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Amusive Communications acquires Excite.com and Angelfire.com
July 14th, 1999
Amusive Communications, in a move that shocked the internet, acquired
leading websites Excite.com and Angelfire.com. Stunned
staff trying to figure, exactly, what is going on.
SHOREWOOD, IL, July 14th - Amusive Communications announced
today that it had full and complete control over two incredibly high
trafficed websites, Excite and Angelfire. Ownership accidentally
traded hands in a confusing clash of confoundment that left the whole
world wondering, exactly, what the hell was going on.
When asked for comment, CEO Jim Reardon could only respond "wow."
Further pressed, he answered "I mean - wow."
Reardon immediately contacted the people at Excite and Network
Solutions, the body that governs control over domain names, in order
to get the matter straightened out. Meanwhile, he also noticed
many other registration attempts that, luckily, did not make it through.
Reardon did not notice he had Angelfire.com until someone from
Lycos, their parent company, called him and informed him.
While talking to an interviewer with Salon.com, an overwhelmed
Reardon said something very, very stupid. When asked why he didn't
use the domains for evil or wrong purposes (such as directing traffic
to, say, "Bob's XXX-O-Rama"), Reardon stated "my mamma trained me
right." Having said his one incredibly idiodic comment for the
interview, he then made well-versed responses to the questions. Only
the idiodic comment made it into the story, however.
Angelfire, whose transfer was discovered later than Excite's,
unfortunately experienced a few hours of downtime in the matter. They
are currently investgating in to who submitted the fraudulent
Amusive Communications is a leading content portal, providing links
to other Amusive properties, such as Free Center and Humor Planet.