Thread: Things that Sucked about the 90's

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    • 7 years 5 months ago
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    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
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    • 7 years 5 months ago
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    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.
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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


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    That Columbine massacre was a horrible event in the 90's.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    Quote by thecrow174
    That Columbine massacre was a horrible event in the 90's.


    The Auroa Shooting of the 90's i agree man
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    Quote by thecrow174
    That Columbine massacre was a horrible event in the 90's.


    The Auroa Shooting of the 90's i agree man

    ...and the Oklahoma City bombing.
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    Quote by Timothy1964
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    Quote by thecrow174
    That Columbine massacre was a horrible event in the 90's.


    The Auroa Shooting of the 90's i agree man

    ...and the Oklahoma City bombing.


    Bummer
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    Nothing really suck about the 90's
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    Quote by arizvega
    Nothing really suck about the 90's

    Something did! I already brought up Columbine.
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    Quote by arizvega
    Nothing really suck about the 90's

    Something did! I already brought up Columbine.


    Yeah
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    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    I think it's all relative to when you grew up. I loved 80's music but around 1991, seemed like everything was Nirvana, Gangsta rap or "alternative". I think Saturday morning cartoons finally bit the dust when every other show was a Disney franchise .
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    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.
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    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    I was just thinking about this. The 90s is so great to people here because they experienced them during their childhood when so much was new to them. If they were in their 30s they probably wouldn't think much of it.

    Yea the 90s had a lot of sucky things about them. I was a teenager/young adult during this time period and went through some of the worst and some of the best times of my life. The early 90s were not so good, but the late 90s were better. I'll spare everyone the details.

    Here were some general things about the 90s that were not so great.
    Oklahoma City bombing
    First World Trade Center bombing
    The Waco siege (David Koresh)
    Columbine
    Racism
    Crime was the worst ever
    Drug use was at an all time high
    AIDS was at its peak
    Hate crimes/bullying against homosexuals was much worst

    Some others
    Decor was bland and boring
    Cars were bland and boring
    Many products had become cheap and inferior
    TV was bombarded with infomercials (and we didn't have things like on-demand)
    Cable was becoming antiquated
    Lots of crap music forced on us

    Some good things
    Video games
    Fashion
    Lots of great TV programing for young people
    Bill Clinton (He was better than the last two guys)
    Kids were still tough and played outside

    While I liked the vibe of the 90s I wouldn't trade it for today.
    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by bassman21
    I was just thinking about this. The 90s is so great to people here because they experienced them during their childhood when so much was new to them. If they were in their 30s they probably wouldn't think much of it.

    Yea the 90s had a lot of sucky things about them. I was a teenager/young adult during this time period and went through some of the worst and some of the best times of my life. The early 90s were not so good, but the late 90s were better. I'll spare everyone the details.

    Here were some general things about the 90s that were not so great.
    Oklahoma City bombing
    First World Trade Center bombing
    The Waco siege (David Koresh)
    Columbine
    Racism
    Crime was the worst ever
    Drug use was at an all time high
    AIDS was at its peak
    Hate crimes/bullying against homosexuals was much worst

    Some others
    Decor was bland and boring
    Cars were bland and boring
    Many products had become cheap and inferior
    TV was bombarded with infomercials (and we didn't have things like on-demand)
    Cable was becoming antiquated
    Lots of crap music forced on us

    Some good things
    Video games
    Fashion
    Lots of great TV programing for young people
    Bill Clinton (He was better than the last two guys)
    Kids were still tough and played outside

    While I liked the vibe of the 90s I wouldn't trade it for today.


    Would not trade the vibe for anything either and i have not followed these terrible events back then as much as i do now
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    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    I might have been too young to remember at the time, but...

    If there are four things that, for me, sucks about the 1990s, the decade that I was born into, it is this:





    And that:



    And this:



    And last but not least, THAT!:



    These things that I'm talking about, though I might have been too young to remember at the time, are as follows:

    1. Rodney King and the LA rioters of '92
    2. The Siege of Waco
    3. The Bombing of Oklahoma City

    and 2 years before 9/11 and 13 years before Aurora and Sandy Hook:

    4. The Massacre at Columbine High School.

    God, life sucks in the 90s sometimes.
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    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    Another good thing about the 1990's...
    MTV still played music videos, (good or bad) Beavis & Butthead ruled MTV.
    Some of the good and bad things about the 1990's for me personally...
    The bad:
    I lived in a dingy one-room studio apartment between March 1989 and October 1993 (my first time moving out on my own) and was struggling to make ends meet during most of that time.
    My dad passes away in October 1993.
    The good:
    I dated two girls in the early 1990's (one during the fall/winter/early spring 1990-1991 and the other during the fall/winter/early spring 1992-1993), with the latter being the last girlfriend I had to this day.
    Following my dad's passing I move out of the apartment and back into my childhood home, which I became the owner of.
    I become rich after my dad's passing when I inherit his estate, including stocks and money from his asbestos lawsuit, and "lived the life" and didn't work from early 1994 on. All that money ran out in 2002, then it was "back to reality" when I had to go back to work and fell into debt. I sold the house three years ago and now I'm renting a mobile home...and struggling again.
    I traveled by plane for the first time when I went to Chicago in October 1995.
    I got my first computer in October 1995.
    I traveled abroad for the first time when I went to Hong Kong in April 1996 to meet a lady I had become online pen pals with earlier that year.
    Obviously for me, the 1990's did not suck for the most part!
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    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???
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    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???


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    • 7 years 4 months ago
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    My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.
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    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.
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