is closing down April 27, 2002 5:46 AM   Subscribe is closing down. i never really liked it anyway but would check their weblog now and then for some lame online quizzes. however their random url generator and websites no-one has thought of yet were pretty good.
posted by mokey to General Weblog-Related at 5:46 AM (6 comments total)

If it is lame online quizzes that you want, here is 500 of them. For those of us here that don't know why it matters that this place has shut down (Obviously apart from them hosting ephemera, who are now my favourite band), can you elaborate?
posted by RobertLoch at 6:19 AM on April 27, 2002

They had a TV show or something... Never really understood that; did the actors also play their characters online, or was the show a "reality" one?
posted by dagny at 6:55 AM on April 27, 2002

No, it was a scripted comedy/drama thingy about the internet boom/bubble. Real people pretended to be fake charachters who ran a sort of alterna-portal thing (the aformentioned seethru). There was supposed to be a whole range of crossover opportunities from this. It didn't work totally but wasn't horrendously bad. Sad to see it go though.
posted by nedrichards at 7:45 AM on April 27, 2002

ahhh dang!!! - First series kicked arse, and unfortunately i never really got into the second. Shame to see if finish as well as the website.
posted by monkeyJuice at 10:25 AM on April 27, 2002

This was one example of the on-line presence of some real world pop culture transcending the source. The series 'Attachments' was an appalling thing -- extemely hackneyed writing and highly derivative. The website (which was supposed to be the work of the characters in the series) was constantly fresh and funny and always worth visiting. I hope that someone has the good sense to at least keep the archive running. I can't understand why someone like Virgin who are looking for something original and funky don't by the thing up and run it as a going concern -- and adjunct to their other businesses. Given the right latitude for press freedom, it could really work...
posted by feelinglistless at 10:39 AM on April 27, 2002

You said it feelinglistless.
posted by nedrichards at 3:48 PM on April 27, 2002

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