Saturday, May 16, 2009

An incomplete list of things that were not discussed during last night’s n+1 panel on the 90’s.

  • Courtney Love
  • Video games
  • Rollerblading
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Carl Lewis
  • The Rachel hairstyle
  • The Hale-Bopp comet
  • HIV/AIDS

UPDATE: Apparently this last one did get mentioned - see the comments - although maybe it was just mixed in among all the music references that went over my head? Because I don’t recall.

At any rate, I just Googled the phrase “my bad” to see if I could say that it originated in the 90’s. The answer is highly unclear, but I enjoyed this sentence in the Wikipedia entry for “mea culpa”:

In today’s American vernacular, people often say “my bad.”