Because so many of you genuinely loved the best pics tagged 1992 on Tumblr, we’re at it again. This time, we’re jumping to 1995 …
In one day, SiriusXM’s “90s on 9” aired the 1995 song “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by the immortal Deep Blue Something three times. That’s three times more than I remember hearing it in the entire year of 1995.
This all got me to thinking — note, I’m a man with lots of free time on his hands — is it a silly pursuit, in the end, as I get older to be swept up in a wave of nostalgia for the ’90s? Is it just as dumb as people pretending, now in retrospect, to love hair bands from the 1980s (see: “Rock of Ages”)? Is what was dross in 1995 still dross in 2012? Or does, as the saying goes, tragedy plus time equal comedy? Or at least a new-found appreciation for it?
Enough time has passed that we’re, like it or not, going to soon be experiencing a wave of ’90s nostalgia. Go to a mall and see the scruffy, sniveling teenagers in skinny jeans and Kurt Cobain T-shirts and try to choke back the indignation or the urge to scream, “stay off my lawn.” In any event, a week ago, again out of boredom, I typed “1992” into Tumblr and found some fantastic images, would the streak continue for 1995 or as the summer continues … the rest of the decade? Let’s find out.
“Finest” is one way to put it:
Ledger’s first-ever casting call:
This whole post coulda been Showgirls GIFs:
Spoiler alert: It didn’t fit.
‘Could this instruction *be* any easier?’ –C. Bing
“Friends” was selling everything.
So was Batman Forever.
No words necessary:
“Courtney Love,” Madonna noted when interrupted on the red carpet at the VMAs, “is in dire need of attention right now.”
Did you know that before he was a shitty basketball team owner and operator, Michael Jordan was an actual basketball player? He even wore #45:
The Baldwins, so young.
David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson, so young.
Pacino and DeNiro in the same scene?! 1995!
The big version of Li’l Penny:
Raekwon goes solo.
Can sense a big “The Jews may take our lives … but they’ll never take … our jobs in Hollywood!” speech coming.
The movie that scared the shit out of your parents:
Dammit, Jim! (It’s ’94, but we’ll let Tumblr slide)
“‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.”
GZA’s real name: Gary Grice. Just FYI.
Even more attention:
Dare you not to stare at this all day:
Don’t freakin’ chase ’em. DON’T DO IT.
That pig won an Oscar, right?
Best Stallone flick since his porn:
You sucked, Waterworld.
More Clueless, because why not?
What is this? You tell us.
Mike Cardillo runs a terrific soccer website called That’s On Point. You should read it. Follow him on the twitters @thatsonpoint. He’s good people.
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