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Tony Diep is God

I realize that this “news” came out yesterday but at the time I dismissed it as trivial (it still is). Also, I didn’t actually read the article until today while I was bored at work.

The point is that in a stunning display of “journalism” our intrepid Emerald reporter managed to get all the information about the year 1999 from one person, Tony Diep.

Sure, Diep is a self-described pop-aficiando but in an article with a head line that leads me to believe we’re actually getting a flashback this was just disappointing. Mostly this article was Diep getting to be nostalgic. Whoo.

Really though, the opening paragraph is money:

As 13-year-olds growing up in Southeast Portland, Tony Diep and his friends carefully closeted their love of bubble gum pop music. Instead of partaking in the wars waged among Britney, Christina and the plethora of 1999 boy band fans, the teens opted to lip-synch to DMX beats played on Jammin’ FM 95.5. Secretly, Diep rooted for the Backstreet Boys while his ‘N Sync-crazed friend “hated them.”
“In 1999, everyone was trying really hard to be cool,” Diep said. “It was the beginning of the crazy pop phase; a less extreme version of it.”

Our intrepid reporter seems to be talking about a coming out party here.

But before you get lost in the ridiculous that is Diep, don’t forget that Andrew Pomeroy got in on the act late in the game with two random quotes. Apparently, Pomeroy used to like Limpbizkit but now realizes that was a mistake and he hates Soulja Boy and the word “hyphy.”

Thank god for his insights.

  1. Betz says:

    But mocking people’s opinions is one of our greatest national past-times, including ogling beautiful women and laughing at people falling down!

  2. Concerned student says:

    Call a whambulance shaz they will save u

  3. Shaz says:

    Stop being a jackass..find something else better to do than mock people and their opinions

  4. Jan says:

    Menudo for life

  5. Betz says:

    Or was that ‘2Ge+her’ ??

  6. Betz says:

    And besides , 2Gether totally beats both N’Sync and the backstreet boys combined!!! “U+ME=US” was the defining jam of our generation!

  7. Betz says:

    Diep should be less concerned about how MTV is ruining television (which they are), and more concerned about the “dumbification” of the newspaper for which he writes.

  8. Ossie says:

    And how the hell was 1999 the beginning of the crazy pop phase? That was soooooooooooooooooooooooo 1995.

  9. Ossie says:

    Agreed, Thunderlove. I viewed the PDF form of it and threw up a little in my mouth. It’s pathetic. It’s crap like this that makes me think the people saying that printed newspapers are on the way out might be right. The ODE is becoming little more than a glorified social networking newsletter.

  10. Timothy says:

    Anyone who ever really liked Limp Bizkit should be sentenced to several days hard labor next to Fred Durst.

  11. ThunderLove says:

    yesterdays emerald was one of the worse i have seen since i been here. The lead article was a story that was a month old followed by a poorly constructed best of eugene voting pamphlet and this horrendous look back to 1999, which seemed like diep watched i loved the 90’s on vh1 and gave his “expert” wisdom

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