All posts filed under: 90s

Nickelodeon’s Making You Feel Young/Old Again

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
There had been rumors that the head honchos over at Nickelodeon were conjuring something up – specifically aimed towards millennials – over this past month, and then last week, it was confirmed. Starting on October 5th, there would be a block of programming called The Splat from 10pm to 6am on Teen Nick. To kick it off, Kenan & Kel had a surprise reunion on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by revisiting their iconic Good Burger sketch (despite the fact Kel said Kenan refused to ever be seen with him again?). https://youtu.be/odQQ4jgGpFU They couldn’t have had a better way to get people excited for The Splat, which will of course be showing reruns of Kenan & Kel and All That. Not to mention repeats of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Salute Your Shorts, Rocko’s Modern Life, Legends of The Hidden Temple, and more. So for all your college kids who are already staying up late writing those papers, here’s another excuse to keep procrastinating in the early hours…

“Both of them wanna go out with you” – 18th January 1998

Originally posted on If Destroyed Still True:
Sunday 18thWell, only 4 of us ended up going to Bolton Water Place today. Sarah, Lizzie, Emma and I. We all met up at Emma’s and were going to get the bus. I got to the bus stop and realised I didn’t have enough change so I left the other 3 and ran home. Luckily there was someone in  and my mum ended up taking us all. It was quite busy at the Water Place and we kept seeing lookalikes. We thought we saw Will Fernley, Ralph, Neil Kennedy, Jez and Cleggy (Tim Clegg). They weren’t, they just looked like them. As soon as we got in the water. We saw 3 lads looking at us from the pool higher up. We thought we’d go up and see. One of ‘em was the Cleggy lookalike, only nicer. There was a little one who looked like Colin McKay (a lad in my sister’s year) and there was an older looking one who wasn’t fit with blonde hair. After a…

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Originally posted on xingsings:
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell Series: A Twisted Tale #1 (1/?) Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 1, 2015 Genres: [Young Adult] Fantasy Pages: 384 Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million 1.5 Stars, Completed August 30, 2015 – SPOILERS ahead – A Whole New World is an Aladdin retelling where the events are slightly distorted from the original Disney film. Instead of Aladdin meeting the genie first and having to struggle with facing the truth and his identity, before Aladdin even catches on that the tales of djinns and genies are real, the grand vizier, Jafar, possesses the lamp and transforms Agrabah into an apocalyptic setting by using dark magic. After reading, it got me thinking that beloved Disney films though they have their own merits (good morals, beautiful illustrations, funny moments, and encouragement of imaginations to name a few) still are full of instalove romances, love triangles, development of somewhat bland characters, and other unwanted characteristics most readers probably don’t enjoy reading usually. However, for a movie, that’s okay. I can completely sympathize that there’s so much you can squish into a 2 hour movie; these…

This Is the Funniest Comment Section I’ve Ever Come Across

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
I spent one of my last posts bitching about how horrendous the comments section on any online article can be. I still stand by that fact but I also will admit to constantly reading the comments on an article. I can’t help it. I want to look away, I know it’s going to be horrible and make me lose faith in humanity, but I feel myself getting sucked into it. I imagine this is how most viewers of Keeping Up with the Kardashians feel. I recently read an article on Buzzfeed and the comments are a gold mine. Instead of making me cry, I was laughing hysterically. In case you weren’t convinced that people will get offended from everything these days, this comment section will prove that. The article just lists 33 facts about the class of 2019 that will make us folks in our twenties and thirties feel old. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, it was a hilarious shit show in the comments section as children came out…

When Fairytales Don’t Come True

I’m still trying to remember the time when I finally realized that my Disney princess ideas of relationships and marriage were never true. It was probably during middle school when I fell in love with my first boyfriend for one whole week or probably somewhere between the two page love letter that I wrote him right before he moved away without saying a word. I learned some really hard lessons back then. One being, never kiss a guy after P.E. Now, I know the phrase physical education may seem to have some sexual innuendo, but it mostly meant a hot mess. I mean, there I was with my best Cinderella before 11:59 p.m. impression. And although we had to wear that tacky blue gym outfit every other day, today, I was fairy-godmother-ready with my high ponytail, my sparkling white Nikes, and my lip gloss-game so right that even Lil Mama would be jealous. My prince, on the other hand, or maybe I should say my frog, was trying to prove that he would be the next …

MissUnderstood: A Tale of Ignorance and Song Lyrics

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Do you ever think about the first songs you knew all the lyrics to as a kid? One of my earliest memories is singing along to Real McCoy’s Another Night while in the backseat of the car, jamming along to the radio. The song itself was pretty easy to memorize as a nine year old, since it was basically the same verse and chorus over and over again. Another night, another dream, but always you / It’s like a vision of love that seems to be true Another night another dream, but always you / In the night I dream of love so true But then there are songs I sang along to without knowing the meaning until later. Like way later. Like maybe in the past few years (months, days, etc.) I came across this Spice Girls revelation on Tumblr the other day: REMEMBER HOW I LEGIT DIDN’T REALIZE THIS UNTIL NOW???? Honestly. I thought when she said “put it on”, it was a British way of saying like, “put your…

It’s 1996: Let’s All Decorate Our Childhood Bedrooms!

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
In this Let’s All Decorate, we’re taking it back to 1996 – one of the summers that stands out sharpest in my memory, although I’m not sure why. The Olympics were on TV and I was obsessed with the entire U.S. Gymnastics team and their flat snappy hair clips. My brothers and I knocked a pint of wall primer onto the hall carpet imitating old people at a wedding dancing the Macarena. I spent my days at acting camp, falling hard for improv. Mitzi, my beloved, gentle mutt, slipped out of the front gate and was never seen again. My mission in life was to be the kind of person who owned a bra, and by fall I had one (I concede that it was, and is, completely unnecessary).  Inspired by the summer’s hit film Harriet The Spy, I took to observing my inner-city neighbors and writing down their activities in a notebook … for about two weeks, when I forgot. There were kind of a lot of drug deals,…

Short Life Span: Website Offers Nostalgia Themed T-Shirts for 36 hours at a time

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
RIPT Apparel was a site recently brought to my attention and I have to say it has one of the coolest twists on a t-shirt website I’ve ever seen. To explain how cool it is, I will now present the next part of this post in song form: “Ohhhh, There is this site…” What’s that? No one can understand to tone of melody or a song through text? Fair point, maybe I’ll just explain the site then. RIPT apparel sells unique, limited edition pop culture designs every day on tees, hoodies, posters and more! Each design starts at $11.00 and lives for 36 hours before it’s laid to rest in our Graveyard forever. Not all the products are Nostalgically themed but all are really cool and original. The crazy part is that each item is unveiled daily at Midnight (CST) and is only available for 36 hours! What does that mean? First off it means they do a hell lot more work then I do on this blog and…