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In honor of 9/02/10, 90210Locations
posted by Joe Beese (37 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
CLAP CLAP
posted by The Whelk at 8:59 AM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


I prefer to visit 90125.
posted by punkfloyd at 8:59 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought this said we were getting 90,210 LOL Cats. I had my secretary clear my schedule.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:01 AM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!
posted by joe lisboa at 9:05 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whenever I am forced to enter an address when I am filling some kind of Web form, I always enter my city as Beverly Hills and zip code as 90210.

I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who does this.
posted by bitteroldman at 9:13 AM on September 2, 2010 [9 favorites]


I always put the earliest address possible in date forms (usually 1/1/1900).
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:18 AM on September 2, 2010


Tonight... Will boo_radley go... all the way?!

I don't want to wait ...
... for our lives to be over

posted by boo_radley at 9:19 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who does this.

I'm guessing the guy who lives at 123 Fake Street in Beverly Hills gets a lot of junk mail.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:20 AM on September 2, 2010


I like OU812.
posted by chavenet at 9:22 AM on September 2, 2010


Donna Martin graduates!

Typing 90210 memories into Google, got this grinchy blogpost from Paul McNamara (no relation) at NetworkWorld, which I was amused by, in a "every parade can be rained on" sort of way.

I'm going to venture a guess that there are software developers shaking their heads (not to mention Europeans) who remember the genesis of a another 1990's phenomenon: The dreaded Y2K problem, i.e. software glitches - both real and ultimately exaggerated - brought about by earlier coding that failed to account for the inevitability of 1999 passing into 2000.

For those who were there, today is 09/02/2010, TV show or no TV show.


Like the original cast of 90210, I gradated in 1993. When I first moved to Chicago to live for the summer with a friend from high school, she was the tortured artist poet and I was the same but gay male version. We lived in Rogers Park and went to an Open Mic most Wednesday nights for her to read, and for me to support her play the "guess the bad rhyme" poetry listener. But we had a secret shame: we had to book it to the cafe (No Exit) because sign-up started at 8 but 90210 didn't end until then.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:23 AM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Bleh. I did find it interesting to discover that Ferris Bueller and Donnie Darko "lived" on the same street in Long Beach, though. In terms of LA location trivia.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:23 AM on September 2, 2010


In another stunning coincidence, MCMikeNamara, I only became exhaustively familiar with 90210 after moving to Rogers Park upon graduating from high school as well, though in 1995. And I knew you were talking about the No Exit cafe before you even mentioned its name. Too funny.
posted by joe lisboa at 9:35 AM on September 2, 2010


Hey everybody let's listen to Cap'n Jazz covering the 90210 theme song!

Then let's just listen to a lot of Cap'n Jazz in general!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:46 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Beat me to it by mere seconds, Greg Nog.
posted by joe lisboa at 9:48 AM on September 2, 2010


Mmm. Delicious toast background.
posted by monospace at 9:48 AM on September 2, 2010


Pour one out for Donna Walsh
posted by MikeF7033 at 9:52 AM on September 2, 2010


Beat me to it by mere seconds, Greg Nog.

It's kinda odd to me that since I've never seen a full episode of 90210, but listened to a lot of punk and hardcore in the 90s, the 90210 theme song melody exists in my head solely as a wistful melancholy sigh about the short-lived tenure of Cap'n Jazz, rather than having anything at all to do with Brenda or Brandon or Dylan.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:54 AM on September 2, 2010


The same thing for the O.C. Because I don't remember 90210.
posted by smackfu at 9:55 AM on September 2, 2010


the 90210 theme song melody exists in my head solely as a wistful melancholy sigh about the short-lived tenure of Cap'n Jazz, rather than having anything at all to do with Brenda or Brandon or Dylan.

I must be the only person in the world who did not know that they played reunion shows this summer. Bummer.

posted by joe lisboa at 10:01 AM on September 2, 2010


What does February 10th of 2009 have to do with it?
posted by Eideteker at 10:03 AM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Don't feel bad, I also found out after the fact.

hey everyone we're just talkin' about Jade Tree types of things down here in smalltextville, feel free to join in

posted by Greg Nog at 10:04 AM on September 2, 2010


I can't believe that show lasted for TEN YEARS.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:05 AM on September 2, 2010


The Fug Girls (who frequently reference 90210) are posting some screen caps with entertaining commentary in celebration.
posted by orange swan at 10:14 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sadly, the proper metric date for this, 90-2-10 happened a long time before metric was invented.
posted by GuyZero at 10:15 AM on September 2, 2010


"In Stereo, where available!"

Oh man, that takes me back. Thanks Whelk.
posted by cgomez at 10:23 AM on September 2, 2010


What does February 10th of 2009 have to do with it?

Indeed, the UK celebrated this auspicious day many months earlier. I wore ripped light coloured denim and failed to be able to act, look as if I can act or even pretend to be acting, to show solidarity.

*bows head*
posted by shinybaum at 10:24 AM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I remember biking by the Manhattan Pier once and it was closed off for filming, reportedly, an episode of 90210.

Never watched the show, though. It seemed to me that anyone having grown up in LA outside of that zipcode could not be bothered.
posted by Danf at 10:25 AM on September 2, 2010


I can't believe that show lasted for TEN YEARS.

There are very few shows that lasted 10 years or more that make me say "Yeah, I can see why that show's deserved to last this long." I had "60 Freakin' Minutes" in the background the other night, which has been on CBS for 42 years, and thought, "Please, somebody put Andy Rooney and Steve Kroft and all of these inane interviewers who ask the same stagey mock-surprised questions over and over again out of their misery."
posted by blucevalo at 10:32 AM on September 2, 2010


OH 1990'S, NEVER LEAVE ME!!
posted by swift at 10:54 AM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


When a song particularly redolent of the 80s - say, "Secret Message" by Nu Shooz - comes up in a shuffle playlist, I'll do my best Billy Idol impression while shouting "80s Forever!".

At first I thought I was just being facetious about how goddamned old I am. But increasingly I think it's genuine wistfulness.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:08 AM on September 2, 2010


I had "60 Freakin' Minutes" in the background the other night, which has been on CBS for 42 years, and thought, "Please, somebody put Andy Rooney and Steve Kroft and all of these inane interviewers who ask the same stagey mock-surprised questions over and over again out of their misery."

I think they should be put out of our misery.
posted by orange swan at 11:56 AM on September 2, 2010


What does February 10th of 2009 have to do with it?

Or February 9th 2010 even...
posted by jontyjago at 12:43 PM on September 2, 2010


As my best friend said on fb (completely independent of my comment here, which shows why he's my best friend):

"2010-09-02 is not a zipcode. But it is ISO compliant."
posted by Eideteker at 1:32 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I highly recommend that anyone interested in reliving the late 90s BH90210 days should read The BH 90210 wrap-ups.
posted by vespabelle at 2:51 PM on September 2, 2010


But let's a lot of it was filmed in *gasp* 91001. Think house exteriors!
posted by 6:1 at 3:55 PM on September 2, 2010


oops. should ready "But let's not FORGET a lot of it was filmed in..."
posted by 6:1 at 3:56 PM on September 2, 2010


*is looking to see where I can score some U4EA*

(I've got my egg...)
posted by Mael Oui at 7:46 PM on September 2, 2010


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