HOW DO YOU MAKE A GUY
the guy on the radio just said “gas prices aren’t so bad if you consider you’re really buying liquid explosive dinosaurs” and my perspective on life is forever changed
Keepers scanned: 20/21
The news about Steve Wilwhite getting a Webby for inventing the GIF reminded me of a little story. You kids love hearing my old lady stories, so here goes.
Back in 1993 or 1994 I was listening to the radio on the way to work, and they were doing a piece about online predators, which was pretty new stuff back then.
They interviewed someone from a team that hung out in chat rooms trying to catch these guys. The woman they interviewed went on about how prevalent online predators were, how you had to watch whatever you said, wherever you are, and God help you if someone referred to a “gif” because “gif” stands for “girls and females”.
There was a correction later in the week. But still. “Girls and females”? It doesn’t even match!