Nostalgia has a place in everyone's hearts, but no one floods the internet with their sentiments about the past as much as 90s kids. The 90s, after all, were a magical time when playing silly games outside all day met the development of modern technologies that have shaped and molded us into who we are now. And proud about it we are. However, since no age group spends online as much time as we do, cut us some slack, why don't you?

Many things made our childhood special — the CD player that wouldn't fit into any pocket, the legendary Tamagotchi, and hilarious 90s fashion that seem to have re-born nowadays quite seriously and not in the form of hilarious memes (much to our dismay). Most of these 90s nostalgia relicts are hardly available now, so we have to keep their memories alive. And what better way to do so than creating funny memes? Scroll down to check out the nostalgic selection of 90s trend that will instantly send every kid of the decade down the memory lane and upvote your favorites.

#1

Cassette Inserts

Cassette Inserts

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Coming from a non-English background, these really helped understand the lyrics.

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#2

Playing Outside

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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3 years ago

Up-Voting this right away.

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#3

Computer Games

Computer Games

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Tara Hays
Community Member
3 years ago

MS paint was my shit!

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#4

Pocket Cameras

Pocket Cameras

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

And how much money you had to spend.

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#5

Before Smartphones

Before Smartphones

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Efia
Community Member
3 years ago

I still do this, when i forgot to take my phone with me to the toilet :-D

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#6

Life Before Google

Life Before Google

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Hours, days and months spend at the library. Liked it so much.

- H I D D E N -
Community Member
3 years ago

I worked in a super poor library. In 2009 we finally upgraded to scanners. These things still exist out there, fear not! Feel free to go spend many more hours in your library! :)

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
3 years ago

"Class, we're going to the library today to learn how to read the card catalog, then you will check out a book and do a report...."

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

I used to go with my mother and we'd make photo copies of stuff in the encyclopedias.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

my favorite place in the world is the library - I knew how to read those cards - and would hike to the local library just to look up the answer to a crossword

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

and those drawers had a sreel bar through them

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Diane Mackereth
Community Member
3 years ago

I was really good at this ! You had to be, that's the way we had to do our homework

BetsyB
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the smell of books & turning pages. But I really like being able to search the book/article within seconds. I'm a product of both times & I feel like I save so much time this way. It means I might actually get 8 hrs of sleep on the weekends.

William Bonner
Community Member
3 years ago

This made me think of how many little wooden drawers there were in a single library. Then, how many libraries there are on Earth. Man, that's a lot of little drawers! Where did they all go?

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Also, remember microfiche?

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes !

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Helen Cole
Community Member
3 years ago

The tactile touch and smell of the well worn drawers and the cards themselves were enchanting. Much the same as reading an anolog book or periodical today.

Alice Lynch
Community Member
3 years ago

We still have these in Mongolia. Soooooo great. Love it.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

love the dovetail joints

Yo-Yo
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to forget about the "microfiche" ;-)

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Electronic card catalogs were not created instantly. Once a system was installed, ALL the information had to be manually typed into the database. Public and collegiate libraries began with cataloging all newly acquired items, then worked backwards, sometimes by year acquired, sometimes by shelf. New publications now can be added immediately to a library's catalog by scanning the ISBN #.

Donna Muse
Community Member
3 years ago

My summer job was spent typing the cards in the catalog!

Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

All your information in one place, easily findable and well sorted? Other than the book already being checked out I don't see what the problem was. Oh yeah, the problem is you didn't have an encyclopedia set at home. All of my research came from the 4 paragraphs on each subject in the World Book.

Samantha Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

I hated it when some jerk would put them away in the wrong spot.

Rick Penn
Community Member
3 years ago

The “good” ol’ days !!!

Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

I doubt kids know much about libraries these days, or encyclopedias. So sad.

Katinka Min
Community Member
3 years ago

Just one word: Microfish... -_- Not missing any of that!

kalle1724
Community Member
3 years ago

I have one of these in my garage (metal style) for nuts and bolts..etc

sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago

you actually HAD TO READ, UNDERSTAND AND SUMMARIZE information from so many books!! And if you couldn't find enough info on one library, I had to go to another one!

Creep Reap
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably more useful lol.

Kathy Bunkley
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep!

Melody Nani Diessner
Community Member
3 years ago

Yap. I'm wondering how many libraries still have these.

Kimberly Banow
Community Member
3 years ago

I never had this problem; the libraries in my elementary and high schools in the 90s already had computers.

Petey the Foo
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't be able to write a paper now. ALL the information u need is on line. Do kids even go to the library? And the teachers are facing things they never dreamed of when they got into teaching.

Stephanie MacNeil
Community Member
3 years ago

Why can I smell this picture?

Cat person
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm very sad to say that my high school no longer has an actual library with books in it. It's around 50 years old and used to have a huge library but now they even re-named it as "the learning commons". Some of the older teachers are very sad

Lisa Oak
Community Member
3 years ago

This needed you to think/research and learn to "find" information, and I am proud to still be able to do it! I am confused that it took two steps to find the book your looking for, while it takes multiple 'sites' to find what you MAY find the info you need....you could recover buckets more information and learned to decide what information was pertinent, while if you don't find the immediate availablility, you just keep clicking to make it pop up. After finding the information you 'really' need you must now decide how to use it. In the real world all the 'internet' info may not touch on the information that learning 'hands on' technique can make you succeed.....now! So go ahead and complain about your GOOGLE research....unless you know the basics that you are googling....you won't understand what you can do with their info.......

Kate Wilkening
Community Member
3 years ago

Haha

Fritz Ruiz
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember researching for my term paper in English 101, spending endless nights in oh-so-many-libraries-because-there-was-no-such-thing-as-intra library loan, and the card catalogue became, what we know know as, my BFF!

Sally Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

And the set of encyclopedias at home.

Migue Avendaño
Community Member
3 years ago

When you finally found the right book, someone took it before you

Jasmin Fias-Ilon
Community Member
3 years ago

and of course since no laptops are on that day, and some books as for LIBRARY USE only, you need to manually copy everything and rewrite once you get home... :)

gordon attic
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks so ancient now..

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

The number of shops and magazines we had to search to find adequate material for our school projects. Now they click once....

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
3 years ago

Such a treat to get out of the regular class and visit the library. A classmate of mine signed in once as Marlin Perkins, Mutual of Omaha. Got kicked out.

Thomas OConnor
Community Member
3 years ago

yep

Tonille Walsh
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol yep!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 years ago

How well I remember.

Kiki
Community Member
3 years ago

The library in my town still uses this. We also still use paper library cards instead of plastic ones.

John Cid
Community Member
3 years ago

Our Google before

John Cid
Community Member
3 years ago

This is our Google before, today's generation are lucky

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
3 years ago

The transition era it's what feels the most absurd when i think of it. * I actually picked some from The Internet * CHEATER !! *

Donna Hagen
Community Member
3 years ago

And searching for one book, I invariably found 3 others to read!

Patricia Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

yeppers

Azziza
Community Member
3 years ago

This also isn't just for 90s kids, 90s kids had Encarta. This is like every generation since the invention of the library system.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 years ago

great times in the library!

Donna O
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't know if I'm not old enough or if they just didn't have them in my library, but I don't recognise these...were they like an encyclopaedia but on cards? How did you know which drawer contained what?

Han
Community Member
3 years ago

Dewey decimal system

Kat Kal
Community Member
3 years ago

Loved it!

Stephanie Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Explaining the concept of the card catalog to a 21 year old coworker changed me.

Romina
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel this urge to watch Ghostbusters...

Magduśka
Community Member
3 years ago

Hate it

Angie Chan
Community Member
3 years ago

I felt old as crap when I described a card catalog to someone, only for her to have no idea what one was. Granted, she was only a few years younger than me, so I also had the bonus of feeling like redneck trailer trash, too. (I was from Mississippi where there were few computers, she was from a far more civilized state) X-D

Asuna Midna
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yeah.

Biana Weatherford
Community Member
3 years ago

this image actually hurt me.

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#7

Kids Now vs. Then

Kids Now vs. Then

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Those were the days of comfort and these days are of show-off.

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#8

The Struggles Of 90s

The Struggles Of 90s

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Zanthe
Community Member
3 years ago

I miss the weird robotic noises of dial-up Internet.. We all had our own R2-D2 back then.

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#9

Personal CDs

Personal CDs

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Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

SOME BODY ONCE TOLD ME THE WORLD WAS GONNA ROLL ME THAT I AINT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED SHE WAS LOOKING KINDA DUMB WITH HER FINGER AND HER THUMB IN THE SHAPE...

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#10

Movie Time

Movie Time

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

And I was the official remote for such T.V.s!

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#11

Old School Texting

Old School Texting

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

It still is ^_^

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#12

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

love the theory that says he was involved in the mafia...

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#13

Actual Music On Mtv

Actual Music On Mtv

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Music and cartoons such as... Daria! ♥

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#14

CD collection

CD collection

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Henry
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine still is

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#15

Wordart

Wordart

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Zanthe
Community Member
3 years ago

School essays will never look the same.

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#16

Music On Cassettes

Music On Cassettes

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

And the pain of tape coming out, and then you have to put the reel in through clocking in via pen or pencil.

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#17

Old Playgrounds

Old Playgrounds

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Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

The real issue was what little boys did at the top of the slide after dark. Also, how the hell are playground slides a "90's" thing?

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#18

Pencil Pieces

Pencil Pieces

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

If you loose it stick a tiny piece of paper ..

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#19

Blocking Calls

Blocking Calls

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
3 years ago

Blocking everybody, actually :)

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#20

Then vs. Now

Then vs. Now

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

i'll never give an apple Watch to my kids.

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#21

Sticky Candy

Sticky Candy

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

uh huh it didn't bothered me

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#22

Blockbuster

Blockbuster

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

what was the last movie you remember renting from blockbluster?

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#23

Sticker Collection

Sticker Collection

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Loretta
Community Member
3 years ago

And a universal birthday present was...stickers.

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#24

Old Computer Games

Old Computer Games

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

I still play this game as on my office machines we cannot install any other gaming stuff.

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#25

Ball Mouse

Ball Mouse

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Lenora Hefley Rice
Community Member
3 years ago

Gah! I used to open this and clean the inside all of the time. It drove me up a wall if the little rollers inside got caked with gunk and my cursor wouldn't move smoothly.

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#26

Wide Leg Jeans

Wide Leg Jeans

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Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

when it's not ok but you say it is

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#27

Tamagotchi Pets

Tamagotchi Pets

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

My sister had one and then some random kid stole it when we were at a caravan park. It was the end of the world for her.

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#28

Phone Time

Phone Time

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember the first time i completely finished this game. ^_^

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#29

Phone Cords

Phone Cords

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

i used to get so damn irritated about this that i spent most of the time making it go one direction rather than concentrate on my phone calls.. XD

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#30

Printed Photos

Printed Photos

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I still can feel it!

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#31

Bubblegum Comics

Bubblegum Comics

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

And tatoos!

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#32

Solitaire

Solitaire

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

the castle, just for the moving bats.

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#33

Taping Music

Taping Music

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

When I grew up we didn't had such money to afford SONY. But there came another brand which copied sony and made these things accessible to many people - "AIWA". Does anyone else remember that brand ?

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#34

Poster-Clad Walls

Poster-Clad Walls

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
3 years ago

Worse with the ones that fall really slowly. The start of it wakes you up, then you spend the following 10 mins frozen in bed, trying to distinguish what the sound was and if you were actually still asleep or not lol

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#35

Everything Was Scary

Everything Was Scary

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

But Toy Story is pretty old now too. The first one anyway. Feeling even older now? ♥

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#36

Multiplayer

Multiplayer

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

It was 3 of us playing Bomberman on a SNES emulator. Only one keyboard....

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#37

Retail Experience

Retail Experience

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Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

*writes hired on clipboard*

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#38

Butterfly Clips

Butterfly Clips

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch! stepped up, stepped on another, Ouch again. Every Damn time. Ouch Ouch Ouch.

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#39

Pillow Fort

Pillow Fort

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely. Kids still do that actually.

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#40

Scratched CDs

Scratched CDs

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Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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#41

Funniest Videos

Funniest Videos

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

I tried to search this "original" show on YT, but couldn't find it, Anyone ?

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#42

Hairbands

Hairbands

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Rich Auntie Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

These things would f*ck your knuckles UP!!

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#43

When Was It Again?

When Was It Again?

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Janine B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Shut up. It was only ten years ago.

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#44

Tiniest Pencils

Tiniest Pencils

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Kristi S.
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely :D

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#45

Windows Maze

Windows Maze

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Shreyankh
Community Member
3 years ago

the maze screensaver!!

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#46

Craft Set

Craft Set

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Rakshya A Bhujel
Community Member
3 years ago

Well there was a time when i got a whole set of colors ( bear headed crayons, markers, water colors, pencil colors) and that was the happiest day of my life since that was my very first time I started my journey as an artist.. but one of my classmate stole it.. he freaking stole it.. -_- and this was back when I was in 1st grade and he didn't admit he stole it and i never saw my own art kit again..

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#47

Dance Moves

Dance Moves

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Heyyyy Macarena!

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#48

Nostalgic Things

Nostalgic Things

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boredkoala
Community Member
3 years ago

I made one of these in a bar, last month! Ahh, nostalgia.

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#49

Things We Used To Know

Things We Used To Know

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

I work at an IT company and there are still some people who use pagers. They get mad if you try their cell first...

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#50

Boybands

Boybands

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Nsync, Back Street Boys, U2, Nirvana, Metallica, Guns n Roses, The Verve, Savage Garden, Santana and hundreds of such more awesome bands. Thousand times better then todays crappy EDM and other techno nonsense. Glad to be born in that era. And Sorry how can I forget BRYAN ADAMS.

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