what if you could go back?
Created on: June 14th, 2010
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what if you could go back to the 90s?

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June 14th, 2010
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I remember those things!!!
June 19th, 2010
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this brings back bad memories of my Dad taking me to the basement and forcing his index finger in my anus and telling me to keep quite!
June 20th, 2010
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Commander Keen
June 14th, 2010
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yes, I'd go back in a heartbeat
June 14th, 2010
(18)
if this isn't the quintessence of adulthood-crisis driven nostolgia then i don't know what the fuck would be.
June 14th, 2010
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i knew we kept you around for a reason
June 14th, 2010
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You say it all like it's such a bad thing. And yeah, as a trend, nostalgia borders both the insipid and easy. But otherwise, like on an individual basis, nostalgia just takes the form of any other kind of list (even a list of one) - it is a category exercise reacting to the chaos of a post-human world. When too much information (or a misreading thereof) renders one's culture nonsensical, lists are a way to construct a logic. Okay, maybe it is just insipid and easy - who remembers Dr Fad?
June 14th, 2010
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ever seen a complete work that is heavily nostalgia driven ? if you have, you probably misinterpreted most of what you saw.
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shit, comment edit:

ever seen a complete work that is heavily nostalgia driven *with nostalgic content you are not familiar with* ? if you have, you probably misinterpreted most of what you saw.
June 16th, 2010
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I am often nostalgic in the present tense. I miss now sometimes.
June 14th, 2010
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Face! Pete and Pete, WILD AND CRAZY KIDS... god those were the days.
June 14th, 2010
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youth fetishism is pathetic
June 14th, 2010
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@fearcondom ha, you make it sound like i'm some weirdo suffering from an unresolved childhood complex. this was inspired by a nostalgia thread @ http://www.digitalgangster.com/4um/showthread.php?t=128119

there's nothing wrong with getting a little nostalgic here and there ;p
June 14th, 2010
(0)
nostalgia!
June 14th, 2010
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I'm always 90's nostalgic, but you have to realize it's because Nostalgic people's life's are so shitty and they are losers now. So appreciate you life now and try to define a decade.
June 14th, 2010
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my life is awesome, dude. great success. and being a kid actually sucked, 90's nostalgia is just one of those things where you remember something being cooler than it actually was
June 15th, 2010
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it's not a matter of remembering something being better than it was, it's a matter of your tastes and likes/dislikes changing over time so when you actually go back and watch old episodes of Pete and Pete and don't enjoy it anymore, it's not because you remembered it being better than it actually was or is, it is because you're an adult now and have adult tastes.

and being a kid didn't suck, it was great because life was so much simpler and you had no real problems or obligations, which is probably why we look back upon all these things so fondly. we associate the freedom and carefree attitude of childhood with those things.

that beings said, nobody ought to wish to remain a child forever, because as you grow and mature you realize that childish things are just that: childish things. still, that's no reason not to look back upon childhood fondly.

but to actually wish to go back to it, that seems more like regret than nostalgia.
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First I was going to say "5 for Yak Bak" but then I saw SkiFree and Land Before Time and lost complete train of thought.
June 18th, 2010
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I think he put land before time in there to guarantee your 5
June 14th, 2010
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Go back? I never left.
June 14th, 2010
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I gave it a five!! But i would give you a 10 if you added the finglonger.
June 14th, 2010
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I would be much happier in that time period.
June 14th, 2010
(1)
Thing is, the 80s and 90s were great decades to be a kid, because that was when cartoons and kids' shows were creative and of good quality and didn't encourage kids to be sluts, and games were simple enough for everyone to understand, with little controversy over violence.
June 14th, 2010
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The cartoons were generally asian-animated low quality crud. The games were simple because there wasn't enough drive space to make them complicated. When graphics advanced to a point where "violence" could be depicted, the developers made violent games. Mortal Kombat came out in 1992, I remember when it the game's violence was a featured story in Newsweek.

I think the late 80's and 90's were a good time to be a kid because that era would seem to be the little fun period between international communism coming to a close and the darkness of 9/11. For the older gen-x types it was ironic and boring, but for kids I remember it seeming to be optimistic.
June 15th, 2010
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Wow, man, born in 88', grew up during this time. Upon retrospect, you have one hell of a point.
June 14th, 2010
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It is interesting to see the betrayal of the 90's nostalgia with the backdrop. Victorian and baroque damask is a popular nostalgic trope of the current era (frequently employed by modern graphic designers without anything original to say and a pressing deadline)
June 14th, 2010
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updated just for you
June 17th, 2010
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especially when they take 9 months to update the news on their websites.
June 14th, 2010
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Yah that about sums up my childhood.
June 14th, 2010
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I've been to the past. I've been to the future. I've been all around the afterlife. The best place to be... is here. The best time to be... is now.
June 15th, 2010
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and all we've got to say is... LET'S ROCK!
June 14th, 2010
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1 for this site having no worth or entertainment value other than appealing to nostalgia, but +2 for more of Hey Sandy than is usually heard
June 14th, 2010
(1)
it really is a nice song
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polaris is the shit...
June 14th, 2010
(0)
one of the best ever!
June 14th, 2010
(0)
i still play ecko
June 14th, 2010
(0)
i would go back :( i miss those days
June 14th, 2010
(0)
take your nostalgia goggles off
June 14th, 2010
(1)
JAWSOME!
June 14th, 2010
(2)
Add mighty max for a five!
June 14th, 2010
(0)
omg I can't believe that this has become nostalgia...
June 14th, 2010
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4 for ski free
June 14th, 2010
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STOP FUCKING IWTH MY MEMORIES!
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the 90s were our plateau... nothing revolutionary has happened since then, so why not throw the nostalgia around? what else is there since then? especially since impressionable young minds from that period are now coming into power and starting to dictate what will be nostalgic for the next generation... look at yo gabba gabba for reference...
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also, 4'd because of pete and pete... most of the other stuff was lame then, and still is...
June 15th, 2010
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Win.
June 15th, 2010
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I identified, played, or watched 90% of everything shown here. I would go back if I could to be honest, for the era that I grew up in, with the Cold War coming to a close, and the economic robustness experienced in the 90s was truly a wondrous time. It came to a screeching halt around 1999-2000. Even before I was around, starting in the earlier 80s, it was still a good time to be alive. Politics and change as it is, removed the stability that I and others had grown very accustomed to - that and the cancellation of many of the good shows, replacing them with more crap.

Only, you forgot one element. Cartoon Network's Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Oh well, nostalgia is a strong and stirring emotion, and many people are uncomfortable with it, because of its nature, sometimes a yearning to go back and live life as you idealize it to have been... but every once and a while, it's a sharper feeling when you know that what used to be was truly special, and good.
June 15th, 2010
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FUCK MY HEAD NOSTALGIA
June 15th, 2010
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Old people get nostalgic, which is true. But I missed the 90's since the early 2000's, when I literally just got into high school. I sensed my generation got nostalgic at a extremely early age. Hell, my younger brother is 18 and he misses the 90's and he was still a kid when they ended.

No one really missed the 80's till the 2000's. 90's were being missed since the 2000's start. (Proof is just how quick I love the 90's came out and trivial pursuit 90's edition came out right around we went into Iraq in 2003) 2000's has been one problem after another, from the controversy of the Election, 9/11, being stuck in Afghanistan and Iraq, enormous natural disasters including Katrina and the worst economic crash since the depressing. Then you have technology penetrating every aspect of our lives possible, there really is no existing safe havens left.

We now have a massive Oil spill and the recent coal mine accident. A President who has not lived up to almost any hype that was built around him(at least yet.) And it doesn't help morale when popular cultural icons seem to be dieing left and right.

I bet people in the 30's and early 40's were quick to start missing the 20's. Sure, booze were tougher to get legally and you had the gangsters (which organized crime actually gave the 20's the lowest violent crime rate in American history. Since the Gangs only aimed for cops and each other. They wanted public favor on their side.) But it was great time to live compare to the coming disasters that would happen in the next decade and half.
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This is the best comment I've ever read while on YTMND, and I've been here since 2006. Well done.
June 15th, 2010
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Fuck no i wouldnt go back. You fucked up my day seeing all that shit again i hated the 90's.
June 15th, 2010
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power rangers are fucking gay.
June 15th, 2010
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Yes, I would love to go back. Those were the good days.
June 15th, 2010
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jesus. childrens toy, videogames, tv shows, clothes, even children's snack food.

you didnt even do a good job cutting out the screen on that device from the hugely unfunny show Futurama.
June 15th, 2010
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how come nobody's mentioned ghost writer yet
June 15th, 2010
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I'd bring my own weapons cause my SAFETY NOT GARUNTEED.
June 15th, 2010
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i'm listening to rap music while i write this.

i have two laptops open and one of them has imageready running. the other one has adobe after effects. im using this computer to write this.

i like beetles :)
June 15th, 2010
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Jesus christ, now I'm depressed.
June 15th, 2010
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cool things from childhood
June 15th, 2010
(0)
roar roar roar
June 15th, 2010
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YES!
June 16th, 2010
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Nostalgia'[b]d[/b]
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Wow.
June 16th, 2010
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There was a game listed on here called "Commander " something "in Goodbye Galaxy!" I remeber playing that game, but what was it called? I might download it again.
June 16th, 2010
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Commander Keen ... it was a series.
June 16th, 2010
(1)
best games ever
June 18th, 2010
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Commander Keen had dark cult undertones.
June 17th, 2010
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Thank you...
June 17th, 2010
(0)
5 for nostalgia
June 17th, 2010
(0)
yes, yes i would kent...
June 18th, 2010
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I was going to 1 this if you missed pogs
June 18th, 2010
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yuppppppppppppp
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Wince... Angry Beavers sticks out like a sore thumb.
June 18th, 2010
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I miss Wolfenstein 3d, 5'd for that alone.
June 18th, 2010
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I wasn't allowed to watch Duckman or Ren and Stimpy
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Is it scary that I remember everything? Wow, very nostalgic. Thanks! I would good back actually. :)
June 20th, 2010
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This is a masterpiece, 1000 papers should be written about this ytmnd.
June 21st, 2010
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You can go back anytime, with INTERNETS.
June 22nd, 2010
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Fuck dude im only 17 and this shit hits home with me. Remember how the future looked so bright? The difference between children and adults is how we see the world. best site ive seen hands down.
June 22nd, 2010
(1)
hey remember
June 23rd, 2010
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MY LIFE!
July 14th, 2010
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in a fucking heartbeat
August 23rd, 2010
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That raped my nostalgia. I would go back immediately.
August 23rd, 2010
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I'll go beyond the 5 stars for this site.