Y2K: What could have been

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Al Qaida is convinced that the Castro is destroying WESTERN CIVILIZATION! They want it to CONTINUE!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

no, that's the christian right. al qaeda knows the castro is just like kandahar.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was in New Orleans, too - drunk off my face and wandering around the French Quarter randomly kissing strangers 'because y'know, the world is gonna end tonight...'

luna (luna.c), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

omg luna pls don't tell me that.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

fate kept us apart. : (

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

which is too bad because i was at my friend's party that had 3 cases of champagne cooling in the bathtub.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was in a friends' basement getting high.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

I went to meet some friends, but I couldn't find them - as everywhere was so packed . I walked around a bit. I went home. I think I was on a train when y2k started.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was too drunk anyway, Stence - I'd have made out with you and never remembered it.

luna (luna.c), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh, you'd remember it.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think Ned, sometimes-poster Stripey, and I got together at our place and made some dishes, ate, had some drink, and just hung out... the anti-celebration/anti-panic if you will.

Yup, pretty much. Watched MST3K's Hamlet as well.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

I wore a nice coat.

happy fun ball (kenan), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

Thinking about 20 years ago - clover 'neath bare feet, ponies, the twinkling eyes of the towheaded child = endearing

Remembering five years ago = depressing

And seeing old newscasts from the 90's (when they talk about the Oakland fires, for instance) and the lame hairstyles and clothes is really depressing. The 90's sucked.

andy ---, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 16:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

The 90s were fine. So was five years ago.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

after staying up all night the night before while driving to s. carolina (well, riding there. didn't wanna snooze cause too afraid drive would follow suit), took ecstasy, sat on beach with bunch of other people and watched fireworks. didn't kiss anyone, cause kissing is like totally icky.

()ops (()()ps), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

I ate a gourmet dinner (caviar included) prepared by a chef-in-training friend of mine, followed by a massive blunt and many, many drinks. I ended up falling asleep in my housemate's chair after failing at my attempts to:
a.)Seduce a girl I knew who had crashed the party
b.)Drag a couch off the porch to burn in the vacant lot across the street.

Dan M. (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

i wz at the worst party of my LIFE! it wz funny

(more at 11 as i have a block meetin in 10 mins)

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

It wasn't the worse of my life, but the New Years party I went to was excruciatingly lame. The guy who put the party together was for some reason convinced that Kenny Loggins' "Footloose" was *the* millenium party song, and played it three times. I didn't know whether to sigh and be sad for him, or throttle him.

happy fun ball (kenan), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ate crab, drank champagne... just like every New Year's. Also wondered why the millenium was starting a year early.

Kenan, I trust you went for the throttling...as a purely humane gesture of course.

M. White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

i was sober as always and watched fireworks from alamo square park and played with some dogs. BORING like all new years of mine since I cleaned myself up.

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost Yes. I killed a man that night.

happy fun ball (kenan), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was doing guard duty in the barracks with my partner, I forgot his name, watching over 50+ trainees who were sound asleep. Shifts were two hours long, 4 shifts a night, I made sure I got signed up for the midnight one. A few guys told me to make sure and wake them up for it, even though there was no ball dropping, no TV, no lights but our flashlights, and no sound but whispers, just two guys in uniform and a few others in briefs and brown t-shirts, chilly, watching a clock manufactured by the blind tick past midnight, wondering if shit was going to go down or if anybody would bother to tell us if it did.

The next morning we were all up at 0530 per usual, as I recall.

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

Okay, so NOBODY here saved up some lentils and gatorade and bandaids and shit? I'm sure there was at least on bock-bock-chicken that was storing mormon goods, securing the perimeter, and monitoring CNN. CONFESS.

andy --, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

I didn't do shit. But remember the Nike ad they ran on, like, January 1, with the guy running along happily while planes fell out of the sky and missiles launched? That was an awesome ad.

happy fun ball (kenan), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

My dad was camping, listening for signs of doom on his transistor radio, probably expecting to be referring to the overhang he was holed up in as "home" for the forseeable future.

I vaguely remember thinking how funny it would be if the 80,000+ people at that big Phish show in Florida were about to become the last vestiges of the human race.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 17:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

"... listening for signs of doom on his transistor radio..."

Now that's what I'm talking about. "Earth Abides" sort of shit, one last survivor forging a new world from the ashes of the old, boldy establishing a new order like THE POSTMAN.

andy --, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:01 (9 years ago) Permalink


andy --, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think he was a little disappointed in/worried for me, you know, not acknowledging the impending end times. I think he was kinda looking forward to the guerilla Appalachian post-apocalyptic Swiss Family Robinson future where we raised the younguns as hunters and fisherman and lived in houses we built in the trees and created our own new tribal society.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

is that charlton heston on the cover?

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

Kelsey and I were at my parents' house. We just watched TV. I flipped through the Rolling Stone issue with Christina Ricci on the cover. One of the boringest New Years I've had in the last ten years, to be honest. We went to the White Hen in the morning so that Kelsey could buy a newspaper for her mom, as a collector's item.

Actually, a small part of me wanted there to be a catastrophe if it meant that I didn't have to finish my senior thesis, which I was in the grueling middle of.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

I lost a lot of good men that night.

laurence kansas (lawrence kansas), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

Nick - like your father I look forward to the earnest world of the post-apocalypse as well - bartering, making mocassins, growing corn for fuel, etc. Maybe if we attack North Korea we'll get our wish.

Neither sleet nor hail will prevent Kevin Costner from getting out the mail. Has anyone seen both Waterworld and The Postman? (I've seen neither)Please compare/contrast. He was on a real post-apocalyptic mission there for awhile.

andy --, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

I also remember really liking the Simpsons' take on the whole thing, what with Dick Clark being a robot and disintegrating and such.

About the only preparation done besides stocking up on booze was my dad informing me which guns were in the best working order in our house. The fucker even laid claim to the 9mm.

Dan M. (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 18:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

i went to sleep

i like to stay in on new year.

charltonlido (gareth), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 19:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

ok: the party had the WORST DRINK (vinegar in red wine bottles), the WORST FOOD (it wz an all-nighter so they served breakfast but it TASTED HORRIBLE!!), the rooms were ALL COLD and the MUSIC OF RUBBISH!!

i didn't know anyone there except the person who brought me - a friend but not a date - she wanted to dance, which is her right, so i tried to find somewhwre to sit out of the draftiness

after breakfast turned out to be so awful i decided to make it home (abt 5 in morning): so i MISSED THE ONLY "GOOD" THING = g/f of guy who had thrown party turning up... he had not told her it has throwing a millennium party! possibly bcz when she DID arrive he wz doin coke and hott sex w.someone else in the bathroom!

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

as part of my 'local celebrity' duties, I was emceeing my town's First Night festivities. We had fireworks, the world didn't end, it was nice.

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

get out more, tombot.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 20:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

I had a big party at my house, and because all my friends had faffed around so much, no one had plans, so they all came over. We dragged mattresses out to the back courtyard and lay around by candlelight, all trashed off our noggins, some people inside watching (and yelling abuse at) the Matrix on dvd, my ex bf turned up, tripping his balls off, and fell face-first into my lap passed out.

Yeah it was pretty good. I narrowly avoided pulling a graveyard shift at the ISP I worked for. We had people on shift assuming everyone's pooters/routers/networks would fall over. And of course nothing happened. So I'm glad I didnt bother with that.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 21:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

but h., I have to write 7000 words about elliptic curve cryptosystems by tomorrow afternoon.

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 21:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

I found this "all about me" book that my friend gave me that (of course) i never filled out because i knew it would be hilarious some day and also because who answers questions like this
13 years later, here is a sample

it's like proto ok cupid or something? overly personal questions and baseless future predictions.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

what kinds of choices will you make in the new millennium?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait, you can't have cigarettes AND oral sex?

emil.y, Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know! you also have to choose between drugs and personal confrontation, fashion and soul.?! wtf kind of post millennial hell is this?!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

frisbee or UFO

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frisbee or GTFO

emil.y, Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does the end of the Millennium signify the start of something new? Y N
If Y, what? _________ <--- teeny tiny little line on which you make predictions about the next thousand years

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad i don't smoke

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's another one

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry about the blurry edges, i am too lazy to scan twice

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

who on earth would answer these questions in a book? i am truly wondering about what kind of person would write all of this stuff down? it seems like finding one that had been filled out would be a diamond mine of blackmail material?!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

crüt, Monday, 14 May 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know

its like an invitation to oversharing to the nth degree

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is but a mere sampling of this book's wares

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

God and the apocalypse

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

To be honest, it would be quite interesting to look back on your attitudes to these weird arbitrary things, I think.

emil.y, Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've gone back and forth about it. I just know that there is no way I would have filled this out sincerely because that is just WAY too much info about my personal thoughts to share with anyone. But to read the thoughts of someone who was less guarded/self-conscious about sharing the answers? I'm going to keep my eye out for these in thrift stores from now on.

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The book is 92 pages long!

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bloody hell!

emil.y, Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

hold on...i'm scanning the toc...

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Cat and Mouse'?

emil.y, Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romantic (and a little bit of platonic) relationships, with dual focus on fantasy (traits of your ideal mate - woman, etc) and history (what's the furthest you have traveled to see a love interest?)
Also, pursuit/being pursued.

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry, farthest

for example:

when you are attracted to someone:

you like to be the cat
you like to be the mouse

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm just gonna keep posting these because why not

game of crones (La Lechera), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink


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