I read Thought Catalog pretty regularly. Every now and then a gem like this article pops up that makes me laugh out loud, so I thought I’d share. Particularly since I was JUST talking about my obsession with Lisa Frank recently, when I got my new Erin Condren planner and my inner organizational genius was reminded of the good ol’ days.
Here’s number 9 from Thought Catalog’s list of “10 Things 90s Kids will have to Explain to their Children”:
9. Lisa Frank is not the name of a woman, it is the name of a movement, a culture, a way of living. It is a theory, a concept, a belief in something greater than yourself. It is the belief that all girls are entitled to dolphins covered with rainbows, jewel-encrusted frogs, and unicorns in acid-trip colors hugging each other. It is the ideology that no notebook is complete until it literally hurts your eyes to look at from so much color saturation. It is the hope that no school supply, no matter how insignificant, will be left un-bedazzled. It is the knowledge that your eraser cap, and that of your granddaughter’s, and her granddaughter’s after her, will not be some boring little nub–it will be a diamond covered with butterflies in a rainbow of colors. It is the dream of a better tomorrow.
I love that they also think Lisa Frank was on some serious drugs.
What about Oregon Trail, Trapper Keepers and the Rugrats? Man, I loved the Rugrats — and Doug and Ren and Stimpy. How is my brain not mush? And when did Nickelodeon get so soft? Kids today wouldn’t know what to make of Ren and Stimpy.