The 90s officially turn 30 years old today. Happy Birthday to most awesome decade of all time!
In 1999, Star Wars fans around the country camped out days, and sometimes weeks, before the premier of Star Wars: Episode One The Phantom Menace. It was one of the first films to witness such a fan phenomenon.
December 31, 2001 is the first New Year’s Eve after the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Their were fears of another terrorist attack, particularly in Times Square New York.
“Finish Him!” is a quote from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. After the completion of a fight, the overseer yell’s “Finish Him!” or “Finish Her!”, giving the bout winner an opportunity to perform a horrific killing (known in the game as Fatalities) on their battered opponent.
The Sega CD attachment made it possible for CD-ROM based games and music playback for the Sega Genesis. The add-on was known for it’s large library of Full Motion Video (FMV) games. The North American release of the accessory was in 1992.
FMV or full motion video is a type of video game that heavily relied on videos rather then actual gameplay. This was popular around the early 90s with the widespread release of CD-ROM discs and consoles such as the Sega CD and 3DO.
Boomshakalaka is a 90s slang term. It’s usually shouted during a competitive situation, when one player achieves a goal or performs some type of spectacular move against their opponents. It was commonly used during basketball after a slam dunk.
George is a 1993 television sitcom starring George Foreman as a mentor for at-risk youth.
Getting Personal was a 1998 television sitcom that aired on Fox. It starred Vivica A. Fox as the head of an advertising agency in Chicago. One of her employees was a previous “date gone wrong”.
In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, an IT employee of the park, Ray Arnold (played by Samuel L. Jackson), says “hold on to your butts” as he powers up the amusement park again.