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Question #91329 posted on 05/22/2018 1:18 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is this Wayback Machine that is constantly referred to in the podcast Thinking Sideways? Apparently there's a way to see websites that were once online but are no longer?

--Mystery is Me--

A:

Dear A Mystery Is You,

There sure is! You can access the Wayback Machine here. Granted, it's not perfect; smaller websites like our dear old 100 Hour Board won't have as many entries in the Wayback because we don't generate as much traffic. Still, we get enough hits that I was able to Wayback my old Board Bio page for this question a little bit ago. 

-Frère Rubik

A:

Dear Mystery

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the classic 1960's cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which had a segment in which Peabody and Sherman had time travel adventures using the WABAC* Machine (pronounced "Wayback Machine"). The name of the internet's "Wayback Machine" is a reference to this classic time travel device.

-Humble Master

*Sadly, the acronym was never explained.

A:

Dear whatever,

Look, those Wayback Machine people are fake news. They make stuff up. It's FAKE NEWS. And you know why they have such great ratings? Me.

Thanks for asking,

- Donald Trump