Random Ephemera

The Most Iconic Body Parts of the 1990s

The other night while eating stale Christmas candy and watching a rerun of Friends on my bed, I realized that for the better part of the '90s I was obsessed with Jennifer Aniston's nipples on the long-running hit NBC comedy. They sustained me, maybe even gave me reason to live in this mad world.

By the time the show premiered in 1994 I would have been 11, and for most guys my age, Aniston was the most attractive lady out of the friends bunch. And it wasn't that weird angular haircut or her sassy attitude or the poor little rich girl arc of her character.

It was her constantly erect nipples in the cold confines of the studio where they filmed the show.

Now, as a grown man over a decade removed, it seems completely immature, but at the time this was a wonderful discovery, and the hope was that every Thursday night you'd get a cheap thrill, and we almost always did. I don't ever remember Courteney Cox or Lisa Kudrow nipping, but it probably wasn't as righteous as Aniston's, or at least eye-popping enough to remember.

Aniston's nipples were just two of the most iconic body parts of the '90s, along with Sharon Stone's coyly-revealed vagina in Basic Instinct, the severed penis of John Wayne Bobbitt, and the unnatural plumpness of Angelina Jolie's lips, which we first gandered during 1995's Hackers, a film which has yet to receive its proper love. HACK THE PLANET.

Fabio's Chest What made men hate him more, his sculpted chest or his long mane of horse hair?

Dennis Rodman's Hair He did more to make tattoos and colored hair cool than Rancid or Green Day in the early '90s.

Michael Jordan's Tongue Shorthand for perfection, now surrounded by a creepy Hitler 'stache.

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Craig Hlavaty
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