Ten Things I Swore I'd Never Do Again

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10 -- Refer to "Y2k" in anything but comical tones

9 -- Actually get upset over ANYthing any former "Doomer" had to say

8 -- Look at the stock market in any other light than formerly normal analytical modes

7 -- Visit the Art Whatsisname or Alan Handelman sites

6 -- Click on the "Gary North Updates" link on the Andover.net site, when I'm really there looking for Linux stuff

5 -- say "I told you so" on Y2k forums

4 -- be ugly on Y2k forums. Though I've sure done it in the past. Much easier to be nice in this life.

3 -- post under a made-up handle. Though I didn't do it much "back then". (Never masqueraded as anyone else, though. Even Horrible Polly Trolls such as I have their sense of honor.)

2 -- hang onto the damn thing after it's long dead, buried, & stinking; unlike a few dozen people I could name

1 -- post to forums such as this ever again LMAO


-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), August 01, 2000


At the risk of being accused of talking to myself (and boy that'll bother me so very badly if anyone on this forum says so), I'll add this:

Why do you folks keep on debating this Y2k idiocy?

Why not debate all the whereto's and whyfor's relating to World War I? They had a lot more bearing on world history.

Y2k has proven to be a tempest in a teacup. And those who continue to debate this 'tempest', show that their world view does not expand much beyond said teacup.

-- Chicken Little (y2k@silly.pap), August 01, 2000.

Good job Chicken Shit. You've just proven what a low-life untrustworthy lying piece of trash you are.

-- (u.lie.through@your.teeth), August 01, 2000.

Goodness gracious. Ignorance displayed so quickly.

"I pity the fool." -- Mr. T.

-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), August 01, 2000.

Chicken Little,

I do wish we could move forward and find some more interesting topics to argue about. Unfortunately, being of the "non-polly" persuasion my opinion doesn't usually count for much around here. By the way, even though I am just a stoopid ex-doomer I never thought you were a "horrible polly troll"!

Thanks for your post. I keep making similar promises to myself, yet here I am again responding to a post (vaguely) about Y2U Know What!

-- Grace (SincerelyGrace@aol.com), August 01, 2000.


I started out as a Doomer. As did many of the 'debunker' crowd. Though many might find that hard to believe. It all comes down to being able to admit you're wrong, and how soon you're able to do so.


Thanks for your comments.

-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), August 01, 2000.

It all comes down to being able to admit you're wrong, and how soon you're able to do so.

While it was still Dec. 31 in the U.S., I became pretty sure Y2K's impact wasn't going to be severe when Asia entered 2000 -- with electricity -- but with no hazmat incidents. I was certain it was going to be no more than a bump in the road on the first business day of January; if there were a lot of small and mid-size businesses in Y2K trouble, we would have known about it on that first business day.

I was at a likely '6' on the 1-10 scale right before the CDC, down from an '8' at the beginning of 1999. Pride? Trust me, I was not looking forward to sharply higher gas prices and a major stock market correction, although I had considered both of those outcomes quite possible.

-- One month of water and food and a (recession@proof.job), August 01, 2000.

One month of water and food and a (recession@proof.job) and still wrong as rain and still making bullfart excuses for it and that's my whole point and....and.....and......

-- Chicken Little (panic@isover.now), August 01, 2000.

Less verbose: I knew the outcome I thought most likely for Y2K was wrong by January 3.

-- One month of water and food a (recession@proof.job), August 01, 2000.

Good Post Chicken Little. I was a doomer at about 6/7 right up until I watched the New Year's Eve celebrations on TV across the world go off without a hitch. A spectacular display--not even a runaway roman candle acting up in all those countries that were Doomed.

I realized I was a stupid chicken shit filled with FUD, who'd wasted a lot of time in 1999. I came on this forum and bitched and moaned and tore my hair, slug snot, and cast plenty of blame to all those who were supposed to know what they were doing, but actually didn't know their asses from holes in the ground.

After a couple of months of self-flagellation, and blathering about my idiocy and the idiocy of those who wirte books about FUD, I got over it. This website helped a lot, especially since the *in denial crowd* had their own cloistered-gated forum on which to vent their spleen and continue the charade.

But life goes on. I'm all better now and ready to move on. AND I MUST SAY--this forum was getting boring as hell because of those who wanted to rehash this old crap over and over and over. Get over it!

I got over it at two minutes past midnight. It took me 3 or 4 more months to get over the mortification and anger of being had. But I finally got sick and tired are seeing post after post about this crap and moved to another forum where they argue about the here-and-now instead of the past.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), August 01, 2000.

There was at least one noticable affect of y2k, the UK IT job market went dead around about the first Q 1999 regarding new vacancies, it is only beginning to recover now

the number of new jobs is back to the 1994/5 level, same in the states?

-- richard (richard.dale@onion.com), August 01, 2000.

Hi, John.

It became clear to me before the CDC that some folks on both sides of the fence would be discussing Y2k LONG after I'd lost interest in the subject. I'd guess there's a correlation between time and energy spent on the topic BEFORE Y2k. You saw, as well as I, the statements made by a few debunkers that an experience like Y2k would never be allowed to happen again. It was compared to the holocaust in that regard. They'd put a great deal of time and energy into the debunking effort. In the same way, folks who put a great deal of time and energy into preparing for an unfortunate unfolding of Y2k are still preparing for the NEXT disaster, be it real or imagined.

In contrast, I think the majority of folks who continue to post to this forum post here because we're somewhat familiar with the personas behind the handles. When we move to a new neighborhood, most of us still call or visit our old neighborhood on occasion.


Good to see you're still around. I had only to get to the "sling snot" portion of the post to know it was you. Please toss me an E- mail and share the location of your new-found forum. I'd like to see if any of the here-and-now topics appeal to me.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), August 01, 2000.


The mainframe jobs essentially dried up in the states about the same time as mentioned in the U.K., and yes, we're just now beginning to see the market open up again.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), August 01, 2000.

Gilda-same as anita-good to see you-would you mind posting the forum here?

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), August 01, 2000.

Y2K is not over! There are dozens of dates left in case you forgot. Each one has a cumulatave affect and you better not be lulled into a sence of complacancy.

-- (Its@not.over), August 01, 2000.

I didn't know anyone WAS still discussing y2k. Not until this thread anyhow.

-- cin (cin@cinn.cin), August 01, 2000.

Hey Gilda, great to see you around as I was starting to worry about you. Hope all is well and stop by more often, OK.

-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 01, 2000.

Who keeps y2k alive at this forum? Why it's Mr cpr, enfante terrible, belligerant buuly-boy, loud mouth load of crap. Even Any Ray has shutup, but cpr will never get over it. He loves it!

-- (nemesis@awol.com), August 01, 2000.


-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), August 01, 2000.

Hi you guys, Anita, Future Shock and my buddy RA. Good to hear from you.

Actually, the forum I'm on is password protected. It's an environmental writer's group I belong to and we post on one of the members websites. I'm the last one that was invited. It's an interesting group, but mainly about writing the environment. Sorry I can't give out the address.

For anyone who's interested, Bonkers and Sister were here to see us in July. We had a great time, and they still laugh about all the fun they had posting on this forum while housesitting for us. "Sister said, "They treated me just like a grown-up." Can you believe it? They still aren't online, although they bought a computer.

I've tried a couple of different forums lately, but many of them are so straight-laced, I feel like an onion in a petunia patch. I much prefer the wild, wooly, woofers on this site.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), August 01, 2000.

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