Today's marketplace is one of instant gratification. The aspiring shopper can go online, place an order, be billed immediately, and receive their anime DVDs the very next day. In olden days, the shopper would have to wait for a catalog to arrive, fill out an order form, and then mail it in along with payment to a company far away. Weeks later the package would arrive, but it would not be anime. It would be a thrashing apparatus used to harvest wheat, or some kind of terrifying medical instrument designed to cure a painful uterine prolapse. To put in bluntly, the world of old was a festering cesspool and the people that lived in it were devoured whole by its evil.
Do you remember the crazy clothes and hair of the 1990s? Do you remember Crystal Pepsi and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Do you remember where you hid the box your mother gave you?
The singer dove off the stage and crowd surfed in a sort of reverse funeral procession where the person being carried is the only one truly alive. Touching him I felt religious ecstasy and started speaking in tongues and requesting songs that didn't exist.
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