Today, I would like to thank all those fine people who hung out at the NYC Rocky Horror in the early nineties for not taking advantage of me or my friends even though we were fifteen, drunk on wine coolers and hanging around super late all the time. It was very 90s-womanish of you to be so non-date-rapey. That is all.
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The kids I babysat for in the ’90s used to tease me about my crush on MST3K‘s Joel Hodgson. We watched the show a lot together and they’d say, “You’re going to maaaaaary him.” While I did date many witty potheads in tribute, I did not marry or ever meet Joel himself. He seemed super fun, though. I just learned he also did pretty sophisticated stand-up pseudo-prop-comedy in the ’80s before creating the cult hit, which ran from 1988 to 1999. (Here he is in 2008, disappointingly sans-jumpsuit.) Anyway, MST3K is one of those things from the ’90s that I think was meant for dudes but that actually women got a lot out of. Like jumpsuits.
When I was in high school, I was religiously devoted to a weekly radio show called “Idiot’s Delight” with Vin Scelsa, which he used to say was for “high school students and cab drivers.”
One of my favorite shows was when he tried to pick a summer song and played the two contenders over and over again while people called in and debated the merits. The winner was “Sweat” by Inner Circle, so that would have been 1992 or 1993, I guess. I think the other contender was by Soul Asylum? Joey Ramone was on there all the time. Continue reading
I only ever watched the Late Show during that period when Stephanie Birkitt was on the air a lot. I loved her. Neal made her a “Crush of the Week” on Nerve. (“Stephanie Birkitt, seems like she’d be the perfect girlfriend. She’s one of those people who seems exceedingly normal but is in fact deeply mischievous, totally game and most importantly, knows how to carry a joke way beyond its logical ending…”) Little did we know they were totally sleeping together! Continue reading