Monday, February 18, 2019

20 Years Ago on Feb. 18, 1999 -- The Return of Crop-Top Spandex Fitness Stock Art Women and the Departure of George Clooney from ER

February 18, 1999: Another "Tone Up, Slim Down" workout tips promo, along with the AIM sweeps and name-dropping Madonna, Mariah, and Shania for CD buying:


We did a noon-ish update to pull the duplicate AIM sweeps update from the Community column and added some whitespace above the Oscars special in the Shortcuts column:
For the PM update, we updated the lead to George Clooney's Season 5 departure from NBC's ER (also, I think we erred by putting periods in the show's title, though that may have been our style at the time):
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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