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PC Guy
06-16-2010, 07:27 AM
Time to time, I miss the 1990's. As a kid growing up I enjoyed watching shows like Home Improvement.:D Unfortunately, they don't make shows these days like they used to. Well, there is a place called youtube if I ever want to watch old shows from the 1990's.:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1itUzPBf0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4qcbmiNmBM

linda22003
06-16-2010, 07:29 AM
I think it's adorable that you consider the 1990s "the good old days". :p

PC Guy
06-16-2010, 07:39 AM
I think it's adorable that you consider the 1990s "the good old days". :p

:D I almost forgot, it's not just the tv shows. I also reminisce the games and toys I used to play with, like the following for example :D

http://leebialecki.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/022208-1758-pogs1.jpg

linda22003
06-16-2010, 07:40 AM
Since I grew up in the days of hula hoops, slinkies, and Etch-a-Sketch, I don't even know what those are, in that picture.

PC Guy
06-16-2010, 07:45 AM
Since I grew up in the days of hula hoops, slinkies, and Etch-a-Sketch, I don't even know what those are, in that picture.

The picture I posted are "pogs," a game that was really popular back in the 90's.

Rules may vary among players, but the game variants generally have common gameplay features. Each player has their own collection of Pogs and a slammer (a heavier game piece). Before the game, players decide whether to play 'for keeps', or not. 'For keeps' implies that the players keep the POGs that they win and forfeit those that have been won by other players. The game can then begin as follows:

1) The players each contribute an equal number of pogs to build a stack with the pieces facing down, which will be used during the game.
2) The players take turns throwing their slammer down onto the top of the stack, causing it to spring up and the pogs to scatter. Each player keeps any pogs that land 'face up' after their throw.
3) After each throw, the pogs which have landed 'face down' are then re-stacked for the next player.
4) When no pogs remain in the stack, the player with the most pogs is the 'winner'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogs

linda22003
06-16-2010, 07:48 AM
OK. So it's just an updated version of tiddlywinks.

PC Guy
06-16-2010, 07:57 AM
Oh yeah. I forgot about these little critters.:D

Tamagotchi: a handheld digital pet. Just like a real pet, owner has to discipline it, feed it, clean up their bathroom mess, give medicine when it's sick, and play with it.
http://wakinglost.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/tamagotchi.jpg

Gingersnap
06-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Oh yeah. I forgot about these little critters.:D

Tamagotchi: a handheld digital pet. Just like a real pet, owner has to discipline it, feed it, clean up their bathroom mess, give medicine when it's sick, and play with it.
http://wakinglost.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/tamagotchi.jpg

LOL! I had one of those. "Had" being the operative word.

Rebel Yell
06-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Pogs? Digital Pets? Dude, you are now offically the biggest dork on this board.

NJCardFan
06-16-2010, 12:11 PM
When it comes to TV shows, for a while there NBC had it all. Cosby Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier. I still watch Cheers when I can(WGN only station that I see carrying it). But I grew up in the 70's and those days were better by far. Toys back then were created to get and keep you outside. Big Wheels(as a real little kid), Frisbee, Nerf, Whiffle Ball, Tonka...all toys meant to be played with outside. Not to mention that we used to play street football, sandlot baseball, street hockey, kick the can, etc. We spent literally all day outside. Especially on Saturdays. Once the cartoons were over, it was outside until dark.

aerojarod
06-16-2010, 12:27 PM
PC Guy, we must be close to the same age. Pushing 30?

MicroMachines
Nintendo
Supersoakers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Magic the Gathering.
Neon/Fluorescent Clothing
Hair Metal - Grunge - nuMetal

Zeus
06-16-2010, 12:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX2oZ6Kv_qo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbk81X6WHA4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjdRgBAY278


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcbifYqpGc

Zeus
06-16-2010, 12:47 PM
http://lawn-jarts.com/images/order_jarts_online.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/ClackersBLUE.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/RedRBB90s.jpg

Speedy
06-16-2010, 03:15 PM
OK. So it's just an updated version of tiddlywinks.

Or marbles. When is the last time you saw a kid playing that?

PC Guy
06-16-2010, 04:24 PM
PC Guy, we must be close to the same age. Pushing 30?

MicroMachines
Nintendo
Supersoakers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Magic the Gathering.
Neon/Fluorescent Clothing
Hair Metal - Grunge - nuMetal

I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT MAGIC THE GATHERING!:D As for my age, I am 26 years old.
http://www.coolstuffinc.com/images/Products/mtg%20art/Mirrodin/Frogmite.jpg
http://admintell.napco.com/ee/images/uploads/gamertell/magic_the_gathering-card_back.jpg

PC Guy
06-16-2010, 04:28 PM
Also forgot another show I used to really enjoy watching as a kid.:D
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yNayfGSFPpo/SOMPe3QskYI/AAAAAAAAB60/teJQ2uTEtUk/s400/Power-Rangers_1mmprjpg_SPLASH.jpg

Constitutionally Speaking
06-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Sheesh, when I was growing up, my favorite show was Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. I can't think of any other program that I actually watched. Maybe the show with Valerie Bertanelli when I was older but I didn't really watch that one either - I just thought she was cute. Charlies Angels - I did watch that.

JB
06-16-2010, 05:32 PM
...shows like Home Improvement. Unfortunately, they don't make shows these days like they used to.Home Improvement? Don't you mean, Fortunately they don't make shows like that anymore?

That show was the same show everytime. Home Improvement dude screws something up when he thinks he knows what he's doing. Wife or sidekick turns out to be right. He talks to the other dude over the fence who gives him guidance. Every freaking show was the same.

m00
06-16-2010, 06:22 PM
PC Guy, we must be close to the same age. Pushing 30?

MicroMachines
Nintendo
Supersoakers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Magic the Gathering.
Neon/Fluorescent Clothing
Hair Metal - Grunge - nuMetal

Yeah... I'm "pushing" as well...

(turned 32 this week)

Apache
06-16-2010, 07:03 PM
Yeah... I'm "pushing" as well...

(turned 32 this week)

Shaddup, sonny....:rolleyes:


32, geez I wish I was 32 again....:p

m00
06-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Shaddup, sonny....:rolleyes:


32, geez I wish I was 32 again....:p

I wish I was 26 again. :p

NJCardFan
06-17-2010, 01:06 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/RedRBB90s.jpg
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

PoliCon
06-17-2010, 01:37 AM
Also forgot another show I used to really enjoy watching as a kid.:D
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yNayfGSFPpo/SOMPe3QskYI/AAAAAAAAB60/teJQ2uTEtUk/s400/Power-Rangers_1mmprjpg_SPLASH.jpg

I sooooo hated that show. :mad:

PoliCon
06-17-2010, 01:44 AM
What about The Nanny? Or Coach? Or Boy Meets World? I mean TOPANGA WAS H.O.T.!

And by far the best toon of the 90s was MIGHTY MAX! :D of course I could be biased in my assessment of the show. :) And before Pat or Rock comments - no it has NOTHING to do with the chicken. :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Q7a6SxIBk

PC Guy
06-17-2010, 02:28 AM
What about The Nanny? Or Coach? Or Boy Meets World? I mean TOPANGA WAS H.O.T.!

And by far the best toon of the 90s was MIGHTY MAX! :D of course I could be biased in my assessment of the show. :) And before Pat or Rock comments - no it has NOTHING to do with the chicken. :p

I completely forgot about Boy Meets World. Another one of my favorite tv shows. I also remember Mighty Max (both the toy and the cartoon show).:D

noonwitch
06-17-2010, 09:18 AM
Or marbles. When is the last time you saw a kid playing that?


Marbles was big on the playground at my school. Many parents objected because they thought it was a form of gambling (I grew up in a very conservative community), but it continued through my younger sister's day. I suspect that it was done away with at my school when they remodelled the playground, took away all the fun and dangerous things, and made it into a boring, safe playground.



The 70s ruled, as far as kid's toys go. The 50s come pretty close, though, from what I've seen of my mom's old things. Metal Tonka trucks (not that cheap plastic crap they sell now)-I got hit in the face with one of those at least once as a kid. My mom still has my brother's old metal firetrucks, and his awesome train set.

I wish I still had my Mystery Date game from the 70s. The graphics and figures were totally from that time, with psychedelic colors and all. We also used to have magnetic paper dolls, that were made by Milton Bradley. The doll was cardboard, and had a magnet embedded in it, and all the clothes had metal pices taped on the back. They all had names like "Magic Mary Lou" or the ironically named "Magic Mary Jane", and the clothes were totally mod 70s. I also had a hippie Barbie, that came with a fake leather fringed vest, and swirly patterned shirt and pants.

We always had Schwinn bikes, which were awesome. My parents thought that they were the safest brand.

Unfortunately, Mom turned in the Jarts when they were banned. We really liked those things, too.

Shannon
06-17-2010, 09:29 AM
Since I grew up in the days of hula hoops, slinkies, and Etch-a-Sketch, I don't even know what those are, in that picture.

I know you are about 20 years my senior but we still played with all of those when I was a kid.

jediab
06-17-2010, 10:04 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/RedRBB90s.jpg
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

Does it have the the thing in the stock that tells time???