Saturday, November 7, 2009

~Flashback Saturday - 1991~

Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $5,916.70 billion
Federal spending: $1323.63 billion
Federal debt: $3598.5 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
$30,126
Consumer Price Index: 136.2
Unemployment: 6.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25 ($0.29 as of 2/3/91)

Events

  • Fox Broadcasting is the first network to permit condom advertising on television.
  • Seattle band Nirvana releases the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the LP Nevermind and enjoys national success. With Nirvana's hit comes the grunge movement, which is characterized by distorted guitars, dispirited vocals and lots of flannel.
  • Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in a Florida movie theater for indecent exposure.

Movies

  • The Silence of the Lambs, Beauty and the Beast, JFK, Thelma & Louise
















4 comments:

Louise said...

Great flashback to 1991. God, is it really that long ago since Nirvana and grunge ;o)

Trisha said...

I was 11 years old when Nirvana hit the scene, and that look affected my life for the next five years. I entered young adulthood amidst jeans worn low enough to be able to see your boxers (which girls were wearing too), big flannel shirts over tiny tees, and shoes that were ridiculously heavy. Ah, the memories. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love this meme! And those movies! I have a copy of The Firm and Sleeping with the Enemy.

Maybe I'll watch them this weekend!

Lisa said...

Oh, Silence of the Lambs! I get the creeps just thinking of it.

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