This explains a lot…

Ghost World the comic was major for me. The movie was too.

And same with Love and Rockets (the comic).

Tank Girl was corny.

xoLes

In the 90s we loved to watch cheeky smart-ass hipster teens get hunted and killed, we loved it so much! Scream is the one everyone loves to cite (and is a true classic) but I want to highlight a personal favorite of mine: THE FACULTY.

The teachers are basically possessed and trying to kill all the students, and our motley crue of unlikely friends (the nerd and the jock and the punk rock misfit girl CAN’T be friends, can they?!) try to stop them. Sorta like The Breakfast Club as a slasher film. Sorta.

Josh Hartnett was never hotter than he was in this movie- I think he let a kindergartener cut his hair- and late 90s faves like Clea Duvall, Sean Hatosy and Jordana Brewster (where are they now?!!?) were in it. Not to mention Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Elijah Wood, Usher and..Jon Stewart (who is quickly becoming the patron saint of The Real 90s. Is there a new version of the Kevin Bacon Game that can be done with..Jon Stewart?!? Food for thought).

Important: When Hartnett rips the slicer of the paper-cutter [jeez..I bet those aren’t allowed in schools anymore, right?] to use as a machete (HOT), Famke’s looks as shy hot teacher/hot for teacher (her bangs were also cut by the 5 yr old hair stylist that did Hartnett). [I tried to insert a great pic here but Tumblr sorta sucks ass a little bit and so click HERE to see Famke], Clea Duvall’s eyemakeup.

"THESE SIX STUDENTS WON’T JUST QUESTION AUTHORITY, THEY’LL HAVE TO DESTROY IT" Uh doy, welcome to my LIFE, movie announcer guy!

xoElizabeth

Elizabeth: OMG, Cibo Matto on Buffy! …with bindis?
Lesley: #real90s 
ps did anyone really listen to Cibo Matto?

Elizabeth: OMG, Cibo Matto on Buffy! …with bindis? Lesley: #real90s ps did anyone really listen to Cibo Matto?

AOL Chat Rooms

Remember when the internet was new? We do. If we wanted to get on the “world wide web” we had to wait 10 minutes for our phones to make that weird noise and connect to AOL. AOL was the Google of the 90s as I’m sure you know by now because if you’re reading this, you’re probably younger than me and therefore more well versed with the history of the Internet. Also, I don’t know photoshop.

The only reason the Internet intrigued us back then is because we got to talk to strangers in chat rooms. Are there even chat rooms anymore? I guess I can find out right now in about 5 seconds but I prefer to write this and have the question remain unanswered.

There were sex chat rooms obviously, but more importantly there were chat rooms like “FoR nOfx FaNs OnLy!” I was really excited when one of those popped up, even if there were only 3 people inside (one person would drop out if they weren’t getting enough attention).

Once I met a guy in one of those punk chat rooms. The weird thing was, I didn’t have Internet, only my neighbor did, so I went to their house like every night for a week to get in the chat room and talk to my AOL boyfriend.

I thought he sounded sooooo hot. We had plans to meet up at the Warped Tour. He was coming from Pittsburgh I think, and maybe even had intentions to stay with me? I didn’t know where “Pittsburgh” was and didn’t care, I just wanted to see what this guy looked like and if he was my soul mate. In that order.

Turns out, he was not my soul mate.

xox Lez

Being cool means you don’t give a fuck if you sometimes dig cheesy shit. Which is why I just cannot help myself; I LOVE THIS SONG. The 90s were a decade spent primarily in cars- without MP3 players, if you can remems that. And with your mom driving. So unless you had the cassette hookup for your discman or a mom that could deal with your mixtapes, you did a lot of RADIO LISTENING. Which was usually Z100, maybe KROCK. And so sometimes the top 40 would invade your consciousness, no matter HOW ALTERNATIVE COOL TEEN (read: me, obvs) you were. That’s how Top 40 works. The first 2 weeks you say ‘Ugh,not Everclear, puhleeeeze” and then by the next 2 weeks you’re all “I just wanna see some paaaaallmmmm treeeeeeeesssss”..and secretly love it so much but can’t admit it to your friends.

And so: I LOVE THIS SONG.

xoElizabeth

She Wrote It, We Blogged It #2

Stuff I Actually Liked in the 90s
1. The Spice Girls
2. Lisa Frank
3. Pizza Hut stuffed-crust pizza
4. Beanie Babies
5. Reeboks


90s Stuff I Like Now
1. Kurt and Courtney
2. Sassy Magazine
3. Mudhoney
4. Freaks and Geeks
5. Doc Martens

-Isabel

She Wrote It, We Blogged It #1

"When McDonalds had pizza."

-Stefanie

This sassy pink kitty logo (seen above on Buffy, who will get a post of her own at some point) was EVERYWHERE in the mid-late 90s. It was like, clip art. It wasn’t a logo for a company or anything specific. You could buy glittery sticker versions of it for 25c out of machines at the drugstore or the supermarket and it would show up on random things like baby tees and keychains. I had a glitter purple one on my patent leather backpack (from Patricia Fields) and a glitter pink on my car. Where did it come from?!?!
xoElizabeth

This sassy pink kitty logo (seen above on Buffy, who will get a post of her own at some point) was EVERYWHERE in the mid-late 90s. It was like, clip art. It wasn’t a logo for a company or anything specific. You could buy glittery sticker versions of it for 25c out of machines at the drugstore or the supermarket and it would show up on random things like baby tees and keychains. I had a glitter purple one on my patent leather backpack (from Patricia Fields) and a glitter pink on my car. Where did it come from?!?!

xoElizabeth

More celebrations of when MTV was great: So much importance in one small clip.

The Jon Stewart Show, a 17-yr-old pre-Clueless Alicia Silverstone, the best Aerosmith video of all time, an intensely dubious outfit with great intentions, a Fred Savage mention, and Everybody Hurts as the outro music…all packed into less that 4 minutes.

Oh and it’s also the WORST interview of all time. She comes across as someone who may or may not even speak English.

xoelizabeth

You Wrote It, You Watch It

Hi guys! So we’re back. I feel like we stopped posting after this weird dude Leon starting dissing us on the internet. He was all “Wavves is better than your blog!!!” or something and then we got heated about it (this all happened via internet btw). That’s not actually why we didn’t update though. I think it more had to do with me moving to LA, and then moving back, and then we got busy doing actual job-work.

We’re still busy doing actual job-work but also, I love doing this blog and I LOVE doing it with Elizabeth. Isn’t she cole-slawsome?

I also wanted to talk about this TV show from the 90s which was such a weird idea. It starred The State before they were “The State” and also Jon Stewart. I guess the premise was that people wrote things and sent them in (it was on MTV) and this cast of sketch comedians would perform them. It wasn’t good.

BUT, how cool is it that MTV used to do shit like this? MTV went like this: awesome (80s), fun (late 80s), slightly cool and experimental (early 90s), embarrassing but also cool (mid 90s), not cool to admit you watched it but you still did (late 90s), totally lame but borderline ironic or at least that’s what I tell myself to justify watching shows like The Hills (the rest of my life).

Anyway, I know I’m not “proving a point” or “opening up the floodgates for an intellectual discussion” but merely “taking a trip down memory lane” and having a “remember when” moment (lowest form of communication) and the reason why I’m using so many “Chris Farley” quotations finger marks like the “in a van down by the river” guy is because this is why I was “attacked” for having this fun 90s blog in the first place.

So if you don’t like the 90s and you don’t like lists (Leon and other boring people) please don’t submit to our You Wrote It, We’ll Blog It contest. This is where you write a list of the things you loved in the 90s, email it to me  and I’ll post it.

Fun? Yes. Byeeeeeeeeeee,

xoxLesley