Saturday, October 18, 2014

The 90's: The Last Great Decade? Part 3: Politically Incorrect

Part Three: Politically Incorrect

1) Bill Clinton's Sexual Harassment Trial, Monica Lewinsky and Impeachment
--My daughter, whose name is Monica, was 3 years old when all of this hit the fan.  She was confused as to why her name kept getting mentioned on TV.

--"It depends on what the meaning of 'is', is."

2) Viral Horror
--The Blair Witch Project

3) Tech Boom
--Steve Jobs returns to Apple after a 10 year absence.

4) Hard Drugs

5) Public Enemy No.1
--Osama Bin Laden attacks two U.S. embassies.  On August 7, 1998 truck bombs explode in the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

--Clinton retaliates, but is accused of trying to sidetrack the American people from the Lewinsky scandal.

6) Sit Down Com
--Seinfeld rules the American airwaves.  It was the biggest hit of the decade.

--I'm not surprised, since it is one of my all-time favorite shows.

7) The West Wing
--A liberal's fantasy White House

8) The Famous Royal Couple Splits & Diana's Death
--Princess Diana does a tell all interview, which is unheard of in British royalty.

--After going against convention, Princess Diana goes on to become one of the most loved women in the world.

--The world is in shock and mourning when Diana is killed in a car accident.  I will never forget that day, because the footage was never ending on the TV.  Her funeral is watched by 2.5 billion people.

9) World Trade Organization
--An anti-globalization protest of the WTO in Seattle lasted for 5 days and caused $29 million in damages.

10) The Shooting at Columbine High School
--I will never forget this day, it brought tears to my eyes.  Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 14 students and 1 teacher.

11) The Internet Bubble is a sensation overnight.  Everyone goes crazy, but then isn't making a profit, so their stock plummets.  The bubble bursts and people lose a lot of $.

12) Y2K--The Millenium Bug
--Many people were genuinely freaked out about this and really thought the world was going to come to an end.  People stocked up on food and water, etc... I figured if anything really bad happened I'd be dead anyway, so why be psycho about it.  I remember that I even forgot about the panic until the day after New Years, and then I realized I was right about not freaking out.

Part One: Great Expectations
Part Two: Friends & Enemies

1 comment:

Irv said...

Zany Obama-Inspired Quips

(1) Barack-coli: a vegetable or a national virus!

(2) Obama's favorite candy: Mecca Wafers!

(3) Obama Coffee: grounds for impeachment!

(4) Prov. 17:7 (NIV): "Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!"

(5) When Obama says we're on the cutting edge of history, he must be thinking about beheadings!

(6) New nursery un-rhyme: Obaba Black Sheep keeps pulling the wool over our eyes!

(7) The southwest is running out of water, but Obama is helping with his surplus of wet*****!

(8) Prov. 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"

(9) Obama is an expert on beheading. After lunch he tells his secretary: "I'll be heading back to the golf course!"

(10) The border fence isn't high enough to keep out un-American criminals. I repeat, the White House fence isn't high enough to keep out un-American criminals - and now they're inside the White House!

(11) Prov. 30:21, 22 (NIV): "the earth...cannot bear up [under] a servant who becomes king."

(12) We've gone from America's Declaration of "unalienable rights" to Obama's Proclamation of ALIENable rights!

(13) The nicest words Obama could repeat while golfing: "I'm having a stroke, I'm having a stroke"!

(14) Obama is so Islamically-correct he hosts MOSQUErade parties in the White House!

(For more kicks Google "Michelle Obama's Allah-day" and "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up.")

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