Sunday, May 19, 2019

20 Years Ago on May 19, 1999 -- "Star Wars: Episode I" Finally Here

May 19, 1999: Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace finally opened, which meant that we could at last know true disappointment. We went with a picture of Darth Maul, and also referenced playing hooky from work for a find a job promo:
We did a mid-day update with a minor wording change; not sure why. (As I recall, a bunch of us from work went to go and see the movie together at an afternoon showing.):
For the PM update, we continued with Star Wars in the lead, along with a 4-step pizza recipe in Food:

[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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