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The Typical Day Of A Kid In The Early '90s

What life was like before getting sucked into the vortex of the internet.

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6. Fight your brother for the Matchbox car prize at the bottom of the cereal box.

Give it to him when your mom reminds you that you got the Hot Wheels at the bottom of the Cheerios box last week.

7. Beg your parents to buy 10 rolls of wrapping paper for your school fundraiser.

Then bug every family member and neighbor in a 500-mile radius. You realllllllly want that double cassette player as a prize, but need to sell at least 100 rolls.


10. Carry around a giant Trapper Keeper, even if you don't need one.

If you're a boy, you have a high-tech, futuristic design. If you're a girl, it's all about Lisa Frank. All with matching folders.

12. Read Scholastic News in social studies.

Pretend to understand who Saddam Hussein is. Debate whether George Bush, Bill Clinton, or Ross Perot will win the presidential election, based on whom your parents are voting for.


14. Lunchtime! It's peanut butter and jelly, Dunkaroos, and Ecto Cooler.

If your parents are worried about sugar, you're stuck with raisins and Juicy Juice. (Or even worse — Apple & Eve.)


19. If you're home, watch Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and pray the winning gumshoe doesn't get the Africa map.

Be baffled when the winner chooses Minnesota as the state she wants to visit. Switch the channel to Double Dare when you're done and wonder why anyone would want to win a set of encyclopedias.

22. Walk to the corner store to buy baseball cards and M&M's with what's left of your weekly allowance.

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