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Stuff I found when cleaning out Photobucket – Part 1

I always thought we should get a remake of North by Northwest set on Tatooine

Way back when the Internet was in kindergarten, there was a service called Yahoo. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Today it’s not much more than a clickbait aggregation site, but back in the day we used it for darned near everything. Yahoo offered news, search, email, message boards, you name it.

I think we can all agree with this.

(Message boards were how we talked to each other after we stopped talking to each other in person but before we started talking to each other over social media, kids)

One of the services Yahoo offered was photo storage. I used it a lot because in those halcyon days media storage was expensive. You either left it on your hard drive or on a loaf of 3.5″ floppy disks, neither of which were reliable solutions. Physical devices filled up quick and were prone to sudden death. Usually when you didn’t have a backup.

In the fullness of time, Yahoo shut down that service, so I migrated my stuff to Photobucket. Then, considering the matter settled, I proceeded to forget about it for many years. A couple of weeks back, Photobucket remined me of its existence. They sent me an email stating that I was over my limit. I needed to pay for a subscription to keep storing my photos there.

What? Pay for something on the internet? That dog won’t hunt, pal.

They knew the heist was doomed when they realized they had five guys named Mr. White

So I downloaded everything to my local machine that has a new-fangled high-speed HDD. Doing so felt kind of like going through an archeological dig. Family photos, my wedding photos, pics from my travels, all sorts of stuff. Tons and tons of fandom stuff, pics from games I don’t play anymore but took up a huge part of my life back then.

All this is a long-winded way of introducing a series of posts I plan to make sharing these photos. I figure I have ’em, so I might as well do something with ’em. This has nothing to do with the fact that I haven’t posted in over a year and feel guilty about it.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

We were somewhere around Mos Eisley on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
I actually managed to find this image on a shirt somewhere. I gave it to my wife as an anniversary gift and she still wears it to this day.

I plan to shoot for one of these a week. For this outing, I’m going to post some of my favorites from my collection of Star Wars cross-genre stuff. I have no idea where I found these, and I have no idea who the original creators are. If you know, please be kind enough to drop me a line so I can update this post to give the artists the credit they deserve.

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