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Vintage Durango: Raditude from the 1990s

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Advertisement from the August 16, 1992, Durango Herald
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Advertisement from the August 16, 1992, Durango Herald

This ad is everything good that happened to kids in 1992. It’s missing Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and “Psalm 69,” by Ministry, but outside of that, are you kidding me? Spot on.

“Super Mario 3” for Gameboy was da bomb. Who the hell wouldn’t want to be a fat, tanuki-costumed plumber kickin’ turtles? Add in a Walkman to listen to that sweet mix tape your own personal Princess Peach made you? That’s a damn fine day.

And the movies? Everything here is killer – OK, OK. Maybe not “One Good Cop.” It’s definitely a paycheck filler for Keaton, who sandwiched that shit show between badass “Beetlejuice” and Batman movies.

But have you seen the best of all Arnold Schwarzenegger movies? “Terminator 2,” oddly enough, still holds up. And yes, that is the now-former-governor of California playing a sentimental cyborg.

On a down note, Robin Williams, a phenomenal 20th century comedian now passed on, slays it in “Hook,” the best adaption of Peter Pan that’s met cinema so far. Bonus detail: Skrillex got the term “Bangarang” from this flick.

Which leaves us with “Wayne’s World,” a comedy classic about two metal kids with their own public access show. See, back in the day, there was no YouTube and the only way to get famous was on TV ...

Patty TempletonDGO Staff Writer

Advertisement from the August 16, 1992, Durango Herald