I bought this at an estate sale. It was leaking out of a box labeled "Goo cities." It's been in our living room for years, but we...we don't really know what it is or...why it is. We've been using it as a lamp. I'm starting to think it's not a lamp.

I asked my great grandfather about it, and he just kinda wept for a minute, stared off into space and said it belonged to his friend Jen Ex or something. He held my hand in his bony decrepit booger hooks, and I could see the years, the decades of joy, heartbreak, triumph, and pain flash across his eyes, and he was... more alive, really present, you know? than I'd seen him in years. Then he peed his pants.

DavidGarcia,

I am ballin’ I am faded

TrickDacy,

What the fuck.

PlantPowerPhysicist,

A “Mr. T ate my balls” meme. It has has been a long time, old friend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ate_my_balls

sincle354,

Holy shit, 27 years and rubbing shoulders with Dancing Baby for oldest memes. I feel honored to even know of something like this. A fucking webring as the main method of spread...

be_excellent_to_each_other,
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A fucking webring as the main method of spread...

Ah, webrings. Back when the WWW felt fresh and exciting, and all things seemed possible. Nary a bit of bigotry nor hate speech to be found in those days, precious few ads, just new horizons everywhere.

I kinda miss that.

Redhotkurt,
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Wasn't it just so fun? I remember the vibe being different, and I think "fresh and exciting" captures it well.

The emphasis on discovery by things curated by people gave the web an unmistakable DIY feel. Like, it was janky at times, yeah, but that was all right because the tech was still evolving, we were still learning, and JFC we're communicating with people from all over the planet!! How cool is that??

be_excellent_to_each_other,
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Wasn't it just so fun? I remember the vibe being different, and I think "fresh and exciting" captures it well.

Maybe my glasses are too rose colored, but most of the time anyone I interacted with felt like an instant friend, or at least friendly.

Though I do remember being involved in my first flame war on a BBS as a teen. I think I was saying something ignorant about the Beastie Boys like "they are really entertainers not musicians", which is ironic because they have been favorites of mine since not many years after that.

Like, it was janky at times, yeah, but that was all right because the tech was still evolving, we were still learning,

Yeah it as kinda cool maturing alongside personal computers (and the public internet). In some ways I feel like we grew up together. :-)

JFC we're communicating with people from all over the planet!! How cool is that??

Hard for me to stay positive on this one. Yes I felt just like that - but I thought it would end racism and help us all understand each other like never before. Maybe it will and I just expected it to happen too quickly.

Moof_Kenubi,

Lost m’balls to Sam 'n Max, m’self.

smacks toothless gums

CeruleanRuin,

Your touching story really adds a lot of value to this meme. I’d be a fool to let you walk out of here without at least making an offer. I’ll give you two money for it.

walter_wiggles,

Well at least it has enough jpeg

Ghostalmedia,
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Looks like 256 color GIF.

ada,
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That looks more like dithered EGA to me

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