1. trendstop

    7 Ridiculous trends you can still buy into

    Miss these trends when they were actually trends? Fear not, people are still making this stuff so you can get in now!

    1) Zipoff pants ($49.99 – Ladies Love Bean)

    2) Beanie babies ($4.99 – TY)

    Buy your way into more trends.»

  2. Weird Al, all about the Pentiums

    Rap Lyrics About Outmoded Technology

    Rappers try to impress audiences with their tech-savviness. It might seem cool in the moment, but rap feels antiquated once the gadget they’ve name-checked becomes obsolete. Here are 25 rap lyrics about outdated technology.

    1. Sir Mix-a-Lot – “Beepers”

    Beepers … Beepers … Beepers … Beepers …

    Who even says Beepers anymore? We don’t use them, but we still know they’re called “pagers”.

    Watch the video, and 24 more. »

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    The Top 10 Websites, by College Me

    Thanks for reading teenage me’s list of top 10 websites! But now I’m in college and I’m much more mature. I’m a serious thinker, and I spent a semester as a libertarian. I have a much more serious line-up of favorite sites.

    Some of them are Web 2.0! »

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    Why “You’ve Got Mail” Is the Greatest Love Story of Our Time

    Every generation has their love story. The G.I. Generation had Casablanca. The Silent Generation had An Affair to Remember. And Gen-Y? We have You’ve Got Mail.

    Of course, the appeal of You’ve Got Mail isn’t exclusive to Gen-Y. In fact, though the stars are Baby Boomers, it’s Gen-X-ers who would’ve had the distinct pleasure to come of age in a world where You’ve Got Mail was possible. The year of its release, I was twelve and more likely to spend my time online playing Slingo than curating a passionate cyber-relationship. Part of my fascination with You’ve Got Mail stems from my generation’s inability to experience a similar scenario firsthand. The other part: That despite massive changes in how we regard the ‘online persona’, I still relate to the films’ resolution.

    This was the first film to treat the internet like a normal thing for normal people. »

  5. Tim Hutchins

    Hey, Remember Tim Hutchins on Fuel TV’s Stupidface?

    ‘Cause I just found out about him! Tim Hutchins (played by Andre Hyland) was an obnoxious guy talking on his cell phone in public, on Fuel TV’s sketch show Stupidface from 2007 to 2009.

    Yes! Nostalgia for four years ago! Someone mentions El Niño!

    God, he’s so cringey he makes me embarrassed to have ever used “you know the drill” on my voicemail.

    Watch the sketches. »

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    Paleosilicate Pornography: Ancient Internet Man’s Search for Stimulation

    Our multidisciplinary team of Internet anthropologists, archaeologists and linguists has uncovered a cache of ancient README files and Usenet logs dating from 1996 that sheds new light on the hardships faced by paleosilicate man (Homo Altavistas) in his hunt for pornography and highlights the differences between him and modern man (Homo Googlus) as pertains to the consumption of Internet pornography.

    We now know that paleosilicate web-assisted masturbatory sessions were vastly different than the modern practice. While some practices have survived, passed through generations of oral tradition, most of the ancient ways were thought to be lost to antiquity.

    Continue this fascinating study. »

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    The Art of AIM in the 20th Century

    How to create an AIM persona as a teenager in 2003 that you will be stuck with well into adulthood.

    I. Choosing a screen name

    Choosing a screen name is essentially deciding who you want to be for the next decade, six months, or twenty minutes (just long enough to anonymously fuck with your ex’s ex).

    Your personality lies within the core of your screen name. A basketball player? BBaLLeR. A dancer? DaNCe. A club kid? XtaScY. Why are we typing LiKe tHiS? Because we’re l33t and not n00bs.

    If you’re not a fan of the uppercase, lowercase method, you’re probably over 13 and should choose two “deep” words and combine them to create your ideal screen name. For example, ‘existentialmodernism’ or ‘espressodefacto.’ If you choose this model, don’t even think of capitalizing. And if you were considering an ALL CAPS screen name, it’s likely you’re someone’s dad. Step aside and let your kid create their own embarrassing internet presence.

    Next: Xs aren’t just for straightedgers. »

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    The Top 10 Websites, by Teenage Me

    The Internet is home to literally hundreds of web sites! I’m an old pro who long ago put away the pamphlet of URLs from the library, and started branching out by randomly typing brand names I know into Netscape. Here’s my guide to the best “hot” sites.

    And that’s my final answer! »

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