Internet Explorer Beckons Children Of The ’90s

It’s 2013, and ’90s nostalgia is in full effect. Internet Explorer, once the top web browser worldwide until being overtaken by Google Chrome (and challenged by Firefox), is getting in on the mood with this sentimental video. It’s been garnering a lot of buzz around the Internet, with more than 4,000,000 views on YouTube in three days. The ad taps into wistful memories of us ’90s children, what with Oregon Trail, Super Soakers, L.A. Lights, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Pogs. The message: you’ve changed and so has Internet Explorer. There’s even a site which takes the Domino’s-esque route of “we know we sucked, but now we’re good.” So will it work? Probably not. Both IE 9 and 10 have gotten positive reviews, but there seems little incentive to change once one is happy with a web browser. It’s a nice try though.

Whiskas Shows The Bond Between A Man And His Cat

This is just adorable. And it’s totally believable, as any guy who’s into cats could attest to. Reminds me of my old college apartment living with friends and our kittens/cats who were banned in the lease. But we didn’t care. Miss those little rascals. How has this commercial been around for a year without me knowing about it?

The Classic Campbell’s Ad Where A Snowman Becomes A Boy

Wow. A classic. I remember seeing this when I was a little kid. Some research says that this commercial has been around since sometime in the ’80s, which means the boy is well into his 30s, if not pushing 40. Watching it makes me feel as warm inside as hot soup on a cold winter day.

Nostalgia Is Buzzworthy

Yesterday, I posted Sum 41’s “Fat Lip” on my Facebook page with amazement that it’s been 10 years since that song came out. Then late last night in a moment of cosmic coincidence (or more likely Comedy Central realizing who would be watching at 2 AM), this came on.

I haven’t seen this commercial for BuzzCuts in years, but these were some of the songs I grew up on. These “sampler CD” ads aren’t on much anymore, because really, who buys CDs anymore?

And Buzz Ballads!

And if all of that isn’t enough, I found this on YouTube. The Buzz Box, featuring Mark McGrath! Mark McGrath is pretty hilarious in this. I love his “if you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll refund every penny” statement. Think of the potential loopholes. Everything from “a few of these songs are shit” to “I’m super pissed that Crazy Town never had another hit”.

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