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Happy 20th Anniversary Conan O’Brien

Written by Rick. Posted in Retro, Television

The first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien aired on September 13th, 1993 – 20 years ago. I remember the 10th anniversary of his show very well. They put together a big special episode with guests and clips and they even released it on DVD. Of course, now that NBC owns about 16 of his 20 years on TV, that won’t be happening this time.

But it doesn’t mean that we can’t put together our own “Best of” using pirated clips from the Internet (until NBC pulls them.) Enjoy!

Jessie Spano So Excited to be Dancing with the Stars, Hopefully Not Scared

Written by Rick. Posted in Retro, Television

Yeah, we had to mention this.

Elizabeth Berkley (aka Jessie Spano, aka our namesake) is going to be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. Sure, a lot of people are going to focus on Bill Nye (and he is awesome too) but we can’t ignore the obvious Saved by the Bell connection here. It was explained perfectly on Twitter by Greg Wsyshynski

That’s right. Not only will Jessie Spano be dancing with the stars, so will Stacey Carosi. What will Zack think!?

Personally, we hope that Jessie breaks out some of these classic moves:

Can anyone book Mario Lopez for a guest spot on the show?

Dumb Things Stuck in My Head Today: “Don’t Put It In Your Mouth”

Written by Rick. Posted in Internet, Retro, Television

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Sometimes ridiculous old songs, commercials or phrases get stuck in my head. It’s probably due to my insanity/senility/boredom. Either way, this is the thing stuck in my head today: A public service announcement called “Don’t Put It In Your Mouth.”

Yes, this is the second video in two days that works as both a message to children and as an anti-sex anthem. Basically these videos help people of all ages.

Remember boys and girls, don’t put it in your mouth, at least not until you ask someone you love. The story of my life….

Good luck getting this one out of your head once you’ve heard it a few times. It’s the Blurred Lines of my childhood.

 

Me Want It (But Me Wait)

Written by Rick. Posted in Internet

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Here’s Sesame Street and Cookie Monster with a song about waiting to eat cookies. It also sounds like a modern abstinence anthem. Enjoy!

The song is a parody of Icona Pop’s “I Love It.”

Today’s Completely Random Old Music Video: Methods Of Mayhem – Get Naked (Uncensored)

Written by Rick. Posted in Music, Retro

The year was 2000. The President is the divine Mr. Bill Clinton. And all over America, people were doin’ a dance called the “Funky Grandpa”!

Hidden fact: The Wikipedia page for this song is hilarious:

Lil’ Kim raps about human penis size in the song, deeming penises of less than seven inches in length to be miniature and unsatisfactory for sex

What an awful song… that I kind of liked at the time.

That Time Napster Showed Up & Everything Was Amazing

Written by Rick. Posted in Internet, Music, Retro, Technology

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If you’re currently a young person, you grew up being able to listen to whatever song you wanted to listen to whenever you wanted to listen to it. It’s like how I grew up with television. It’s always been there and you can’t imagine life without it. Right now you’re probably streaming video on your cell phone, downloading six albums and Snapchatting the whole thing to your Instagram followers (yes, this is how I picture young people. Get off my lawn.)

But it wasn’t always that way. There was once a time when you had to go outside and travel to a store in order to get the new album that you’d read about (in a magazine.) It sucked.

Now, some people speak of this time period as if it was some “golden era” where people gathered in record stores and bonded over their music choices, but that’s a lie. Maybe some people hung out in record stores, discussed albums, learned more about music and discovered albums that they’d never heard of, but I didn’t. I awkwardly shuffled in to whatever CD store/big box outlet sold albums the cheapest, spent far too long looking for the CD I wanted, tried desperately to avoid making small talk with the cashier and then went back home as quickly as possible. I didn’t want to make friends. I just wanted to listen to music faster.

And that’s why the current time is much better. At this point in time, you can easily access just about any song that has ever been recorded from your computer and you can do it nearly instantly. It’s amazing.

Of course, listening to music on the Internet is so commonplace these days that we don’t ever think about how absolutely incredible it actually is to be able to hear any song on demand. But there was a time when that wasn’t the case. There was a time before Napster.

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