I read an article from Relevant today that had me in stitches by the end of it. It kind of left me wondering what the heck happened in the 90's. I know that the current decade we're riding has its fair share of oddities and flat out strange people (Gaga), and things (Selfie Stick), but oh man did the 90's kick the weird up a level. And the thing is, I don't think we knew we were being weird at the time. Maybe that's what makes the 90's great. Ignorance is bliss after all.
On the other hand, we did have some pretty rad things come out of the 90's. Lets take a look at my top 10 list of 90's awesomeness... Well maybe awesome is a strong word for some of these... Anyway:
I can remember when this show was launched. I think I got so excited I literally started doing ninja kicks around the living room. There's nothing quite as awesome as a giant, white, floating head kidnapping 5 unsuspecting teens and thrusting them in to a fight for the fate of the universe. They did get to drive giant dino robots though. Pretty sick if you ask me.
Every 90's kid remembers these little things. I have no idea how they became so popular. Then again, I recently saw a new children's collectible toy that is literally just tiny versions of various food related items with faces painted on them. While I never actually figured out how the game of POGs worked, I had a butt ton of those little guys stacked up in their fancy little plastic tubes.
Mine always starved or pooped itself to death.
Lets be honest. Anti-skip wasn't actually a thing. It was just an extra button on your discman. Kind of like a placebo. Just flip the switch and "Oh man! That makes such a difference." Riiiiiiiight.
The snot like substance marketed to children so they could stick it to everything and make fart noises in class.
5. No words needed here.
I will be the first to admit that I was a huge N'Sync fan. Yep. Actually, some of their music influenced me early on as I began diving further in to music. Justin's hair made me want noodles all the time. My sodium levels were probably through the roof.
3. Roller blades.
While I agree that Brink may deserve a spot on this list, Mr. Von Detten isn't quite as cool as the skates with which he bladed.
I used to create some magic on the street with my old blades, while jam'n to "Space Cowboy".
Um, 4 player Goldeneye battle royal anyone? Pfff! Yeah! Now hand me my can of Surge! We're going golden guns!
This was my single most favorite show of the 90's. Possibly ever, in the history of anything.
I've taught my daughter how to kameha-meha. She also goes super saiyan. You gotta raise them right.
If you're in need of a good, solid, laugh, you absolutely need to check out Relevant's article! It served as my inspiration for this post.
11 Christian Videos That Will Make You Glad the ’90s Are Over