Ways to Get Respect in the 90s

If you had any of the following, it got you respect then, but probably hard to look back on
  1. Not being a poser
    "Just do you" was not conceived yet
  2. Wearing neon
    Early half of the decade
  3. Pagers with big display of date/time
  4. Fake boobs
    People knocked them knockers, but those people later came to be known as "haters"
  5. Chain wallets
  6. Butt cut or spiked hair
    For guys or girls
  7. Tommy Hilfiger
    Specifically painter pants, polo shirts & cologne
  8. Being good at skateboarding and/or snowboarding
  9. Hanging with Mr. Cooper
    Watching the show, but also actually hanging out with Mark Curry
  10. Imitating the Coppertone baby in a picture taken on a disposable camera that needed to be developed & waited for at a pharmacy or one hour photo store
  11. Never getting caught in a lie
    The 90s was not a very open & honest time - according to sitcoms
  12. Having an AOL account
  13. Having dial up internet separate of your main phone line
  14. Leather jacket
    John Stamos influenced.
  15. Getting a video on America's Funniest Home Videos
    The original YouTube
  16. Avidly watching Baywatch
  17. Saying "duh" or "no doy" or "duh hickey"
  18. "Psych!"
  19. Owning a Michael Jordan "45" jersey
  20. Drew Barrymore in "Mad Love" haircut for females
    A drastic short haircut took guts to all sudden show up at school/work with
  21. Mustang convertible. Camaro T-Top. Jeep Grand Cherokee. Ford Expedition.
    Muscle cars & SUVs - the bigger & more gas guzzling, the better
  22. Slap bracelets
  23. Painter pants
  24. Grateful Dead t-shirts
    Not actually being a fan of the band, but their shirts were super chic circa mid-decade
  25. Being able to quote funny movies, SNL, In Living Color, The Simpsons & South Park
    Before being original was cool
  26. Not selling out
    Once decided what kind of music you're into, not ever listening to or liking any other genre.
  27. 90s Sweaters
    Or Coogi style sweaters
  28. Being up on every detail of the OJ Trial
  29. Gay jokes
    Super popular. Before everyone had more equal rights & sensitivity to others. Watch literally any comedy show or film from the 90s. They are chock FULL of (usually unfunny/distasteful) jokes at gays expense.
  30. Car phones
  31. Being able to beat the game
    Any video game
  32. Lacrosse & umbro shorts
  33. Vast Magic/Pokemon/sports card collection
  34. Baggy clothes
  35. Palm Pilots
  36. Reebok Pumps or Adidas shell toes
  37. Game Gear
  38. Starter hats/jackets
  39. Having watched every episode & ability to quote: Friends, Seinfeld, ER, Saved By The Bell, 90210, Martin, Fresh Prince, Simpsons, Full House, Family Matters, select Nick at Nite shows
  40. Blink 182 and blank tapes
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  41. Twisted metal on playstation
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  42. 32 bits
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  43. Game shark
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  44. Rumble packs!!!!!
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  45. Facility level in Goldeneye
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera
  46. LA Gear
    Suggested by   @CarlosHerrera