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You thought dial up was super fast
Remember when it took 2 days to download 1 movie and then it turned out to be in Cantonese with no subtitles? If you do, guess what, you’re 90′s kid.
You know what these are
For those of you who never understood what the save icon in every software program ever is referring to…you definitely didn’t grow up in the 90′s
You spent hours rewinding one of these
Remember trying to find that one part of that one song using a #2 pencil to rewind the tape? If you do, you’re a 90′s kid.
You understand the Dewey Decimal System
Forget the decimal system…if you don’t know the difference between a library and a computer lab, well, you definitely aren’t a 90′s kid.
You watched movies on one of these
With sub-par image quality, no menu options and no cool extra features, the VHS was simple…and from the 90′s.
You had a pager
Yea, we know, some people still use these. Some people still use dial up and go to the post office too. Extinction just takes time.
You know how to place a collect call
Believe it or not there was a time that phones were attached to wires that were attached to the wall in large boxes that required coins to operate. You may still find some of these artifacts randomly strewn about the streets of large cities. And when you didn’t have a quarter to place a call, you could always make the person your calling pay for it. If this still doesn’t make sense to you, breathe easy, you’re not a 90′s kid.
You’ve seen a standalone fax machine
Although these days only paper pushing corporate and third world bureaucracies actually use these relics, there was a time it was the norm.
You can sing and/or dance to “Ice, Ice, Baby” and “Macarena”
Or Fresh Prince. If you don’t know any of those, we’re sorry, you missed out on a great decade.
You forgot to feed your Tamagotchi
you’ve ever known the emotional pain of losing a fake pet after forgetting to feed it fake food, then you surely grew up in the 90s.
You fought people for Pogs and Beanie Babies
While the girls were busy collecting overpriced stuffed animals, the boys were busy hoarding thousands of cardboard disks that did little more than sit on their shelves. Don’t remember? Good…you’re a better person for it.
You basically learned to read because of Goosebumps
Believe it or not kids read books before Harry Potter.
You wonder what happened to all the good cartoons
Looney Tunes, Thundercats, Speedy Gonzales…those were the glory days.
You know what it means to get slimed
Although Nickelodeon has always somehow been connected to green slime, the 90′s made the two nearly synonymous.
TGIF = TV
Remember ABC’s TGIF lineup of “Tool Time,” “Full House,” and “Boy Meets World”? Straight up 90′s.
You had to have a Trapper Keeper
Huge unnecessary pockets, obnoxious colors, weird cartoons…definitely the 90s.
You spent a significant amount of time locating Carmen Sandiego
you know what it’s like to have a globe trotting red coated villain haunt your dreams at night then yeah, you’re a 90s kid.
You owned scrunchies
Well, at least the girls did…and not just one, but dozens.
You’ve got the 90s look
you still actually dress like this, well, you’re awesome.
You wore slap bracelets
Every 90′s kid knows the true meaning of impossible – not constantly smacking your bracelet onto your wrist.
You wanted a Chia Pet or a Smart Clapper
While the Smart Clapper was understandable, who the heck would want an animal mold covered in fake moldy fur? Answer: a 90′s kid. (Editor Comment: We still do.)
You were the king of the Slip ‘N Slide
You know the joy of having the wind in your face as you go speeding across the backyard on your stomach on a soaped trail of plastic…and you know that pain of hitting a dry spot…yeah, 90′s kid.
You remember when MTV actually played music
Progress isn’t always a good thing – case in point, MTV of course.
You had a Geocities website
There is no way you could have made it 10 years without setting up at least one free website. Man you were so cool.
You don’t make sense when you talk
Since when has being “sick” been a good thing, yo?