saturday flashback

Jul 20, 2013

That ’70s Show Taught Me The ’70s Are No Different Than The ’00s

There aren't many teen shows on network television that are targeted toward more adult sensibilities or as edgy as That '70s Show was.

May 11, 2013

Recapping The Hit ’90s Film ‘She’s All That’ In Pictures [Saturday Flashback]

So basically Laney Boggs is mad uggo because she has glasses and a ponytail. LIKE, EW! Cut the shit out, girl.

Apr 13, 2013

Remember How LFO Had The Worst Lyrics Ever? [Saturday Flashback]

Let's celebrate the bands ridiculous eyebrows by reviewing how terrible the lyrics were to "Summer Girls."

Paris Is Burning: The Origins Of Throwing Shade [Saturday Flashback]

Paris Is Burning is a quintessential documentary for anyone who has ever felt cheated. I mean cheated in a big way; you were born with a body that doesn't match your gender, you were born queer, you were born non-white, you were born poor, you were born something that the world isn't typically kind to and you long to feel significant, validated and beautiful.

Mar 16, 2013

Remember Those Stretchy Chokers And Chinese Slippers? [Saturday Flashback]

Why did these ever catch on? They were so uncomfortable? They weren't altogether stylish.

Mar 9, 2013

Cruel Intentions Wasn’t The Brilliant Film I Thought It Was [Saturday Flashback]

The film, at the end of the day is a fantasy for any girl who wants a bad guy. It's a fantasy for people who think they can "fix" someone who is misguided just by knowing them.

Mar 2, 2013

Feb 23, 2013

Legends Of The Hidden Temple [Saturday Flashback]

Legends of the Hidden Temple was my favorite. It was slightly spooky, there was a giant talking head and creepy obstacle courses where kids would get snatched up by weird Island people.

Feb 16, 2013

Pizza Lunchables Made You The Most Popular Girl In School [Saturday Flashback]

I think we can all agree that anyone who brought Lunchables to the cafeteria in school was deemed King or Queen for a day.

Feb 9, 2013

Daria Showed Me The Light [Saturday Flashback]

Daria's deadpan humor and utter disdain for high school made me feel like my deadpan humor and utter disdain for high school was totally normal.

Feb 2, 2013

Did Anyone Else Always Cheat In Candy Land? [Saturday Flashback]

I always won Candy Land. I thought I was getting away with murder.

Jan 19, 2013

Lisa Simpson: Teacher’s Pet Icon [Saturday Flashback]

"If you hadn't done it, some other loser would have so quit milkin' it," Nelson, the school bully says, as Lisa proudly announces to her classmates that she edited the entire thing. No one cares. No one even cares to sign Lisa's yearbook.

Jan 5, 2013

Family Matters, Fresh Prince, The Cosby Show & Other African American Sitcoms [Saturday Flashback]

Whatever happened to all-brown sitcoms? Before anyone chimes in with, "Isn't it just as racist to have only Black people on a show?" No, it's not racist, it's reality. Almost every show focuses on a cast of mostly, usually all, White casts or White families.

Dec 29, 2012

Tamagatchis, Giga Pets & Other Digital Babies I've Killed [Saturday Flashback]

Giga pets were my fave. At one point in 5th grade I had nine of them - nine digital babies. My favorite being a penguin named "Nano." He pooped I clicked, "Clean Poop." He was hungry, I clicked, "Feed." He wanted to play, I clicked, "Play." Stimulating, thought-provoking fun - that's what a pre-internet world looked like.

Dec 22, 2012

Toys R Us Catalogues & Being A Christmas Brat [Saturday Flashback]

It's really not a big deal. It's really all just stuff - objects you'll forget about, material possessions with a novelty that will wear off in a few days. Everything you have someone has a whole lot less. So this Christmas, instead of Santa, thank whoever has your back.

Dec 15, 2012

The Discman & Hit Clips Were Stupid Audio Devices[Saturday Flashback]

In 5th grade Debbie Velasquez had a portable casette tape player - a walkman - and the only casette tape she had was TLC's "Fanmail." Naturally, I had to one up her, so I got a portable discman and CD of TLC's "Fanmail" which would become the only CD I ever bought because about a year later Napster was popularized and stealing megabytes was just too much fun. Then of course, mp3 players.