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I wish I was a black teen in the 1990s

By: Bobby Finstock on 09/19/07 @ 2:31 am

Once and awhile I will sit down and ponder in what area and era would I want to live in. I always thought I would love to live in Post World War 2 New York City, it just seemed like a fun time to live for some reason, well except for the chain smoking.

Over the years I have decided that maybe I was wrong. That maybe I really wish I could live as a black teen in the 1990s. Now I know some people are out there saying, “Why the hell would you want to do that?”

It is very simple there are three key reasons which I base off of movies from the 90s. Since I grew up in a town that had two kids of African American descent this is the only way I could come to these assumptions. And honestly, when do crappie movies steer you wrong?

1) Colorful Clothing-

hip hop clothing

I feel my wardrobe is way to drab, living as a black teen in the 90s I would totally be able to wear whatever bright color I wanted. Well except if it is blue or read if I lived in LA. Honestly I really just want an excuse to shop at the Chess King. (If you got that reference you are really old.)

2) I Would Get to Have Sex with Tisha Campbell-

Tisha Campbell

Apparently if you were a teenager in the 90s and black you automatically got to have sex with Tisha Campbell. I don’t know if they flew her around in an airplane to every major city and had to ice her vagina overnight but if you were in a movie during that time period Tisha Campbell was the girl you were banging.

3) I Could Dance Like Kid N Play-

I didn’t know that all house parties in the 90s ended in a dance off where you could do cool moves like this:

Before the dance off became the only way to settle disputes among African American youths it was just a way to cap off a house party, the pressure was a lot less on the kids back them. They weren’t getting served or shit like that.

So as you can see if I could choose to live anywhere during anytime I would be a black teen in the 90s…

If you could choose any time and place you could live, when and where would it be?

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Bobby Finstock

Finstock is founder of Pointlessbanter.net. He is known for his encyclopedia like knowledge on the life and times of Scott Baio. In the future he hopes to write again under his own name in order to impress the ladies and build his celebrity to the levels of other failed internet writers.

51 Responses to “I wish I was a black teen in the 1990s”

  1. says:

    Did they cut and paste the girl in the first picture (on the right) out of a porn picture?

    Open wide!

  2. says:

    loving the kid n’ play reference. and just so you know….some of us black people cant wear certain loud and bright colors. they look like a bobble head doll in a neon green shirt.

  3. says:

    Hands down, I’d be in the prime of my life in the late 60s to early 70s. Where everywhere, I be a big time peace.love.weed. hippie traveling around aimlessly. Woodstock, DC, San Francisco, all the major hippie spots. This is when music was great. I wish I hadn’t been born 30 years too late.

  4. says:

    Chess King!


    Damn, I am old.

  5. says:

    OMIGOD ! Chess King. That’s where I met my son’s father. You really took it back with that one. Remember Merry Go Round ?

  6. says:

    Def. the 60’s. I soooo see myself as a flower child.

  7. says:

    Feel good dance offs, those were such heady days.

  8. says:

    As someone who was a black teen in the 1990’s I actually did rock the Cross Colors, had sex with Tisha Campbell, shopped at Chess King and danced like Kid N’ Play. Just so you know… it’s ALL true…

  9. says:

    I’m torn. I want to charleston and work in a bar that serves bootleg liquor, but I also love the idea of London in the 60s.

  10. says:

    I watched that video and kept waiting and waiting for the kid n play kicks. I still do that dance. It’s awesome.

    AND Chess King! We had one and I always wanted to be allowed to wear the 8-Ball pants that were purple with the matching coat… damn, that junk was fly.

  11. says:

    2024, by then I should be ruler of the world.

  12. says:

    You could also wear your clothes backwards like Kris Kross.

    If I had to pick a time and place I would have to say in the mid 70′ as a teenager. So many good bands and so much ass and weed beign passed around. Plus 18 was the drinking age in some parts back then.

  13. says:

    I always wished I could breakdance. Not that that has anything to do with this blog, but yeah.

  14. says:

    I would want to have lived in Ireland in the late 1600’s/early 1700’s…and be a pirate! (Then I could have sex with whoever I wanted) Much like Anne Bonny…she was a fierce and determined woman.

  15. says:

    I’d have to say in the 60’s in France…where I could wear a black turtleneck, black pants, and one of those berets, and smoke out of those long silver cigarette holder, and snap my fingers while someone recites poetry and plays bongos.

  16. says:

    It would be fun to be a teen in the 90s. I think I got the raw end out of that decade.

  17. says:

    dude you left off mc hammer pants and the fresh prince of bel aire

  18. says:

    I’ve always wanted to live in the Flapper Girl Era, where a lady could smoke a cigg on her little cigg holder thingie, and it would be acceptable. The outfits back then were classic, beautiful, simple. Plus, I love Swing Music and Dancing, and I think I would have been very happy to be one of those wonderful Flapper Girls!

  19. says:

    70’s without a doubt.
    There was still remnants of the hippie era but people wore cool clothes, went outside a lot, and disco danced.

    And I do love disco dancing.

  20. says:

    damn it i got that reference which means I’m ancient. thanks.

    good blog.

  21. says:

    aww Kev,
    You are still as hiliarious as all get out.
    I have missed you my blogger friend..

    funny, I was a small hispanic child, raised by whites (being adopted and all)~and everyone thought i was black. So, what I guess I am getting at is that by all accounts I was raised a black teen in the uh…ok the 80’s. (there’s no reason to lie) lol~

    don’t be a stranger..or yet, I won’t be one either.

  22. says:

    cross colors, that’s all i have to say.
    oh, and there was a chess king in florin mall in south sac up until it got torn down last year.
    dance offs still solve problems.

  23. says:

    tisha cambell had an ass…hey quit emailing me so much…my hotmail was full of banter!

  24. says:

    i think i’d would wanna b 15 right now…

  25. says:

    I would just want to hang with Das Efx, Boyz II Men and bang the members of En Vogue.

  26. says:

    Your pretty fly for a white guy

  27. says:

    I was a black kid in the 90’s and the sad thing was is that I couldn’t dance. I was rhythmically challenged like my mom would say, the only little black girl who couldn’t get down. The one with the big pink glasses and the 80’s jheri-curl. Until I hit high school, then I was hot but still couldn’t move too well. I could only dance soca, calypso, and reggae(if i didn’t figure out how to gyrate my waist, i knew i was doomed when it came to boys.) I would have loved to be hippie in the 70’s, maybe then I won’t be so much against pot and finally smoke it and feel good.

  28. says:

    i think you need 2 weeks in Tel-Aviv and Eilat, and trust me…:)

  29. says:

    i think you need 2 weeks in Tel-Aviv and Eilat, and trust me…:)

  30. says:

    Haha! I remember Kid & Play! The 90’s was such a weird time, wasn’t it? Great post!

  31. says:

    I know… that is like 90% of the reason why I used the picture… the clothing is too recent for what I referencing but it was pricless

  32. says:

    what, say it isn’t so?

  33. says:

    I KNEW IT… How was Tisha?

  34. says:

    Life was a lot simpler back in those days

  35. says:

    Damn straight I do

  36. says:

    Welcome to the club

  37. says:

    Thank god for time travel

  38. says:

    What you are too good for Tisha Campbell?

  39. says:

    Pretty much.

  40. says:

    I keep my time machine tucked under my bed…..for the dream gods :)

  41. says:

    It’s good! lol

  42. says:

    Anne Bonny’s my hero.
    Talk about freakin amazing.

  43. says:

    yep….she was pretty great!

  44. says:

    we are old people

  45. says:

    Don’t be a stranger

  46. says:

    touche’ he did.

  47. says:

    oh and those friggin designs that Vanilla Ice had in his head, cause lots of black kids copied that style.

  48. says:

    I knew you would come around…

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