Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day 297 of 365: Hey, Are We Nostalgic for the 90s Yet?

Hey, remember the 90s?

Y'know, with the stuff, and the trends, and the things?

Like Nickelodeon Studios? And POGs? And Tamagotchis? And being a kid with obviously no cares in the world?

Seriously, we need to talk about the 90s some more.

Because remember that music? With boybands? Not like the boybands around today: real boybands, making really fun pop music. Remember the clothing trends? Remember all those sparkles? Remember being young enough to get away with wearing sparkles on your shirt?

Just ask the internet: we need more 90s posts.

Because kids these days, am I right? They'll never know what it's like to rewind a tape cassette! Or have friends call a landline number! They don't know the simplicity of passing notes folded up like little footballs or sharing their gel pens!

I mean, seriously, what a simpler time.

This post is only one of many wonderful and obviously unique 90s posts, relishing in the incredible nostalgia for a time that had to have been way happier than our diaries make it out to be. I mean, we had Rocko's Modern Life -- how bad could life have been?

Because we need to relish in the 90s. As Generation Y, we feel this constant drive to look back at the 20th century because the 21st century hasn't exactly been kind to us. We're the generation that got lied to about college. We're the generation to get dropped into the real world right at the beginning of the Great Recession and we're the generation that shows just how little the economy has recovered since then. Some of us are hitting 30 and still unemployed and underemployed, working free internships that will never in a million years turn into a salaried gig. We're looking at all the things we're supposed to do at this time -- buy a house, have a big wedding, fulfill the Leave it to Beaver American Dream -- and recognizing that this American Dream will probably die with us, if it hasn't died already.

So, seriously, let's talk about Power Rangers and Spice Girls and that sense of wonder when CD players became affordable. Let's talk about a time when the economy was booming, but we were too young and innocent to see it.

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