Hangovers: 01-01-2000, Should we drink on New Year's Eve of the Millenium?

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I have really just seriously started thinking about this Y2K situatuon. After hearing Gary North on Art Bell's radio broadcast. And it dawns on me that a lot of people will wake up late morning on Saturday, 01-01-2000. With hangovers! What effect could this add to the impact of the whole scenario? Randy

-- Randy (flembob@usa.net), December 14, 1998


Randy, it has been suggested that martial law and curfews, citywide restrictions on movement will be instituted in the months leading up to the date in question. If you are going to get a hangover, plan on purchasing the poison of your choice well in advance and plan on drinking it in your home. There aren't going to be any big parties going on.

-- (mass@delusions.com), December 14, 1998.

A hangover on Saturday morning. Hmm - sounds pretty typical for a bunch of folks! ;)

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), December 14, 1998.

If there is going to be a big societal problem (ie if the public at large are expecting TEOTWAWKI or something near thereto), it will become apparent in the days or weeks or months preceding 1/1/2000, in which case there won't be many new-millennium parties. Or, if there are, they'll be more like prayer meetings than hedonistic outpourings.

If there is no widespread panic by that date, I can't imagine that new-year's hangovers will make things any worse. If an unexpected massive problem occurs, the widespread hangovers will probably serve to slow down public reaction by a few hours.

The parties to look forwards to will be the ones in 2001 (which also just happens to be the true first year of the third millennium). By then, I hope, the crises will be under control, and the desire to relax and let our hair down for a few days will be truly overwhelming!

-- Nigel Arnot (nra@maxwell.ph.kcl.ac.uk), December 14, 1998.

"What effect could this add to the impact of the whole scenario?"

None whatsoever. Stop asking dumb questions. You obviously haven't "seriously started thinking about this Y2K situation."

-- a (b@c.def), December 14, 1998.

If everything is pretty much "business as usual" on eve of 12/31/99 then getting drunk or stoned, etc. will pretty much insure your death befors sobering.

-- curtis schalek (schale1@ibm.net), December 14, 1998.

If you get drunk and passout you may wake up dead in the street or if you are luckey maybe in the hospital . You will sober up fast when the lights go out and you are standing in a crowd of people that panic in fear of their lives . If anybody is that stupid they deserve what they get . A hangover is the least of your worries be sober on that night and stay home live another year if things turn out better than we expect we all can get drunk and cellibrate the rest of our lives !!!

-- Steve Bell (JVin470924@aol.com), December 14, 1998.

Flame away if you wish...BUT, this is the dumbest post yet.....

-- consumer (private@aol.com), December 14, 1998.

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