the 90s

22 Nov 2011

Being a Broke-Ass is Like Being on a Mid-90s Soap Opera

Legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland once said, “We all need a splash of bad taste; no taste is what I’m against.” I wholeheartedly agree with this statement– which is why I am unashamed to do things like: lick the Tapatio-drenched remnants of an exploded on-the-go burrito off of my shirt,

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
02 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Style: 99 Cents Store Treasures That Will Transform You Into a Pop Diva

Last weekend, I spent my Halloween dressed as Selena (a costume which– thanks to procrastination and an extremely ill-timed thunder/snowstorm– turned out looking more like an alcoholic 90s-goth-chola in snow boots, but whatevs).  I’ve always had a special place in my kinky-cop-hat-and-bustier-wearing heart for that quick-stepping ranchera, and would probably

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
08 Oct 2011

Broke-Ass Nostalgia: Reality Bites

Sometimes I avoid watching movies I loved when I was younger in fear that I will realize that they are actually terrible (cough Labyrinth cough). Before Hollywood was obsessed with rebooting, sequels and movies based on stupid childhood toys, studios would take a chance on movies targeted at specific audiences,

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0

I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
07 Oct 2011

Get Saved By The 90’s at The Canal Room Tonight

Here’s a scary thought; 1990 was 20 years ago. Do you know what that means? Zack & Kelly are about 35 years-old!!! If you don’t know who I’m talking about then you’re way too young and missed out on a great decade. Thankfully, you can party with the Bayside Tigers

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
10 Aug 2011

90s ‘Dos, Just for You

It’s not breaking news that 90s nostalgia is super hip right now.  Children of the 90s, such as myself, are now in their twenties– a time when life gets downright complicated by jobs and relationships and a lot of other junk.  Most of us long for simpler times– times when

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
30 Dec 2010

FREE 90s Dance Party Tonight at Bell House

This Christmas, I was forced to finally go through the boxes of my crap taking over my parents’ basement. While rediscovering treasures like a cassette of Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On,” troll key chains, and more chokers than a person should be legally allowed to possess, I was once again the

Jill Strominger - Budget Baller 0
19 Jul 2010

Dating Movies From Your Youth

There are a number of movies that defined my childhood/teen years, though only a few that I cannot even try and separate from my dating years back then.  Here are some of those movies for me and/or some of my contemporaries who shall remain semi-anonymous: 1) Fear As far as

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