Reading While Eating for Feb. 20: The ’90s Make a Comeback

Wait, they never left! In today's roundup of must-reads: '90s theme parties, '90s political agendas and nonalcoholic beer (so 1999).

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A boy dressed as Buzz Lightyear waits at the premiere of Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story 3" at Leicester Square in London July 18, 2010.

So Behind the Curve: Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Dems are “eight years or 10 years ahead” of the GOP in understanding America’s changing demographics. Republican strategists just can’t let go of the ’90s, it seems — and they’re too busy stomping their last season Prada shoes. (CBS News)

Made in Taiwan: Rumors abound that a fourth installment of the hit Pixar series Toy Story is in the works. (We hear that in this iteration, Andy sells the last of his toys to pay off mounting grad school debt.) Celebrate with these rejected titles for the original 1995 movie, straight from the Twitter feed of director Lee Unkrich. (mental_floss)

The ’90s are Alive in Portland and Everywhere Else: After you spend a weekend watching the entirety of Freaks and Geeks in your jammies, get your social life back by throwing a ’90s show theme party. Nonalcoholic beer, anyone? (Flavorwire)

How Far He’s Come: Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper may be up for an Oscar, but he had humble beginnings. As an audience member on Inside the Actor’s Studio in 1999, he asked Sean Penn a question about acting, stealing the show by looking all grungy-cute. Ballroom dance routine not included. (The Daily Mail)

Froggy Slippers No More: Robin Roberts is back at her post at Good Morning America after taking a five-month leave of absence to undergo treatment for a blood disorder. “This is actually happening,” she gushed upon her return. “I don’t have my froggy slippers on, or do I?” (Jezebel)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney and Laura Bush star in a new ad campaign pushing support for marriage equality. The bipartisan message, sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, launches Wednesday. (BuzzFeed)

You Don’t Even Have to Be a AAA Member: Show your firearms at this Virginia Beach pizzeria and get a discount on your pie! Though last time we checked, that was called armed robbery. (The Daily What)

Just Call Us the Harlem Shake Wire Service: The Internet dance craze is so culturally significant, SeaWorld employees took animals out of the water to get weird. (TIME.com)

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