Let me just start off by saying this: If you didn’t grow up in or around the 90’s, you pretty much ain’t nothing. Millenials, you just missed out on everything that made the world turn: Nick, Snick, cheesy sitcoms with recycled characters, commercials that were relevant to the product being sold, REAL cartoons still in circulation… man, I could just go on and on, but the retrospective is bringing tears to my eyes. This all began with an epic gchat conversation between myself and Renisha, and oh my gosh, we just got to remmin… remun… thinking about old stuff. We begin with this gem:
Renisha:Why am i laughin SO HARD at this video?look at their clothes!
me: lawd!!! how they change clothes mid chorus?
Renisha: i am CRYIN laughin right nowLOL!
me: That bald dude with the glasses…
Renisha: LMBO!you see Immature in the video???
me: weighmint. DID I SEE IMMATURE?!!I was JUST about to say that!
Renisha:OMG!!!! This is tumblr worthy! gon’ head and post it
me: MUHFUGGIN BATMEHN. ROWMEYOWAND EL DEE BEE
me: LeToya and her thoia thoing dress on. I just can… and can’t with the 90’s. all at once.
Renisha: Kelly ain’t have NO BOOTEE!NONE!
me: Not n’aan aat all
Renisha: in them pleather pants!iCan’t!
me: was immature even old enough to be in the club just chillin like that?
Renisha: Was Destiny’s child!? shooo
me: random lone couple grinding in the dark hallway = death
Renisha:i am SO TICKLED right now My eyes are watering SO BAD, tryin not to laugh outloud in this starbucks
me: I would have failed.
me: Sometimes when the cackle comes thoo, you just gotta let it out
Renisha: watches it again
me: AAHHHH!! YOUSE A MESS!!LMAOII AWJ EWLKA BWTF BBQ!~
Renisha:why was latoya grindin on the wall by herself tho? and them brown knickerbockers that other chick was wearin?LAWD!! iCan’t!
me: Everything was right and wrong at the same time We watching the video saying no, no, no, no, no. But we saying yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, too.
me: Why didn’t nobody say “go home, roger!” though? NOBODY in that club took advantage of that golden opportunity?
they all had on the same colored lipstick #makeupartistfail
look at BeNONCE’s shoes?
me: and that dreadful lipliner
That was the era of “black girls lining their lips in black no matter what the occasion, season, or coordinating colors were.”
wedding = black lipliner
homecoming = black lipliner
me: funeral = black lipliner
birthday party = black lipliner
fashion shows= all black lipliner errthang
Renisha: going to class in college = black lipliner
me: nobody had sassy gay friends in the 90’s. i’m convinced
and that clear sticky gloss from the beauty supply, so yo’ whole lip was just grey and ashen.
Renisha: with the white stuff in corners
me: ughhh!! yes!!
We reviewed about 3 videos for this… and I think they will be separate posts. 🙂
What are some of your favorite memories from the 90’s?