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Old 12-18-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Because we are older, but still young in our hearts and minds!

To many of us, 1990 still seems like yesterday, and still seems and sounds futuristic.

Thanks to Prince, we all thought 1999 ( off 1982 album) would be the end of the world!

http://vimeo.com/100003364




Just wait, it WILL happen to YOU, too!

Be forewarned that once you pass your twenties, time is on warp speed.
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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I think of the Black Album as more of a hair metal than a grunge album. It sounds "classic" to me.
Wash your mouth with soap and never say that again.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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the 90s and the 00s didn't have an identity of their own, the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s all had their own unique indentities
I disagree that the 90's didn't have an 'identity'.

When I think of the 90s I get a distinct impression of the zeitgeist of the time and I was teenager then so it felt vastly different from the 80s for me. It changed again going into the 2000's.

The early 2000's to now feel like it's all been part of the same long decade to me but it may not seem that way in retrospect.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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Because we are older, but still young in our hearts and minds!

To many of us, 1990 still seems like yesterday, and still seems and sounds futuristic.

Thanks to Prince, we all thought 1999 ( off 1982 album) would be the end of the world!


Prince and The Revolution - 1999 on Vimeo




Just wait, it WILL happen to YOU, too!

Be forewarned that once you pass your twenties, time is on warp speed.
And most people now days don't even know who Prince or "the artist formerly known as Prince" was.

I knew I was getting older when I was the only one in the room who knew who Prince was, and this was in 2004. I was in shock LOL, then I remembered most of them were babies or had not been born yet when Prince was popular.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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People are always shocked I was born in 1990 even though I'm almost 25 years old now. I honestly don't get what's so surprising about that. The early 90s were a long time ago! Nearly as close to 30 as 20 years ago. The average human being is 30 years old so half the people alive today can't even remember 1990.

I'm pretty sure 1945 was considered a long time ago in 1970, and I know for a fact that 1970 was considered ancient in 1995. What makes 1990 different? Do you think it's because today still has sort of a similar pop culture to the last couple years of the '90s?

I guess another thing is the fashion in the '70s and '80s was really bizarre, so the '90s seems quite normal and modern in comparison to those decades. Though actually the '90s had a lot more cheesy and weird stuff than people give it credit for. Hell even movies from 2000 I enjoyed as a child look dated today.
I think many people in their late 30's and early 40's are in denial and don't realize how old they are. Maybe it has been true for every generation. I am in my late 30's and I didn't really care back then for older people so I don't remember that age group(those who were in their late 30's) when I was young. I just thought they were all a bunch of bitter rude people with an attitude.

So my guess is that when young people see me, they probably think the same thing about me. I really hate when older people start telling stories to younger ones of how "things used to be when they were young" I am pretty sure most young people don't care. Save your stories for people your age or older people. Young people are too busy being young.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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At my advanced age the 90's were just like last week.
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:02 AM
 
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Funny, I think the same about Seinfeld re-runs. It doesn't feel like that long ago, until I make a reference to a scene or quote from the show, and someone in his 20's stares at me blankly. They still crack me up, though.

In another thread, I wrote a response, and the OP wrote "Thanks, Troy..." I don't think she got my username reference. Obviously, she hadn't seen my show "I Can't Believe They Invented It!" or "Troy and Company's Summertime Smile Factory."
Lol
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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So in the early 90s did people feel like the late 60s and the Moon Landing "happened yesterday" too?
I think part of it is just the whole age thing and time getting faster as you live. I was born in 1970, and the events of the mid-80's to mid 90's definitely don't seem as "ancient" to me as the events of the early 70's seemed when I was growing up. So yea, it's definitely a perspective thing.

As someone said, you may think the 90's is ancient history now, but in 20 years, you'll likely remember the mid-2010's like it was yesterday and someone born in 2010 will think 2014 is ancient history.

I also think technology plays a secondary role. In that we still see much more of our past than ever before if that makes sense. Just look at a few events that people tend to talk about JFK, moon landing, 9/11 etc. I'm going to guess that after JFK was shot, you weren't bombarded by the media year after year of what happened that day. Every 9/11, you have a number of news channels talking about it. Some even playing back the events as they happened. They're actually doing that with the JFK assassination now too. So you don't have to "recall" what happened. I think that makes "history" seem much closer.

And yea, Seinfield and Friends etc. are all 20+ years ago. But they've never actually left the TV screens. So it seems like it wasn't that long ago.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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People are always shocked I was born in 1990 even though I'm almost 25 years old now. I honestly don't get what's so surprising about that. The early 90s were a long time ago! Nearly as close to 30 as 20 years ago. The average human being is 30 years old so half the people alive today can't even remember 1990.

I'm pretty sure 1945 was considered a long time ago in 1970, and I know for a fact that 1970 was considered ancient in 1995. What makes 1990 different? Do you think it's because today still has sort of a similar pop culture to the last couple years of the '90s?

I guess another thing is the fashion in the '70s and '80s was really bizarre, so the '90s seems quite normal and modern in comparison to those decades. Though actually the '90s had a lot more cheesy and weird stuff than people give it credit for. Hell even movies from 2000 I enjoyed as a child look dated today.
I'm assuming these people are older than you. I could try to explain, but you won't get it until someone who was born in 2010 walks into your workplace one day. This will happen to you, like, tomorrow.

In 1970, I was 12 years old, and I considered 1945 to be a long time ago. My father had fought in the war and often made reference to it. It wasn't until I reached a certain age that I realized that the thirteen years between the end of WWII and my birth was a blink of an eye.

You will remember asking this question in 25 years.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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So in the early 90s did people feel like the late 60s and the Moon Landing "happened yesterday" too?
People my parents' age (born 1921 and 28) did.
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