Tag Archives: Nineties

1996: The Daily Show launches

Damn! Time flies too quickly at my age. I’m glad this outlasted South Park and probably will. It wasn’t necessarily Comedy Central’s first attempt at current events-based comedy. Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect didn’t survive ABC’s cowardice and Maher’s love of his own … Continue reading

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1996: Australia’s enough is enough moment

I’ve forgotten how many shooting sprees the US has had just this year but 25 years ago, the Aussies had what was their worst on the Island of Tasmania. After that, they reformed their gun laws and now being gunned … Continue reading

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1991: Life was pretty rough after graduation

Do I ever regret going to university and the debt it accrued? Despite having a profession in which a degree is nice but not mandatory…only a little. A good chunk of the Mills and younger Gen Xrs I work alongside … Continue reading

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1991: Comedy Central “begins”

The name came several months later because there was already a channel called the Comedy Network in Canada. Leave it to the Executive Caste to overlook a simple detail before rebranding. However, the date is semi-historic as the two floundering … Continue reading

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An iMac on Mars!

Not exactly. The recent probe Perseverance utilizes what was state-0f-the-art in the first iMac in 1998, the G3 processor with its blazing speed of 233 MHz (most processors are in the single-digit GHz range or at least a thousand times faster). No … Continue reading

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1996: Copernicium is “discovered”

The short version to this story is that 25 years ago, Scientists in Germany created the 112th element and named it after the Polish Astronomer Copernicus (the Latin version of his name). They did this by “combining” Zinc-70 with Lead-208 … Continue reading

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RIP: Mira Furlan

More people know her from Lost, another boring-ass, disappointing JJ Abrams shit show. The rest of us will forever love her as Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5, the Sci-Fi program which had consequences and real intrigue while the other two Star Trek shows … Continue reading

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Special Chucks to celebrate my graduation! MU30, Part 1

Current events and exhaustion kept this mini-gallery from being posted along with its companion piece reminiscing about how it was merely 30 years ago I graduated from university. I stupidly missed the one-day Black Friday offer on the site so … Continue reading

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A belated farewell to (Adobe) Flash

This browser plug-in to make animation and simple games work kept the Internet from being 99% dominated by porno; today it’s probably in the 80% department. I honestly don’t know what the real numbers are but I do consider 99% … Continue reading

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RIP Alex Trebek

If there’s an afterlife, poor Alex is now being mobbed by a million senior citizens like my grandmother who religiously watched Jeopardy. That game show, her soaps and Lawrence Welk. It was just easier to hand her the remote than to argue. … Continue reading

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Political cartoonist Tom Toles retires

Yesterday was Tom’s last strip ever. During his long-storied career, he drew/wrote over 15,000 since college. I always thought he worked for the Washington Post the whole time, nope, he joined them 16 years ago to replace another legend, Herblock. Toles’ … Continue reading

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RIP Sean Connery

2020 just couldn’t take a break could it, can’t let us enjoy a limited Halloween and have a little pause before the shitstorm election. I know Sean was 90ish yet I didn’t know he had been ill recently. I’m glad … Continue reading

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1995: Windows 95 hits the streets around now

Windows 95 was the first major upgrade to PCs in four-to-five years and Microsoft’s latest attempt to make their clunky GUI more Mac-like…without paying for it. Many hack comedians and Doonsebury went for all the easy jokes on the software’s initial flaws … Continue reading

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Ren & Stimpy are returning too?

Comedy Central has decided to flog this dead horse in addition to Beavis & Butt-Head. With the latter, I don’t mind, dumbasses such as those two transcend any decade (e.g. Biff from Back to the Future could be their grandfather, really). Ren & … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Dumbass Duo return!

Uh huh huh uh huh! Cool. As per the recent news. Mike Judge’s first big successful creation will be returning to TV but this time they’ll be better served through Comedy Central despite 11 minutes of ads per  “half-hour” episode. … Continue reading

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