Attack of the killer shaversgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
It's worse than we thought. From the February 16 edition of the Weekly World News:
"Most terrifying of all, some machines, such as lawn mowers and electric shavers... may go berserk and mount a frenzied all-out attack on human beings in which millions could die."
What do you say to that, Polyannas?
-- Ned (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 04, 1999
Shucks. All this time I thought our microwaves were going to target us and blow up in our faces, and for those that survived that onslaught that the planes would nose dive from the sky at them, and then for those that survived that they would get crushed by elevators.
Now I find out we're going to be done away with by our own mowers and shavers. AAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!! I can't take anymore.
-- Oh (Poo@that.com), February 04, 1999.
Is my machete y2k compliant? It's sharp as hell but will it operate come Jan. 1, 2000. Love that number. Feels big.
-- freeman (email@example.com), February 04, 1999.
Unfortunately, I've found out the I am not Y2K complient. Does anyone know where God posts his patches?
-- d (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 04, 1999.
Oh fiddley dee, I'll worry about that tomorrow.
-- Scarlet (Scarlet@Tara.com), February 04, 1999.
er, Ned, as one doombrooder to another, I'd have to point out that I find your ability to discern news 11 days in the future to be intriguing - ever think of playing the stock market?
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), February 05, 1999.
It's a weekly, as the name implies. I imagine the date means that it is to be on sale until the 16th - still a bit of a stretch, but that's the date.
BTW, we won't have to worry about Y2K, as civilization is going to be destroyed by a meteor sometime in November - same issue!
-- Ned (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 1999.
oh, well, gee, so why were we all worried? :-)
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), February 06, 1999.