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26 Things That 90s Kids Will Never Get Over

1. When Britney and Justin broke up.

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2. When your gel pens ran out of gel.

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3. When the vacuum swallowed your Polly Pockets.

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4. When Mufasa died.

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5. When people ruined these by pointing out the sexual innuendoes.

6. When this happened to your favorite VHS.

7. When NSYNC stopped making music.

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8. When school lunches changed and became more “healthy.”

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9. When you tried Sun In and your hair didn’t look at all like what it was supposed to.

10. The entire second VHS tape of Titanic.

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11. When your friends had a cell phone like this and you were still calling people on your landline.

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12. When you got your braces’ rubber band colors changed only to find out that someone else had the EXACT SAME COLORS.

13. When someone already had the AOL Instant Messenger screen name you wanted.

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14. Just Furbies in general.

15. When your teacher caught you passing notes and forced you to read it out loud to the class.

16. When people had 3D Doritos for lunch and you had lame Lay’s.

17. When your hacky sack got a hole in it and the filling slowly started to leak out all over the place.

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18. When your NeoPet were dying of hunger…for months.

19. When you showed your friends this cool trick and they ALREADY knew about it.

20. When you bit into your candy necklace and tasted the string.

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21. When everyone had a pair of these except for you.

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22. When your floppy disk ran out of space.

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23. When you bit into your Ring Pop and the whole thing shattered and forced you to eat it all at once.

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24. When you gave your classmate a quarter for a colorful Elmer’s Glue bookmark and they never gave you one.

25. When it came time to buy school supplies and the store was out of the Lisa Frank folder you wanted.

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26. And the absolute horror when your Beanie Baby’s tag got bent.

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Old-School Kids Toys That Didn’t Consider Kid Safety

Safety Smafety… who cares??!! LOL

Water Wiggle


Accurate Taglines: “The indirect way to whip your children in summer;” “As close as you can get to a live, loose python going for your throat in your own backyard;” “If this actually sells our next toy is just a screaming clown beating kids with a wiffleball bat.”

Pogo Bal


Accurate Taglines: “The game of balance, falling, head trauma, and needing someone else to feed and clean you for the rest of your life;” “Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, oh crap low ceiling or stairs;” “When you plummet face-first—and you will—remember to stick out your hands. Otherwise you’ll shatter your cheekbones and no matter how much reconstructive surgery you get it’ll always look like your eyes are slowly sliding towards your mouth.”

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic


Accurate Taglines: “Until you’re old enough to suck on cigarette smoke why not inhale toxic plastic;” “The polyvinyl acetate says science! The noxious fumes says your kid will soon forget how to count;” “The balloons don’t actually come in swirling, psychedelic colors. You only see that once the liquid plastic blocks the air to your brain.”

Socker Boppers


Accurate Taglines: “Enjoy a vicious beat-down in your own living room;” “By the time these inflated gloves pop or fall off you’ll be in fighting shape to break your brother’s nose;” “How to channel your passive-aggressive anger into raining fists on your friend’s head all the while laughing and saying, ‘Aren’t we having fun? AREN’T. WE. HAVING. FUN?!?”

Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade

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Accurate Taglines: “Pull the release and the sword’s blade extends two feet…unfortunately, your friend was one foot away;” “Until steak knives and fireplace pokers are considered toys you’ll always have this;” “It’s the very spring-loaded sword the Power Rangers would use if suddenly their show took place in the middle of a gang riot or prison laundry room.”

Agent Zero M Sonic Blaster


Accurate Taglines: “Rest the bazooka on your shoulder right up against your ear and listen as the extremely loud air blast becomes the last thing you ever hear again;” “No, really, the air blast actually rendered children deaf;” “Seriously, that’s a young Kurt Russell in the ad who by all right should be acting through sign language or screaming due to the air blast that shattered ear drums as well as knocked down cardboard buildings in a really cool, fun fashion.”

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Things you’ll never ever hear a New Yorker say…

If you hear someone on the streets of NYC say any of the following phrases, you know they must be from out of town

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1. Cash only? Cool!

2. You know, I wish more people would take their bicycles on the subway.

3. Stop-and-frisk has been such a vital and evenhanded approach to law enforcement in this town.

4. Lena Dunham? No, I don’t really have a strong opinion about her.

5. I need some excitement. I think I’ll go to a Mets game.

6. Sure, I’ll run into Whole Foods and get that for you—meet you back here in five minutes!

7. That guy rocking back and forth on his subway seat, mad dogging everyone and muttering angrily to the air…I think I’ll go see what’s up with him.

8. But how can I cross the street? The Walk sign isn’t on!

9. I’m hungry, let’s head to Times Square for dinner.

10. You know who deserves to live in that penthouse apartment? A Russian billionaire and his 20 motorcycles.

11. I can’t wait to see that Addams Family musical again!

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12. Mmm…someone should make a cologne that smells just like this subway station elevator.

13. Babe who?

14. These horses dragging tourists around Central Park seem so happy and content and full of life.

15. I can see that you’ve been waiting longer than I have. Please, take this cab.

16. Do you have this Statue of Liberty–themed New York T-shirt in my size?

17. The hardest thing about parking my car is that I’m always so spoiled for choice.

18. I grew up here in Williamsburg.

19. Stopping at that Scientology info table sure was worth my time!

20. The coolest bars in the city can be found in Midtown East.

21. What’s Elmo doing in Times Square? Let’s go ask him!

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22. It doesn’t matter which comedy club you go to—they’re all pretty awesome, and every comedian is funny.

23. How cool is this—a mariachi band in the subway car!

24. I just love our low-stress public-school system.

25. That real-estate broker was so honest and helpful!

26. Ouch! Why is this pizza so crispy?

27. Boy, these Chinatown streets sure are spacious and quiet.

28. Wow, Noah is already out on DVD? Three copies, please!

29. My neighborhood has been so much cooler ever since they put in all the new condos.

30. I don’t really have an opinion on that.

31. Let’s go to Staten Island!

32. I just found this great new dermatologist! Maybe you’ve heard of him? Dr. Zizmor?

33. I’m going to miss Mark Sanchez.

34. I still miss Tim Tebow.

35. Whoa, let’s be careful and let that car pass by first.

36. A moment of my time? Sure! Heck, you can have ten minutes.

37. I can’t wait to settle down and start having kids.

38. I got this mattress off the street!

39. Does this fanny pack make me look fat?

40. That record-store clerk might just be the nicest fellow I’ve ever met.

41. It was so easy to get to this show at Terminal 5!

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42. Suggested admission at the Met seems a bit low. Here, take a few more dollars.

43. Thank goodness all of my favorite restaurants and bars are still in business.

44. I wish it had snowed more this winter.

45. Three hours? No problem. I’m sure your pancakes/cocktails/tacos are totally worth it.

46. What a well-maintained, fully operational public bathroom!

47. No, it’s fine—just keep swiping your MetroCard, you’re bound to get it right soon.

48. This cab smells wonderful!

49. You know who seems nice? My super.

50. Let’s do a big shopping trip to Trader Joe’s this Sunday.

51. I look forward to my daily commute on the L. I like to think of it as “me time.”

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52.  I have enough money in my savings account.… Think I’ll bump up my 401k contributions.

53. You’re a cabbie and don’t know the way to Dumbo? No biggie—we can work it out together!

54. Hey, would you mind turning up the volume on your headphones? I’d love to hear that song while I’m reading.

55. A single empty subway car at rush hour? Is it my lucky day?!?

56. Cute, a bunch of strollers!

57. These cigarettes are cheap.

58. Select Bus Service is the definition of rapid transit. Such an improvement!

59. It’s Friday night! Let’s go to Meatpacking with a promoter!

60. I can always find time to get to the post office.

61. Let’s take a stroll along the FDR.

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62. Been dating some finance guys lately. So respectful and classy!

63. Kids and brunch—so adorable.

64. Ugh, enough free summer concerts already!

65. I’m ready to admit I never should have moved to Brooklyn.

66. OMG, I’m such a Hannah.

67. I wish there was a Duane Reade nearby.

68. The Louis Vuitton bags that guy’s selling on that table are dirt cheap. Seems legit.

69. This deli needs a bigger cream-cheese selection.

70. Excuse me.

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