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Left Turn
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posted 17 August 2006 11:50 PM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I found this list on the internet of 101 Reasons the 90's Ruled.

I don't agree with most, of it, so I compiled my own list of my favourite things from the 90's. It doesn't have 101 things on it. I'm also presenting it in alphabetical order because I can't decide on any kind of a ranking for this list.

1993 Clayoquot Sound protests, leading to the supposed protection of Clayoquot Sound from logging (until 2007)
1999 WTO protest (Battle of Seattle)
Airwalks
Alternative rock on the radio
Alternative rock on Muchmusic
BC NDP in power
BC’s tuition freeze
Casual fridays
Cuba’s agricultural revolution begins
Doc Martens
E-mail becomes publicly available
For Better or for Worse (Comic Strip)
Frasier
Friends
Full House
Grunge fashion
Grunge Music
History of Rock N’ Roll on PBS
Home Improvement
Hugo Chavez becomes president of Venezuela in 1999
Internet becomes publicly available
Kyoto Accord
Levis 535 style jeans
Lilith Fair
Linux
Lollapalooza
Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup in 1993
Nirvana
NDP becomes popular in Nova Scotia
Pearl Jam
Pentium computers
Rock Music from the 1960's becomes popular again
Royal Canadian Air Farce
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Star Trek: The Next Generation
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Vancouver Canucks in Stanley Cup Finals in 1994
Womens Hockey debuts at 1998 Winter Olympics
The Wonder Years

I'm hoping others here will join in with their opinions, both on my list and the origal list.

[Edited July 1st 2007 to add Vancouver Canucks in Stanley Cup Finals, and Wonder Years, to the list]

[ 01 July 2007: Message edited by: Left Turn ]


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Left Turn
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posted 17 August 2006 11:51 PM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[Double post. Accidentally hit the quote button and not the edit button.]

[ 17 August 2006: Message edited by: Left Turn ]


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posted 18 August 2006 12:08 AM      Profile for sgm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, since they're an entertainment outfit we can perhaps forgive their omission of certain political and other key events from the 90s.

Given their pop-culture orientation, however, I am puzzled that they saw fit to note 'Saved By the Bell' and 'Baywatch,' while ignoring 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,' a superior show.


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posted 18 August 2006 12:34 AM      Profile for Left Turn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I would rank Save By The Bell higher than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I would put Baywatch somewhere in between. However, I don't think I'd rank any of the three high enough to get on this list.
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posted 18 August 2006 01:26 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Spice Girls. By far.
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posted 18 August 2006 01:34 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ummm...

METAL


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posted 18 August 2006 03:24 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
- The end of the 80's
- The end of the tapered high-waisted pant
- Soundgarden, MotherLoveBone, Alice and Chains and all the wicked grunge bands
- The end of the horrid 80's fashion.

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posted 18 August 2006 03:39 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
High School. The greatest days of my life. As a tall, skinny, geeky four-eyes, I was quite popular with my fellow students.

Nirvana, obviously.

Seinfeld and the Simpsons. They defined the sense of humour of the Western world for the nest decade (a.k.a. this one).

Back-to-back world series championships by the Toronto Blue Jays back when I thought baseball wasn't the most boring sport on the planet.


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posted 19 August 2006 04:49 PM      Profile for simonvallee   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Papal Bull:
Ummm...

METAL


Metal originated in the late 70s and became popular in the 80s, only to have a sudden popularity drop in the end of that decade. For the first half of the 90s, metal seemed pretty much dead except for a few stalwart bands and good releases were few and far between... unless of course you like that crappy black metal music. Most speak of a metal revival since the late 90s, often a specific year is chosen: 1997. The time when Hammerfall released "Glory To The Brave", an album that was supposed to be an hommage to the "old sound" and achieve no popular success went to become a landmark album for the genre and heralded (some would say created) a new wave of metal bands sticking to the traditional melodic sound of heavy metal and developping it further (heavy and power metal). The year when the Gothenburg melodic Death sound broke out in mainstream metal, notably with the release of In Flames' Whoracle. Just looking at my CD collection, out of the 150 metal albums I have, a mere 13 have been released between 1990 and 1996. I have 7 released in 1997, and since 2000, the average number of CDs I have released per year is in average superior to the total amount I have that were released between 1990 and 1996.

It's a good time to be a metalhead... it wasn't one back in most of the 90s.


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posted 19 August 2006 05:43 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's when my metal constituted itself, back in the early 90s (when I was young enough to be turned into pure darkness). As far as it goes I do like that "crappy" black metal music. Just not the stupid wing of it, which I've written about many-a-time.
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posted 19 August 2006 10:47 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
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posted 23 August 2006 09:39 AM      Profile for dbreadner13     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan!!!!
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posted 23 August 2006 10:20 AM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just trying to think of what was quintessentially '90's, for me:

Faith Popcorn
Tony Robbins
the debate over 'p.c.'(political correctness), Harold Bloom et al.
Camille Paglia
Nirvana
cheap heroin (on Vancouver streets)

i'm sure there's more


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posted 23 August 2006 07:35 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmmmm. The 90s. Hmmm.

Most of them have to do with Bill Clinton trying to explain sex, a cigar, a stained dress and a kicky beret.

Endless re-runs of a single white Bronco being followed by half the LAPD.

A hairy naked white guy on Survivor.

Y2K

Replaying the old Ella Fitzgerald shattering the glass with a Memorex tape commericial except using Whitney Houston's voice instead.

McRib and the nadir of fast food. Yum.

The social transformation of America due to the rise of Internet pornography.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

89 cents a gallon for gasoline.

Tim Horton's comes to the US.

The X Files

Casual Fridays

Learning what fin de siècle means and using it in a sentence that actually made sense.

The Congressional hearing in which Beavis and Butthead was cited as the nadir of American civilisation.

The promise that we would all have HDTV and free Internet service by 1999.

Apocalyptic predictions and partying like its 1999 and then being disappointed that nothing bad happened on 1/1/01.


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posted 23 August 2006 07:38 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I nearly forgot about the X-Files!

It also had the most ridiculous of all the Gundams! Mobile Fighter G-Gundam.


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posted 23 August 2006 07:45 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ellen coming out. Rosie coming out.

Star Trek: Voyager

Singing "1999" for the entire decade.


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Well, there's my daughter, (1991). I agree with bigcitygal about Voyager, also Star Trek NG came into it's own with season IV and on.

For me it's mixed. My career went really well in 1990, took a huge crap thanks to Mike Harris in 1996, (I was delivering fast food for a while [what the hell, it worked for me]) and it picked up even better by the end of the decade.


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Star Trek Voyageur? Wow. And you let her moderate the AR forum?

oldgoat should have his global mod status revoked just for agreeing with her. Although he earns some consolation cred for mentioning TNG. The only real Star Trek.


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posted 23 August 2006 08:44 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
DEEP SPACE NINE
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posted 23 August 2006 08:49 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ok, I realise this is a devisive issue. Even my own son might agree with you catchfire, were it not for the fact I'm paying for his time lounging around the U of T.

I guess it's just that I once had a pet that looked sort of like Neelix. Not sure what it was, but we had it fixed so there's no problem.


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Hey Papal Bull, when did you get the underscore dropped from your name?

Oh yeah, we took a collection and we're getting you fixed too.


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posted 23 August 2006 09:15 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So now I'm Papal Bullock?

Also, I'll show younggoat around the UoT campus. Try to indoctrinate him to my extreme right wing positions.


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posted 23 August 2006 09:46 PM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Left Turn:

Cuba’s agricultural revolution beings



What is that sneaky little commie bastard Fidel up to now?


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posted 23 August 2006 10:21 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Breeding scantily clad centaurs?
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Well, I'm just guessing at the centaur.

My guess is Castro would have had to begin his revolutionary agricultural beings programme with something like this:


Perhaps I'm jaded as I recall nothing particularly best about the 1990's. Although they were a heck of a lot more peaceful than the 2000's.

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posted 23 August 2006 10:42 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, there was a war in Iraq, terrorism, the downfall of the Soviet Union and the ethnic strife of the break up of Yugoslavia, the Rwandan crisis and lots of other little conflicts. I'd say every year is a bad year for mankind, but that's not the point!

But the 90s did have the Land Before Time.

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Seinfeld. I'm still watching Seinfeld reruns in 2007! I'm so embarrassed.
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posted 30 June 2007 08:32 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
Seinfeld. I'm still watching Seinfeld reruns in 2007! I'm so embarrassed.

Every time you think you're out, they pull you back in?. HELlo Newman


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One of the US channels I get on satellite ran four Seinfeld episodes back-to-back at suppertime tonight. I'm turning into a couch potato because of this.
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quote:
Originally posted by siren:


What is that sneaky little commie bastard Fidel up to now?

[IMG]http://www.clydecaldwell.com/jpgs/large_images/centaur_girl.jpg[/IMG


I think we're the same star sign anyway.


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Internet at home.

Worst thing in the 90's? Mighty morphin power rangers!


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quote:
Originally posted by Stargazer:
- The end of the tapered high-waisted pant

! ? !

no one told me.


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