Turns out that in the original version of Winamp, the sample mp3 file that came on if you didn't have any music in the player said: "Winamp, it really whips the llama's ass." Frankel explained the origin of the phrase during his interview today. Turns out the line came through the transom in an email to the Winamp creators, and it's a statement inspired by the musician and comedian Wesley Willis. Frankel said he thought the phrase symbolized what Winamp was all about. When we asked him what Winamp was all about, he said, "I don't know. Llamas are cute."
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