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10 Things You THOUGHT Made You Look So Cool In The ’90s

Reflections & Choice

The 90s gave us so much – the Spice Girls, “In Living Color,” Nirvana, backwards jeans, no Facebook updates from embarrassing relatives – but it also came with frustrations and struggles that most kids today just wouldn’t understand. Let’s jump in:

1. Having to memorize beeper codes.

41•705312 = Hi Loser #knowthecode

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Not only that, but having to lie to your parents when she asked what “69” meant.

2. …And then having to find a pay phone to call back.

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And when Mami beeped you, you damn well had better called back within three minutes. Or else.

3. Accidentally connecting to the internet on your phone.

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You really deserve more credit for having been such a great, thoughtful kid to your parents. Qué no?

4. Wanting to connect to the internet and having to wait. And wait.

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…And you probably had a super embarrassing screen name like QBanMami305.

5. Losing your floppy disc.

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Great, there goes my New Kids On The Block fanfic.

6. Disappointing la reina, Mavis Beacon.

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She was the real MVP.

7. Ruining a cassette.

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UGH THAT WAS MY FAVORITE MIXTAPE.

8. …Or ruining your VHS tape.

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Tragic.

9. Paying more because you forgot to rewind your Blockbuster rental.

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“Be Kind, Rewind”

And, worst of all…

10. Being constantly reminded of your mortality


READ: You Won’t Make It Through This ’90s Latino List Without Smiling

What else do you remember (and maybe even regret) from the ’90s?

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Chicago's Deep Dish Pizza Is Getting A Mexican Makeover

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Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza Is Getting A Mexican Makeover

Everyone knows Chicago’s deep dish game is on point. But Gino’s East, one of the originators of the Windy City cuisine, is looking to improve on perfection by bringing Mexican flavors into the mix.

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Their gamble was a success. Within the first year, the Mexico City location was making a profit.

Taking a cue from the success of their Mexico City location, Gino’s East in Chicago began playing with their own menu. Their shop in Pilsen, a predominantly Latino neighborhood, features Mexican inspired pizzas.

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The ingredients are solid, but the prices look a little, how do you say, “gentrified.” Also, note that these Mexican-style pizzas are listed as “specialty” pizzas.

While adding ingredients like Oaxacan cheese, al pastor, cactus and carnitas, the deep dish pizza sounds amazing in theory, the execution is what really matters.

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Chicago has one of the largest populations of Latinos in the U.S., and Gino’s is located in Pilsen, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. Gino’s is really going to have to step up their game to compete with the local fare.

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So far, Yelpers haven’t shied away from praising the company’s attempt at fusion.

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However, it’s Yelp, so there’s also those who are less than enthused with their dining experience.

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It’s cool to see companies incorporating Mexican food into their menus, but I can’t help but feel a little cynical about the growing acceptance from the mainstream. AHEM.

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It’s no secret that Latinos bring a lot of money to the economy, and when a company starts offering up items that border on pandering, it feels like we’re being viewed as dollar signs rather than people…

Oh, pizza. I can’t stay mad at you.

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If you’re in the Chicago area, check out the pizza at Gino’s and let us know your thoughts.


Read: Mexicans Finally Get Mainstream Acceptance… In The Form Of The Whopperrito