Why did Wayne Gretzky retire from hockey?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is in response to Rachel Gibson's question "Why did the head of the Toronto Stock Exchange suddenly resign?"
Also note that both Wayne Gretzky and Rowland Fleming, the president of the TSE, are both Canadians?
A puzzle, eh?
I'll get Bob and Doug McKenzie right on it!
-- CJS (email@example.com), April 20, 1999
Why is Britney Spears grounded at the rollover?
Beca use her mom said, and Y2K will make Teen Beat Magazine anyday, now
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.
It's all inter-connected. It can't be fixed. Get out of the rink while you can. Don't be around those maurading hoardes of NHL fans.
We started to late. It's systemic.
Why are the swallows returning from Capistrano? What do they know that we don't?
Why was EP canned as CEO of Compaq?
"It's ALL Y2K I tellya"
-- Mutha Nachu (---@southernyellowpines.com), April 20, 1999.
I realize the question is a jab at those trying to "follow the money". Still, Gretzky's resignation from sports shouldn't be a surprise...he's 38!
-- Kevin (email@example.com), April 20, 1999.
This one's a no-brainer.
Obviously, he's not Y2K compliant.
Gretzky, #99, would roll over to a couple of big fat zeros come the end of this year. This would cause him to crash and burn.
Ranger's management considered renumbering Wayne to 1999 in order to solve the problem. However, four digits wouldn't fit on his shirt. What else could he do but retire!
-- Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.
What, he couldn't be windowed?
-- BigBadTrolls (email@example.com), April 20, 1999.
ROTFLMAO- That was hilarious!
-- CJS (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.
He could havre been windowed but they don't make that great plexiglass you see in arenas in large enough sheets to cover the subject, the records, and all.
Chuck, who STILL thinks the best seat in a hockey arena is next to the goal judge.
-- chuck, a Night Driver (email@example.com), April 20, 1999.
He heard about Y2K so he wants to stay home with his wife Janet(!) and blow the frick out of anyone who tries to break in.
-- @ (@@@.@), April 20, 1999.
If I were him I'd wanna stay home with Janet regardless... :P
-- Larry Flynt (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 1999.