Bizarre News was started by some guy working on his computer at home all the way back in 1997 or 1998. We recruited Bizarre News to be a part of our catalog of email newsletters and it soon became one of our biggest publications on Gophercentral.com.
On March 1st, after 25 weird and wild years, we wrapped up its historic run. Hopefully you we one of our many readers that got to appreciate the laughs as much as we appreciated the bizarre events and occurrences that happened each and every day. For past issue visit the Bizarre News Archives.
Of course a little over a month later we discovered a video, from a VHS Tape no less, that featured Joe, editor of Bizarre News, on the syndicated talk show, Sally Jessy Raphael. He was there to share the “Top 5 Bizarre News Stories” we had reported at the time.
It’s so much fun to look back at this video and marvel at the technology, the fashions, the hairstyles, and what we considered bizarre back then.
And we thought those that are going through Bizarre News withdrawal would get a real kick of this video time capsule. So without further ado… roll it!
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If we were to take a look back 24 years at a little suburb of Chicago, IL we would find the roots of what would become one of the biggest email newsletter networks on the Internet.
All the way back then it was called Shagmail. We can thank a popular James Bond spoof film which came out that year for that. At that time email was exploding. AOL was mailing out free trial discs by the millions and the general public was just discovering the convenience and immediacy that email provided.
The next step was a no-brainer; provide content people want to read in their email and the audience will grow. Shagmail.com started with about 10 email magazines, or eZines. Titles like the clean joke list Clean Laffs, the adult joke list Laff-a-Day, the home-cooking column Marzee’s Recipes, and Bizarre News were all written and published in-house by PulseTV staff.
As the popularity increased so did the number of titles. With a dramatically growing audience the decision was made to re-brand Shagmail with a somewhat more inclusive name; GopherCentral.com.
These days GopherCentral.com is more of an email boutique. The most popular publications are still there, with a core audience of fans who forward their favorite issues around to their friends and still patronize PulseTV.com. Now GopherCentral.com is starting to grow a social media presence as well. If you have never read a GopherCentral.com eZine they are all free, like they have always been, and the editors are just waiting to say hello. All it takes is an email address and a click!
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What do you know about Bitcoin? Most everybody has heard the name, but not a lot of people understand what Bitcoin is or how it can make them money. Or is it money?
Bitcoin has its roots in the idea that solving computational puzzles can have value. This was proposed by cryptographers all the way back in the early 1990s as a way to control spam. The idea gave birth to a number of digital cash technologies, but it was in 2008 that an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin.
Bitcoin was described as a method of using a peer-to-peer network to generate a system for electronic transactions that can be sent from user to user without relying on a central authority like a central bank or government. The very first block was ‘mined’ by Satoshi Nakamoto in Jan, 2009 and was worth 50 bitcoins.
Since then the value of Bitcoins has varied wildly; from around $50 all the way up to $1,000. Despite these dramatic fluctuations, more and more companies are now accepting Bitcoin as a payment option, giving the medium increased legitimacy.
Sound confusing? It is. But fortunes have been made – and lost – using Bitcoin. So… how?
All About Bitcoin will unravel some of these mysteries for you with the latest and most relevant stories and headlines from the Bitcoin community. Learn about blockchain, mining and non-fungible tokens. Find out what you need to get involved and what the best strategies are for investing.
Let us do the research for you. Subscription is free! All you need is an email address and you can begin exploring the world of Bitcoin. Who knows how far you might go?
For well over 20 years, GopherCentral.com, called “Shagmail” back in the day, was the place to go for free newsletters. With numerous publications, covering a wide array of topics from humor to household hints,
Gophercentral was a juggernaut. Even after the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, Gophercentral has soldiered on with new publications, an extensive archives covering over 30 of our popular publications, and a new generation of subscribers that not only read, but interact with our editors with questions, comments, and content.
Today, GopherCentral.com is the place for email nostalgia. Its most popular publications are still there, like the clean joke list Clean Laffs, the adult joke list Laff-a-Day, the home-cooking column Daily Recipe, and Bizarre News – all written and published in-house by PulseTV staff, with a core audience of fans who forward their favorite issues around to their friends and still patronize PulseTV.com.
Now GopherCentral.com is starting to grow a social media presence as well. If you have never read a GopherCentral.com eZine they are all free, like they have always been, and the editors are just waiting to say hello. Subscribe Today!