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This was a random survey that I found in a local rag newsletter, and it looks like most people are still somewhere in la-la land. I guess it looks like about maybe 20% of people even have a clue of what is coming.
I especially like the girl who has Windows 98 and the guy who is just going to "borrow food". If there are a lot of people like these we're in trouble. God help us.
-- Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 1999
20% is much too high. If 10-15% do any kind of preparation before December, it'll shock the heck out of me. (This is why Koskinen's statements about 255 million people buying beans would be funny if this wasn't so serious).
-- Lobo (Hiding@woods.com), March 14, 1999.
Gee, I wonder if she has those couple of Y2K patches for Win/98? <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 14, 1999.
We're in BIG trouble.
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 1999.
ROTFLMAO. The bottom two kill me. I do sound a little like Jeremy Johnson tho.
-- Ramp Rat (Aviation_R_us@noname.nocity), March 14, 1999.
It no longer matters who is prepared and who isn't. HA! Can you imagine Mike Sequeira knocking at your door asking to borrow food! I think the man has been smoking something! And the lady that says she isn't worried because she has Windows 98! It's too late! Doesn't matter. Zip, natta, it's over! See all you smart intelligent people, this is what we are dealing with and I am outta here! I know many of you are intelligent, educated, free thinkers, and critical thinkers. What more do you have to add that would contribute to a DGI to become a GI? 70,000 threads have been posted, and no one has learned to become a GI?.....what more can you add?
-- Adios (AdiosAmeigos@bye.com), March 14, 1999.
Don't worry, Bill Gates is going to rescue all of us, cause we have Windows 98!!!
-- Bender (email@example.com), March 14, 1999.
Don't leave! I've picked up a lot of good advice from everyone sharing ideas on this forum, and you can too. We know that some people are ignorant and will never change, but at least this forum assures us that we are not alone, and some of us will survive. Guess we just either have to be prepared enough to share, or have a good place to hide! Problem with sharing is it looks like each of us would have to be able to supply at least ten people. I can't afford it so I think I'm going to have to hide. Not something I want to do, but it's better than just giving up.
-- Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 1999.
Good but sad post.
That journalist did all of her investigating at the coffee shop.
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 14, 1999.
Well sh*t, that reporter could of had a cup of coffee at Ed Yourdon's site and got all the stupid remarks she was looking for without leaving her butt warmed seat! I could have done that! I'm in the wrong profession. 70,000 threads at her finger tips and I could have come up with far better!
-- Adios (Adios@AdiosAmeigos.com), March 14, 1999.
Are you sure this wasn't National Lampoon?
-- Debbie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999.
Hey Bender: Do you actually live in this town? With these people? It looks like a good town to be "from." I'd call Ryder Truck Rental today.
-- PNG (email@example.com), March 15, 1999.
This town is not known for breeding rocket scientists, if you know what I mean! I don't want to go to a bigger town, though. If I had the money I would probably do the exact same thing as Paul Milne, make my own town. By this time next year, a lot of people are going to wish they had done that.
-- Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999.
Hilarious article! Thanx for posting.
Off subject.... PNG, are you married?
-- SillyGirl (CrushonPNG@PoNG.com), March 15, 1999.
Aw Bender that's hilarious. And to think you live in the same town as this mentality. Well I should talk. My city council (of my little town of 1100) "doesn't believe in Y2K." My city mayor recently told my neighbor, manager of the only apartment complex in town (of mostly federally dependent people), NOT to suggest her tenants stock up on anything but everything was going to be just fine. Many of the old farmers who "are" the town are sure Y2K is something "jis made up by those computer people to scare us, or by the government so they can get more control." And I'm happy to live in a tiny town, and to be (renting, alas) a good house with a yard, yet living across the street from the HUD-financed apartments in this town of the clueless, poor, elderly and a bazillion children, is a little bit discouraging. I planned extensively for drinking water storage only to realize that three months of drinking (and minor sanitation) storage for my family would last about 9 days if I had to share with all the people in the apts. across the street -- who know me and ALREADY come to me for help on things. I'm not gonna shoot people for asking for help, especially old people and children. I'm going back to thinking that maybe taking enough info to scare the begeezus out of every preacher in this overchurch'd town might be the only solution to community education.
PJ, starting riots by accident probably
-- PJ Gaenir (email@example.com), March 15, 1999.
At least when Babylon crashes we'll never have to see 'ROTFLMAO' again.
-- Spidey (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999.
PJ: Just photo-copy Kevin's articles for newbies and mail them to every pastor in town. Most importantly, what the Red Cross has to say. Aside from that--you poor thing. "Hoping for the best!
-- FM (email@example.com), March 15, 1999.
Nope, no use in trying to wake these folks up, you'd just disturb them and then they'd go back to sleep.
A great culling is coming.
-- sparks (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999.
For the humor impaired, gone, along side ROTFLMAO, will be phrases like Babylon (please)and TEOTWAWKI. But only if you believe hard enough.
-- ROTFLMAO (GloomImp@ired.today), March 15, 1999.
I'm gonna come a-knocking to your houses.
And BASH YOUR DOORS IN TO GET MY FOOD!
-- Mike Sequeira (email@example.com), March 16, 1999.
WHy NOt STArT WItH ME, PUSSy boY?????? DIetER HAS somEThinG foR JAckASS BUnGHOles LIke YOU, IS ThaT NoT TruE?????
-- Dieter (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 1999.