5:52 pm - 01/24/2013

90s kids rejoice: Web browser that no one uses makes a really cool commercial

Internet Explorer ad tugs at heartstrings of Gen-Y users

Whether you love or hate Internet Explorer, you've got to admit that some of its ads are pretty good.

Microsoft's latest IE ad, dubbed “Child of the 90s,” tries to appeal to people who remember the web browser at its worst.

The video shows snapshots of passing 1990s fads, such as Slap Wraps and Pogs. Meanwhile, a narrator describes how things were different back then. (My favorite line: “Lunch was a puzzle, not a picture,” spoken while stacks of Lunchables arrange themselves for an Instagram-style photo.) Take a look.

Source http://youtu.be/qkM6RJf15cg

Brought to you by Lunchables :) ONTD, what's your fave memory from this?

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billsolomon 25th-Jan-2013 03:04 am (UTC)
i love the shade @ people who ~instagram~ their food. seriously no one gives a shit about what you're eating wtf
mothflavour 25th-Jan-2013 05:19 am (UTC)
seriously, i want to delete those people so bad, but I'm afraid they'll ask about it IRL
ellie_andrews 25th-Jan-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
I was Pog champion in 4th grade. We seriously had a tournament. NBD.

arrowtoes 25th-Jan-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
cute but I would have openly wept if they included Talkboys, which was my best 90s memory

Edited at 2013-01-25 03:28 am (UTC)
benrobot 25th-Jan-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
heart_of_butter 25th-Jan-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
I used mine so much I can remember places where the silver paint was wearing off. I used to record my own radio shows and soap operas, it was the greatest.
arrowtoes 25th-Jan-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
I had to get a replacement, I wore the microphone out from pushing it up and down too much, it made me feel so ~badass like yeah it's time to get shit done or yeah I just got shit done. :P

I would do radio shows sometimes but mostly I wasn't that creative w/ it, I would just record everything like I was a documentarian for my own life. I found some of my tapes a few months back and it was unsettling how unfamiliar my voice and everything else was. I didn't remember any of it, it was like listening to a stranger's life but it was me. Well I did recognize my grandma in the bg bitching at me lol.
williammiller 28th-Jan-2013 07:54 am (UTC)
I wanted mine so bad. I still remember the commercial for it.
carazon This beauty25th-Jan-2013 03:27 am (UTC)

slurp Re: This beauty25th-Jan-2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Yes best game ever, thinking of buying a shirt of him.
rebeljean 25th-Jan-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Speaking of nostalgia, I've been watching a lot of Full House recently.
heart_of_butter 25th-Jan-2013 03:35 am (UTC)
I used @home before switching to Netscape. I remember staying inside all summer of '98 and watching Sailor Moon and hanging out on the Purple Moon website (the people who made the Rocket's New School games). The commercial for @home would play at every commercial break and I would KILL to see it again.
surrenderface 25th-Jan-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
PURPLE MOON WAS THE BEST I remember when I spent 3 whole hours online and felt like I wasted the day.

One time someone tried to claim she was Lindsay Lohan to me on there, I will never forget it. Or when my mom had to call to get my account unlocked because I said something "bad" on there.
heart_of_butter 25th-Jan-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Of jesus, Summer of '98: Purple Moon, Hot Pockets, and Sailor Moon.

I got my mom to spend an extra $2 on the site and it would allow me to list my favorite color on my profile. It was so badass and everybody was so fucking pressed and jealous. lol
williammiller 28th-Jan-2013 07:54 am (UTC)
I LOVED PURPLE MOON AND ROCKET! I think I had all of their games.
londonaster 25th-Jan-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
Aww I miss all of that. But pretty sure my Mac hasn't been able to use IE for like 10 years lol
mothflavour 25th-Jan-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Uh, I used Netscape Navigator in the 90s. What is this fakery?
_______awshucks 25th-Jan-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
good commercial but I've been using IE at work and it still sucks.
biggerfun 25th-Jan-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
They can throw around all the 90s nostalgia that they want, I'm still not going to use IE.
crownless__ 25th-Jan-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
nice try IE, you didnt care about the user in the 90s, why should we care about you?
amore 25th-Jan-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
there used to be this gen x radio station that was late 80's to early 00's and it was my jam. then they changed to some lame station.
prophecypro 25th-Jan-2013 06:10 am (UTC)
Nice ad
im_a_lewser 25th-Jan-2013 08:31 am (UTC)
i was cleaning the other day and i found a whole container of pogs. oh man, why were those so cool?
fabouluz 25th-Jan-2013 09:53 am (UTC)
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