Remember when trading snacks at lunch was all the rage? Those were the days we were ignorant to the high fat content in Lunchables and we rebelled against parents who packed a lousy apple. How about when Ring Pop’s double as engagement rings? Don’t pretend like you didn’t eat Bugles off all your fingers.
Prepare for a huge wave of nostalgia with 18 retro commercials for all our favourite snacks.
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There’s nothing I love more than a cheesy movie from the 90s rife with bad music, unflattering haircuts and questionable acting. What’s better is when a new, seemingly underground trend shakes the status quo, leaving mainstream, low budget movies to explain it to the masses. In the 1996 movie Vibrations, rockstar turned cyborg raver TJ talks with his friend Simeon about techno music (yes, that’s Max from Gilmore Girls). His “digital grooviness” is more quizzical than edgy but I’m sure this is what inspired Deadmau5 in the beginning. [Source]
You might complain about all the sketchy dudes you meet through online dating sites like eHarmony and Plenty of Fish, dreaming of a time when couples met naturally by locking eyes in a coffee shop or bumping into one another one the subway. Well, I have news for you: Life before dating sites wasn’t much better.
Case in point: These dating profiles from the 80s, featuring Fred the Viking, wild boy Maurice, Big Phil and blue-eyed Monroe. Mullets, high-rise jeans and weird facial hair aside, the guys manage to be creepy and ridiculously demanding.
Things they are looking for: Fun.
Things they aren’t looking for: Food-noshing fatties, hamsters, dopers, smokers, alcoholics, money-grabbers, crazies, sexual abusers and power women who don’t like to clean the house.
Do you think any of these guys ended up with dates?
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Here’s one from the archives: Dance instructor Dena Rizzo’s hilarious blend of old school dance breaks mixed with her attempt at explaining what hip hop is, makes me want to throw on a pair of Adidas button up snaps and grab a boombox.
Rizzo lists some of the first rules of hip hop: turn your feet out, be relaxed and your hands are always “AHH” like this:
Then her students showed off some of the dance moves they learned:
According to Rizzo, hip hop isn’t just a dance style — it’s the way you dress too. She wears a blue, long sleeved jersey and striped black pants. Later, she throws on an oversized jacket and says: “I went to this club right, and they had no baggy pants and no sneakers. That was wild, I didn’t know what to think about that.”
“People ask me all the time what happens when hip hop goes out? Hip hop is an attitude. It’s right here,” she said pointing to her heart. “It’s how you feel, it’s a style.”
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Uh…WTF did I just watch?
Everyone has probably been teased once or twice in their lives, but according to this video, karma is truly a bitch.
In this corny ’80s public service announcement about bullying, watch what happens when a bike gang stops in the middle of the road to heckle a group of kids playing catch.
BUT LO AND BEHOLD! KARMA STRIKES BACK.
While the repercussions of bullying can be bad, I don’t think the end result was the best way to portray the consequences of teasing someone.
P.S. I also don’t think the kid in the green shirt was too upset about the incident either.