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I saw your face and wow – Ronnie Matthews

A great jam for a Friday night!

Who remembers this classic song?

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November 30, 2012 Posted by | Miscellaneous, Television | , | Leave a comment

Celebrity Crushes of the 1990’s

We all had them. We watched their shows, movies, and sports games, and listened to their music, if not because of genuine interest, then just to see them in action. Here are my top 10 celebrity crushes of the 1990’s.

10. Amanda Bynes

Television: All That, Figure It Out, The Amanda Show

Movies: Big Fat Liar, What a Girl Wants, She’s the Man

Bynes began her acting career as a cute, little girl on All That. Then, she moved onto the Amanda Show (1999-2002). In 2002, she made her film debut in Big Fat Liar (alongside Frankie Muniz Jr). She apparently is retiring from acting to focus on launching her career as a fashion designer. Anything other than DUI’s I guess right?

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9. Alicia Silverstone

Movies: The Crush, Clueless, Batman and Robin

Silverstone did a great job as a sweet yet crazy villain in “The Crush”.

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8. Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence)

Television: Boy Meets World

Who wouldn’t want Topanga as a girlfriend?

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7. Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger)

Television: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

As a kid, watching and playing “Power Rangers” I was usually the blue ranger… and always had a crush on the pink ranger.

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6. Elizabeth Hurley

Movies: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

The moment we found out that Vanessa Kensington was actually a robot was a very sad moment.

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5. Cameron Diaz

Movies: The Mask, There’s Something About Mary

Diaz was smoking hot in The Mask and also showed her comedic side in the amazing film, “There’s Something about Mary”.

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4. Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice)

Movies: Spice World

I am somewhat embarrassed with this pick. My sister and cousins’ obsession with the Spice Girls in the 90’s annoyed me, but for some reason I had a small crush on Posh Spice. Now, she’s just wayyy too skinny and gross.

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3. Carmen Electra

Movies: Good Burger

There was a popular debate during the 1990’s: Carmen Electra or Pamela Anderson. I was a Carmen fan.

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2. Anna Kournikova

Sport: Tennis

Who cares that she sucked at tennis?

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1. Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo)

Movies: Jack, Selena, Anaconda

Only three movies listed because those were some of her bigger one’s from the 90’s. The 2000’s was J-Lo’s decade. Lopez is one of the few on this list who is still just as beautiful as ever.

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And that’s all for my top 10 celebrity crushes of the 1990’s. After nearly a year hiatus (I’ve been very busy) 90skidsstuff is back! I will attempt at one post every week, but during busy times, I may only get to one every couple of weeks! Stay tuned!!!!

November 30, 2012 Posted by | Miscellaneous | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1990’s kids toys: The Best Ones

The differences between kid’s toys and games in the 1990’s and those today are ridiculous. Although today’s favorites may be ultra-fancy, very expensive, and creative, I will always be partial to those from the 90’s. The next top 10 list is on the best kid’s toy’s and games from the 1990’s.

10. Super Soakers (invented 11/13/1989 by Lonnie Johnson)

I have some great memories of visiting my cousins in Maine during the summer, hanging out, and frequently having “Super Soaker Fights”. Usually it was my cousin Skyler and me, versus my sister and his sister. We usually dominated. The video says “1980’s commercial”, but it was from the 90’s. I only wish I could have been as cool as the kid in the commercial.

9. Silly Putty (invented 1949 by various people)

This stuff was pretty silly. In elementary school it was a popular thing to bring to school, but it was not popular with the teachers.

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8. Toy Story action figures (first movie from 1995 by Pixar)

From the past 20 years, this movie might have produced the most popular action figures. Most kids always went straight for the Buzz Lightyear toy, but the Woody, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, and even Rex were also common.

7. Bop It (invented in 1996 by Dan Klitsner)

Bop It! Twist It! Pull It! Flick It! Spin It! Punch It! Eat It! Criticize It! Throw It! Okay those last four were made up, but you get the picture. Bop It original was a classic, and believe it or not, they are still coming out with more versions of it.

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6. Super Nintendo/SEGA (SN: released 8/23/91 SEGA: invented in 1940)

I was always more of a Super Nintendo fan, but SEGA was pretty solid as well. Sonic the Hedgehog was the best SEGA game, while the best Super Nintendo game was easily Super Mario World. My friends and I could play that game all day.

5. Game Boy (released in August 1989)

I believe the only Game Boy I ever had was a blue Game Boy Pocket. I used to love this Ken Griffey Jr. baseball game. One day I lost my Game Boy. Worst day ever.

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4. Baseball Cards (earliest trace of cards from Japan in 1898)

Not exactly a “toy” or “game”, but there was no way that I was going to leave baseball cards off this list. Obviously this didn’t apply to all kids, mostly just baseball fans, but there were so many times when my best friend and I, or my cousin Skyler and I would trade baseball cards for hours. I really have to do something with all the cards I still have. I could make some serious cash.

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3. Crazy Bones (launched in 1996 by Peter Gantner)

Even though during recess at school, the primary choice was to play soccer or football outside, “crazy bones” was a great rainy day activity. The numerous types of crazy bones games were: traditional, on-line, battle, bowling, bomber, airborne, basket, dice, and box-it.

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2. Pokemon (invented in 1996 by Satoshi Tajiri)

I’ll bet that most readers are fuming that this is not number one. To be honest, I never really got into Pokemon. I had a small collection of cards, but not nearly as many as my friends.

and now… after much deliberation… the number one kid’s toy of the 1990’s is…

1. Beanie Babies (invented in 1993 by Ty Warner)

There was this store in my hometown growing up called “Concord Hand Designs” that always sold the new beanie babies. I loved how on the tags attached to the animals ear, there was a brief bio along with its birthday. Admit it, you secretly still have your stash of beanie babies hidden away in the basement.

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Well that is it for the best 1990’s kids toys and games. Hope this list brought back some great memories! Is there a favorite of yours that should have made the list but didn’t? Feel free to comment. Upcoming posts will include 1990’s NBA players, the best Seinfeld moments, and the best TV show characters. 

October 7, 2011 Posted by | Miscellaneous | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


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