Thursday, May 7, 2009

Anyone Remember Prodigy?

Not "The Prodigy." Not the ISP. I'm talking about late 1980s, early 1990s Prodigy. You know, the one that you dialed into with your 1200-baud modem. Yeah, well if you do remember that then you're probably a nerd like yours truly.

So in 1990 I was 12. And like many 12-year-olds at the time, I was a fan of Poison. For whatever reason, I am still a fan to this day. Their songs really suck. I have no idea why I like them but I do.

Oh well.

Where I'm going with this is that when I was 12 and into Poison and also a nerd using Prodigy, naturally one of the message boards I'd check out is "Music -- Heavy Metal" Yeah heavy metal. Because in 1990 on Prodigy any band who had people with long hair pretty much went under "Heavy Metal." So naturally you'd have the metal people saying that Poison and such bands are wussy metal or something like that. Then you'd have the 12-year-olds and the teenage girls defending them. Go back and forth.

Ok, we've come full circle.

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