Flashback Fridays
Weekly posts on Fridays called "Flashback Fridays" take a look back at the first 20 years of blogging. Flashback Fridays Chapter 12
Flashback Fridays Chapter 12
Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12
Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

Well here is Flashback Fridays Chapter 12, a weekly series of entertaining and fun flashbacks of blog posts I’ve written over the past 20 years of blogging. It’s surreal to consider that I’ve been blogging for 20 years.

Using the Wayback Machine to select a few old posts that we believe would be both interesting and humorous and to post them each week in this Flashback Fridays series. So, let’s take a look at what was going through my mind all those years ago.

When I was younger, I was such a nerd. Please use your discretion when reading these posts because I apparently used profanity a lot.

Let’s get to Flashback Fridays Chapter 12!

Flashback Fridays Chapter12

No Money = No Funny

January 28th, 2005 by MacBros

I just looked into my bank account because we got paid today and after taking out the rent that leaves me with $40 left. After I give $20 of that to my drive for work, it’ll leave me with just $20. So I may not have any beers tonight after all, which really sucks! That’s why I hate missing days from work because of things like this that happen. Two and a half days off really f**cs things up!

We’ll see if I spend my last $20 on a box of beer after work, maybe I’ll cave and blow it on beer. This has been a rough week and my plans were mentioned in the last entry. If I spend it maybe when I need it I can borrow some cash from somebody, which I hate doing.

Well, gotta go get ready for my last day of the week of screw-ups and f**c ups.


$20 for a box of beer!!!

Woah! This was a long time ago if the beer was just $20 for a case of 12! It’s nearly doubled in price since then. So this Flashback Fridays Chapter 12 post will show you the test of time and how much things can change in over 20 years. Wow! When I say that out loud, “20 years!”

Everything is so expensive these days.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

The Beer Has Power Over Man!

January 28th, 2005 by MacBros

Yup, caved in. The beer had a very strong power over me and forced me to spend my last twenty bucks by twisting my rubber arm out of its socket. I tried to fight it but all I could hear was this voice inside my head saying, ” Join the Dark Side John.” over and over again.

Err, no wait, the wrong story. The voice was saying more along the lines of,” Ooooh yeaaaaaa, wouldn’t a nice cold beer be great John? After this long hard week, you deserve it! So go ahead and spend that well-earned twenty dollars and buy yourself that nice, cold, delicious, refreshing, mind-altering box of beer. Go ahead John, I’m waiting for you at the beer store, and I’m sooooo lonely and I want you to come and save me from these strangers….” Well…. you get the point.

So I came to the rescue and saved 1 of many boxes of beer from the horror of being alone. I wanted to save more but my wallet couldn’t support any extra souls. But to my surprise, there were others that joined in to help, even one of my friends Corey gave a helping hand. I don’t know how many were actually saved because I had to leave the scene due to the fact that my box of beer needed help immediately.

So I took it home and started to help them get familiar with the new surroundings. I had to keep them alert by constantly lifting them up from the table and holding them upside down every once in a while. Unfortunately, each one seemed to be losing a lot of life so I end up returning them to the box they came in to serve as a temporary coffin.

I’m working on each one separately because I can only handle one at a time, I’ll try and go faster, but every time I lose one to the box I feel a little bit of disorientation, but not in a bad way oddly, but in fact in a humble happy way. Maybe I feel this way because I feel better knowing that they’ll be in a better place.

I’ve been cleaning the place while keeping an eye on them, I vacuumed the carpet and swept and mopped the floors while listening to the Classic Station on my Launch station. The beers seem to enjoy it because while I’m busy they seem to last a little longer.

Now that I’m done cleaning up, it seems they are going into the box faster and faster.
Unfortunately, I now realize that no matter what I do, they will all perish. I’ll stay by their side right to the end. At least there will be somebody by their side when the end comes.

I have to go, seems I lost two while writing this entry. I’ll keep you all posted on any changes.

Wish me luck.. er’ wish the beers luck too I guess.

LOL! I thought I was a funny guy back in the day it seems.

When I referred to putting them into the box, that meant that I was putting the empty bottles back into the box. Just thought that I would explain that to the people who mostly drink their beers from cans these days.

I must say though, I was quite the storyteller.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12


January 29th, 2005 by MacBros

I just upgraded my PHP and now things are gone to sh*t!
I don’t want to get into it right now, I’m headed to Griffins to watch an old friend play. They are the band tonight. I’ll be there to cheer them on.

PHP Woahs… – Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

January 30th, 2005 by MacBros

Still trying to figure out what the f**c is wrong with PHP errors. It all started after the PHP upgrade.
I’m not doing anything now. I’m tired and don’t feel like doing anything.


PHP Nightmare Cont…

January 31st, 2005 by MacBros

Not a whole lot to get into here. I’m still having issues with the PHP. I’m trying to figure out what went wrong. All I did was upgrade to a newer version of PHP. I’m trying to get a background running application, (You don’t see it) working.

Until I get it up and running, I’ll be too busy for anything else. I was working on adding a shop to the site, but until I get this PHP problem fixed I won’t be adding anything new yet.
Also, Tired and burnt from work, so time on my PC will be short.


OH, the days of PHP Updates that break everything and you pull out your hair trying to find and fix the problem when you have so many other things to do.

I put this Flashback Fridays Chapter 12 post into one because it’s on the same topic and each post was very short. Makes sense right?

I remember that this happened a lot back then. PHP was fairly new to the web design world. Before it was strictly HTML and CGI based designed until PHP came into the game. It really changed things up for the better and it allowed creators to do more. It also became a great way for hackers to exploit a lot of the features, unfortunately. So updates were very common which resulted in things not working anymore because of exploits.

Does anyone remember the days when PHP was first making a scene on the World Wide Web?

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

BLOND JOKES !!!! – Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

February 18th, 2005 by MacBros

She was Soooooooo Blonde.

* She thought a quarterback was a refund.
* She thought General Motors was in the army.
* She thought Meow Mix was a CD for cats.
* She thought Boyz II Men was a daycare center.
* At the bottom of an application where it says “Sign here:” she wrote “Sagittarius.”

She Was Soooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She took the ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
* She sent a fax with a stamp on it.
* Under “education” on her job application, she put “Hooked On Phonics.”

She was Sooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She tripped over a cordless phone.
* She spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said: “Concentrate.”
* She told me to meet her at the corner of “WALK” and “DON’T WALK.”
* She tried to put M&M’s in alphabetical order.

She was Soooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* She studied for a blood test.
* She sold the car for gas money.
* When she missed bus #44 she took bus #22 twice instead.
* When she went to the airport and saw a sign that said, “Airport Left,” she turned around and went home.

She Was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
* When she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved.
* She thought if she spoke her mind, she’d be speechless.
* She thought that she could not use her AM radio in the evening.
* She had a shirt that said “TGIF,” which she thought stood for “This Goes In Front.”

She is sooooooooooooooooo Blonde…
*She thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company.


Ahh, the times when nobody was offended by every little thing somebody else did. Those were the days you could tell a joke and you wouldn’t get cancelled. This is when people were mostly happy all the time and weren’t a bunch of angry violent pricks and bubble-wrapped idiots like they are today. The good old days.

“TGIF,” which she thought stood for “This Goes In Front.” LOL!

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12

Thanks, Mommy!

February 18th, 2005 by MacBros

I got beer! YAY!
Thanks, Mommy!

My Mom would occasionally feel bad for me and buy me a box of beer when I was broke and dry. Usually only after she won some extra money from Bingo the night before. She loved her Bingo.

I miss her…

Flashback Fridays Chapter 12 Conclusion…


Well, this concludes Flashback Fridays Chapter 12. Let me know in the comments if you like this whole idea of Flashback Fridays being posted every week. Or don’t. I don’t have a lot of commenters here anyway, just a lot of readers and lookie-loos.

If you enjoyed this Flashback Fridays Chapter 12 post, be sure to come back next week for Flashback Fridays Chapter 13.

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