

I still have the ~$30 halogen floor lamp my dad bought for my room when I was like 13. I've replaced the bulb twice and since it has working adjustable brightness, it is GOD amongst my lighting fixtures. The idiots who owned my house last put in ceiling fixtures that all have 3-4 bulbs and no adjustment controls, so they only get used when I'm looking for something...

 
2012-08-05 06:32:50 PM  
Apparently I fail at not italicizing everything. Wowza...
 
2012-08-05 07:23:21 PM  

Saberus Terras: I don't have access to the tapes, they were last with my dad, and he could have left them as trash when he moved to CA.


Wow. That is just farked in the ass. If you ever do get your hands on them let us know. I have you favorited to keep an eye out. I would be willing to contribute to the cost of converting them to DVD with some other Farkers that i'm sure would also love to join in.
 
2012-08-05 07:45:34 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Saberus Terras: I don't have access to the tapes, they were last with my dad, and he could have left them as trash when he moved to CA.

Wow. That is just farked in the ass. If you ever do get your hands on them let us know. I have you favorited to keep an eye out. I would be willing to contribute to the cost of converting them to DVD with some other Farkers that i'm sure would also love to join in.


I've found most of the cartoons we had on those tapes in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart or on compilation DVD's now. Popeye, Merry Melodies, Tex Avery, Tom and Jerry, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, and Woody Woodpecker are the ones I can remember. Maybe the old Disney shorts would be the only ones hard to come by now.
 
2012-08-05 08:55:53 PM  

Saberus Terras: Benjimin_Dover: Saberus Terras: I don't have access to the tapes, they were last with my dad, and he could have left them as trash when he moved to CA.

Wow. That is just farked in the ass. If you ever do get your hands on them let us know. I have you favorited to keep an eye out. I would be willing to contribute to the cost of converting them to DVD with some other Farkers that i'm sure would also love to join in.

I've found most of the cartoons we had on those tapes in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart or on compilation DVD's now. Popeye, Merry Melodies, Tex Avery, Tom and Jerry, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, and Woody Woodpecker are the ones I can remember. Maybe the old Disney shorts would be the only ones hard to come by now.


Well, from what I have seen, the stuff on DVD is often edited to be more "sensitive" or "tolerant" or some other crap. I have recently been informed that Warner Bros is finally or has already released it's Bugs Bunny and Road Runner episodes that it had previously said would never leave the darkness of its vaults because they were racist against Japanese folks.

But that aside, if they contained commercials it would be a gold mine.

Thanks for the CSB tho.
 
2012-08-05 11:12:45 PM  

ArtosRC: I have to agree with that goddamned Zubat. On my first Red playthrough, poor Squirtle was about gone from beating itself into a pulp thanks to Supersonic. I WAS A KID, NINTENDO.

Death to Zubats.


Gah, so much hate for those little purple bastards. Though if you were smart/lucky enough to snag a Pikachu from Viridian Forest, they were little more than target practice, and all you had to worry about was running out of Power Points before you got out of the f*cking cave. Mine gained SO many levels by the time I made it to the other side...


texdent: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 250x263]

I WAS YOUNG AND IT WAS THE STYLE AT THE TIME

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In the computer world, it apparently still is THE style.

You know, I keep meaning to watch that.


It's quite good. The animation is spiffy, the voices well-done, and the overall premise promising. I've missed the last couple of episodes, but I like what they've done so far. And yes, that hair is totally dork-tastic, but then, so is he. :)
 
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