Five years before Al Gore invented teh internets last Thursday, a daft group of young hooligans attending a Department of Defense high school overseas in Heidelberg, Germany (the epicenter and mythical origin of lulz before it became fashionable), overcame the obstacles erected by MPs and the CID to prevent them from attaining temporary enlightenment from the unlikely combination of some matches, a pipe and hash.
The oppressed lads, in what is now a classic story of triumph over hardship, devised a new lexicon with which they could communicate freely, but also secretly, about their favorite past time. Their love of music, particularly the time-honored melodies of Eazy-E, influenced their decision to substitute the word for illicit cannabis with tapes. This wise choice enabled the lads to continue their unique brand of hooliganism unhindered, ensuring more lulz would be had for many years to come. And the Iraq.
Slacker 2: Word.
Shize Ami 1: What were you guys doin?
Shize Ami 2: Listening to tapes.
Shize Ami 1: Cool, let's go.
Shize Ami 2: What?
Jaime (to Michelle): Hey, can you pass the tape?
"That woman has got some sweet TAPES. Just look at how tight they are at the ankle!"