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Subj: Re: New banner! Was the 90s the best decade?
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 06:39:00 pm EDT (Viewed 83 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Was the 90s the best decade?
Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 at 06:10:53 pm EDT (Viewed 113 times)
The 90's was the decade that I drank the most beer, saw the most concerts and went on the most baseball away game trips, so that was fun.
I only skimmed through that article so I can't make any direct comments on it.
I think when talking about the 90's, you have to start with the music. I agree with Unstable Molecules that the pop music of the 90's was much worse than that of the 60's-80's but the infusion of punk rock into mainstream music was great. Grunge opened the doors for bands like Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring and Green Day on the radio. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones played ska-punk, Mike Ness played country-punk, The Pogues played traditional Irish-punk, Squirrel Nut Zippers played swing-punk, Blink-182 played college-punk(which used to be called alternative), and it was all on the radio.
In the 90's, I stopped buying non-Spider-Man comics. I did and still do like the Clone Saga. At the time, those enhanced covers were pretty eye-catching for the most part, and still look good. Storywise, the comics had peaks by JM DeMatteis and Tom DeFalco and valleys with Terry Kavanaugh and John Byrne. Spider-Girl started in the 90's and Untold Tales Of Spider-Man was a favorite.
My favorite TV show of all time, The X-Files, is from the 90's, as is the Spider-Man cartoon. These were shows I set my VCR for. I used to love Fox's lineup of The Simpsons, Married...With Children, In Living Color, Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
I enjoyed the second generation slasher movies of the 90s, like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend.
Pulp Fiction, Clueless, Forrest Gump, Goodfellas, Toy Story, Silence Of The Lambs, Seven, The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List...yeah, I think we could say the 90's had great movies.
Baseball was ruined by steroid use, though I have to admit it was exciting as hell at the time. I hate the NY Yankees, but that late 90's team was something to behold. I tuned out on basketball. Being from Boston, nothing could match the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the 80's. Drew Bledsoe gave the Patriots a glimmer of hope.
The 90's were pretty good, but the best ever? I don't know. I think it'd get some competition from the 70's.