Thread: Things that Sucked about the 90's

    • 3 years 6 months ago
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    Quote by Kamen
    While I did love growing up in the 90's, I admit the 90's had some things that I like to forget about. I spent most of the summer in 1996 in the hospital after getting my neck hurt. Also in 1997, my parents got separated and my dad nearly got himself killed into a car accident.

    A sad story no doubt
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      Quote by Echidna64
      Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go back but let's face it, the 90's wasn't all Super Mario and Pogs.

      One thing that would be hard is eating healthy. The 80's and 90's were really all about both fast food and junk food.
      Going to the grocery store you'd be hard pressed to find anything sugar free or without corn syrup. For bread you had white/wheat and that's about it.

      Also, you could forget about vegetarian options. If you ate out, you got a salad and that's it. I'm always surprised but the increasing amount of options we're given as a consumers today.

      Second, the music. Sure grunge was awesome, but how the hell are you supposed to dance to all that pop stuff? It's no wonder school dances were awkward when you were expected to bust a move to Celine Dion, Hansen, or Brittney Spears.

      I couldn't imagine going to a club back then when the hottest dance was the macarena lol


      1. The 90s was cool for fast food. What a great time to go to Pizza Hut.
      2. Macarena was awesome. Also, what's wrong with just listening to pop music?
      3. Salad is still better than nothing. If you are hungry, just get two salads.
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        Quote by TheMusicdewd18
        Well, I personally think the 90's were great, I think the 60's and 70's were the best as far as music goes, IMO. Who will ever be better than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. But I'm getting off topic.


        To answer your question:

        * Faith No More
        * Radiohead
        * Soundgarden
        * Alice In Chains

        ...just to name some examples.
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          Quote by arizvega
          Nothing really suck about the 90's

          Something did! I already brought up Columbine.


          The 2000s had it worse to be honest...
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            Faith No More is good
            Radiohead is good, but overrated
            I love Soundgarden
            I love Alice In Chains

            I love grunge, but the 60's and 70's were the peak of rock music and music in general imo.
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              Quote by Caps
              What sucked about the 90s for me? My father's death, constant bullying by my fellow students, mental and physical health issues, multiple school transfers, and some time spent in a mental hospital. It's because of that that I don't have the enjoyment of the 90s that so many on here and the Internet in general have. That's how I got into liking 80s culture...As an escape from the personal problems that weighed me down in the 90s.


              The things you mentioned could've very easily happened in other decades, including the 80s.
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                I know they could've happened in other decades, but these all happened to me in the 90s. I've always felt that your experiences in a decade can affect the way you feel about it. That's just my opinion, though...I'm not proclaiming it as truth. Since all those things happened to me in the 90s, I don't have the positive feelings towards the decade that many other people on the Internet do.
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                  Quote by bassman21
                  Quote by TheMusicdewd18
                  Lets compare the bad things of the 90's to the bad things of the 2000's then:

                  9/11
                  George Bush
                  Reality TV
                  Layne Staley's death in 2002
                  Nickelback
                  Lady Gaga
                  Justin Bieber
                  Lil Wayne
                  Syd Barret's death in 2006
                  George Harrison's death in 2001
                  Nickelodeon's decline in qualtiy
                  Cartoon Network's decline in quality
                  CGI
                  Need I go on???

                  OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?

                  When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.


                  I'm always baffled by this. Children's television went downhill in the 2000s but I'm baffled that people keep adding reality tv to lists of negative things. On the contrary, I would say it makes the 2000s better than the 90s for mainstream television.

                  Look at this line-up:

                  - The Amazing Race
                  - Hell's Kitchen
                  - Playing It Straight
                  - The Biggest Loser
                  - The Apprentice
                  - Fear Factor
                  - Beauty & The Geek
                  - America's Next Top Model

                  and of course, Survivor.
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                    Quote by Orangejuice90s
                    Quote by Echidna64
                    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go back but let's face it, the 90's wasn't all Super Mario and Pogs.

                    One thing that would be hard is eating healthy. The 80's and 90's were really all about both fast food and junk food.
                    Going to the grocery store you'd be hard pressed to find anything sugar free or without corn syrup. For bread you had white/wheat and that's about it.

                    Also, you could forget about vegetarian options. If you ate out, you got a salad and that's it. I'm always surprised but the increasing amount of options we're given as a consumers today.

                    Second, the music. Sure grunge was awesome, but how the hell are you supposed to dance to all that pop stuff? It's no wonder school dances were awkward when you were expected to bust a move to Celine Dion, Hansen, or Brittney Spears.

                    I couldn't imagine going to a club back then when the hottest dance was the macarena lol


                    1. The 90s was cool for fast food. What a great time to go to Pizza Hut.
                    2. Macarena was awesome. Also, what's wrong with just listening to pop music?
                    3. Salad is still better than nothing. If you are hungry, just get two salads.


                    I'm into salads but I agree with everything you said
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                      Quote by Orangejuice90s
                      Quote by bassman21
                      Quote by TheMusicdewd18
                      Lets compare the bad things of the 90's to the bad things of the 2000's then:

                      9/11
                      George Bush
                      Reality TV
                      Layne Staley's death in 2002
                      Nickelback
                      Lady Gaga
                      Justin Bieber
                      Lil Wayne
                      Syd Barret's death in 2006
                      George Harrison's death in 2001
                      Nickelodeon's decline in qualtiy
                      Cartoon Network's decline in quality
                      CGI
                      Need I go on???

                      OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?

                      When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.


                      I'm always baffled by this. Children's television went downhill in the 2000s but I'm baffled that people keep adding reality tv to lists of negative things. On the contrary, I would say it makes the 2000s better than the 90s for mainstream television.

                      Look at this line-up:

                      - The Amazing Race
                      - Hell's Kitchen
                      - Playing It Straight
                      - The Biggest Loser
                      - The Apprentice
                      - Fear Factor
                      - Beauty & The Geek
                      - America's Next Top Model

                      and of course, Survivor.


                      I don't watch much tv but I try my best to look up cool shows
                      Hoping to explore pop culture from the 20th Century with you
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                        one of the things that really sucked about the 90's was cartoons such as attack of the killer tomatoes
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                          Quote by sharkbate
                          one of the things that really sucked about the 90's was cartoons such as attack of the killer tomatoes


                          I resent your opinion
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                            Quote by Orangejuice90s
                            Quote by bassman21
                            Quote by TheMusicdewd18
                            Lets compare the bad things of the 90's to the bad things of the 2000's then:

                            9/11
                            George Bush
                            Reality TV
                            Layne Staley's death in 2002
                            Nickelback
                            Lady Gaga
                            Justin Bieber
                            Lil Wayne
                            Syd Barret's death in 2006
                            George Harrison's death in 2001
                            Nickelodeon's decline in qualtiy
                            Cartoon Network's decline in quality
                            CGI
                            Need I go on???

                            OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?

                            When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.


                            I'm always baffled by this. Children's television went downhill in the 2000s but I'm baffled that people keep adding reality tv to lists of negative things. On the contrary, I would say it makes the 2000s better than the 90s for mainstream television.

                            Look at this line-up:

                            - The Amazing Race
                            - Hell's Kitchen
                            - Playing It Straight
                            - The Biggest Loser
                            - The Apprentice
                            - Fear Factor
                            - Beauty & The Geek
                            - America's Next Top Model

                            and of course, Survivor.


                            That whole list is pure crap and yet another reason why the 90s are superior to the 00s. Also here's another list that proves how great the 90s are.

                            Honey Boo Boo
                            Real Housewives
                            Duck Dynasty
                            All the crap on VH1
                            Jersey Shore and the other "MTV in name only" crap.
                            Call of the Wildman.
                            The Kardashian sluts.

                            Now I know that these abortions started in the 2010s but I think I've made my point. The only 00s reality show that I enjoyed was America's Got Talent and I don't even watch that anymore. TV in general is basically dead and buried and it all started in the mid 00s.

                            Also I'd rather watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes than freakin' Ultimate Spider Man or Johnny Test.
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                              Quote by sharkbate
                              one of the things that really sucked about the 90's was cartoons such as attack of the killer tomatoes

                              The theme song rings a bell.
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                                Quote by luv90s
                                Quote by Orangejuice90s
                                Quote by bassman21

                                OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?

                                When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.


                                I'm always baffled by this. Children's television went downhill in the 2000s but I'm baffled that people keep adding reality tv to lists of negative things. On the contrary, I would say it makes the 2000s better than the 90s for mainstream television.

                                Look at this line-up:

                                - The Amazing Race
                                - Hell's Kitchen
                                - Playing It Straight
                                - The Biggest Loser
                                - The Apprentice
                                - Fear Factor
                                - Beauty & The Geek
                                - America's Next Top Model

                                and of course, Survivor.


                                That whole list is pure crap and yet another reason why the 90s are superior to the 00s. Also here's another list that proves how great the 90s are.

                                Honey Boo Boo
                                Real Housewives
                                Duck Dynasty
                                All the crap on VH1
                                Jersey Shore and the other "MTV in name only" crap.
                                Call of the Wildman.
                                The Kardashian sluts.

                                Now I know that these abortions started in the 2010s but I think I've made my point. The only 00s reality show that I enjoyed was America's Got Talent and I don't even watch that anymore. TV in general is basically dead and buried and it all started in the mid 00s.

                                Also I'd rather watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes than freakin' Ultimate Spider Man or Johnny Test.



                                No, you've made no point at all. Did you even watch Playing It Straight? Did you know that the finale of the first season of Survivor had nearly 52 million viewers just in the United States? Somehow I don't think you could answer yes to both of those questions. I could very easily sit here and say "Rocky Horror Picture Show sucks" even though I haven't actually seen the movie.
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                                  I'm always baffled by this. Children's television went downhill in the 2000s but I'm baffled that people keep adding reality tv to lists of negative things. On the contrary, I would say it makes the 2000s better than the 90s for mainstream television.

                                  Look at this line-up:

                                  - The Amazing Race
                                  - Hell's Kitchen
                                  - Playing It Straight
                                  - The Biggest Loser
                                  - The Apprentice
                                  - Fear Factor
                                  - Beauty & The Geek
                                  - America's Next Top Model

                                  and of course, Survivor.


                                  That whole list is pure crap and yet another reason why the 90s are superior to the 00s. Also here's another list that proves how great the 90s are.

                                  Honey Boo Boo
                                  Real Housewives
                                  Duck Dynasty
                                  All the crap on VH1
                                  Jersey Shore and the other "MTV in name only" crap.
                                  Call of the Wildman.
                                  The Kardashian sluts.

                                  Now I know that these abortions started in the 2010s but I think I've made my point. The only 00s reality show that I enjoyed was America's Got Talent and I don't even watch that anymore. TV in general is basically dead and buried and it all started in the mid 00s.

                                  Also I'd rather watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes than freakin' Ultimate Spider Man or Johnny Test.



                                  No, you've made no point at all. Did you even watch Playing It Straight? Did you know that the finale of the first season of Survivor had nearly 52 million viewers just in the United States? Somehow I don't think you could answer yes to both of those questions. I could very easily sit here and say "Rocky Horror Picture Show sucks" even though I haven't actually seen the movie.


                                  I've never even heard of Playing it Straight, and does Survivor still get that many viewers today? I don't think so. If you're a fan of all these reality shows then more power to you.
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                                    Quote by luv90s


                                    That whole list is pure crap and yet another reason why the 90s are superior to the 00s. Also here's another list that proves how great the 90s are.

                                    Honey Boo Boo
                                    Real Housewives
                                    Duck Dynasty
                                    All the crap on VH1
                                    Jersey Shore and the other "MTV in name only" crap.
                                    Call of the Wildman.
                                    The Kardashian sluts.

                                    Now I know that these abortions started in the 2010s but I think I've made my point. The only 00s reality show that I enjoyed was America's Got Talent and I don't even watch that anymore. TV in general is basically dead and buried and it all started in the mid 00s.

                                    Also I'd rather watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes than freakin' Ultimate Spider Man or Johnny Test.



                                    No, you've made no point at all. Did you even watch Playing It Straight? Did you know that the finale of the first season of Survivor had nearly 52 million viewers just in the United States? Somehow I don't think you could answer yes to both of those questions. I could very easily sit here and say "Rocky Horror Picture Show sucks" even though I haven't actually seen the movie.


                                    I've never even heard of Playing it Straight, and does Survivor still get that many viewers today? I don't think so. If you're a fan of all these reality shows then more power to you.


                                    Well, this is my point. A simple maths equation:

                                    You saying that a whole list is pure crap + There's at least one show you haven't even heard of let alone seen = ignorant
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                                      No, you've made no point at all. Did you even watch Playing It Straight? Did you know that the finale of the first season of Survivor had nearly 52 million viewers just in the United States? Somehow I don't think you could answer yes to both of those questions. I could very easily sit here and say "Rocky Horror Picture Show sucks" even though I haven't actually seen the movie.


                                      I've never even heard of Playing it Straight, and does Survivor still get that many viewers today? I don't think so. If you're a fan of all these reality shows then more power to you.


                                      Well, this is my point. A simple maths equation:

                                      You saying that a whole list is pure crap + There's at least one show you haven't even heard of let alone seen = ignorant


                                      Actually, he is right. All the shows he listed above are pure crap and just proof that TV sucks now. And don't get me started on MTV. The whole point of MTV was too show music videos and all things music related. Isn't why it was called Music Television in the first place?
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                                        No, you've made no point at all. Did you even watch Playing It Straight? Did you know that the finale of the first season of Survivor had nearly 52 million viewers just in the United States? Somehow I don't think you could answer yes to both of those questions. I could very easily sit here and say "Rocky Horror Picture Show sucks" even though I haven't actually seen the movie.


                                        I've never even heard of Playing it Straight, and does Survivor still get that many viewers today? I don't think so. If you're a fan of all these reality shows then more power to you.


                                        Well, this is my point. A simple maths equation:

                                        You saying that a whole list is pure crap + There's at least one show you haven't even heard of let alone seen = ignorant


                                        No need to resort to insults. At least the shows you listed are way better than the ones I listed, so there's that.
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                                          I've never even heard of Playing it Straight, and does Survivor still get that many viewers today? I don't think so. If you're a fan of all these reality shows then more power to you.


                                          Well, this is my point. A simple maths equation:

                                          You saying that a whole list is pure crap + There's at least one show you haven't even heard of let alone seen = ignorant


                                          Actually, he is right. All the shows he listed above are pure crap and just proof that TV sucks now. And don't get me started on MTV. The whole point of MTV was too show music videos and all things music related. Isn't why it was called Music Television in the first place?


                                          Then the question to you...did you see all those shows? If not, then it's like me calling 2015 crap when I don't even know what it's going to be like yet. You have a point about MTV but I'm not talking about MTV, I'm talking about shows like Survivor.
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