Sunday, August 04, 2019

20 Years Ago on Aug. 4, 1999 -- Easy Car Buying; Dodging "Dick"

August 4, 1999: For the morning, we went with car buying and the silver Mazda (is it? I thought it was, but the front end doesn't look like a 1999 Miata...)
For the PM update, we went with the political comedy movie Dick starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams, which we referenced with the headline "Tricky Flicks" so we didn't have to deal with the double entendre (though if you do "Flicks" in all caps and bad kerning, you get visually close to another F-word, as seen in an earlier 1999 election movie, Election.)
[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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