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June 8th, 2000

Whatever Happened To ZUG?

Once upon a time, when I was relatively new to the web, I happened upon a site called ZUG. Billing itself as "The Web’s Only Comedy Site", I tore through its material: lots of good quality funny stuff. Prank emails, which spawned not only a few children, but books along those lines as well. ZUG really seemed to have it all: frequent updates, good content, fair design…

…and then it all kind of slowed down. Updates became infrequent; the Outgoing Mail section became quiet. Very little was updated. Then, the addition of a bulletin board starved off death somewhat. Afterwards, I really lost track of ZUG.

I visited the site again a week ago, to see what was up. The front page claims that there are ISP problems, and the copyright date does go to 2000, but it’s dangerously close to being a Ghost Site. The only inkling of life pops out when you jump over to Computer Stew… which is apparently the Son of ZUG. But it’s all video, and I don’t have the patience (or bandwidth!) to watch; in any event, ZUG worked in many instances because of the written word, not in spite of it.

It’s good to know that John Hargrave and his cronies are still up to no good, but it’s sad to see all of the old, extremely funny material just fall by the wayside. -pm

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FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday June 8, 2000 -- 4:04:29PM
I know this doesn't have anything to do with the topic at hand but I just wanted to mention how much it sucks that Jeff McNelly died. "Shoe" was one of my faves.

Also, the guy who invented Hawaiian shirts died. I hope to see a tribute at the next ECW PPV. Right, Matt?



FROM: Matt
DATE: Sunday June 11, 2000 -- 11:30:50PM
Don't worry the shirts will live on in the hearts of everyone especially the ECW dude, Weird Al, and I



FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday February 25, 2001 -- 2:21:49AM
Note: John Hargrave now has a Daily Journal, very much worth reading.



FROM: Melissa
DATE: Saturday September 28, 2002 -- 1:29:56 pm
umm.. im looking for a guy who will enjoy having cyber sex with me. i am very horny!



FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday September 28, 2002 -- 8:47:48 pm
(shakes head in disbelief)



FROM: Gemini star gurl
DATE: Wednesday September 28, 2005 -- 4:01:46 pm
This year is my senior year and the popular kids came up with this really dumb idea for our prank. They want us to park in the teachers parking spaces and make them walk farther to get to school. Its not that good. Does any one know any really funny pranks? If you do please e-mail me. Geministargurl@aol.com Thanx!!



FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday September 28, 2005 -- 4:25:44 pm
This year is my senior year and the popular kids came up with this really dumb idea for our prank.

Was it posting something in an entirely wrong Ping? Because if so, you did a great job!



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Thursday September 29, 2005 -- 4:27:43 pm
I know a really great prank! It involves Gemini star gurl, some chocolate sprinkles, a jock strap and a donkey.

Email me for details.



FROM: Aanen
DATE: Thursday June 8, 2006 -- 12:22:42 pm
it's alive again!



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