Instant Messenger, the iconic web chat program of the late ‘90s/early ‘00s, is all but dead.
"The layoffs are expected to include more than 100 AOL employees.
A former AOL employee said the group was 'eviscerated and now only consists of support staff.' This person, who asked not to be named because they were not allowed to speak publicly about the company, added that 'nearly all of the West Coast tech team has been killed.'"
It’s both nostalgic and sad to see an icon of my childhood slowly reach its end. Although it does give me a great idea for a new movie called “American Online.” It’s the next film in the “American Pie” series. This one stars a 43-year old Stifler. His Russian mail-order bride has just died under mysterious circumstances, and he wants to replace her with a high school senior, so he impersonates a venture capitalist and offers to provide AOL with millions of dollars restart Instant Messenger so he can use it to talk to high school chicks. But along the way he has a moment of enlightenment and realizes that he can’t spend his entire life living in the past or trying to recapture the glory of his high school days. So instead he goes on LinkedIn and tries to bang 32-year olds. Also at some point Jason Biggs gets his dick caught in a dial-up modem. That’s “American Online,” coming to theaters this fall!
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