Feb. 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM ET
You know kids, back in the day we didn’t have a new Internet meme every other hour.
Our nation sacrificed landline telephone connections several times a day just to hear "You’ve got mail." It took a week and a half to load a Web page filled with hamsters revolving to RogerMiller's "Whistle Stop" played at an accelerated speed. And we were damn glad to get it!
Then Y2K happened. When the grid failed to crash as the Wise Ones foretold, we thrilled to a brave new world in which a line of broken English from a long-forgotten 16-bit video game called "Zero Wing" became a rallying cry for the way we live now.
One decade ago, "someone set up us the bomb." Ladies and gentleman, "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" is 10.
In other news, you're totally old.
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