Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Hanson
In case you guys were wondering, Hanson’s Snowed In is the only Christmas album that matters.
This picture defines how I use the internet.
THE SANTA CLAUSE: In putting on the suit and entering the sleigh, the wearer waives any and all right to any previous identity, real or implied, an fully accepts the duties and responsibilities of Santa Claus, in perpetuity to which some time the wearer becomes unable to do so, by either accident or design.
confession: I did not get the pun on Claus for an embarrassing number of years. One Christmas, it just hit me and I was like “omg it’s Clause not Claus because there’s a clause for being Santa!” and my mom was like
Spice World premiered a decade and a half ago, today. I’M SO OLD.
Yeah, I’m a cheese ball… but you tell me often how much it warms your heart knowing Kimmy and D.J.’s friendship lives on. That even though it was a T.V. show, there’s something comforting about knowing that the young girls you grew up with, that entered your living rooms through a television set each week, are still doing life together. 26 years after Andrea and I first met on set, we’re still hanging out, sharing stories, swapping secrets and even getting muddy together on purpose! -Candace Cameron Bure
Hello! Sure, I’d be glad to. I think the reason I love the ’90s so much is simply because it is the age I grew up in. I have such happy memories of being a kid— spending my carefree summer afternoons outside with my Skip-It and roller blades on (not at the same time, obviously, or I wouldn’t be here writing to you now). Friday nights with mom, pizza, and TGIF, then Saturday morning cartoons and SNICK. The music was infectious, the clothes were fun. I just look back on everything so fondly.
The popularity of the blog truly surprised me. I started this about two years ago for my own nostalgic reasons, and the visitors came by the thousands in just a few short months. I can’t even count the number of kind messages I have received from visitors, mostly within my age group, thanking me for the blog and sharing happy memories of their own. I believe their reasons for following and enjoying this site are similar to mine. We all hold those years dearly and like to look back on them— which may also account for some of the resurgence of ’90s culture lately. We’re all grown up in a different world now and we want it back the way it used to be.
Thanks for writing and good luck with your article!
i’m wide awake and i can see the perfect sky is torn
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about ‘Basketball Diaries’?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?” The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.
The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
They’ve just announced that the shooting at the school in Connecticut is the worst elementary school shooting in history. They’re saying that at least 27 people have been killed, including 18 children.
Take a moment to spare a thought for this tragic event and the people whose lives have been torn apart by it.
edit: Twenty children. All between 5-10
This commercial is on my VHS copy of Pocahontas!!! Along with a trailer for The Hunchback of Notre Dame before the animation was even finished. VCRs are freaking time machines.