1993 Through The Eyes Of Wikipedia

by Sam Kemmis

Like an Alexis de Tocqueville guiding you through history, Wikipedia's fingers reach into every crevice, nook, cranny, and dark scary place. Also like Alexis de Tocqueville, Wikipedia spills way too much ink explaining pointless crap. Come with us now as we explore the early 1990s through Wikipedia's verbose, thinly-veiled editorial voice.


It was a simpler time. A "Dinosaurs" time: (Sorry we just reminded you of that awful baby puppet)

Topical issues featured in Dinosaurs include environmentalism, endangered species, women's rights, sexual harassment, objectification of  women, censorship, civil rights, body image, steroid use, allusions to masturbation (in the form of Robbie getting caught doing a mating dance by himself), drug abuse, racism (in the form of problems between the two-legged dinosaurs and the four-legged dinosaurs), peer pressure, rights of indigenous peoples, corporate crime, government interference of parenting, allusions to homosexuality, and pacifism (in the guise of herbivorism).[8]

'90s Tim Allen Vehicle Home Improvement: (Poor Al)

Al is frequently taunted by Tim because of his beard, weight, bland personality (in Tim's eyes), poor sense of humor, his overbearing, overweight mother, and his preference for flannel shirts. Al occasionally features other flannel items, such as an over-sized pair of flannel briefs in the episode "Room Without A View"; Tim shows the briefs again in the episode "A Funny Valentine"). In one of the episodes it is revealed why Al wears flannel - his father used to wrap him in his flannel shirts when Al would get cold helping him in his workshop.

The Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 Album, "Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers": (It's just a theory)

The true meaning of the album's title is not well known or understood. According to a Five Percent philosophy, known as the Supreme Mathematics, the number 9 means "to bring into existence," and this meant everything to the group’s debut album. The group was made of 9 members, each of whom had 4 chambers of the heart, which are 2 atria, and 2 ventricles. All of this is the root for "36 Chambers", being that 9 x 4 = 36.[5]

In reference to the 1978 kung fu film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin that the group enjoyed watching, the Clan considered themselves as lyrical masters of the 36 chambers, and arrived onto the rap scene while appearing to be ahead, and more advanced over, others, with "knowledge of 36 chambers of hip hop music when everyone else in hip hop was striving to attain the knowledge of 35 lessons." Also, while the human body has 108 pressure points (1 + 0 + 8 = 9), only the Wu-Tang martial artists learned and understood that 36 of those pressure points are deadly (9 + 36 = 45) (4 + 5 = 9) The lyrics and rhymes of the 9 members are to be considered as 36 deadly lyrical techniques for pressure points. All of this is the basis for the album title, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), being that 9 members x 4 chambers = 36. However, this is just a theory; the true significance of the title is not definitively known.[5]

Whitney Houston's record-breaking "I Will Always Love You": (Fried Green Tomatoes scooped Whitney Houston??!)

In 1992, singer Whitney Houston recorded the song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut. Houston was originally to record Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" as the lead single from The Bodyguard. However, when it was discovered the song was to be used for Fried Green Tomatoes, Houston requested a different song and her co-star Kevin Costner brought her Linda Ronstadt's 1975 version of "I Will Always Love You" from her album Prisoner in Disguise. Houston and producer David Foster re-arranged the song as a soul ballad. Her record company did not feel a song with an a cappella introduction would be as successful; however, Houston and Costner insisted on retaining the a cappella intro.

Kim Basinger's Financial Troubles: (Who wants to bet the IP address on the last sentence traces back to Braselton?)

Some family members recommended Basinger buy the small town of Braselton, Georgia, some 1,691 acres in 1989 for US$20 million, to establish as a tourist attraction with movie studios and film festival.[16] However, she encountered financial difficulties and started to sell parts of it off in 1995.[17] The town is now owned by developer Wayne Mason. In a 1998 interview with Barbara Walters, Basinger admitted that "nothing good came out of it", because a rift resulted within her family.

Basinger's financial difficulties were exacerbated when she pulled out of the controversial film Boxing Helena (1993), resulting in the studio's winning an US$8.1 million judgment against her. Basinger filed for bankruptcy [18] and appealed the jury's decision to a higher court, which sided with her. She and the studio settled for $3.8 million instead.[17] The town, even after such a big feature didn't happen, is one of the fastest growing cities in America and is mostly residential, warehouses, and a major motorsports community.

The 1993 World Series: (Has a "Music" subsection?)

95 South Remixed their local hit "Whoot There It Is" turning into a special tribute to the Phillies. It is often confused with "Whoomp There It Is" by Tag Team however the songs are distinctly different.[citation needed]

From the "Judaism In Rugrats" page: (One of our all-time favorite pages)

More subtle Jewish references are also included in other aspects of the Rugrats franchise. In The Rugrats Movie, the 1998 film based on the series, Tommy is prepared to pour banana baby food on his infant brother Dil, which would attract a group of vicious monkeys who would likely harm the young baby; the scene parallels the murder of Lot's Daughter by the people of Sodom and Gemorrah, where she was tied up, covered in honey, and left to be stung to death by bees.[7]