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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… More »


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 ’60s… More »


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” button… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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 man… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


’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] … More »


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… More »


’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… More »


Frisky Q&A: Tiffany Talks About Her New Tour And Her Lingering Fondness For Jean Jackets

I was already convinced that the coolest of girls had red hair, thanks to Pippi Longstocking. But then Tiffany exploded on the scene in 1987 with her monster hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tiffany was one of the first CDs I ever purchased and I listened to it on repeat for hours at a… More »


Ryan Reynolds Swears He Was A Mega-Awkward Teen

“Up until I was like, 18, I looked like a Vietnamese girl. I remember, it took me a while to learn that you could actually talk to girls. I remember during elementary school, I used to accidentally fall on them during volleyball practice. And just a few years later, that’s illegal. That’s straight up inappropriate.”
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6 Times I’ve Cried In The Dressing Room And Why

I’m not big on crying in public, I swear, but dressing rooms are a different story. Maybe it’s the sting of the harsh lighting. Maybe being surrounded by mirrors makes me feel raw and introspective. Maybe I take the phrase “retail therapy” a little too seriously. Whatever the reason, I have something of a history… More »