Here's some more old-school flavor to build your animated-GIF history chops before we get to the gold mine. This thing was EVERYWHERE. Mostly because no one in the mid- to late '90s had any idea how to build a functioning website and everyone was still using AOL dialup. Even if you could make a killer, functional site, no one could see it. The solution to having no idea what you're doing? Just put this guy up on the bottom of every page and you get a pass. "Oh, my site doesn't suck, it's just not finished yet." Nope. It sucks. Come to think of it, maybe we should put one of these on this list...just in case.