Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Funday: Media of the Past

Found at my Mom's house in a box this weekend, presented without commentary because I'm too busy dying laughing (or, maybe, of dysentery):


(Click to enlarge that mix tape and you will get a lethal dose of the 1990s. You have been warned.)

(Also, isn't my tablecloth pretty?)
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  1. CHRISTOPHER PIKE!!! my friend and i were perusing the R.L. Stein books currently in my bookshelf (they are a badge of honor!) and we were trying to think of the other teen horror author. rock on.

    and all those songs are currently on my ipod. speaking of mix tapes i made a discovery when i was a wee one that if i plugged headphones into the microphone jack of my boom box, i could record myself! i can't tell you how many version of me singing along with blues traveller (taped off the radio of course) that i own.

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  2. The mixtape doesn't contain Crowded House. This makes me sad.

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  3. I was already thinking how much I like your tablecloth before I got to the end! Don't throw away the Oregon Trail though, it's a cult classic and worth millions of dollars! Well, probably not millions.

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  4. You could probably make some $$ off of the Oregon Trail disc! LOL

    Memories...

    Thanks for the giggles! :D

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  5. I could have made that mixed tape--it's the perfect sing-along! And OMG, Christopher Pike books? My sister had them all. I was more of an R.L. Stein fan, but probably due to the fact that I didn't want to do anything like my sister.

    Also, this proves it: 90210 > Melrose Place!


    p.s. The word verification on this comment was "poophorl". LOL

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  6. I have a stack of VHS tapes of The X-Files in ths closet...even after I have the box set DVD's. Somethings you just can't throw away...although I could if I wanted to, oh well, nice flashback! Now I have to go clean something.

    http://www.apackalipsnow.blogspot.com

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  7. Who DIDN'T have a mix tape like this in the 90s?

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  8. Ahhh...mixed tapes and Melrose Place. Those were the days!

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  9. I still love all of those songs and won't apologize for it! :) I love coming across stuff from the past like that. Great finds!

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  10. This reminded me of the long days my best friend and I used to spend glued to our boom box so that we could record the perfect songs off the radio.

    And how pissed off we would get when one side ran out in the middle of a song. It is pretty much impossible to eject, flip, and press record withouth losing a part of The Thong Song.

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  11. This entire post has everything from my childhood! I have two older sisters so I am very familiar with all of these. I played Oregon Trail for HOURS! I can't stand the new 90210 b/c it will never compare to the original one! It's always nice to take a trip down memory lane. P.S. REALLY cute table cloth! :-)

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  12. The Oregon Trail is hilarious. My kids actually play this game online now and I use to watch Melrose place like crazy, I think I have some old videos of tv shows that I will not mention because I am too embarrassed to mention.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

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  13. That is a really fancy version of Oregon Trail- I stole my family's old 1983 Apple IIe from my mom's house, along with the big literally floppy disc Oregon Trail, Odel Lake, Lewis & Clark, Number Munchers, etc. So, so much fun.

    I always put my closest in age sister as #4... #4 always dies first, usually of dysentery.
    Yay for Oregon Trail!

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  14. Man, I can't believe I forgot about Christopher Pike!

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  15. HOLY CHRISTOPHER PIKE BALLS!! I used to DEVOUR those books. I'd forgotten about them. And, AND-- now I have to turn on my 90s mix in iTunes. :D It's gonna be a great Sunday.

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  16. As I was reading the names of the songs I was singing them in my head! This is great. Thank you.

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  17. You shot 1300 lbs of meat but were only able to carry 100 lbs with you.

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  18. Tablecloth is GORGEOUS!

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  19. Heidi8:46 PM

    I stole the Oregon Trail floppy from my elementary school. Would've probably been more awesome if we actually had a computer at home. Luckily I had Christopher Pike and mix tapes to occupy the time that could've been spent getting cholera. Incidentally, Slumber Party was hands down my favorite. Please tell me I wasn't the only person who called the phone numbers in that book...

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  20. Swooning over Christopher Pike and that mix tape. Nightswimming is my all-time favourite REM song.

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  21. LOL- how fun, but my box of stuff from when I was a silly teen would be another 10 years prior to this!

    and it would not contain anything that could be used with a computer (huh? what is that?- says me from the 80s)

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  22. Melrose Place. Mixed tapes! I love the 90s.

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  23. I'm not sure if I've ever commented on your blog, but I read it all the time and I just HAD to comment on the Christopher Pike books! Actually, it looks from these photos that you went to MY mom's house and found a bunch of MY crap from the 90s, but whatever. "Remember Me" was, like, my all-time favorite book and I would read it over and over again. I conned many of my teachers in letting me use it for book reports. Awesome. Also, now I have to go download "Back for Good" from iTunes because HELLO, that is a great song that I completely forgot about.

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  24. I LOVED Christopher Pike books! I did book reports on every one I could find in our school library. This was probably the most exciting part of this post for me! Should I be embarassed to admit this because I'm not.

    I was also a hardcord 90210 fan; much moreso than Melrose Place. You are missing Party of Five though. Sigh

    My 90s mixed tape would've included more hair metal.

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  25. This trip down memory lane solidifies it, I was meant to follow this blog!

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  26. It's like stepping back in time... I mean how retro is a floppy disk?!

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  27. Oh...Mah....GAH!!! LMAO This is SERIOUSLY cool!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you for this renewing of old, treasured memories....xD I haven't laughed or had a nostalgic euphoria that hard in a LONG DAMN TIME!!! =D You are awesome. *hugs*

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  28. Man, I still love The Proclaimers! they're still going strong.

    Coincidentally, on Saturday, my wife dug up and played an old mixed tape she made in the 80s - now that's a blast from the past!

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  29. Oh the Proclaimers. I was stuck on a train in England with a bunch of rugby players who were eating crawfish & drinking beer at 9 in the morning singing 500 Miles at the top of their lungs over & over again.

    And D'Angelo makes me love you even more.

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  30. That's not just any floppy disk! That Oregon Trail! :D I couldn't count how many hours of computer class I wasted on that game as a little one. XD

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  31. Aw shucks, Oregeon Trail. Love the Mix Tape. Also, if it's any consolation, I do think your table cloth is pretty.

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  32. that mix tape is EPIC!!! and i love your table cloth. :)

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  33. The Christopher Pike Remember Me trilogy made me CRY... it rocked. Not as good as his book "Witch" but superior to RLStine Catalina Chronicles, on par with Pike's graduation trilogy and Stine's Fear Street Saga...



    I've said too much.

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  34. I'm so ready to listen to that mix tape.

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  35. Mariah Carey? Oh my Lord, that's just painful to look at. It burns us, precious! It burns us!

    ...and I have all of the other tracks on your mix tape in my iTunes, because I'm just way cool like that.

    And by "cool" I mean "old."

    Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!

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  36. Please burn me a disk of that mix tape. It is AWESOME. Kthanksbye

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  37. Seriously Oregon Trail...best game ever....at least that was the only game my parents would buy me.

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  38. Holy shit, Christopher Pike! I'm pretty sure I had at least one of those books in your array, plus like a dozen more. I recall reading one where the girl's boyfriend fakes his own death and zombie resurrection. Good times!

    Also, your mix tape is full of win. I would totally want a copy of that one.

    Oregon trail was my shit. It was like the coolest thing ever back in the day. Now I only play it on Facebook when I'm uber bored, and I still die on the regular. But it's a lovely nostalgic idea!

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