Saturday, March 22, 2014

Favorite Movie of the Early Nineties?

What is your favorite movie of the Early Nineties? Please leave your answer in the comment section.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


In 1992, a comedy film about two twenty something's, stuck in adolescence, who host a music cable public access channel in the suburb became a big hit. The movie starred comedians, Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey and was adapted from a Saturday Night Live running skit of the same name. It popularized catchphrases such as "Shwing", "That's What She Said", and "Not!" and it revitalized Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody song. It became the 10th highest grossing film of 1992

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tweerking Was Going On Before Miley Cyrus Was Even Born

Back in the spring of 1992, the rapper, Sir Mix A Lot, had a big hit and, rather, an even bigger phenomenon with his hit "Baby Got Back". A tongue and cheek and  cleverly written ode to the particular female anatomy, this song was a huge success in making big rear ends sexy. Perhaps, Sir Mix A Lot caused a huge cultural awakening in the sex appeal of a large toosh that had never been explored like this before. The video was initially banned for worshiping too much of the anatomy, but was eventually regularly aired on MTV. Others like Wrecks n Effect with "Rumpshaker", and the 69 Boyz with "Tootsie Roll" followed soon in paying homage to the female buttocks, but Sir Mix A Lot definitely took the crown of this achievement. Girls would, as in a hypnotic trance, start their tweerk (although it wasn't called that back then) as soon as the intro of this song would fire from the speakers in any given club in the early nineties.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Real World

The Real World, still airing today, is a reality show that premiered on MTV in 1992. It was created by Mary- Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray, inspired by the 1973 PBS family documentary series titled "An American Family". The show focuses on a group of strangers that agree to live under the same house.  Bunim and Murray originally wanted the show to be a scripted series based on the lives of young people. However, when the cost of production deemed to large, the creators decided to have a cast of non-actors in a non-scripted show. The show initially focused on the real subject matters, such as sexuality, politics, and drug abuse, that young adults had to deal with. A central figure was Pedro Zamora, who appeared on the show in 1994 and was openly gay and an educator of HIV/AIDS. That season featured his commitment ceremony with his boyfriend, Sean Sasser. Sadly, the show that year also chronicalled his dealing with his own affliction with AIDS until his passing. The show, for better or worst, opened up the floodgates for reality based television programming, as producers saw that cheap production costs can garner high ratings. Whether loosely scripted or meticulously planned, this formula drives reality television today.