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Would Like to Recall Name of Specific Arcade Game Early '90s

It was an upright arcade game, but played like a board game. You and some (allegedly) hyper intelligent extraterrestrial take turns placing tokens (colonies, energy nodes, whatever) on a series of boards that change from round to round. Tokens next to the token you place get 'flipped' to your color. There was console art depicting spacey aliens with pseudopods. [more inside]
posted by newdaddy on Nov 4, 2014 - 4 answers

I'll take Palo Alto in the early 90s, Alex

It's been well over 20 years since I lived in the Bay Area, and my memory is hazy, at best. I'm looking for the names of two specific establishments that I can vaguely remember from the early 1990s. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Aug 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Identify a movie where kids are inside the TV

I have a vague memory of a single bit of a movie I saw in the early 90s (don't know how old the movie was tho). Three kids, on the lip of a giant TV screen. The sky was orange/yellow/green stormy. The movie villain was threatening them, and they either pushed him into TV land, or they themselves jumped into it to escape him. Any guesses?
posted by rebent on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Depictions of the 90's Rave scene in books, movies and TV.

I'm working on a writing project partially set in the 1990's underground rave scene in America, and I'm gathering research materials -- books, movies, tv, etc -- that will help me set the stage. I'm interested in both the underground rave scene as it really was, as well as its depiction in popular media, however warped/sensationalized -- basically, anything that could help me build a fully-formed immersive world for my audience, the way Mad Men has done for its time and place. [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 12, 2014 - 23 answers

Identify 90s song

Can you identify this song about someone's dog, by a 90s girl-fronted band? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 8, 2014 - 3 answers

ISO the Mexican Pixies

If you liked rock/punk music and you lived in Mexico in the late '80s and early '90s, what Mexican bands did you like?
posted by elizeh on May 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Know the name of this movie involving blindfolded man & dress tie?

So for like 5 years I've been trying to remember what the name of this cheesy movie was from the mid to late 90s. What I can remember: There's a man who's in some kind of torrid romance with a woman. Halfway through the movie they're in front of a fire about to make love. She takes his dress tie and blindfolds him with it, and they go at it. We find out partway though that it's really her friend instead...and he realizes when the woman bends down to whisper into his ear "It will be our turn soon..." He removes the tie, says something like "Cammy/Dani etc" and the woman takes the tie, gags him, and basically rides him to completion. The only other thing I can remember about the movie is the specific song playing during that scene...which is Bahu-Rang's Strange Imagination by Joseph Pusateri. Any ideas???!
posted by PetiePal on Apr 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me identify this song based on the melody

What is the 80s or 90s pop song with a similar melody to the one in Super Freak/Can't Touch This? It sounds like the same intervals, but sung with the "words" da-dee-day-doh. I want to say it could be from the UK, possibly somewhere else in Europe. I think the album cover is black and white and could be a picture of people walking. Sorry for how vague this is! Any ideas?
posted by flod logic on Mar 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Remix the 80s and 90s for me!

I'm looking for songs that mix 80s and/or 90s pop with other genres. My favorite example of this is Orbital's Halcyon - And On And On Live that samples Bon Jovi's You Give Love A Bad Name and Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is A Place On Earth. Any other genre is fine but electronic genres are preferred. Thanks!
posted by aceyprime on Mar 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Name That Late 90's Shampoo-Filter!

Asking for a friend: "I am more that a little embarrassed at how much time I spent trying to figure out what shampoo/conditioner I used to use in the late '90s. It came from the grocery store; the kind I got was in a light blue cylindrical bottle, with this weird cap where you pulled the whole thing up but the middle stayed down. It smelled SO GOOD -- a faintly citrus, faintly marine smell. If I could find it I would pay like $30 on ebay for a bottle just so I could reverse-engineer that smell." Any ideas, Hive?...
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Naughty Star Trek TNG audio

At some point in the mid-to-late 90s, I found an audio file (might even have been a .wav because MP3s weren't huge yet) that I'd like to find again. It was a fan edit of vocals from episodes of Star Trek:The Next Generation that strongly implied that Jean-Luc Picard and William Riker were lovers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me identify this action movie from the late 80's or early 90's!

Sometime between 1993 and 1996 I watched this movie - I think on the movie network - and it took place on what I think was one of those experimental US military aircraft. It was kind of like die hard in a plane - one rugged hero overcoming the odds and taking out the bad guys (and I think saving the girl). I could've sworn it had Dennis Quaid, but I can't find any matching description on IMDB. It wasn't con-air or executive decision. I'm guessing it was from the early 90's, but it could have been late 80's.
posted by spacediver on Feb 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Can you identify this comedian from MTV?

In the 1990s on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour there was a comedian who, when bombing, would lean into the first row and yell at people who weren't laughing, "I'm going to be doing some comedy later on, you should stick around" — what was his name?
posted by critzer on Jan 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Give me some nostalgia alternative classics radio!

Where can I listen to some classic alternative music (or whatever the genre is called) online? [more inside]
posted by aarondesk on Jan 9, 2014 - 11 answers

Iconic music videos of the 80s and 90s?

One of my good friends had very little interaction with pop culture through childhood and most of college, and so missed out entirely on the now-classic music videos that were airing on MTV and VH1 up through the mid-90s. They're interested in improving their music video literacy, so I'd like to put together a playlist for them. Help me make sure I don't miss anything!
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 2, 2013 - 49 answers

Where is this magical place?

I'm looking for a place in New York City to dance to 90s pop and hip hop djs. Would love to avoid expensive, velvet-rope clubs and I'm not a fan of techno/house/electronica. [more inside]
posted by auntietennis on Jul 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Old TV ad with a boy who'd been camping

What was that old (80s/90s) British TV ad with the boy who comes home from a camping trip and says "Pretty exhausting, really"? I'd like to find it on YouTube if possible, but even knowing the name of the product would help.
posted by the latin mouse on Jul 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Salami Night Fever

I am trying to find an old (80s-90s) animated short called "Salami Night Fever". [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jun 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Do Hypercolor t shirts expire?

Do Hypercolor t shirts expire? Seeing some on ebay but none say whether they are still heat sensitive.
posted by josher71 on Jun 7, 2013 - 7 answers

What was the name of a TV device from the 90's used for trivia/sports?

In the late 80's early 90's there was a device you could use while watching television. From what I remember, this device required some type of subscription and allowed you to play along while watching game shows and sporting events. It was black, had buttons on the sides, and a basic LED screen in the middle with an extendable radio antenna. Does anyone know what this device was? What the name of it was?
posted by blueplasticfish on Apr 16, 2013 - 3 answers

Tracking down a YA book series from the late 80s / early 90s

In my elementary school (circa 1989-1996, Ontario/Canada), there was a series of young adult novels that our library had. I've been trying to track them down, and Google hasn't helped with the scattershot info I remember about them. Here is what I have to go on... [more inside]
posted by ordinary_magnet on Mar 24, 2013 - 2 answers

What was this "Game"?

When I was in college in the mid-90s, I had a "game" (broadly defined) for my Macintosh Quadra 650 (aw yiss!) that was labeled ITA Choco. Here's what seems to be a site by the creators (partially in Japanese, partially in 404 errors). What was the point of it? And what does the site say? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Edgy mission statements from Gen-X-targeting 90's ad agencies?

I'm looking for mission statements from 90's advertising agencies. Specifically, super "edgy" ad agencies that targeted the Gen-X demographic. The more over the top and "extreme" the better. Worst-case scenario, I'd love to know where to start looking for them myself.
posted by defenestration on Jan 28, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I replicate the experience of the mid-90s web for a curious Generation Z tweenager?

Does such thing as an early web emulator exist? My 12 year-old stepson is learning HTML and CSS, and today I was trying to describe the web of yesteryear (for me, c. 1995-96). I'd love to show some visual aids. I have googled to no avail. [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

a song I once loved

Trying to recall an indie song from the 90s with the line "portrait of the artist with his face punched in"... have googled extensively but getting nothing. no idea who sang it. it is HAUNTING ME! anyone know the song??
posted by beccyjoe on Nov 18, 2012 - 2 answers

"Somebody That I Used to Know" is an Elliott Smith song, godammit

Catch me up on what's happened in rock music in the last 10 years? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Aug 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Young Adult fiction search

Is there a good database for YA fiction of the 90's? [more inside]
posted by avidreader on Aug 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Who are some current female singer-songwriters who seem to be stuck in the 90s?

I am looking for current "alternative" music by obscure female singer-songwriters that sounds like it could have come out in the mid-late 90s. Who are some out there who currently write in that style, even now that it is the 2010s? [more inside]
posted by wondermouse on Jul 9, 2012 - 38 answers

Patter in 90s Alt-rock

Looking for more examples of 90s alt-rock songs making heavy use of patter / spoken sections. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 2, 2012 - 34 answers

2 for 1 Bookfinders Special

MeFi bookworms, do you know either of these books? [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jun 1, 2012 - 1 answer

That stinks!! No.. it SUCKS!

When, where and how did the word 'sucks' become somewhat inoffensive, mainstream-- a word that can be said on prime time television? Was there at tv show? Is it generational? Or is my perception regional and based on my cohort? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on May 4, 2012 - 43 answers

Like awesome dude... Slang from the 90s

Looking for examples of late 20th century slang/lingo has fallen out of common usage? [more inside]
posted by kreestar on Apr 18, 2012 - 55 answers

Do you remember this graphic artist from the '90s?

Please help me remember the name of the graphic artist, popular in the early '90s who did stylised (mostly African-American) figures garbed in primary colours, often combined with inspirational words; the most popular line was available in posters, t-shirts, and even bookmarks. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Mar 16, 2012 - 17 answers

ID this 90s baddie

Can you identify this action figure? (the one in the middle) [more inside]
posted by 2ghouls on Mar 14, 2012 - 4 answers

What is this symbol?

What is the significance of a symbol that was everywhere in the '90s? It consisted of a vaguely heart-shaped urn-like thing with an open top and flames coming out of the top. If memory serves, there were usually Xs across the widest point of the heart, and sometimes flames in the background. I remember this from the sleeve art for Celebrity Skin (Courtney Love is wearing a tee shirt with the symbol) and from the old House of Blues logo. What is this symbol called, and what does it mean?
posted by pxe2000 on Dec 21, 2011 - 14 answers

did I just watch The Last Unicorn too many times?

Fantasy ID filter: book read in the late 80s, early 90s. Child in fishing village, purchased as a slave or servant by a traveling magician. Beautiful city in decline, animal (fish?) shaped necklace with a seed in its mouth? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Origin of the "Give it to them" sample?

What is the origin of the "Give it to them" sample that was ubiquitous in early 90s techno? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Aug 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Help us ID this tv show

Help me & my sister ID this early 90s children's show based on the intro sequence. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Booty, Booty, Booty

I'm trying to recall a TV Show, I think in the 90s, that had the phrase, "Booty, booty, booty!" [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jul 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for information on the dotcom boom

I'm looking for good books, articles, documentaries etc. about the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, in particular anything about the experiences of people working for tech companies while it was happening. I'm also interested in how the boom manifested itself in the UK (and to what extent it did).
posted by eykal on Jun 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Trying to remember childhood novel titles

Looking for titles for two fantasy books from childhood, the publishing time frame is 1970~1990ish. Scenes from Game of Thrones reminded a friend of them... [more inside]
posted by nightchrome on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find some funky old skool rap

I'm looking for an old skool rap song from the 90s, with the chorus from "My Girl" by the Temptations. Can anyone point to the artist? [more inside]
posted by cartmancakes on Mar 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find an old Ironkids Bread commercial

Does anybody remember the Ironkids bread commercial where a bunch of kids go around rapping about the awesomeness of Ironkids bread? It was from the early 90s, since the kids are wearing parachute pants and eye-blisteringly colorful clothing. I am dying trying to find the video online. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Mar 7, 2011 - 4 answers

What was that song?

Trying to find a song from the 90s. [more inside]
posted by Panjandrum on Feb 24, 2011 - 7 answers

What is this song called.

What is the name of that song that has lyrics like "Becky was a choir girl, down in Costa Rica, Susan was a fire-fighter way out west in Chico"? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Okay, fine. I'll waste a question on this.

Name-that-90s-teen-movie-filter [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Game Over, Man, Game Over

What was this 90s space marine video game from my youth? [more inside]
posted by Menthol on Dec 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Can you make the baby back ribs?

ObscureParodySongFilter: Searching for a parody of the Destiny's Child song "Bills, Bills, Bills" - only it was "Ribs, Ribs, Ribs." Sung by males extolling the virtues of a woman that could prepare great barbecue. The song was played in the late 90s on the radio in the Tampa, Florida area. I'd love to hear it again and my google-fu is failing me.
posted by gnutron on Nov 27, 2010 - 0 answers

Title of animated film from 1990s about an escaped bird?

Anybody remember the name of an animated film from the 1990's about a bird that escaped from a cage? Was very detailed and colorful, with lots of intricate patterns and ornamentation on things. I think it aired on VH1 (back when it still played music) and was French Canadian based on the credits. Story was engaging and very easy to follow, although nobody spoke. Emotion and plot were conveyed strictly through music.
posted by Sal Monella on Nov 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Name that '90s female one-hit-wonder song

I'm thinking of a song...from the '90s by a female pop artist who probably would be considered a one-hit-wonder. But I can't quite place it. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Nov 7, 2010 - 36 answers

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