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Before it made him famous, Marc Maron absolutely hated the internet

Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

Comedian Marc Maron has always been something of a professional curmudgeon, a persona he uses to great effect on his interview podcast, WTF. So on a certain level it's not super surprising that, when the internet began to become a mainstream household technology in the mid-90s, he was skeptical. All the same, it's pretty amazing to watch his 1995 half-hour HBO stand-up special , and witness the full force of his loathing for the Internet, email, and all associated phenomena (NSFW audio, so get your headphones):

Of course, WTF, the cause of Maron's recent career renaissance, is distributed exclusively on the internet.

The special was available in full on HBO Go in August but has since been taken down, so there doesn't appear to be a legal way to watch it, unfortunately. But if you like outdated denunciations of then-new, now-ubiquitous technologies, check out a similar incident in 2004 where the Daily Show's Ed Helms mocked the concept of camera phones.

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