TV in 1991: War and Police Brutality

The two biggest subjects of television in 1991 centered around the worst police beating ever caught on video (yes, even to this day) and a conflict in the Middle East that turned televisions into 24-hour war journals. While war and police brutality dominated the air waves in 1991, they were not the only notable momentsContinue reading “TV in 1991: War and Police Brutality”

3 Songs from 1990

This is not so much a recommendation for these songs as it is an analysis or informational piece on them. As a teacher, I enjoy the hell out of teaching and that is what I am trying to provide here. Whether you like these tunes or not, my hope is that you learn something aboutContinue reading “3 Songs from 1990”

The 1990s vs 2020

Imagine walking out of a movie theater after seeing Goodfellas and already declaring it one of the greatest mafia films in history. You spend your time listening to People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm on your headphones while walking home from school. There was that night you watched the Arsenio Hall Show andContinue reading “The 1990s vs 2020”

A 90s Christmas Movie Guide

You have heard friends and family tell you their favorite holiday films: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Some people absolutely cannot go through the holiday season without a viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas whereas others feel the same about A Christmas Story. Whatever it may be,Continue reading “A 90s Christmas Movie Guide”

1999 – A Return of the King

It makes sense that the final year of the 90s would mark the return of perhaps the most successful and popular franchise in the history of film: Star Wars. In this instance, the franchise went backwards in its narrative by doing three prequels to the original Star Wars films. The hype for the new films lasted forContinue reading “1999 – A Return of the King”

Bart Gets an “F” – (1990)

This episode of The Simpsons was the first episode of season two. It also was the first time the show went up against The Cosby Show’s time slot and took a decent chunk of the audience. Obviously, there are many more iconic episodes and moments from The Simpsons but this one may be the first one that cementedContinue reading “Bart Gets an “F” – (1990)”

…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears (1998)

  Written by: Martin Karl Sandberg Oh baby, baby Oh baby, baby Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know That something wasn’t right here Oh baby, baby, I shouldn’t have let you go And now you’re out of sight, yeah Show me how want it to be Tell me baby ’cause I needContinue reading “…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears (1998)”

1998 – Hit me baby one more time

There are arguments out there that 1998 is one of the best years in music, and certainly the best year in music of the 90s. While I’m not sure I agree with either of those theories, it was certainly a significant year in music, a year in which music had more impact on American popContinue reading “1998 – Hit me baby one more time”

The Big Event: 1998 – Mark McGwire Hits #62

This isn’t a TV moment in the general sense because it’s not a scene from a ’90s sitcom or drama. That being said, Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run during the 1998 home run season is one of the most iconic sports moments of the 90s since it broke Roger Maris’ 37-year-old single-season home run recordContinue reading “The Big Event: 1998 – Mark McGwire Hits #62”

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Without Anthony Hopkins’ role in Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter would have never become the household name he is today. Hopkins would go on to win Best Actor for his portrayal of Lecter which remains one of the greatest villains in the history of cinema. Below is just one of the many great scenes betweenContinue reading “Silence of the Lambs (1991)”

1997 – Simply Titanic

You had to live during the years before Titanic was released to understand all the hype and hoopla surrounding it. For one, the budget was gargantuan. To add to that, there were tons of issues that occurred during the filming of the movie that made it feel like it was set up to be a monumentalContinue reading “1997 – Simply Titanic”

Toys of the ’90s – Beanie Babies

A bit like the fidget spinner craze of modern times, Beanie Babies were all the rage in the mid-90s up until 1999. Filled with plastic pellets instead of stuffing like most stuffed animals, Beanie Babies skyrocketed in popularity in 1995 when seemingly everyone wanted one. The original nine Beanie Babies released were: Legs the Frog,Continue reading “Toys of the ’90s – Beanie Babies”