Posts Tagged ‘early 90′s’

Silk Stalkings

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Silk Stalkings was a trashy detective drama from the early 90′s. Think Miami Vice with more boobs, except that they couldn’t show boobs because it aired on the USA network.

The show was basically soft-core porn for people who couldn’t afford “Skinamax”, and didn’t have a time machine to go watch Baywatch.

Silk Stalkings was chock full of cheesy inuendos, for instance:

Sammy, I’m impressed. I didn’t know you followed baseball. I thought golf was your only sport.

And regardless of whether they were naked or wearing a power suit with shoulder pads, the women of Silk Stalkings were always smoking Virginia Slims.

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Power Walking

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Power Walking was an exercise fad that peaked around 1996. It fell somewhere in between a real workout and wearing an electric ab belt.

Power walking was particularly popular amongst the elderly. They must have gotten bored of water aerobics.

Probably the best part about power walking was actually seeing people do it. I remember the power-walkers on the track at my high school. They’d be pumping their arms feverishly, with a look of total Lance-Armstrong-Determination on their faces. All this while being passed by joggers in sweatsuits.

Married With Children

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Married with Children was a crass sitcom from the late 80′s and early 90′s that aired on (who else) the Fox Network. It was probably the start of “toilet humor”.

Married with Children starred Al Bundy, the lovable anti-father who hated his kids, his wife and his job. His wife Peg kept begging him for sex but all Al wanted was porno mags & beer.

Their daughter Kelly was an airhead played by Christina Applegate, who’s main role was to walk around in a halter-top. I think Christina has been trying to shake this image ever since, but judging from her Twitter feed, she’s not doing so well. At least blondes have more fun…

Married With Children

When I think of Married With Children, the intro probably stands out most in my mind: “Love and marriage, love and marriage….”

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Kenny Loggins

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Kenny Loggins, AKA Adventure Kenny, AKA Kenny Fucking Loggins, pretty much defined the sound of the 80′s.

Probably most notable is Kenny’s involvement in the Top Gun soundtrack. In this ‘nothing-but-hits’ soundtrack, Loggins dropped the mega hit Highway to the Danger Zone, as well as the incredibly homoerotic Playing with the Boys. (OK the beach volleyball scene didn’t help anything)

But Highway to the Danger Zone was really just the tip of the iceberg when it came to Kenny Loggins and 80′s hits.

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Undoubtedly the best representation of Kenny Loggins was done by the amazing Yacht Rock series. Although Kenny is a recurring character, he really shines in Yacht Rock’s first episode:

Watch Adventure Kenny on Yacht Rock

Trapper Keepers

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Who could forget Trapper Keepers? Let’s face it, in 1992 elementary schools, kids weren’t cool unless they had a Trapper Keeper. And since it was the early 90′s, it had to be a REAL name brand Trapper Keeper, sorry poor kids!

Click here to find out what happens if you feed your Trapper Keeper after midnight

Trapper Keepers that would NOT get you beaten up in 1992:

A super 90's Trapper Keeper

A funky early 90's style Trapper Keeper

A sick futuristic Trapper Keeper

Hammer Pants

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Please Hammer don’t hurt ‘em!

Who could forget Hammer Pants, these were everything in hip-hop fashion in the early 90′s, and yes, ‘Hammer Pants’ is a proper noun. Back in the late 80′s / early 90′s, ‘more’ really was ‘more’, so the more fabric in your pants the cooler you were. It was simple mathematics.

These people like Hammer Pants too much

And this idiot thinks Hammer Pants are back in style

Cuz I’ve Had the Time of My Life – 10 Best P. Swayze Clips

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Miss you so bad P. Swayze. Namaste Bodhi, I hope you’re catching waves up in heaven bra.

1. “Back off warchild” from Point Break (1991)

2. ‘Pain don’t hurt’ – from Roadhouse (1989)

3. ‘She’s Like the Wind’ music video performed by P. Swayze (1987)

4. Fight from Roadhouse (1989)

5. Bodhi learns more Spanish than “Vaya con dios”

6. Bodhi learns how to say “Vaya con dios” in Italian

7. Obligatory Dirty Dancing Scene (1987)

8. Point Break (1991) Trailer

9. Trailer for Ghost (1990)

10. Big bar fight in Roadhouse (1989)

Saying “Phat”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

How could you forget “phat”, it seems like everyone was saying this in the 90′s: yuppy record executives, kids from the hood, even my parents.

There was also that clothing label Phat Farm which apparently still exists. I see a lot of collared shirts on their website, so I guess they wound up closer to their true demographic: snotty rich kids who want to look tough. (I was one of these :) )

Here’s someone who is even more into early 90′s slang than me (not work safe)