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Party Like it’s 1993

Do you long for the days of Melrose Place and ten-pound cellphones? Are you jonesing for Ugly Kid Joe? Well, if you’re willing to travel, you may be in luck—because in Mogadishu, warlords have been celebrating just like they did back before Conan O’Brien became a household name and George Lucas shat on your childhood memories:

Masked gunmen dragged slain soldiers through the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday, then set the bodies on fire as jeering crowds threw rocks and kicked the dead after a fierce battle in a neighborhood loyal to Islamic insurgents.

No word on what prompted this burst of early-90s nostalgia, but experts believe the resurgent fad may be tied to last week’s premiere of the Somali version of I Love the 90s, which featured witty commentary from Michael Ian Hassan, who said, “I remember when they dragged those dead guys around. I was like, what’s up with that? Is this some kind of new exfoliation treatment? No, really, it was very sad—I remember thinking, ‘there’s no way Road Rules is coming here now.’” Hal Sparks then added solemnly, “The Battle of Mogadishu. Whoomp—there it was.”

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