Ad Blockers

gameboy color hair adWhile the “Got Milk?” campaign was the highlight of advertising in the 90s (still cant figure that one out,) it was a decade with plenty of flare for those flipping through magazines.

Here we have an ad for the Game Boy Color. Which really wasn’t actually in color. It featured maybe three of four colors during gameplay. But the system itself was colorful, and when your selling a product to kids that is all that really matters.

Now the thing I like about this ad is it shows a lot of the style of the 90s. Green haired grunge kid, bald…..girl and laughing black guy. Hmm. All right maybe it really doesn’t show much of anything. Whatever, I still loved my Game Boy, so what if Nintendo sucks at marketing.

 

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Jersey of the Week

charles barkley rockets jersey

 

Not only does this jersey have a rocket orbiting a basketball, but it is an angry rocket orbiting a basketball. Look at that sneer, I would not want to mess with that rocket. Come to think of it a pissed off rocket really is the best thing for Charles Barkley to wear. Well not the rocket part as much as the really angry part. I am almost positive that when Elton John wrote Rocket Man that he was not talking about Charles Barkley. Though I’ve been wrong before.

The Return of Purple and Teal

In what will almost definitely go down as the best move Michael Jordan has made during his time with the Charlotte Bobcats, the team will not only be going back to the Hornets name but will also go back to the purple and teal color scheme. And what welcoming news that is.alonzo mourning hornets

The Hornets have been on hiatus ever since, well this year when the New Orleans Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans. Honestly naming your team after a non threatening bird is one of the best strategies. But anyway this move lets the Charlotte Bobcats ditch their dreadful history and go back to a less horrible franchise name.

The purple and the teal. These colors are more 90s than any possible color combination. Seriously, I really cant think of a possible color scheme that is  a better representation of the decade.

Clearly the marketing team in Charlotte was doing their job, the old Hornets colors have been selling like crazy recently. I’ve seen a ton of people rocking the old purple and teal hats, it’s just so stupidly awesome. So with that I say, welcome back purple and teal. And I guess welcome back…..Hugo the Hornet.

Great. Hugo is back. Awesome.

Great. Hugo is back. Awesome.

A-Rod: Before The Roids

arod draftToday Alex Rodriguez angrily walked out of his hearing against the MLB. Nobody really likes him, including fans of the team he is on. But there was, believe it or not, a time where ARod was one of the poster boys of the league. Back in 93 the Mariners took ARod first overall in the draft, everybody was hyped for the ARod era. Just look at that denim shirt and novelty tie. This was my fathers go to outfit back in the day. And how can you hate that?

Jersey of the Week

burger king jerseyHockey jerseys in the 90s really were ridiculous. We have already looked at the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim jersey with a giant duck goalie bursting out of the ice. Now we have the LA Kings in what appears to be a jersey with an emblem of the Burger King. I really wish I knew who was designing these jerseys over in California. And I also wanna know how he convinced the greatest hockey player of all time to sport this abomination.

 

Dunk of the Decade

It was 13 years ago today…..plus one day ago, that Vince Carter destroyed the life of 7 foot 2 Frederic Weis. Seriously, this guy was no slouch. He was drafted by the Knicks in 1999 and he was booed horribly because Knicks fans wanted local boy Ron Artest. But he still had some promise. Flash forward to today and Weis was too traumatized to ever come to the NBA after getting manhandled by Vince Carter while Ron Artest is no longer Ron Artest and is now on finally on the Knicks. In the end I feel like the Knicks were the real losers.

Reading is POWER

scholastic-order-forms-1991Getting the Scholastic book order form was quite possibly the most impactful thing to happen to me during elementary school. Sure learning to write and do math was important, but right now my Calvin and Hobbes books are what I really value. These are memories that just cant be replicated in our age of the internet.

You knew when the teacher handed these out that would not be paying attention the rest of the day. I used to circle the books and computer games I wanted and take it home to my mother hoping she would let me get one. Heck, I’m pretty sure that it is only because of the thrill of ordering these books that led to me actually reading anything.

And then there was the day where your order finally came in. The teacher would have a big box and there was always a slight moment of panic when your name didn’t get called early on. I was always like “shit, if my mother forgot to pay for this I’m almost definitely going to make an ass out of myself and cry.” Luckily that never happened, and I always got my books. Which were almost always just comics. But hey, at least I was reading.