Web Relic Showcase: Cap’n’ Wacky’s Boatload of Love

Cap'n' Wacky's Boatload of Love
Screenshot of Cap’n’ Wacky’s Boatload of Love homepage

Name: Cap’n’ Wacky’s Boatload of Love
URL: http://www.capnwacky.com/valentines/index.html
Year Created: 2000
Year Abandoned: 2001 (Minor update in 2010)

Valentine’s Day is one of those days that people have mixed feelings about. For those who would rather see a more humorous side of Valentine’s Day, it can be found on pages like Cap’n’ Wacky’s Boatload of Love. Continue reading “Web Relic Showcase: Cap’n’ Wacky’s Boatload of Love”

The Dot Com Super Bowl

Pets.com Super Bowl ad
Still from Pets.com’s Super Bowl XXXIV ad

As the Internet became more popular and the new millennium approached, it wasn’t uncommon to see the entertainment industry trying to get in on the fun. Your favourite TV shows would have episodes revolving around a character doing something that involved the Internet, rather than it being presented as an every day thing. Popular music would make corny attempts to work this trendy new thing into their lyrics and videos. Films such as You’ve Got Mail were likely created to relate to a newly-connected audience of moviegoers.

It’s no secret that when the entertainment world wants to jump on a trend, the hype is heavily milked. So what happens when you combine the Super Bowl, one of the biggest television events of the year, with the Internet, a larger-than-life technology growing in popularity? You get the “Dot Com Super Bowl” of 2000. Continue reading “The Dot Com Super Bowl”

Web Relic Showcase: Ted’s Caving Page

Ted's Caving Page
Screenshot of Ted’s Caving Page’s homepage.

Name: Ted’s Caving Page
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/
Year created: 2001
Year abandoned: 2001

If you’re a fan of reading creepy stories on the Internet, chances are you read Creepypastas. Scary stories are timeless, and without a doubt have always existed online. One frightening tale from the early web that stands out more than the rest is the story of Ted the Caver. Continue reading “Web Relic Showcase: Ted’s Caving Page”