How dumb can you get?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Oh, how foolish I have been. The warning were there all along. I ignored them
It came to me the other day. I was sorting out some winter clothes. Why I dont recall. Its still in the 90s here in Texas. But there I was sorting our these clothes and the terrible truth hit me.
I now know that *someone* has know about all this for a *long* time. Theyve been sending reminders out as far back as I can remember. I am ashamed and embarrassed that I did not see it sooner. Some of you _should_ have mentioned it sooner, especially you Uncle Deedah. I know *you* knew. It was cryptic, but I *finally* got it.
Oh, and for the others of you who might not have noticed yet: As I said the signs have been around a *long* time. If you dont believe me, just go pick up about any good winter garment and look right there on the zipper pull.
UnHuh, there it is. YKK - now if thats not just as good as Y2K, I just dont know what it takes.
Ya really have to rub some peoples face in it.
No longer ignorant (much anyway), Im now the YKK kid, singing off in Texas
-- Nephew Deeduh (email@example.com), September 23, 1998
Can I buy a vowel?
-- Arthur Rambo (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1998.
One down, two to go. Can you find them? Report back when solved.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), September 23, 1998.
"YKK kid, singing (?) off in Texas." I knew the dogs were howling for some reason. I don't think that tin foil in the hat worked.
-- Gayla Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1998.
Ok, fine! You want to get silly? Get silly putty instead!
My understanding from a source who seemed sober and somewhat reputable at the time is that Silly Putty is packaged in one pound cans and used on nuclear submarines when nuclear dewices have to be checked; instruments are packed 'round with the stuff as it prevents the leak of radiation.
So, rather than tin foil (which makes an annoying crinkling sound when placed in one's hat), one should use Silly Putty, which prevents aliens and other govenment officials from using radiation to read your thoughts or try mind control on youse.
-- Karen Cook (email@example.com), September 24, 1998.
The obvious solution to the "mind probe" problem is the Cyber Hat. Wired magazine featured it a while back in their "Fetish" section. It looks like an ordinary baseball cap, but has a fine wire mesh built into it. Ingenious, heh? Stylish AND practical.
As for zippers - I only buy Talon - they're Y2K compliant!
-- Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 1998.
Tried the Cyber Hat, too many signals came in through the mesh.
Yo, dat sounds like a Philly accent, but sometimes dem New Yorkas soun dat way too.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), September 24, 1998.
I just found out 5 other msg's had that; so:
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 1998.
*** PRIORITY COMMUNIQUE TO N. DEEDUH ***
It has come to our attention that you have alerted the earthlings to our plans...make preparations to be evacuated and returned to the homeplanet at once... Your secret decoder ring will be confiscated upon our arrival.
-- Beldar, Grand Wazoo of Zork (P $^?@androm.eda), September 24, 1998.