Tag Archives: Nineties

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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RIP Joel Schumacher

Joel was often mocked and reviled for what he did in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, I recall there’s a joke in Robot Chicken in which a convention goer calls him History’s Greatest Monster. However, he did helm a few well-loved films before … Continue reading

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RIP Iam Holm

Ian will be remembered by me for all the support characters he provided to numerous favorite movies of mine. The duplicitous science officer Ash in Alien, the rival restaurant owner Pascal in Big Night, Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings, greedy head … Continue reading

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Adam Schlesinger receives a fitting tribute!

My good friend, co-worker and fellow Fountains of Wayne fan, Ethan sent me this link via Band Camp, a site for acts to make more money directly. It leads to an album of 31 different acts, many of them friends, … Continue reading

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The month’s header

Twenty-five years ago, my first great Summer in Austin got rolling. The year before sucked for my new home and as for the other years, I would say I hadn’t had a really decent Summer since 1991. To be fair … Continue reading

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