The 90s had its fair share of one-hit wonders. Every time I thought I was done with the list a new song would pop up! It's crazy - but these songs will forever be remembered in my mind as quintessential 90s.
This was when being a hipster actually meant being cool.
Part of ck's 90s week.
I have very fond memories of the 90s. At least, pop culture in the 90s. Not necessarily my own life - having cancer really doesn't count as fond memories. But I enjoyed all the attention I got! And it catapulted me into being class president my sophomore year. I got a lot of sympathy votes for being that "cancer boy." But I knew my real calling wasn't as a leader. My calling was of a slacker-type that personified the fabulous last decade of the 20th century.
What started this nostalgia-induced rant? I watched VH1's Top 100 Song of the 90s. I must have missed it two (!) years ago. And you can tell it was from two years ago because there's a lot of shit that's happened since that brief time and I felt weirdly out of sync when they mentioned there's a film about Notorious B.I.G. in the works. Hellloooo?! And as much I enjoyed sitting down with the Magster and reminiscing, there were obvious holes in the top 100. I mean, there's no Smashing Pumpkins song at all? And Mariah Carey's best song from the 90s was Vision of Love. Puh-lease. I have a better list.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (M) - 2009 PS3 - Naughty Dog
I'm a little late to the game on this (pun intended) - but this is by far one of those game that will forever stick out in my mind. It's just such a visceral experience that is up there with the best games I've ever played.
I will admit I am a total nerd when it comes to games. I tend to really get involved with one game at a time and I try to finish that game before moving on to the next (although there are a few exceptions - Sonic Unleashed comes to mind, but that's a whole other post!). Plus, I'm always 6 months to a year behind releases because I really can't budget $60 for a game every month or two. My favorite games involve a good story and characters that follow a cinematic structure. These games typically suck you into the environment not only with the story, but with clever gameplay and excellent pacing. Uncharted 2 has all these elements and it's one hell of a ride. There's one particular level where you're on a train barreling through the jungle and it's a perfect metaphor for the whole game.