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7 Important Life Skills We Learned From Myspace

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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 your pages? Oh sweet mercy is that a weird experience) and a figurative one: its rise and fall encapsulated so much about the people who used it and the world we lived in. These latest whispers about Myspace coming back from the dead got me thinking about the site and all the useful (and not-so-useful) things we learned during those fleeting years we spent perfecting our “About Me” sections and fielding messages from sexual predators. For example… Keep reading »

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 and ’70s long ago, leaving 1980-89. Which would be fine, except that decade was dumb. Ten long years of dumb — dumb hair, dumb music and dumb crises. Anyone who celebrates this era clearly has blocked out the part of the ‘Rock Me Tonite’ video where Billy Squier starts crawling across the floor. Read this list of reasons why the ’80s was dumb, and think twice before blogging a list titled “Top 20 Reasons I Love The ’80s.”  Read more…

This Cassette Tape Ring Is Music To My Ears

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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 when my favorite songs came on (confession: I had an entire cassette dedicated to AJ McLean saying “baby”). That’s why I appreciate this awesome cassette tape ring, which is so detailed you could almost rewind it with a pen. Almost. [$15, Pink Mascara]

10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

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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 pang of nostalgia for my tiny Oregon high school (my graduating class had a whopping 75 people in it), and I thought about all the other strange and awful and wonderful experiences I had there. So in honor of Garth Brooks and muddy trucks and parties in the woods, here are 10 ridiculous things that happen at rural, small town high schools… Keep reading »

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 what if we didn’t have to miss them? What if there were updated versions of these very projects that were fun to do and yielded beautiful results? Turns out there are — click through to check out seven grown-up variations of our favorite childhood crafts…

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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 facial hair? Are your loins still tingling for these aging dreamboats? [TooFab]

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

"Can you jam with the console cowboys in cyberspace?"

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 ’90s. [Boing Boing]

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

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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]

10 Life Lessons We Learned From TV Moms

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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 feel free to add your own submissions in the comments! Keep reading »

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 was really off-putting. (Hence Loogie Leia, because: geek relevance!) Because it was Garbage Pail Kids IRL. So, awesome! I had no idea there was a huge call for this, but sure! Garbage Pail Kids movie! Read more…

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