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Digital_Ice
07-04-2007, 11:23 PM
You can sing the rap to "the fresh prince of bel air"
you remember when it was actually worth getting up on a saturday morning to watch live & kicking or sm:tv.
You had a huge fringe at some point in your childhood.
You remember reading and watching "goosebumps"
you took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You remember the craze of yo-yos, trolls & tamagotchis and digimon.
You still get the urge to say "not" after every sentence. Not.
You knew that kimberly, the pink ranger, and tommy, the red ranger were meant to be
You remember wanting to be a power ranger
You collected pokemon cards.
You played and/or collected pogs.
You had a weird alien that lived in gooey stuff in a plastic 'pod' and thought if you stuck 2 back to back they would have a baby!
You watched the original postman pat, fireman sam and ninja turtles.
You still rub 50 pence coins and making wishes like in the queens nose.
You remember when the new beanie babies were always sold out.
You got your mum to buy 'bn' biscuits. (bn bn, doo dooo do do do!)
You know the macerena by heart.
Kelly kopowski from saved by the bell was the hottest person on tv.
"talk to the hand" enough said.
You remember the time before literacy and numeracy hour existed.
You remember a time before tellitubies existed.
You thought brain from "pinkey and the brain" would finally take over the world.
You remember bum bags.
You remember matthew corbett on sooty and sweep.
You always wanted to be on fun house.
You collected tazos.
2 words, spice girls.
You drank sunny delight.
You know that carol vordeman was cool by watching how 2.
You owned an article of clothing that was lime green or illuminous orange.
You remember when saturday night tv consisted of big break and jim davidson's generation game on bbc, gladiators on itv, back to bbc for noels house party followed by the lottery without all the gameshows attached to it today, classic casualty, the news, then a film, usually a big action film like true lies.
You had one of those plastic money pots that you wore round your neck and managed to cram your coins in and you could here the coins rattling when you walked...we were cool.
You owned a hairband that had your name on it!
Whiteboards confused you.
You collected the star wars pogs that you could slide into each other with small grooves and they make stupid, and structuraly sound shapes.
You had never heard of an 'emo'.
You ate wheetos and thought that the proffesser was real.
Captain birdseye wasnt a pedophile
ant and dec's pokerap... [and wonkey donkey, fuck!]
You owned or wanted a sweater shop jumper
You remember when games consoles used cartridges, not discs!
You had mr blobby's single
You remember nerd's sweets and visa-versa's
You collected merlin football stickers
You remember when wwf was all the rage
You had a (or wanted a) megadrive, nes, snes or n64
You remember gobstoppers, trio's, clubs, space invaders and those crazy fish 'n' chip biscuits!
You remember back in the day when michael jacksons music was cool
You had a walkman or discman, mp3 what?!
Everyone liked either oasis or blur
You new the lyrics to 'vindaloo'
You watched around the twist, the cosby's and erie indiana
You had a bomber jacket
Panda Pops!!!

Mandy
08-04-2007, 12:23 AM
First of all, Tommy was never the red ranger. He started out as the green ranger, then turned into the white ranger. Jeez. Jason was the first red ranger.

Digital_Ice
08-04-2007, 12:40 AM
i didnt write this... i stole it off facebook :p

I miss Wonka's Neon Nerds, and Super Sour Dweebs!!

lol. i'm feeling all retro

Porcelain_Doll
08-04-2007, 12:45 AM
I can relate to most stuff, but the candy and shows are new to me.

Tis true, though. My sis and I used to act out the Rangers in our living room. I always chose the Yellow one, she had the coolest robot. And outfit.

Digital_Ice
08-04-2007, 12:50 AM
its a heavily british oriented list, so you might not get all of them

DanMan
08-04-2007, 12:55 AM
Im too old for this stuff...
I do remember my sister bying my niece
a 14 inch tall monkey doll that had symbols
in its hand and played the tune macerena.
It was a Christmas gift. It was very annoying.
I think the batteries were removed on Dec 26th. :dontknowa

michael22
08-04-2007, 01:47 AM
wow...that brings back sad sad memories, what dweebs w were.

hasselbrad
08-04-2007, 01:51 AM
its a heavily british oriented list, so you might not get all of them

No shit. :p

Ranman
08-04-2007, 11:31 AM
Power Rangers were fags
Now Voltron was cool

Ardnax
08-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Oh man, I actually remember the most of these. Some of them might be too british or too old, haha. I remember everything that's from 1994 and later :icon_lol:

Jacoby
08-04-2007, 08:46 PM
Remember how badass TGIF was in the states? Maybe in other countries too, I dunno. But when I would hear the Theme song start for Boy Meets World, I would get chills. Not really, but TGIF was so awesome.



One time they played Family Matters in 3-D and it was AWESOME! URKEL REACHED OUT AT THE SCREEN AND TRIED TO GRAB ME. I WAS LITERALLY ROFLMAO. And you had to get the shitty glasses from Wendy's. And you had to eat a shitty frosty for them. Just to be faux-groped by the Urk.

Arbery
09-04-2007, 02:40 PM
shit i can actually relate to all of those but one...the hair band with my name on it.

And the Power Rangers were awesome...i still have the movie on tape somewhere...

Porcelain_Doll
09-04-2007, 04:09 PM
its a heavily british oriented list, so you might not get all of them

True, but around that time I lived in the States, so a good number of that stuff was there.

Kelsey
11-04-2007, 12:14 AM
I was always Pink Ranger when we'd play Power Rangers in my front yard.

Richard
11-04-2007, 01:43 AM
I was always Pink Ranger when we'd play Power Rangers in my front yard.

You did that, too? Somehow I feel less embarrassed.

Jacoby
11-04-2007, 02:08 AM
You know you grew up in the nineties when you were born in the late eighties.

hasselbrad
11-04-2007, 02:29 AM
You did that, too? Somehow I feel less embarrassed.

Wait...that you played Power Rangers or that you were the pink one too?
:p

You remember back in the day when michael jacksons music was cool
If you grew up in the '90s, this is unpossible! Michael Jackson ceased being cool in the 1980s. Thriller was the high water mark and Bad was his last hurrah...1983 and 1989, respectively.

Digital_Ice
19-04-2007, 12:27 AM
heh, more facebook theiving... (1-23 are the same as above) I'm sure there are other repeats... but i cant be arsed sorting them out

24. "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Saved By The Bell" were your favourite shows.
25. You wore as many shag bands as you could fit on your arm.
26. You remember Robbie leaving and Take That splitting up :'(
27. You wanted lights in your trainers like the cool kids.
28. Nintendo was replaced by Super Nintendo (sorry but the Princess in in another castle).
29. Computer screens were black (or green) with white writing.
30. Disney, Coke and MacDonalds ruled the world.
31. You thought that "South Park" was hillarious even if you didn't get half the jokes.
32. You had a Nokia 3310 (or really wanted one).
33. Michael Jackson was weird but still respected for his music.
34. All the boys had their hair in 'curtains'.
35. Nickelodeon was cool.
36. The Chuckle Brothers were not.
37. "Wax on, Wax off." Need i say more?
38. You wore Addidas 3 stripe joggers or poppers.
39. Nike Air Max and Reebok Classics were 'must have' trainers (and Kickers for school).
40. Girls thought blue mascara looked good.
41. Girls thought hair mascara looked good.
42. You remember Mr. Motivator.5
43. You had scrunchies in every colour and hair bands with your name on it in glitter.
44. You bought Smash Hits Magazine for the song lyrics.
45. Everyone owned something from NafNaf or Fruit Of The Loom (probably in grey).
46. You ate Spicy Tomato flavour Space Raiders (and they were only 10p!).
47. Tammy Girl was where we got our cool clothes.
48. Good Saturday evening telly consisted of "Gladiators", "Catchphrase" and "Noel's House Party".
49. You loved CKone.
50. It's PJ and Duncan not Ant and Dec.
51. Everyone ate Fruit Salads and Black Jacks.
52. Chris Evans presented everything.
53. You had at least one Troll.
54. You had / wanted / hated Furbys.
55. You remember that "Hooch" was the original alcopop.
56. You taped the Pepsi Chart Show.
57. "I know you are, you said you are, but what am I then?" was the answer to all insults.
58. You shouted "LEG IT!" when running away from something.
59. You wore jelly shoes.
60. You loved "Knightmare" and "The Crystal Maze" (which are now repeated on Challege TV!).
61. You were always singing the theme tune to "Round The Twist".
62. They will ALWAYS be Opal Fruits, not Starbursts.
63. You had a million gel pens.
64. You watched "The Poddington Peas".
65. You remember classic Levi's ads such as "Spaceman" and "Flat Eric".
66. "If you like a lot of chocolate on your buscuit join our Club".
67. You remember the craze of Sratch and Sniff.
68. You remember Sony Walkmans.


heh, i remember how happy i was with my 3310, lol.
PODDINGTON PEAS, man they rocked.
cant say i gave too shits about take that though... something tells me this list was written by a girl.

oh, and for the record. Opal Fruits ftw.

keira man25
19-04-2007, 07:32 AM
i rember 90% of both lists that u put up digtal ice like the n64 and the power rangers when my friends and i played the powers rangers we all use to fight on wich one we all would be playin most of the time i was red rager how sad very sad indeed:(

Porcelain_Doll
19-04-2007, 03:06 PM
that was so written by a girl...heh.

I remember twelve out of 24-68. The rest I don't know.

Clarissa seemed like the coolest kid ever. God, I envied her hair. I whined for a Furbie and still am, I think them so odd and cute.

And Trolls were scandalous for their nudity, so I never really liked them. But we did have a Rabbi Troll :p

hasselbrad
19-04-2007, 03:09 PM
47. Tammy Girl was where we got our cool clothes.
59. You wore jelly shoes.

Ice...are you trying to tell us something?
:p

Digital_Ice
19-04-2007, 07:29 PM
cant say i gave too shits about take that though... something tells me this list was written by a girl

i did comment on how i didn't agree with all of them

I Luv Keira
19-04-2007, 07:56 PM
Green Ranger Rules! Go Tommy!

Porcelain_Doll
19-04-2007, 08:38 PM
i did comment on how i didn't agree with all of them

We would NEVER doubt your manlihood. Honest.

Now I gotta go and buy you a new birthday present...this time, nothing with pink on it.

Digital_Ice
19-04-2007, 08:39 PM
you're buying my birthday present this early? fair enough

candy_apple
01-06-2007, 04:38 PM
Jeez, this certainly does brign bk memories, I can realte to like all of them accept I was never into, "Power Rangers" or "Digamon", lol. Oh I remember panda pops and the macarena, two essentials of a primary school disco, lol. N the show with "Ant n Dec" and Cat Deeley, lol. I once was an audience person for that, lol, I remmebr we had to dance around to Dixie Chicks and I hated them so I didn't dance and this peron grabbed my arms n started making me do this wierd shake dance, cos it looked bad and random to stand there, lol. I liked the flower pot men thing that Ant and Dec did, now thye just host crapola game shows and like make bad films, lol. I feel so old, the 90's seems far away suddenly, lol. I'm only 18 as well, lol.

I Luv Keira
02-06-2007, 01:04 PM
OMG, I went to the shops the other day, I saw a Panda Pop, its freakin 40p!, and its in some cheap different shaped bottle.

I remember every lunchtime, Panda Pops were 25p! Cola was the best, (I'm a Coke person). I really didn't see the fuss about Strawberry Jelly & Ice Cream flavour.

Pygmalion
02-06-2007, 01:14 PM
Power Rangers were gay. Captain Planet kicked their ass.

I Luv Keira
03-06-2007, 03:59 PM
Thunder Cats were better! The old Transformers were also wicked.

The action scenes in the movie looks great!