Happy New Year

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Remember the Millennium? Those were good times. I miss that giant Cup Noodle though.

Best to you all for the year.

Comments

  1. Andrew Laubacher says:

    Of course, technically, the new millennium didn’t start until January 1st, 2001 (unless you include the non-existant “Year Zero”).

  2. Simon Hacking says:

    Wait, does that mean it went 2BC, 1BC, 1AD, 2AD, etc.??? surely there was a year 0 in between?

    All my conceptions of time are falling about around me!

  3. AaronH says:

    Is that the famous video screen from Blade Runner in the upper left corner??

  4. mark coale says:

    Wheres the Coke billboard that Superman threw the Phantom Zone guys through?

  5. Thomax Green says:

    and I so hoped that all the computers in the world were going to crash all at once, everyone was so panic striken; it’s kind of funny now.

  6. “Of course, technically, the new millennium didn’t start until January 1st, 2001 (unless you include the non-existant “Year Zero”).”

    But that’s what Doc Brown set the Delorean to to see the birth of Christ. Back to the Future is right about everything (even Jiggawats).

  7. John Tebbel says:

    Mark- The Coke billboard is over the photographer’s right shoulder, I think. Don’t forget to kneel before Zod!

  8. No, no… the Y2K thing was predicated on computer clocks. So either stuff goes wrong at 7 AM 12/31/99 (New Zealand = Midnight), or everyone buys the farm at 7 PM (GMT = Midnight). Of course, I’m certain that most IT personnel ran simulations well before then, but I was not going to panic until necessary.

    Now, I’d love to see a movie where everyone panics about 01/01/00, breathes a collective sigh of release when nothing happens, then have all hell break loose on 12/31/00 when the ACTUAL Millennium occurs.

    Hmmm… what if someone launched a virus on 010100 which did not activate until 111111?

    What I love about Times Square is that one can date photos from all the advertisements in the background!

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