I'm looking for books that capture the feel, culturally, politically, and/or otherwise, of the 1990's in America. Can y'all help me out?
-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
Many music videos from the late nineties, six underground by the sneaker pimps being the most salient example to me, have a distinctive cinematographic feel and style to them, with very high contrast (super dark blacks and popping-out, almost oversaturated whites); a lot of murky brown/green and pops of red/blue. Does this style have a name? Is it a film effect or some kind of post-processing, or both? digital? Why was it so prevalent in the late-nineties, and, correct me if I am mistaken, mostly just for music videos? [more inside]
I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much. As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone. [more inside]
"Is it Sybil?" Help me understand this dated reference in a Rita Rudner joke from the early 90's. [more inside]
I am trying to find the name of an obscure mac game i used to play in the 90's. To find by google search terms has not been successful and to describe the game is a challenge. [more inside]
What is the name of the band and song in this video from the late 80's-early 90's? I came across this old post on Yahoo! Answers and now it is driving me nuts. One of the guys in the band had on a Charlie Brown shirt and the video took place in a skate park. "California" may have been part of the band name. Ring any bells?
(ambient folk of the early 90's) Whatever happened to Annie Burton / Aon? [more inside]
Looking for 90's video games I played as a kid. [more inside]
Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house... [more inside]
A boy buys an earring at an old junk shop, either he can't afford both or the guy sells it to him for a great price because there's no pair for it. Once he start wearing it though, trash becomes attracted to him. He ends up taking refuge (I think) in a phone booth and the trash falls away when he takes out the earring. My question, what show was this? [more inside]
Help me remember this PC game from the 90's! It was a French game, named something like "Fantasio", but I can't find anything about it online. [more inside]
How much did the internets cost 10 years ago? [more inside]
Is there a general consensus on the "feel" or identity" or, dare I say it, "quality" of 90's music yet? [more inside]
where can i find an image of the fuzzy laser background that was used in school pictures in the 80's and early 90's? [more inside]
Cannot find title of early 90's movie set in New York with interlocking stories. [more inside]
Can you identify two 90's TV shows/movies? [more inside]
Early-to-Mid 90's commercial: girl in bar slips guy a piece of paper not with her phone number, but with her email address. [more inside]
Sometime during the 90's, there was a proto-techno group which I just can't identify. I remember a specific music video in which a large, comically dressed rabbit broke into a laboratory for some illicit purpose. The only thing I know about this group is that the singer is a heavyset black woman, and they sound kind of like Real McCoy or ATB. What is the name of the band? [more inside]
I found myself warm and nostalgic today for the brief period between the end of the cold war and the war on terror. Do you think history will look at it as a very good time to be alive or is this just me being a nostalgic Gen x-er?