There was a time, before digital cameras, when taking a picture meant something. You were saying, "I've already spent money on film, I'm about to spend more money getting it developed, and I've gotta show the creepy guy at CVS what my life is like. That's how badly I want to remember this moment." But if we didn't stop to wind that film with our thumb, how would we remember moments like this:



To celebrate the release of 24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot, we're holding an embarrassing 90's picture contest called The Gnarly 90's. Call up mom, apologize for not calling not calling since September, and ask her to dig up those shameful pictures from your past. The person who sends in the 90's-est photo will receive $90 and the right to decide whether they are a winner or a loser for themselves.

To enter, just upload a picture and make sure you choose 'The Gnarly 90's' under contest. Remember to make it good, because we are only posting the worst of the worst.

Things we'll be looking for as we judge include….
- Zubaz pants
- More than four neon colors
- Anything Looney Tunes (triple points if it has Michael Jordan too)
- Jean shorts (aka "jorts")
- Jean jackets (double points for a patch)
- Reebok Pumps or LA Lights
- tucked in t-shirts
- Bad Dogz, or any other clothing line that pluralized with a Z.
- Co-ed Naked / Big Johnson gear which looked cool at the time, but really just means you had bad parents.
- Snap Bracelets
- Rollerblades or an equally embarrassing activity
- Fanny packs, unless you had more than one, in which case this isn't even funny any more go kill yourself.
- Nike Air shirt
- Chain wallets
- Bootleg Simpsons shirts
- Umbros
- Tevas
- A shirt promoting a movie that was released in the 90's
- Lanyard
- Anything Nerf or Koosh
- A skateboard bigger than you are
- LL Bean backpack with your initials embroidered on
- Lennon glasses that flip up, like Ducky wore
- Mulletts, rat tails. Double points if they are on a girl.
- Sports team that doesn't exist anymore
- Anything shaved into your head
- Clashing patterns (ie Zubaz and Plaid)
- Flannel tied around the waist
- A bowl haircut, parted in the middle
- Hypercolor
- Clothes that look like they were splattered by neon paint
- A date in the corner of the picture
- RexSpex
- Painter hats
- Pulled up long socks
- Fluorescent tights and/or stirrup pants
- Side ponytails
- A super-long shirt with a shirt clip and ring to fold the shirt through. You guys know what we're talking about, right?
- Anything that makes us think "Blossom"
- Puffy paint
- A location that doesn't exist anymore, like arcades or Czechoslovakia.
- Overalls with more or less than two straps
- Vests
- Braces rubber bands that match your clothes
- Supersoakers
- Capri Sun or a Lunchables