Friendships were born out of who had a Nintendo at their house and lost over who made their friends compete on Rainbow Road.
If your friend said, “I have this hilarious video to show you,” it did not mean opening the YouTube app on their phone and instantly playing it for you. It meant going to websites like eBaum’s World, clicking on a video, and finding something else to do for 45 minutes while it loaded.
1. You and your friends always hangout at the same places. You’re either at that one coffee shop, that one bar, or your apartment, and you’re there so frequently that you basically have your own seating arrangements.
Having company in the form of Clippy from Microsoft Word while you wrote a 5 paragraph essay on your “favorite summer memory.” And then getting super annoyed because Clippy would never shut the fuck up.
These kids weren’t even alive yet when Friends started. And when it ended, they were only about 7 or 8.
I have a confession to make: Musically, I’ve never left the 90s. And I don’t mean that in the way you might think: I could do with or without N’Sync and Britney Spears. However, I will forever be jumping up and down to Third Eye Blind at house parties.
In 2012, Ross published a book called “The Science Behind Jurassic Park”, which spent a remarkable twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
The kissy-face emoji wasn’t a thing. Instead, if you liked someone, you coordinated a group hangout at the movies where everyone got dropped off in minivans. You’d ignore each other for the first twenty minutes, and then find common ground over how HILARIOUS this Fat Albert movie was.
Fall 2015: The Year Of The Oxblood
In honor of #TBT, prepare for a flood of memories when you listen to these classic, angsty 90s songs.