Posts tagged "nostalgia"

20 Non-Horror Movies That Are Absolutely Terrifying

I never watch horror movies because I am a total scaredy-cat and it doesn't take much to give me serious nightmares (I slept in my brother's room for six months after seeing "Scream" in middle school). But over the years I've found that even if you avoid the horror genre altogether, there are plenty of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 24, 2012

What Was The Worst Meal Your Parents Used To Make?

This is Dan Toombs, but you might know him as The Curry Guy, because every single night for the past year, he's made his family dinner using curry. Chicken korma, tandoori masala, and less traditional recipes like currywurst and curry-spiced turkey Christmas turkey, you name it--if it involves curry, he's probably cooked it. As soo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

5 Fashion Swaps To Do With Your Mom

Whether you grew up with a cool mom or not, chances are your mom's got something vintage and amazing worth stealing in her closet. The nostalgic nature of fashion means that we're always looking back, even as we're looking forward -- so if you keep stuff in your wardrobe long enough, eventually it'll be cool…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 4, 2012

7 Important Life Skills We Learned From Myspace

So apparently Myspace is trying to reinvent itself. Again. And while its redesign is apparently quite beautiful and it's got Justin Timberlake as a mascot, I'm going to wait to break out the champagne. To me, Myspace is a time capsule, in both a literal sense (have you guys ever gone back to look at…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2012

21 Reasons Why ’80s Nostalgia Is Dumb

It's no surprise people have gone to the '80s to meet their nostalgia needs. It's unseemly looking back before the 1960s. When you say, "The '50s were great," folks reply, "They sure were! Which did you prefer: the crippling conformity or the segregation?" The modern pop culture machine chewed up and crapped out the '60…

By: TruTV / September 17, 2012

This Cassette Tape Ring Is Music To My Ears

At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, I miss cassette tapes. I miss their fuzzy sound quality. I miss the weight of them in my hand. I miss organizing them alphabetically in my bottom dresser drawer. I miss waiting by the radio like a lion ready to pounce on the "record" butto…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 17, 2012

10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

I was listening to Pandora yesterday and randomly--so, so randomly--Garth Brooks' song "Friends In Low Places" came on. From the first few notes, I was instantly transported back to my rural high school gym, line dancing in a PE uniform and hating my life. But you know what? In that moment I also felt a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 14, 2012

7 Grown-Up Versions Of Childhood Craft Projects

The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. "It's like papier maché for adults," I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell "papier-mâché," which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

The New Kids On The Block Are Shirtless And Rocking Porn Star ‘Staches

Speaking of '90s musicians, Donnie Wahlberg recently tweeted this photo of the New Kids hanging out in what looks like a locker room(?!), mustached and shirtless (with the exception of Jonathan Knight, who's sporting a modest white T and bearing an uncomfortable resemblance to Adrien Brody). So, what do you think of the guys' new…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 20, 2012

Remember When Julia Stiles Played A Streetwise Hacker On “Ghostwriter”?

Lucky for us, the internet remembers. What's the internet, you ask? Well, according to Julia Stiles' character in this clip from a 1993 "Ghostwriter" episode, "It's a world where you're judged by what you say and think, not by what you look like, a world where curiosity and imagination equals power." God, I miss the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

Watch This: A Capella Covers Of Hit ’90s Songs

We've seen quite a few a capella videos lately, and many of them have been very impressive. However, this is definitely the first one to include the theme song from "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise." Get ready for a nostalgia bomb, '90s kids! [Buzzfeed]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 16, 2012

10 Life Lessons We Learned From TV Moms

We've learned a lot of important lessons from our own moms, but we've probably learned even more from watching sitcoms (sorry, Mom!). In honor of Mother's Day, we thought it would be fun to compile some life lessons we've learned from TV Moms over the years. After the jump, check out our list, and please…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2012

A Little Aerobics To Get Your Blood Pumping

Something most people don't know about me: I grew up in an aerobics household. No, it wasn't my mom who was into it, although, I occasionally joined her as she danced along to the "Jazzercise" video tape. It was my dad who was the aerobics star. He spent most of the '80s as the only ma…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 18, 2012

We’re Getting Another Garbage Pail Kids Movie!

In somewhat strange news, it was announced that Michael Eisner‘s production company, The Tornante Company, is developing a movie for the 1980s gross-out trading card characters, the Garbage Pail Kids. This will actually be their second movie; there was a live-action version made in 1987, and I could have used that as the top pic, but it…

By: The Mary Sue / March 13, 2012

Nostalgia Bomb: 10 Awesome Kids’ Shows And What They Taught Us

Educational television in the 80s and early 90s was undeniably awesome: I mean, we had LeVar Burton encouraging us to read, an astronaut teaching us how to draw, a Jack Russell Terrier acting out Don Quixote, and a variety of manic scientists conducting crazy experiments for our viewing pleasure. No wonder we turned out so…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 27, 2012

Some Thoughts On The Coachella Line Up Rocking Like It’s 1995

If we're to believe the news being leaked out of Coachella Festival headquarters, this year's double weekend Coachella Festival, held in Indio, California on April 13-15 and April 20-22, is going to be like taking a fantastical ride in the wayback machine to the mid-'90s. Supposedly the fest's headliners are No Doubt, Foo Fighters and…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

6 Things We Wish We Had Now

Every year older brings new privileges. The obvious perks are voting, drinking, growing boobs and losing our curfews. However, with these new privileges consequently comes the loss of old privileges. There were many things we took for granted as kids that cause us to look back on our carefree lives and think “I wish I…

By: College Candy / November 6, 2011

’90s Dance Tunes As They Always Should Have Been

  Oh, this '90s a capella medley by Danish group Local Vocal brings back memories of middle school dances. I didn't say they were good memories, just memories. Time to make new memories, dammit! [Buzzfeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 26, 2011

Do Not Want: The Return Of “Beavis And Butthead” And “120 Minutes”

Now in most ways, I am thrilled to see the '90s come back. I loved that, last year, both The Pixies and Pavement were on tour. I'm excited about rewatching both "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Hey Dude." I watch the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" on SoapNet most afternoons, and get secretly excited when I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 22, 2011

’90s Teenybopper Crushes Presently Unworthy Of Our Love

Most of us recall the vague sense of pain accompanied by pining for a man who would never know we exist. Luckily, many of our crushes of yore seem much less intimidating now. We've come a long way since we got popcorn stuck in our braces while watching Nickelodeon. Click through to see what's become…

By: Natalie Shure / July 15, 2011