Is It Too Soon For 90’s Nostalgia?

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Apparently 90’s nostalgia is a thing for kids born in the 90’s. The 1990’s that is, although I can imagine that the folks born in the 1890’s are feeling pretty nostalgic right now, mostly about having a pulse.

My 18 year old son and his friends are all nostalgic about the TV shows they watched as kids 10-15 years ago. It seems like some sort of weird disease or Benjamin Buttons affliction. When you’re 18 you shouldn’t look back at anything and think, “Those were the good ol’ days.” These idiots don’t even remember the world without the internet and they’re feeling nostalgic about Tommy Pickles and CatDog. Back in the 90’s,  when there was no internet, I used to go around to bars in person and stand on a stage and say stupid stuff like this out loud. And I had to walk there in the snow and it was uphill both ways! There. That’s real nostalgia. For my son, remembering life before Netflix is nostalgia. Yup, I’ve already said to him, “I remember when Netflix was just getting DVD’s in the mail every week.” Those were hard times back then. Things are better now.

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When I was 20 I wasn’t looking back thinking how great things were in my childhood. I was out living life and worrying about things later. Being nostalgic was something old people did. I’ve heard actual adults have nostalgia for the good old days when we’d watch Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe and Monica every Thursday night. Remember? Back in the day when we had to watch TV shows when they were actually broadcast by the networks, unless of course you set your VCR. Yup, those were the good ol’ days!

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Nostalgia is fun though, isn’t it? I don’t think things were better in the past, but it’s still fun to look back. When I’m nostalgic for my younger days I remember all the great movies and music from the 80’s. When you’re feeling nostalgic, what do you look back on that makes you smile?

Have a great weekend! ~Phil

15 responses to “Is It Too Soon For 90’s Nostalgia?

  1. A great post!
    I think nostalgia is all about remembering the times that was special for each one of us! I did wonder about the nostalgia for 90s kids…I’m from the 80s and I know I think about the good ol days before internet when we had to go out and play with friends…! Now I wonder what nostalgia will be for my 8 year old when he grows up! 😂

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  2. It is always nice to look back and have fond memories. Thanks, Phil

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  3. I had to think about this one. I don’t think I’m a nostalgic kind of person … at least not in that way ie clothes, TV shows, etc
    I get nostalgic over things like family gatherings at Christmas, playing cards in the evenings with my mom, and the excitement about going back to school in September.
    … but the miscellaneous details along the way? Nah, not so much.

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  4. Netflix in the mail, days of yore
    How bout when we went to video stores?

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  5. I am trying to conjure some nostalgia and I’m coming up empty. We’re the same age so you’re memories are about what mine are. Some pretty cool music came out of the 80’s The Police, U2, REM, The Cure and all those other mopey bands.

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  6. Nostalgia? I remember no TV and listening to radio shows like Lux Radio Theatre, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger. The pictures were in our heads. Oh, and music from a wind-up gramaphone with heavy records.

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  7. Being a 90s kid and a nostalgic myself, I guess there is no age for nostalgia. Great post, made me smile 🙂

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  8. My hubby says I talk about the past way more than anyone he knows. I don’t know if it’s really nostalgia, or that I just like talking, and he’s my husband so he can’t really get away from me

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  9. I go for early 80s music, my teenage siblings played a lot of records when I was a little kid. Sometimes tapes! It takes me back to a safe place.

    And the Muppets. The original movies always make me smile. Great post, Phil.

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