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Things from the 1990's you just don't see anymore

what are things from the 1990's you don't see anymore?

by Anonymousreply 272April 6, 2024 5:50 PM

Innocent people dying from AIDS

by Anonymousreply 1April 1, 2024 4:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 2April 1, 2024 4:43 PM

Bill Clinton

by Anonymousreply 3April 1, 2024 4:43 PM

I was going to say Riverdance, but STOMP is better r2.

by Anonymousreply 4April 1, 2024 4:44 PM

Correctly capitalized sentences from the OP of a DL thread.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 5April 1, 2024 4:46 PM

Products made in America

by Anonymousreply 6April 1, 2024 4:47 PM

People who don’t believe their ethnicity is a personality trait.

by Anonymousreply 7April 1, 2024 4:52 PM

Bag phones I had one with a bag much bigger than this.

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by Anonymousreply 8April 1, 2024 4:54 PM

Clearly Canadian, Snackwells, beepers/pagers.

by Anonymousreply 9April 1, 2024 5:15 PM

Unnecessary apostrophes.

Oh wait.

by Anonymousreply 10April 1, 2024 5:16 PM

Corded car phones

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by Anonymousreply 11April 1, 2024 6:08 PM

My youth

by Anonymousreply 12April 1, 2024 6:15 PM

Savion Glover

by Anonymousreply 13April 1, 2024 6:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 14April 1, 2024 6:36 PM

Pay phones.

by Anonymousreply 15April 1, 2024 6:51 PM

Answering machines

by Anonymousreply 16April 1, 2024 7:07 PM

Mickey holding the handset

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by Anonymousreply 17April 1, 2024 7:10 PM


by Anonymousreply 18April 1, 2024 7:11 PM


by Anonymousreply 19April 1, 2024 7:12 PM

Greg02116's supersecret recipe for ice cubes and prunes.

by Anonymousreply 20April 1, 2024 7:12 PM

Jolt Cola. OK Cola.

by Anonymousreply 21April 1, 2024 7:13 PM

Kids playing outside

by Anonymousreply 22April 1, 2024 7:21 PM

Commercials for trashy 900 numbers

by Anonymousreply 23April 1, 2024 7:22 PM

People pretending Travolta is straight. And, now, Diddy.

by Anonymousreply 24April 1, 2024 7:22 PM

Cathy Mitchell

by Anonymousreply 25April 1, 2024 7:26 PM


The "kinderwhore" look - baby doll dresses, ripped stockings, etc. Although I suppose someone will eventually try to revive it.

by Anonymousreply 26April 1, 2024 7:27 PM

Call Now!

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by Anonymousreply 27April 1, 2024 7:33 PM

The Rachel

by Anonymousreply 28April 1, 2024 7:35 PM


by Anonymousreply 29April 1, 2024 7:35 PM


Group showers

Safe sex


Cock rings


by Anonymousreply 30April 1, 2024 7:36 PM

Super Mario Brothers

by Anonymousreply 31April 1, 2024 7:36 PM

Palm pilots

by Anonymousreply 32April 1, 2024 7:40 PM

Princess Diana, JFK Jr.

by Anonymousreply 33April 1, 2024 7:42 PM

Madonna’s real face.

by Anonymousreply 34April 1, 2024 7:43 PM

Britney Spears as an alleged virgin.

by Anonymousreply 35April 1, 2024 7:43 PM

Interesting pop stars.

by Anonymousreply 36April 1, 2024 7:44 PM

YMCA Indian Guides

by Anonymousreply 37April 1, 2024 7:45 PM

Rock being more popular than rap

by Anonymousreply 38April 1, 2024 7:46 PM

R6- By the 1990’s you were twenty years too late.

by Anonymousreply 39April 1, 2024 7:46 PM

The peep show stores on 42nd Street.

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by Anonymousreply 40April 1, 2024 7:47 PM

Good looking guys with slim natural bodies- no tattoos, no piercings, no rings and no shaved 🪒 pubic hair.

by Anonymousreply 41April 1, 2024 7:47 PM

R18- Oh SHIT


by Anonymousreply 42April 1, 2024 7:49 PM

Video rental stores.

by Anonymousreply 43April 1, 2024 7:49 PM

Mass market cars in colors other than black/white/silver/gray/red.

Matt Lauer

Jerry Speinger

Cigarette smoking in bars.

Snackwells Cookies

Every TV show and PSA screaming about condom use.

Barnes and Noble is an evil corporate overlord and must be stopped!

That horrible Caesar cut so many men had in 1996/97

by Anonymousreply 44April 1, 2024 7:51 PM

sand art bottles

by Anonymousreply 45April 1, 2024 7:52 PM

Decent movies with original storylines

by Anonymousreply 46April 1, 2024 7:52 PM

Forehead lines and crow's feet on celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 47April 1, 2024 7:53 PM

R44 I had forgotten all about Snackwell cookies. I wrongly used to think they were healthier snack because they were fat free, but they weren't healthier. They had high fructose corn syrup, emulsifiers, and highly processed seed oils.

by Anonymousreply 48April 1, 2024 7:59 PM

People answering their front door even if they're not expecting an Amazon delivery.

People answering their phone even if they don't recognize the number.

by Anonymousreply 49April 1, 2024 8:03 PM


by Anonymousreply 50April 1, 2024 8:03 PM

Rather, *people answering their doorbell.

by Anonymousreply 51April 1, 2024 8:05 PM

Ha, these days, I don't answer my doorbell unless I expect a parcel or a visitor. R49

by Anonymousreply 52April 1, 2024 8:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 53April 1, 2024 8:07 PM

People walking down the sidewalk with their eyes faced forward.

People reading books, magazines, and newspapers out in public.

People in photos actually looking like themselves.

by Anonymousreply 54April 1, 2024 8:13 PM

Memorized phone numbers

by Anonymousreply 55April 1, 2024 8:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 56April 1, 2024 8:16 PM

The face of a guy in his 30s when I look into a mirror.

by Anonymousreply 57April 1, 2024 8:17 PM

Navigation skills

by Anonymousreply 58April 1, 2024 8:18 PM

R41 must have thought this was the "things you miss from the 1970s" thread. The '90s were precisely the time when alternative culture took hold and tattoos and piercings became commonplace.

by Anonymousreply 59April 1, 2024 8:20 PM

[quote]Cathy Mitchell

I miss her. I miss her stupid gadgets and her dump cakes.

by Anonymousreply 60April 1, 2024 8:20 PM

Roseanne pretending to be somewhat sane.

by Anonymousreply 61April 1, 2024 8:21 PM

Old brickish, black Motorola startac flip phones and holsters for such

Borders Books and Coffee! (and CDs!)

VHS Tapes (although those are coming back I hear)

Braun coffee bean grinders and French press coffee. Dark roast of course, because Seattle said so

Loud, obnoxious fragrances you couldn't miss (ckOne, Escape, Eternity for Men, Acqua di Gio, Fahrenheit, Joop! Curve)

Makeup that is all in shades of brown and more brown and makes people look dead

Really baggy clothes for very fit people on TV (Seinfeld, Mad About You, Friends)

by Anonymousreply 62April 1, 2024 8:22 PM

Pay phones.

by Anonymousreply 63April 1, 2024 8:22 PM

Rayon shirts for men, in the most godawful colors and patterns imaginable

by Anonymousreply 64April 1, 2024 8:25 PM

Porn stashes

by Anonymousreply 65April 1, 2024 8:25 PM

Christmas cards

Considering people with "unlisted numbers" weirdos

High school reunions being a big deal

by Anonymousreply 66April 1, 2024 8:31 PM

And yet I still get Christmas card, R66. I'm sorry that you don't.

by Anonymousreply 67April 1, 2024 8:33 PM

Neo-Deadheads in their brightly-colored tie-die shirts driving their beaters with dancing bear bumper stickers.

by Anonymousreply 68April 1, 2024 8:33 PM

If anyone stunk of patchouli it was Neo-Deadheads.

by Anonymousreply 69April 1, 2024 8:34 PM

Mullets. Even though they flourished in the late eighties, mullets crossed over into the 90s, especially in non-urban areas.

by Anonymousreply 70April 1, 2024 8:36 PM


by Anonymousreply 71April 1, 2024 8:36 PM

Pete's Wicked Ale.

by Anonymousreply 72April 1, 2024 8:37 PM

Teenage girls being clueless about proper makeup application and skincare.

by Anonymousreply 73April 1, 2024 8:38 PM

Franklin Covey planners .

by Anonymousreply 74April 1, 2024 8:44 PM

Great music! Going to see a band that was more about the MUSIC, and not ridiculous dancing/lip syncing crap.

by Anonymousreply 75April 1, 2024 8:50 PM

The TV series Melrose Place and In Living Color. I especially miss Men On Film.

by Anonymousreply 76April 1, 2024 8:57 PM

Phone sex lines

by Anonymousreply 77April 1, 2024 8:58 PM

They’re still around r77, now they’re free.

by Anonymousreply 78April 1, 2024 9:00 PM

Printed maps and people who knew how to use them.

by Anonymousreply 79April 1, 2024 9:00 PM

Hookup lines , R79?

by Anonymousreply 80April 1, 2024 9:00 PM

Hookup lines , R78?

by Anonymousreply 81April 1, 2024 9:01 PM

Hookup lines, R80?

by Anonymousreply 82April 1, 2024 9:17 PM

Hookup lines, R81?

by Anonymousreply 83April 1, 2024 9:17 PM

Jean Claude VanDamme

by Anonymousreply 84April 1, 2024 9:21 PM

Gorgeous supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Karen Mulder, Heidi Klum, etc..

Today's models are Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, and Kendall Jenner.

Hardly impressive.

by Anonymousreply 85April 1, 2024 9:23 PM

Anyone remember those Snackwell yogurts with the chocolate sauce?

by Anonymousreply 86April 1, 2024 9:30 PM

My mom got diagnosed with cancer in 1999. So my dad's house is a shrine to this era. She had impeccable taste, but there are wallpaper borders, faux finishes, a lot of forest green and burgundy, topiaries, those baskets of balls, Bombay Company and Ethan Allen furniture and in the kitchen a set of bottles from William Sonoma of pickled vegetables probably just rotting away like Mrs Havisham's wedding cake. My dad and I joked that one day they will burst and render the house uninhabitable, but they still look almost edible. I'm sure one day all this shit will be fashionable again.

by Anonymousreply 87April 1, 2024 9:33 PM

Analog watches. At least you don't see them as much.

by Anonymousreply 88April 1, 2024 9:49 PM

Bruce Jenner.

by Anonymousreply 89April 1, 2024 9:51 PM

R87 That sounds just like my mother's house. Also the sponge-painted walls and plastic ivy plants everywhere (although those are now hideously back on trend).

by Anonymousreply 90April 1, 2024 10:01 PM


Giant satellite dishes on roofs

by Anonymousreply 91April 1, 2024 10:08 PM


by Anonymousreply 92April 1, 2024 10:10 PM

Outlet stores

by Anonymousreply 93April 1, 2024 10:13 PM


Sam Goodey

by Anonymousreply 94April 1, 2024 10:14 PM

I remember Christianity actually being cool with teenagers for a hot minute in the late 90's. WWJD bracelets and youth groups and Christian rock bands like Jars of Clay became mainstream.

by Anonymousreply 95April 1, 2024 10:16 PM

Contraceptive sponges.

by Anonymousreply 96April 1, 2024 10:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 97April 1, 2024 10:22 PM

Hacky Sacks

Rainsticks and didgeridoos

Adult Contemporary and New-Age as huge music markets

Cucumber melon scented everything


Tommy Hilfiger


Tweety Birds and Tasmanian Devils on everything

The explosion of novelty candy

HUGE trends in kids toys (now all they care about are apps and videogames)

Chain letters

by Anonymousreply 98April 1, 2024 10:31 PM

AOL email addresses

by Anonymousreply 99April 1, 2024 10:37 PM

Catalogs. They were a pleasure to order from. Yo7 called the 800 number and got an American in the United States on the otter end of the phone. You could ask them questions about the product and they’d find the answer for you. They were polite and engaging.

You wouldn’t get your order delivered for 2 weeks, but that was fine. You didn’t expect companies to refuse bathroom breaks to truck drivers so you could get everything to you immediately.

by Anonymousreply 100April 1, 2024 10:37 PM

[looks askance and shuffles papers on a desk]

by Anonymousreply 101April 1, 2024 10:39 PM

Mike's Hard Lemonade- born between Zima and hard ciders, giving acid reflux to drinkers everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 102April 1, 2024 10:43 PM

Politics that were basically boring and didn't become people's entire identities.

Radio being a huge thing.

Finding your friends out in the wild because people actually had "hangout" spots.

by Anonymousreply 103April 1, 2024 10:44 PM


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by Anonymousreply 104April 1, 2024 10:44 PM

Kids hanging out and drinking Snapples on one of these bad boys.

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by Anonymousreply 105April 1, 2024 10:45 PM

Affordable housing

by Anonymousreply 106April 1, 2024 10:48 PM

Kids riding around on bicycles

by Anonymousreply 107April 1, 2024 10:50 PM

Being unreachable

by Anonymousreply 108April 1, 2024 10:52 PM

Customer service

by Anonymousreply 109April 1, 2024 10:54 PM

My youth.

by Anonymousreply 110April 1, 2024 10:55 PM

Full service gas stations, where they'd pump, check your oil if asked, would recommend dry gas if the cold called for it. They seemed to die in the 00s.

by Anonymousreply 111April 1, 2024 10:56 PM

Coffee shop culture

by Anonymousreply 112April 1, 2024 10:58 PM

R110, meet R12.

by Anonymousreply 113April 1, 2024 10:58 PM

What's "dry gas"? Lived in Chicago for 15 years and never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 114April 1, 2024 10:58 PM

The unspoken rule to never talk about politics or religion unless it was in the proper context. Now, every aspect of life has become politicized.

by Anonymousreply 115April 1, 2024 11:01 PM

Mix tapes/cd's as the ultimate romantic gesture

by Anonymousreply 116April 1, 2024 11:03 PM

My feet.

by Anonymousreply 117April 1, 2024 11:03 PM

Robert Downey Jr. sleeping it off in your infant's crib.

by Anonymousreply 118April 1, 2024 11:04 PM

Novelty outgoing voicemail greetings

by Anonymousreply 119April 1, 2024 11:04 PM

Jennifer Connelly sacked out on the sofa behind him.

by Anonymousreply 120April 1, 2024 11:05 PM


by Anonymousreply 121April 1, 2024 11:05 PM


(No, not really.)

by Anonymousreply 122April 1, 2024 11:07 PM

Video rental sections at grocery stores.

by Anonymousreply 123April 1, 2024 11:09 PM

Family-run video rental places with back rooms full of carefully-curated porn.

by Anonymousreply 124April 1, 2024 11:15 PM

R95 you must be talking about the "Jesus Is My Homeboy"/"Mary Is My Homegirl" T-shirts that all the celebs wore.

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by Anonymousreply 125April 1, 2024 11:17 PM

Gas stations used to be places you could stop for directions all my life. In 1990s, all of a sudden nobody working at gas stations even knew where they were. They’d all just arrived from Turkey.

by Anonymousreply 126April 1, 2024 11:19 PM


And if you have to ask…

by Anonymousreply 127April 1, 2024 11:24 PM

Pop machines specifically for Fruitopia.

by Anonymousreply 128April 1, 2024 11:32 PM

Those automatic coupon machines attached to the shelf in the aisles of the grocery store.

by Anonymousreply 129April 1, 2024 11:33 PM

R114 It helped maintain viscosity in extremely cold temperatures, beyond that, NO clue what it was. The guy at the gas station would know if you needed it, which was valuable (probably as it relates to the quality of gas you put in).

by Anonymousreply 130April 1, 2024 11:39 PM

That lil whore.

by Anonymousreply 131April 1, 2024 11:42 PM

[quote] Coffee shop culture

Where the hell do you live where people don’t go to coffee shops any more?

by Anonymousreply 132April 1, 2024 11:42 PM

Rat tails on little boys

by Anonymousreply 133April 1, 2024 11:44 PM

Jerry Orbach

by Anonymousreply 134April 1, 2024 11:55 PM

Nicole Brown Simpson, Jon Benet Ramsey, JFK Jr.

by Anonymousreply 135April 2, 2024 12:07 AM

R115 Because it kind of become necessary. That’s how extreme our politics have become. We must have these discussions so things don’t go unchecked.

by Anonymousreply 136April 2, 2024 12:09 AM

Playgirl was still showing bush. Here's Glenn Brown, Nov 91 issue, also Colt Studio model Tom Harnett.

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by Anonymousreply 137April 2, 2024 12:14 AM

100 different trashy talk shows

by Anonymousreply 138April 2, 2024 12:44 AM

Colorful Apple computers.

by Anonymousreply 139April 2, 2024 12:46 AM

More diverse music. The 90s offered tons of different music genres for all ages to enjoy. Now all music sounds the same shit.

by Anonymousreply 140April 2, 2024 12:46 AM

Floppy bucket hats, often crushed velvet or with a big fake flower or bow on it. Think Blossom, 4 Non Blondes, etc.

by Anonymousreply 141April 2, 2024 12:51 AM

Women of color in the entertainment industry with flat asses.

by Anonymousreply 142April 2, 2024 12:53 AM

Warren Christopher

by Anonymousreply 143April 2, 2024 1:00 AM

[quote]People reading books, magazines, and newspapers out in public.

People still do this, just on their phones/tablets.

by Anonymousreply 144April 2, 2024 1:13 AM

Everybody and their brother shopping at the Gap and Banana Republic.

by Anonymousreply 145April 2, 2024 1:22 AM

R145 right. So quintessentially 90s though they were still vastly popular in the early aughts.

by Anonymousreply 146April 2, 2024 1:23 AM

Good crime thrillers.

by Anonymousreply 147April 2, 2024 1:24 AM

R144 Yes, but the fun thing about the former was you could see what people were reading and it made a great a conversation starter.

by Anonymousreply 148April 2, 2024 1:24 AM

John Grisham

by Anonymousreply 149April 2, 2024 1:52 AM

Confused by R1. As opposed to guilty people dying of AIDS? Or what?

by Anonymousreply 150April 2, 2024 2:13 AM

R150 What r1 said actually cuts both way. Is he being a douche and passing judgment on lifestyle or asserting that ALL the victims from that time period were innocent due to the failure of Reagan during the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 151April 2, 2024 2:16 AM

All AIDS victims were (mostly) innocent people who did not deserve the horrendous death they got.

I say mostly because I'm sure there was some sick fucks who had it and spread it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 152April 2, 2024 2:39 AM

Ace of Base



by Anonymousreply 153April 2, 2024 4:36 AM

Eric Von Detton. Yes, that is the same person.

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by Anonymousreply 154April 2, 2024 5:29 AM

Lick-em envelopes and postage stamps

Hearing "Smoking or nonsmoking" when you walk into a restaurant

Regular gasoline

Free air pumps at gas stations

Ivana Trump hairdos

Entertaining tabloid headlines at the grocery store

Refreshment coolers that only offered Evian if you wanted water

WWII vets marching in parades

The last of the European immigrant generation, and hearing their accents around town

Articles and prepositions

by Anonymousreply 155April 2, 2024 5:44 AM

Linda Fiorentino.

by Anonymousreply 156April 2, 2024 5:57 AM

Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year

Caesar haircuts

Kevin Bacon or Gary Busey in every other film

Busy gay bars

Drag bars without bachelorette parties

A newspaper worth reading

Vending machines that only take coins

Phone booths

A decent meal on a plane

Airports full of people who are properly dressed

Making several trips to Kinko's if you were planning any kind of event

Seeing an HRC sticker on a car and being one of the few who knew what it meant

Road cyclists who didn't fear for their lives because the road was full of people texting while driving

Alarm clocks

Answering machines

by Anonymousreply 157April 2, 2024 5:57 AM


Penny loafers

Pleated khakis

Dial-up internet connections

AOL CDs in the mail twice a month

Phone books

Paper drives

Phone trees

Changing your own oil, looking under the hood to adjust a carburetor

Kids playing outside

Church bells on Sunday morning

Personal ads

Decent Sunday comics

"This Old House"

Women putting on lipstick and heels to run errands

Camping out for concert tickets

by Anonymousreply 158April 2, 2024 6:07 AM

Stationery stores

Bic pens

George Michael's ass in Levi's

Wall-mounted phones with stretched-out cords

Dialing the phone with a pencil

Above-ground pools

"Missing" notices on milk cartons

Tube TVs

Door handles with a thumb button

Separate keys for ignition and doors/trunk

Chicken breasts that weren't bigger than your hand

Roller blades


by Anonymousreply 159April 2, 2024 6:15 AM




Tribal tattoos

by Anonymousreply 160April 2, 2024 6:18 AM


by Anonymousreply 161April 2, 2024 6:20 AM

R159 marry me.

by Anonymousreply 162April 2, 2024 6:26 AM

Oldies stations that played music from the 50s

Billboards for radio shows

Leather jackets

After-school specials

Saturday morning cartoons

$4.99 lunch specials

Blue plate specials


Pocket knives

Fat wallets

Well-stocked bars with fewer than 60 bottles on the shelf

Dreaming of flying on the Concorde

Christmas cards

Paperback exchanges


Slow news days


by Anonymousreply 163April 2, 2024 6:28 AM

Napster P2P



Encarta Encyclopedia

Zip drives


Game Boy

Wet Seal

by Anonymousreply 164April 2, 2024 6:49 AM

No-tell motels

Corner bars

Neon signs

Direct mail campaigns

Spaghetti dinner fundraisers

Corporal punishment

Gas station checkouts with Lucky Rabbits' Foot keychains

10-cent wing night


"Surfing the internet"

Lillian Vernon catalogs

Muscle cars

Land's End jumpers and turtlenecks

School box-top drives

Box dots


Shaker furniture

Barn coats

Friends dropping by because they were in the neighborhood

Flower shops


Stick shifts

Midnight Rocky Horror at the old theater downtown

The Soviet Union

by Anonymousreply 165April 2, 2024 6:49 AM

[quote]Shaker furniture

Do you mean Craftsman furniture? That had a huge revival in the 90's.

by Anonymousreply 166April 2, 2024 8:51 AM

Who is the autistic person who keeps posting these inane lists? You don't see bakeries any more? Maybe you need to get out of the house once in awhile.

Bars, shady motels, neon signs, etc. all still exist, especially in more rural areas.

by Anonymousreply 167April 2, 2024 10:08 AM

Stick shifts don't exist anymore?

Of course they do.

by Anonymousreply 168April 2, 2024 11:56 AM

Chola brows

Hyper color T-shirts

Craisins in everything

by Anonymousreply 169April 2, 2024 12:22 PM

[quote] Chola brows

this can still be seen

by Anonymousreply 170April 2, 2024 12:24 PM

Stanley Kubrick alive

Whitney Houston alive

Aaliyah alive

Left Eye alive

R Kelly with a career

by Anonymousreply 171April 2, 2024 12:25 PM

Good Poppers

by Anonymousreply 172April 2, 2024 12:31 PM

Floppy disks

by Anonymousreply 173April 2, 2024 12:46 PM

[quote] Floppy disks

What about these floppy disks?

by Anonymousreply 174April 2, 2024 12:47 PM

The giant Sunday New York Times with he huge real estate section and wonderful metro section.

by Anonymousreply 175April 2, 2024 12:48 PM

Fax machines.

by Anonymousreply 176April 2, 2024 12:49 PM

Drakkar Noir, Joop, Fahrenheit

Z.Cavaricci Black Pants

White on White Kitchen Appliances

Juicer Appliances

Answering Machines

Dishwasher and Laundry detergents with phosphates

Viatical Settlement adds in Gay Publications

International Male Catalogs

Showing the waistband of your Calvin Klein briefs at the club.


by Anonymousreply 177April 2, 2024 12:50 PM

Answering Machines

by Anonymousreply 178April 2, 2024 12:59 PM

The WB.

MTV Spring Break.

by Anonymousreply 179April 2, 2024 1:03 PM

Whitney Houston

by Anonymousreply 180April 2, 2024 1:04 PM

Jelly Swatch

by Anonymousreply 181April 2, 2024 1:08 PM

The Twin Towers

by Anonymousreply 182April 2, 2024 1:09 PM

Enya, Kenny G.

by Anonymousreply 183April 2, 2024 1:09 PM

[quote]Everybody and their brother shopping at the Gap and Banana Republic.


by Anonymousreply 184April 2, 2024 1:14 PM

GM’s attempts at Japanese cars: Saturn and Geo.

by Anonymousreply 185April 2, 2024 1:27 PM

Janet Reno

by Anonymousreply 186April 2, 2024 1:30 PM

The Geo line was a joint Toyota and Suzuki attempt with GM. Saturn was before it's time. I wish they were still around.

by Anonymousreply 187April 2, 2024 1:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 188April 2, 2024 1:33 PM

Jams. I think they started in the 1980s but carried over into the 90s.

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by Anonymousreply 189April 2, 2024 1:33 PM

United Colors of Benneton

by Anonymousreply 190April 2, 2024 1:34 PM

[quote]Showing the waistband of your Calvin Klein briefs at the club.

Nope. Calvin's name still shows up on everybutt.

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by Anonymousreply 191April 2, 2024 2:20 PM

There is nothing because of some boring ass is stuck on all things 90s on the DL.

by Anonymousreply 192April 2, 2024 2:28 PM

^ Hope she forgets to chew her devils food snack well

by Anonymousreply 193April 2, 2024 2:51 PM

Tower Records. The porn section at Tower Records. The porn star signings at Tower Records.

by Anonymousreply 194April 2, 2024 3:33 PM

They had that R194? At the Tower Records on Market Street in SF?

by Anonymousreply 195April 2, 2024 3:34 PM

Michael Jackson in person because he’s dead or maybe he just wants us to think that?

by Anonymousreply 196April 2, 2024 3:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 197April 2, 2024 3:52 PM

Magazines like Vanity Fair and Vogue were printed on thick luxurious paper.

Magazines in general.

by Anonymousreply 198April 2, 2024 3:53 PM

HOT guys cruising or flirting with me.

by Anonymousreply 199April 2, 2024 3:54 PM

Video rental sections in grocery store chains.

by Anonymousreply 200April 2, 2024 3:55 PM

R172 still around although you have to order them from France.

Which can take some of the spontaneity out of the sodomy.

by Anonymousreply 201April 2, 2024 4:39 PM

Rentboys and hustler bars in the West 40s.

by Anonymousreply 202April 2, 2024 4:46 PM


Limp Bizkit


by Anonymousreply 203April 2, 2024 4:50 PM

Mom and pop bakeries that discount their day-old products as opposed to some kind of artisinal bakery that still charges full price for a two-week old roll that crumbles into dust when you bite into it.

by Anonymousreply 204April 2, 2024 5:06 PM

R203 And for those three losses, I'm eternally grateful. We are f@cked if Fred Durst gets a reboot of The Apprentice, we'll see Trump 2.0 in short pants and an Ed Hardy hat.

Creed blew donkey balls when they were new, nobody has time for their lead singers Messiah complex.

by Anonymousreply 205April 2, 2024 5:14 PM

Limp Bizkit, Creed and also Kid Rock were fucking AWFUL. Thankfully their respective stardoms were short-lived. Absolute assholes who made garbage music.

by Anonymousreply 206April 2, 2024 5:17 PM

AOL - trivia chats, chats hosted by writers for NY Times, the Atlantic, Harper’s.

The following stores and products mentioned on Seinfeld were real and I miss them

Champagne Video

Love Cosmetics


Hunan Balcony

Movie Phone

Fat Free Yogurt Store that wasn’t fat free (Tasti D Lite)

The Wiz (electronics store, not the play)

Contraceptive sponges, and their withdrawal from the market (TODAY sponge)

by Anonymousreply 207April 2, 2024 5:32 PM

Yes, R204, this is one of my pet peeves. It deserves its own thread! When did it become acceptable to sell day old pastries and bread for full price? Probably at the same time when it became acceptable to ask for tip for handing you over a bread roll.

by Anonymousreply 208April 2, 2024 5:41 PM

R205/R206, agreed completely. That's something I don't miss about the 90's, the descent into Nu Metal and rap. Especially Southern rap.

by Anonymousreply 209April 2, 2024 5:55 PM

Same, r209. The late 90s pop music landscape had a lot of shit. The recent Woodstock 99 documentaries on HBO and Netflix are a time capsule of how much the music sucked.

by Anonymousreply 210April 2, 2024 5:57 PM

R210, Jesus Christ, that Woodstock 99 documentary on netflix was horrific for so many reasons, including the music. It was like hell on earth. I feel bad for any woman who attended that festival, it sounds like pure anarchy (I'm thinking of the large amount of sexual abuse that occurred). And that's without mentioning that people were rubbing mud all over themselves. Except it wasn't mud, it was shit.

by Anonymousreply 211April 2, 2024 6:26 PM

R208, Yes, and they let things stay in the case forever until they taste like refrigerator.

by Anonymousreply 212April 2, 2024 6:28 PM

R211 The one on Max is a bit older, but also very good. That was one festival I had zero interest in by lineup alone, but it was a hell unto itself where it was, with the temp and no water. It was heater skelter.

by Anonymousreply 213April 2, 2024 6:29 PM

^helter 🥴

by Anonymousreply 214April 2, 2024 6:30 PM

I miss waiting in line to buy tickets for concerts. It was fun when you would get up early and be the first one and get really good seats. 5th row center for the Blonde Ambition Concert. Those were the days.

by Anonymousreply 215April 2, 2024 6:38 PM

R213, I have never been interested in going to any music festival and that documentary just sealed the deal for me. I know other ones are way less chaotic but it just looks like hell.

by Anonymousreply 216April 2, 2024 6:39 PM

Rolled denim 501’s Shorts and Combat Boots

by Anonymousreply 217April 2, 2024 6:47 PM

Stirrup pants.

Glenn Close from “Fatal Attraction” permanent wave.

by Anonymousreply 218April 2, 2024 7:01 PM

R25, Cathy Mitchell is everywhere and is bigger today than she was in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 219April 2, 2024 7:09 PM


by Anonymousreply 220April 2, 2024 7:10 PM

[quote] Limp Bizkit, Creed and also Kid Rock were fucking AWFUL. Thankfully their respective stardoms were short-lived. Absolute assholes who made garbage music.

They’re still making hit albums.

by Anonymousreply 221April 2, 2024 7:12 PM

But they haven't been pop culture celebrities in a long time r221. You don't really hear about them anymore like you did in the late 90s

by Anonymousreply 222April 2, 2024 7:14 PM

Actual sets/locations instead of fake, blue looking CGI.

by Anonymousreply 223April 2, 2024 7:38 PM

Along those same lines R223, network and major shows still being filmed in Los Angeles instead of Canada.

by Anonymousreply 224April 2, 2024 7:41 PM

Janbot in their prime

by Anonymousreply 225April 2, 2024 7:41 PM

Meg Ryan being successful

by Anonymousreply 226April 2, 2024 7:45 PM

People believing Julia Roberts is "America's Sweetheart"

by Anonymousreply 227April 2, 2024 7:46 PM

By the 1990s, DL fave Brendad Ixon was already completely washed up as an actress. She last worked in the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 228April 2, 2024 7:48 PM

R216 I did not mean to imply I'd gone. I had older friends who did 94 and although they did have a good time it was because they were tripping, it was all mud, but really, just, mud. Unlike the shitshow that was greedstock. A friend did have it through pay-per-view/MTV, and the footage was a mess, and exploitative as hell.

by Anonymousreply 229April 2, 2024 7:53 PM

Pro-choice Republicans

by Anonymousreply 230April 2, 2024 8:16 PM

The great documentaries on HBO:

Pimps Up, Ho's Down

Hookers At The Point


Life Stories: Families In Crisis

And all the true crime: Brett Killed Mom, Paradise Lost, etc.

by Anonymousreply 231April 2, 2024 11:58 PM

Music Videos on MTV

by Anonymousreply 232April 3, 2024 12:04 AM

My toes.

by Anonymousreply 233April 3, 2024 2:59 AM

Dire warnings about the havoc that will ensue when computers are crippled by the transition to the year 2000.

by Anonymousreply 234April 3, 2024 3:04 AM

The fabulous Reality TV series "Love Connection." A man or woman has to decide which of 3 people he wants to go out on a date with. They can either choose themselves or go out with the one the audience voted for.

Then they have to come back and the person that was chosen tells the audience how the date went. Some have great dates, some are horrid.

They need to bring this back.

by Anonymousreply 235April 3, 2024 7:13 AM

Love Connection will be back in “two and two.”

by Anonymousreply 236April 3, 2024 12:10 PM

Brittany Murphy Matthew Perry Anna Nicole Smith

by Anonymousreply 237April 3, 2024 12:18 PM

[quote]Things from the 1990's you just don't see anymore

We did keep photographs, but....

by Anonymousreply 238April 3, 2024 12:20 PM

I was going to mention Snapple and Clearly Canadian but was beaten to it in two different posts.

So I will add: Raves

by Anonymousreply 239April 3, 2024 1:42 PM

r235 They did bring it back. Andy Cohen did, he hosted It died a fast death. He was terrible

by Anonymousreply 240April 3, 2024 1:48 PM

Apple Slice soda

by Anonymousreply 241April 3, 2024 8:33 PM

Kurt Cobain.

by Anonymousreply 242April 3, 2024 8:35 PM

My mistake.

Apple Slice was discontinued in 1988.

by Anonymousreply 243April 3, 2024 8:36 PM

I can't find my Rolodex anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 244April 3, 2024 9:27 PM

Service Merchandise. It was a little creepy. You paid for an item, then stood around a small area with other people waiting for your purchase to roll down a shaft from the warehouse behind the store. It seemed so impersonal.

by Anonymousreply 245April 4, 2024 12:44 AM

Talent. Great trashy TV. Groundbreaking cartoons for kids and some of the best of all of time(Rugrats, Ren&Stimpy,Hey Arnold Ahhh Real Monsters) and some of the best club music ever. A great economy, diversity but everyone knew their place. There's more I want to add but I have to wait until I'm sober.

by Anonymousreply 246April 4, 2024 1:08 AM

Franklin Covey Planners

by Anonymousreply 247April 4, 2024 2:16 AM

Movie show/airing type programming like TBS's Dinner and Movie and USA's Up All Night.

by Anonymousreply 248April 4, 2024 2:24 AM

[quote] Mix tapes/cd's as the ultimate romantic gesture

This was an '80s thing, as well. I'm sure it was popular in the '70s, too.

Anyway, I had a friend named Rosie (Roseanne, actually). Someone made her a mix tape (or CD) of all songs that mention the name Rosie. There's a surprising amount of songs that do. One of my faves: Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond.

by Anonymousreply 249April 4, 2024 2:38 AM

For the Patsy Ramsey posters. This is how you sign off:

by Anonymousreply 250April 4, 2024 2:39 AM

[quote] Limp Bizkit, Creed and also Kid Rock were fucking AWFUL. Thankfully their respective stardoms were short-lived. Absolute assholes who made garbage music.

[quote] They’re still making hit albums.

I doubt that. I would like to hear the name (title) of one of these "hit albums."

by Anonymousreply 251April 4, 2024 2:40 AM

R195, I lived in Boston and it had a very generous porn section. At the time my boyfriend was a manager at Tower and set up all the bartenders in gay clubs with free accounts. We didn’t pay for a drink for well over a decade!

I remember several straight porn stars and all their hangers on coming by our apartment late night a few times, boyfriend was bisexual. We had a Gogo box for a coffee table and he’d get more than a few straightish guys to get up and dance on it late night in ther underwear. Although I was annoyed at the time, it was HAWT.

by Anonymousreply 252April 4, 2024 7:52 AM

[quote]For the Patsy Ramsey posters. This is how you sign off:

[quote]—Mrs. Patsy Ramsey, Formerly of Boulder, CO

Yes, except that you would lower-case "formerly."

by Anonymousreply 253April 4, 2024 10:40 AM

And not to be nit-pickier, but was it not once “The former Mrs. Patsy Ramsey” (noting she too has shuffled off this mortal coil) “formerly of Boulder, CO”?

by Anonymousreply 254April 4, 2024 11:21 AM

R64 I loved those shirts! However they lasted only maybe three to four wearings before self-destructing. I remember tropical /Hawaiian styles being very popular.

by Anonymousreply 255April 4, 2024 11:35 AM


by Anonymousreply 256April 4, 2024 1:48 PM

R252 You lost me at porn "Stars" in Boston

by Anonymousreply 257April 4, 2024 1:51 PM

Jenny Jones

by Anonymousreply 258April 4, 2024 1:51 PM

Merit cigarettes

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 259April 4, 2024 4:58 PM

The QE2 unless you want to go to Dubai where (like the Queen Mary in Long Beach) it's permanently moored as a floating hotel.

And, at $54 a night (for two) it's a helluva lot cheaper than when it last sailed 15 years ago.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 260April 4, 2024 5:10 PM

Sally Jessy Raphael.

by Anonymousreply 261April 4, 2024 7:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 262April 4, 2024 11:07 PM

Jenny Jones.

by Anonymousreply 263April 4, 2024 11:38 PM


YES! Definitely.

Also: Prodigy Internet Soho sodas

by Anonymousreply 264April 5, 2024 12:40 AM

UFO documentaries on TLC.

by Anonymousreply 265April 5, 2024 1:19 AM

Internet cafés.

by Anonymousreply 266April 5, 2024 3:25 AM

[quote]UFO documentaries on TLC.

They're still on the History Channel constantly.

by Anonymousreply 267April 5, 2024 4:28 AM

About a dozen US daytime soap operas.

by Anonymousreply 268April 5, 2024 6:37 AM

David Faustino

by Anonymousreply 269April 5, 2024 10:49 AM

Pan Am

Northwest Orient


Eastern Airlines

Air Tran

MGM Grand Air

Aloha Air

America West

US Air


Midwest Express

by Anonymousreply 270April 5, 2024 5:14 PM



The Family Channel

by Anonymousreply 271April 6, 2024 4:30 AM

People dying from AIDS

by Anonymousreply 272April 6, 2024 5:50 PM
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