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SallyStruthersSP

We all do!  But what can you do, you’re an uneducated slob with a horrible streak of agoraphobia!  Well, luckily, so is Sally Struthers, and she has used her massive star power to bring you the ICS, or International Correspondence School!  Jealous of all your friends who went to Harvard?  Feel intimidated by their fancy degrees in medicine and philosophy?  Well, there are a million doctors, but never a man with an Air Conditioner Repair/Florist degree around when you need em!  Parents telling you to stop jerking off and go back to school?  Well, now you can shut them up by majoring in High School with a minor in Gun Repair, while still playing Nintendo all morning!  And if they still give you lip, well, good luck to them when their guns break and they can’t shoot criminals.   Enjoy these classic Sally Struthers commercials from 1991 of all years, and yes phone number still works!  (Its a sex line now!)

90s Grunge Music

Grunge-title-cardAt the dawn of the 90s, mainstream rock music was dominated by one, very 80s style

Glam metal.

Aerosmith, Poison, Bon Jovi… The hair was hideous and the songs were sucktastic.

Fortunately, those days would soon play their big power ballad in the sky.

Outside the mainstream, and unbeknownst to the music industry, the Alternative movement was gaining steam. Bands like The Pixies and Sonic Youth combined elements of pop, punk, and metal to create an experimental new sound.

Then, in 1991, this new sound would crystallize around one band (and later, the bands of one city), knocking down the walls of the music industry and ushering in the era of grunge rock.

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

In a dark, mood-lit gym, apathetic cheerleaders led the student body in an alternatingly quiet then loud rock number.

Load up on guns / And bring your friends / It’s fun to lose / And to pretend

The teenage crowd erupts, sending the gym into chaos, as the janitor merrily dances along with his mop.

It was an anthem for Generation X; Nirvana’s breakthrough single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

Thanks to heavy rotation on MTV, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” became wildly popular, and by January 1992, Nirvana’s debut album, Nevermind, took the #1 spot on the Billboard albums chart. (more…)