photo manipulation and birthday memes are getting old now, and im pretty sick of using Corel all the time, so Im doing this, this year. Cuz I'm lazy, and noone can change me :|
Random rick ross belly fat
In 1992, the world was a different place.
There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Google.co.za, for that matter.
In 1992, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was Aladdin. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the poster.
that was before there were DVDs. People were indeed watching
movies in the cinema, and not downloading them online. Imagine the
packed seats, the laughter, the excitement, the novelty.
Do you know who won the Oscars that year? The academy award for the best movie went to Unforgiven. The Oscar for best foreign movie that year went to Indochine. The top actor was Al Pacino for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman. The top actress was Emma Thompson for her role as Margaret Schlegel in Howards End. The best director? Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven.
the year 1992, the time when you arrived on this planet, books were
still popularly read on paper, not on digital devices. Trees were
felled to get the word out. The number one US bestseller of the time
was Dolores Claiborne
by Stephen King. Oh, that's many years ago. Have you read that
book? Have you heard of it? Look at the cover!
1992... George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state
dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi
Miyazawa and fainting. The second round of Algeria's general elections
is cancelled when the first round is favorable to the Islamic Salvation
Front. Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa
and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation. Deng Xiaoping
accelerates market reforms to establish a socialist market economy in
the People's Republic of China. Microsoft releases Windows 3.1. U.S.
military forces land in Somalia. The Genoa Expo '92 World's Fair opens
in Genoa, Italy. The Kentucky Supreme Court, in Kentucky v. Wasson,
holds that laws criminalizing same-sex sodomy are unconstitutional, and
accurately predicts that other state and the nation will eventually rule
the same way. Yoshihiro Hattori, a 16-year-old Japanese exchange
student, mistakes the address of a party and is shot dead after knocking
on the wrong door in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The shooter, Rodney
Peairs, is later acquitted, sparking outrage in Japan. Four nuclear
missiles are launched into the Pacific Ocean. Two skeletons excavated in
Yekaterinburg are identified as Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina
Alexandra. Mafia boss John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison, after
being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. The
video game of the day was Mortal Kombat.
That was the world you were born into. Since then, you and others have changed it.
Nobel prize for Literature that year went to Derek Walcott. The
Nobel Peace prize went to Rigoberta Menchú Tum. The Nobel prize for
physics went to Georges Charpak from France for his invention and
development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire
proportional chamber. The sensation this created was big. But it
didn't stop the planets from spinning, on and on, year by year.
Years in which you would grow bigger, older, smarter, and, if you
were lucky, sometimes wiser. Years in which you also lost some
things. Possessions got misplaced. Memories faded. Friends
parted ways. The best friends, you tried to hold on. This is
what counts in life, isn't it?
The 1990s were
indeed a special decade. The Nineties saw the beginnings of the
World Wide Web, originating at CERN. Email becomes popular. The Soviet
Union dissolved. Living standards in East Asia and Europe generally
improved. The Cold War ends. The Kosovo War took place. The Ethiopian Civil War ends.
Dolly, a sheep, is cloned. The Global Positioning System GPS becomes
fully operational. Genetically engineered crops are developed for
commercial use. Intel develops the Pentium processor. The Java
programming language is created. Microsoft released Windows 95. In Los
Angeles, riots occur after the police brutality case involving Rodney
King. Great Britain hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. East Timor
breaks away from Indonesian control. US president Bill Clinton was
involved in the Lewinsky scandal. Dogme 95 becomes an important artistic
movement in European film. Teen soap Beverly Hills 90210 has its long
run. Baywatch becomes the most watched show in history. On MTV, reality
television makes its beginning. Nelson Mandela is elected president of
South Africa. Germany was reunified. The prediction of computer bug Y2K
Do you know what was on the cover of Life that year?
a kid outside, shouting, playing. It doesn't care about time.
It doesn't know about time. It shouts and it plays and thinks time
is forever. You were once that kid.
When you were 9, the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was playing. When you were 8, there was The Little Vampire. When you were 7, there was a Disney movie out called The Emperor's New Groove. Does this ring a bell?
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... it's 1992. There's TV noise coming from the
second floor. Someone turned up the volume way too high. The sun
is burning from above. These were different times. The show
playing on TV is Goof Troop. The sun goes down. Someone switches channels. There's California Dreams on now. That's the world you were born in.
year after year. Do you wonder where the world is heading towards?
The technology available today would have blown your mind in 1992.
Do you know what was invented in the year you were born? The
Plasma Colour Display.
I remember you back in 1992 When they were putting us down Trying to tramp us into the ground You exploded like a flame in the night With a righteous indignation Told us "everything gonna be alright" ...
That's from the song Change by Black 47.
The world is a different place.
In 2014, the mst important thing we have is time, and Dowayne just wasted a whole 5 minutes of it cuz hes a boss, and you better believe dat nigga. Happy Birthday (P.S. if the research was wrong, blame Google)