Going outside and playing with friends instead of communicating via text with a person only 10 feet away from you. E-mailing wasn't really that much of an option in the early half of the 1990s. Not everybody owned a computer.
Multiplayer gaming was inviting people over to your house and having them use an additional controller.
My dad taking me to the video store when new releases were available.
If you really wanted to truly experience a movie, then you would have to go to theaters.
Physically traveling somewhere to purchase merchandise. I was at Radio Shack quite a bit for the odds and ends. Amazon was only an online bookstore back then.
Speaking of, going to the library and actually acquiring reading material.
Spending time with loved ones that passed away after the decade was over.
While I do appreciate the technology we have available at our fingertips, I still miss the innocence of my childhood and teenage years. Political correctness didn't run rampant during that era. Nobody seemed to be as offended by something as they are nowadays.
the [stupid] campy teenage shows that we all plotzed over...
saved by the bell california dreams boy meets world
the in-general, respectfulness the tv shows nearly always evoked. if a kid was snotty to their parents within a show, the parents took care of it without dissing the kid or worse. the tv parents were role models for the parents out there. we don't have that now and no wonder we have four year olds giving teachers the finger and grabbing their crotch while the parents are so proud [really, they are so proud of their little angel].
in reality, the simpleness of the world... things were on the up and up, berlin wall was coming down. no such thing as identity theft. what the hell is a data plan? you never questioned why Jack couldn't fit on that stupid door that Rose was lying on.
the smarmy or stupid friend in a tv show didn't upset you as much as they do now.
behaving well in class all week long just so you could 'earn' that balloon tube and the little straw you blow them up with.
beanie babies were and are still fvking adorable!
slouch socks. ankle socks that stores shit themselves over SUCK DONKEY BALLS!
stores actually had those paper bags -- instant and free book covers that were mandatory at my school. and you could write/draw on those sonsabitches.
koosh balls. no need for Prozac, thank you.
you had no idea that Michael Jordan was a big douche bag. [check the internet, he sucks]
same thing or dr seuss.
those liquid motion/sand things. mesmerized the crap out of me and calmed me down something fierce.
my utmost favorite show of my childhood/and even now... HEY DUDE! yeah, the last live, on location show made by Nickelodeon.
Just about EVERYTHING. The music was better, films were better, tv-series were more fun and enjoyable. EVEN the food such as pizza was better back then, and I recall the fortunes of fortune cookies being better too. The list is ENDLESS...
90s- when 'simple' wasn't a bad thing or a bad word, when it came to TV shows, movies, etc.
"There is still hope." - Arwen, LotR "No man controls my destiny. Especially not one who attacks downwind and stinks of garlic." - Azim, ROBIN HOOD "Do you stop believing in the moon just because the sun comes out?" - Jack Frost, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS "I am no man." - Eowyn, LotR "I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta, & your wrath upon this world is over." - Diana, WONDER WOMAN