Chittum's page,"You have to see it to believe it"-GN : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I don't agree with GN's philosophy, but I agree on one term with him, he's not a polyanna. He pointed this link, Chittum's "Y2K circus" page, which would be hillarious if it wasn't so sad in its potential effects. (Thanks Chrono for bringin it to my attention on another thread.) On his page, Chittum has a "Y2K de-programmed confession guestbook" where one can write in comments, then you can read those comments on "Read heartbreaking sob stories of de-programed cultist" They are worth reading. Hillarious, since they all critisize Chittum's polyannic irresponsible views. Here's an example commentary, one of the mildest mannered type: "Comments: I was glad to find your site but it actually provided less information than I had hoped. I would have prefered less graphics and joking slights and more hard information. Why do you expend so much energy to merely mock the Y2K industry? I too find their doomsday scenarios hard to swallow, but you provide little information to the contrary. Isn't there somebody out there who can challenge these zealots in a serious and scholarly way? " Here's Chittum's website:

It's encouraging in an ironic way odd way. Chittum represents the "wacko extremist" of the Polyanna types.

-- Chris (, December 17, 1998


Oops sorry, didn't mean to have it all bunched up this way. Somehow my paragraph separations didn't take.

-- Chris (, December 17, 1998.

KOOL!!! Thank you sooo very much, for a viewpoint other than this forum's. It is enlightening. And fun. Gotta love the music.

-- Randy (, December 17, 1998.

Hey, I thought I was the "serious and scholarly challenger". Now my feelings are hurt.

-- Paul Davis (, December 18, 1998.

Oh yes thank you Randy, we do take ourselves soooooo seriously. We are cognizant of the many points of view, however you will see mostly logical argument on this forum, and until recently intelligence. You don't have to be a genius (lucky for you) to work out what happened to it. I suppose we could stoop to your level (if that were physically possible) and start our own Chittum II site. Yeah thats it, gain more credibility with Jimmy and Steve.

Where do I sign up to become a troll.

-- Richard Dale (, December 18, 1998.

I agree with Richard. Until recently the average intelligence level on this forum was pretty high. Now it's fallen considerably.

Why don't we all simply disband and become trolls on the North forums?


-- Leo (, December 18, 1998.

Common guys, must all threads be turned into personal testosterone-ladden brain contests?

The forum is growing and reaching people of all walks of life, all different mental abilities. It's not meant to be a click forum for only those with higher brains, education and spiritual/political belief, is it? Isn't its purpose to educated the population at large?

"Can't we all just get along?" --R.K.

-- Chris (, December 18, 1998.

Chris, I have nothing against people of "different mental abilities", as you so nicely put it.

I *do* have something against the imbeciles who over the last half hour or so have been discussing things I'm not even going to name, right on this forum. Isn't there some kind of banning software available???

-- Leo (, December 18, 1998.

I guess I'm just naive Leo, since I don't read all the troll posts ;)

-- Chris (, December 18, 1998.

Chris -- and all: To get paragraph breaks, type between paragraphs the following:

The symbol for whatever you call the "less than sign" or "left carat" (SHIFT-comma), then a capital P, then the symbol for whatever you call the "greater than sign" or "right carat" (SHIFT-period).

This e-mail forum seems to accept most COMMON HTML tags.

-- htmlman (x@x.x), December 18, 1998.

As explained in Tips on Posting HTML, the reply formatter will make your post look like how you typed it in if you do not include any HTML tags. If you use one or more tags, it assumes your entire post is in HTML, and in this case the only way to create a paragraph break is to use the <p> to mark the start of each new paragraph. Technically the paragraph should be closed with the closing tag (</p>) but this part is optional. You can also use the <br> tag to force a line break.

-- Jon (, December 18, 1998.

Thanks Htmlman and Jon. I didn't realize that the use of html at even only the end of the post would mess up the entire original formatting.

-- Chris (, December 18, 1998.

Actually, Chris, the stated purpose of this forum/bulletin board is to "facilitate an ongoing dialog about Y2K issues." Anyone willing to engage in such dialog is more than welcome, whether newbie or not-so-newbie. When we're having these discussions, however, and trolls wander in and do their usually trollish business, it wastes everyone else's time. The more light-hearted, at-times-Pythonesque threads serve as leaven for the much more serious (and at times downright frightening) discussions about the impact of Y2K on our futures. Laughter helps us all get past some of the darker images.

Those who wish to learn and to engage in a process of enlightenment through dialog are welcome. Trolls, by definition, have no interest in light, only heat.

Now, about your spelling of "C'mon", "laden", and "clique"... :-}

-- Mac (, December 18, 1998.

Agreed Mac.

And de spelling iz french ;)

-- Chris (, December 18, 1998.

But how do you mispell troll?

Thank's for the "line break" info - I had been using two carriage return's to get a paragraph. It's easier to read limericks without the extra blank lines.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw GA) (, December 18, 1998.

Thanks Chris, I think. What a huckster he is! Wow.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 18, 1998.

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-- jerry (jube@jermmy.jerkg), December 19, 1998.

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