Five Things to Remind You of the ’90s
Growing up in the '90s was a great time...trading Nintendo game cartridges, pagers, TGIF on ABC every Friday night.
This list doesn't make me feel old, it makes me think how we started what kids have today.
There was the original Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, but then came the Super NES. Great games (Super Mario World anyone) and to think those graphics were super good then. Thanks to the Nintendo Wii, you can download many of those games for some nostalgia gaming.
Friday nights, when out of football season, was filled with what you could call a precursor to the Disney Channel. Family Matters ("Did I do that?"), Home Improvement, Full House, Boy Meets World among others added later. Friends would come over and we'd watch all of them or just sit with the family and enjoy.
I don't even think there was a name for this game. We'd find a piece of paper, write different outcomes in the squares, fold it and you could get through those dead times in class.
If you had one of these, you were cool. Of course, if you were out, you needed a pocket of quarters if your friend paged you so you could call from a pay phone. Or those 911 pages or spelling out words using the phone dial pad.
The last great show on MTV. Watch music videos until it was time for Beavis and Butthead followed by the claymation masterpiece that was Celebrity Deathmatch. The fights were ridiculous but awesome at the same time.