Column: Chalk up another win for pointless nostalgia

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

If you want a sign of how our generation is pathetically clinging to childhood in some attempt to put off growing up, look no further than the obsession with 90s nostalgia.

I was born in 1992, which I guess technically makes me a kid in the 90s, even though I don’t think I was really consciously aware of pop culture until the early 2000s, but whatever.

I feel like when we were kids the only thing we wanted to do was grow up, but now we’re here, the future is now and now we’re all trying to scramble back to a much simpler time.

But I’m no better than you. I’ve indulged in my fair share of nostalgic acts. I’ve probably played more Nintendo 64 in college than I did when I was kid. I stayed up late and watched all those old “Keenan and Kel” reruns when they started being re-aired again.

But I can’t help but think we left those things in the past for a reason. We were ready for change. We were ready for something new. We needed to move on (and apparently, some of you still do).

90s kids can rejoice because they’ve won another battle in the war for turning our adulthood back into our childhood because now you’ll be able to enjoy French Toast Crunch for breakfast again.

According to General Mills, the sugar cereal offshoot of Cinnamon Toast Crunch will be making its return to shelves because you (yes, you) “demanded” it.

So, there you go. Here’s to waking up to another morning of unemployment because you’re too afraid to head out into the real world and start that post-college life and wash down all that shame with a big bowl of French Toast Crunch. Man, being a kid was great. What a way to start the day.

I didn’t hate the 90s when I was a kid because, of course, I was a kid and being a kid is great, but my own generation is making me very annoyed with the way we seemingly pretend we were the only generation to play outside and scoff at kids younger than us who are always on their cellphones, even though we are too.

I can’t wait, though, when 10 or 20 years from now when people will be begging Taco Bell to bring back the waffle taco breakfast or whatever whenever that gets phased out.

You’ll be happy and Taco Bell will be happy because they’ll get to sell you a product again for the sake of nostalgia. It’s worked for the McRib.

Dominic Renzetti can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]