One of my biggest challenges as a blogger — aside from keeping dog fur out of my lunch whiskey — is the need to constantly preach against nostalgia for ’90s pop culture. People need to understand that just because something happened when they were young, doesn’t mean that it was actually good. (See: high-waisted jeans, fluorescent colors, “Saved by the Bell,” Kris Kross.) Baby Boomers have waxed nostalgic about the ’60s for more than four decades, and that’s why people hate that sh*tty generation.
When looking back at the ’90s, we must use perspective carefully to determine what what’s worth taking a dump on and setting on fire (like that dream episode of “90210″ where Dylan imagines he’s a Wild West outlaw) and what’s actually worth remembering in a positive light.
All of that is a roundabout way of introducing this Super Game Boy commercial from 1993 that never found its way to TV. In it, graffiti artists make murals on a wall Williamsburg, Brooklyn, while the Wu-Tang’s RZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.) provide voiceover work to a beat created by legendary producer Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz). Now THAT’s some worthwhile nostalgia: the Wu-Tang circa 36 Chambers, and Williamsburg without hipsters.
I want more like this!
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