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It seems hard to imagine, but there was a time when iPods, Nintendo Wii, and even High School Musical did not exist. Shocking, I know!

Yes this was the golden age of the 1990’s, and boy was it a time to be alive.


Beverly Hills 90210 (the original series) hit television screens on Oct. 4, 1990. The leading man: Canada’s own Jason Priestley.

I bet you owned a pager at some point. For those of you unfamiliar, the pager was a little electronic text receiving device, basically only delivering a phone number. Pagers outnumbered cellphones by 3:1.

In 1991 Baywatch was the most watched program in television history. The Canadian born Pamela Anderson becomes an international superstar.

Zack Morris and the rest of the Saved by the Bell class graduate from Bayside High in 1993. It was a day that the nation mourned.

How many R.L. Stein books did you own in the 90's? Personally, I had about 12. The popular author released a record breaking 62 books between the years of 1992-1997 for his Goosebumps Series. To date, the books have sold over 300 million copies.

Cartoon animation was still done primarily in pencil, and the Walt Disney co.  was leading the industry. Traditionally animated family films such as "Beauty and the Beast", "Lion King", and "Aladdin" were all apart of the 90's Disney movie lineup which became instant classics.

Remember the Sega Dreamcast? Well, likely you don’t – Google it. Speaking of 90’s inventions, yes even Google was a product of that era, founded in 1996 as a research project by 2 PHD students.

Auctioning took on a whole new look with the introduction of eBayOriginally called AuctionWeb, then EchoBay, and now of course eBay, the site sold it’s first product in 1995, a broken laser pointer for $14.83 to a collector of broken laser pointers.

Pogs became a widely popular game during the 90's. But it's meteoric rise would be short lived, fading in to oblivion by the end of the decade.

Instant messaging invaded computer screens all over the world with the creation of ICQ in 1996. I remember spending 13 hours straight chatting on ICQ when I was 15, that was the begining of my internet addiction.

Pokemon was introduced to North America in 1998 and becomes a huge phenomenon with video games, tv shows, and trading card games. Pokemon is kind of like that bad hang over that just wont go away.

Musicians such as the Spice Girls, Oasis, Nirvana, and Notorious B.I.G. were huge successes during the decade, Billboard awarded the "Artist of the Decade" to Mariah Carey, who finished the 90's with 15 number 1 hits!

I bet if you dig deep in your closet you will find a dusty pair of Doc Martens sitting somewhere in the back. Just throw them away already!

Remember Y2K? Of course you do. And if not, ask your parents.


6 comments

  1. jax says:

    still have my docs!! i remember once proclaiming i wanted to be buried with them on.

  2. Jake says:

    I finally threw mine away. Mind you, they had holes in the soles and smelled like something had died inside.

  3. Anonymous says:

    1993 the era of black metal. When Norwegian black k metal hit the headlines and created the music we know of today.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hail burzum and mayhem.

  5. Anonymous says:

    And what about the fashions and crap hair. Everyone walking round with curtain cuts and comb overs.
    Who remembers 'the word' on Friday nights at about 10:30 pm ? Who remembers the Americans of all tv ? What about Saturday afternoon tv. Night rider, then the A team, then airwolf the wcw wrestling.
    Quality tv and cheap cost of living.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Remember the Vancouver Canucks jersey's from the 90's? Tee worst in the entire NHL. canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=39585

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