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February 2, 2011

#855: 1999


[[Inverted intro panel]]

It’s easy to forget, as we heap awards on The Social Network,

That before there was Facebook, MySpace, or even Friendster…

One website dreamed bigger than them all.

[[Two guys talking]]

Guy #1: People like doing stuff, so why not build a website that offers that?

Guy #2: Offers what? What would I do there?

Guy #1: Anything! The only limit is yourself!

[[Guy runs in. Two guys are by a computer, one sitting at it wearing headphones.]]

Guy running in: Hey, we need more–

Standing guy: Don’t–he’s wired in.


Standing guy: Or baked. It’s hard to tell.

[[Two guys are sitting at a restaurant booth.]]

Guy #1: It’s time to monetize. We could make millions!

Guy #2: No way. A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?

Guy #1: A billio–

Guy #2: CIRCLES.

[[View from booth of a guy leaving, turning back to say something.]]

Guy: Hey—a tip: Drop the dot. Just “Zombocom”. It’s cleaner.