|From the Vault
Hoching will celebrate it's ten-year anniversary in November 2006. This section will devote itself to highlighting some of Hoching's highs and lows in the past decade by digging up links to forgotten sites and images. Check back for updates!
The Hoching Epliogue Yearbook Page
For our senior high school yearbook, we created a Hoching "Epilogue" page that highlighted some of our favorite high school moments. The "Key Moments and Phrases" contains a lot of the jargon that we created during our time together, some of which still go on being used today.
> "Epilogue" Yearbook Page
The "Hoching Stuff" Campaign
Sometime during our junior year of high school, we thought it would be cool to market ourselves with our logo. We came up with all sorts of ideas - some of them self-mocking - and used whatever Photoshopping abilities we had to come up with the Hoching Stuff campaign.
> Hoching Stuff
Me? and Queen of the Monsters Trailer
Two gifts and many memories. What began as a light-hearted attempt to poke fun and produce a sentimental gift for our beloved friend Diana "Finkelmonster" Finkel turned into passionate filmmaking that led to multiple all-nighters and unforgettable moments of bonding for the Hoching LBS crew. Me? was made for Diana's 19th birthday and is about a researcher looking to track down this monster known as "Finkel." Queen of the Monsters was inspired by The Lord of the Ring and is an epic Christmas spoof about finding the right gift for the Queen Monster.
> Me? (wmv file - 98.7 MB)
> Queen of the Monsters (wmv file - 51.6 MB)
> Queen of the Monsters outtakes (wmv file - 68.2 MB)
Hoching History and Memories
Before focusing much of our energies on Hoching.com beginning in 1999, we tried various ventures and projects in high school. At the launch of Hoching.com, we decided to create a timeline to document some of the things we did in the three years prior to the site launch. Some of the things now seem so trivial and even embarassing, but all moments are worth sharing.
> Hoching History and Memories [1996-1999]
We published over a hundred articles in three years with our monthly online magazine, Hoching Content. It was something we did out of sheer passion, and although most of the serious attempts at journalism seem laughable now, it still makes us proud (and a little geeky) to think we spent our free time putting together some magazine. All the articles are still available for your reading pleasure.
> Hoching Content Archive [May 1998 - February 2000]
The Notorious Mr.A
We used to run a fake teen-advice column on our site. It was written by a friend of ours - we'll keep his name secret just so this doesn't come back to bite him - and the type of raw, irreverent humor was not too far from our daily discourse. Yes, we were all misgyonistic, racist, homophobic bullies. Warning! The following links will offend you - or at least make you feel guilty for laughing! We didn't write any of this stuff, so don't hate us for it!
> Mr. A first archive series [Aug 1999 - Dec 1999]
> Mr. A second archive series [July 2000 - Aug 2000]
> Mr. A's controversial article on religion [July 26, 2000]
> About Mr. A