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I don't think my boredom threshold has gone down - I believe this forum has become genuinely boring. Is it because most of the pollies have ducked out? Is it because people are counting their Krugerrands? Have all the Y2K jokes been told? Are people just sitting there watching Y2K countdown clocks?

Please... if anyone has got anything interesting to say, please say it. A meaty factoid. A juicy insider story. Another Clinton joke. A list of anagrams which can be made from the word Y2K.


-- Frontal lobotomy (bottle@infront.ofme), October 02, 1999


I think the GIs are burned out, the pollys are wondering now and there not here because they got it late too and are now getting their last minit suplies.

Me I just dono whats going to happen but I'm ready for 6 months if it's worse than that death might not be so bad. Otherwise live life have fun drink a beer and enjoy the ride :o)

Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaa

-- Rooster (Gotitlate@wow.com), October 02, 1999.

You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.

-- lead head (llead@head.org), October 02, 1999.

In my estimation, the most boring person is the one who whines about the boring conversation rather than contributing something interesting, witty or thought provoking.

-- Sheila (sross@bconnex.net), October 02, 1999.

In my opinion, Sheila is extremely boring.

-- (Miss@Bore.America), October 02, 1999.

In my estimation, the most boring person is the one who whines about the one who whines about the boring conversation rather than contributing something interesting, witty or thought provoking.

Recieved a report about large 'grid pattern' contrails over KC,KS yesterday. Thought provoking enough for you?

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), October 02, 1999.

Yes, this forum has turned borrrring! But, I'm glad you asked if anyone has anything interesting to say. Will Continue--I hope you've got on your armadillo hide britches! hee hee, cause I'm here to sing the praises of Jesse Ventura for saying what needed to be said. Isn't he the best? And I'm not even a fan of wrestling! Although I didn't much care for the tail hook comment, I forgive him for saying what he really thought instead of just blathering to please both sides of the voting public.

About the contrails, do you think maybe it's just hot-dogging fly boys showing off?

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), October 02, 1999.

Will continue: LOL! I guess I deserved that!

Honestly though, what can possibly be considered *boring* about discussing the world/financial/political events leading up to the GREAT UNKNOWN, Y2K, which has the potential to change/effect every tiny detail of our lives???

Guess I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning....

-- Sheila (sross@bconnex.net), October 02, 1999.

Will Continue has it all: wit, grit, and a mean sense of delivery with one liners. She's my kind of woman.

-- weak little man (not@macho.enough), October 02, 1999.

Frontal Lobotomy,

Shouldn't that be Prefrontal Lobotomy? And shouldn't your email address be: prettybottle@infront.ofme? Are you impatient and just shortening everything? Maybe that's why you are so bored. Got crayons?

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), October 02, 1999.

I would rather have a bottle in front of me,

Than a pre-frontal lobotomy.

-- no talking please (breadlines@soupkitchen.gov), October 02, 1999.

If youre BORED this may be more of what youre looking for...

Friday October 1 6:46 PM ET

Critics Condemn Comments By Minnesota's Ventura

(Reuters) - Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's comments in a Playboy magazine interview landed him in a political wrestling match Friday, facing a host of angry critics demanding that he mind his mouth.

Ventura neither apologized nor distanced himself from his comments in the interview, telling listeners of his weekly radio show, ``Judge me as governor, not what you read in interviews.''

Ventura told Playboy that organized religion was ``a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people'' and that the U.S. Navy Tailhook sex scandal in 1991 was ``much ado about nothing.'' He also endorsed legalized prostitution and said he would like to be reincarnated as a woman's bra.


http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991001/pl/ people_ventura_2.html

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 02, 1999.

Hey Jesse,Move to Florida I'll vote for ya!

-- Daryll (twincrk@hotmail.com), October 02, 1999.

Oh,no...A heterosexual man saying stupid things about breasts,I am shocked.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), October 02, 1999.

Well, I met this real cute blonde last night, with lips like...

Oh, this is a Y2K FORUM?

Well, let's see now...

Tick... Tock... <:00=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), October 02, 1999.


Perhaps you could discuss... baking opportunities. And new venture ideas.

Published Wednesday, September 29, 1999, in the San Jose Mercury News

This Y2K bug is a sweet pleasure to have around

Mercury News Food Editor

http://www.mercurycenter.com/premium/food/docs/ morsels29.htm

IF THE Y2K bug were anything like the one from Sunnyvale's Le Croissant, we'd be welcoming it.

These adorable critters won't make you dread a computer system meltdown when 2000 hits. Instead, you'll long to eat the confections made of white cake or pound cake, coated in chocolate, injected with buttercream, and decorated with a Y2K insignia.

Owner Walter Howald, who started baking 55 years ago in his native Switzerland, got the idea for the treats after spying some old Easter egg molds. The result is these $4.95 sweets made fresh each day. For information, call Le Croissant, 1261 S. Mary Ave., at (408) 736-8711.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 02, 1999.

Need some humor? Y2K by editorial cartoonists:


-- Linkmeister (link@librarian.edu), October 02, 1999.

What was that song?

"I'd rather have a full bottle in fronta me, than a frontal lobotomy,..."

--She in the sheet, humming quietly upon the hilltop,...

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), October 02, 1999.

But which is it that makes the girls all get prettier at closing time? Or should I say the guys all get hunkier?

That's it! No more boring! What's your favorite C&W song title? Mine's "Thank God and Greyhound she's gone." Sweetie's is, "I'd a wrote you a letter but I couldn't spell [insert raspberry noise here]."

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), October 02, 1999.


-- coprolith (coprolith@rocketship.com), October 02, 1999.


Twern't no fly boys.

-- Not (Snoopy@Red.Baron), October 02, 1999.

Ol' Jesse got pile driven one time to many. Here's a guy who specializes in verbal vomiting...every notion or hair brained idea that wanders through that thickened skull of his immediately gets forced out of his mouth and becomes his current belief system.

-- TM (mercier7@pdnt.com), October 02, 1999.

A message to K of S

"Mud baths stimulate the central nervous system, increasing muscular excitability".
Journal of the American Medical Association

-- tc (trashcan-man@webtv.net), October 02, 1999.

On Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila FLOOR

-- Please (Get@Tylenol.now), October 02, 1999.

There may come a day next year when some here will wish they were back in that boring time of 99...---...

-- Les (yoyo@tolate.com), October 02, 1999.

OK, well you'll be glad you asked when you read this! ...Did you hear about the lucky fisherman? Just before Y2K he married a girl with worms. Bwahahahaha, ooo, I'm outta here before the tomatoes fly.....Tim

-- Tim Johnson (timca@webtv.net), October 02, 1999.


The gum-chewing child,

and the cud-chewing cow,

they seem so alike,

but they're different somehow.

Ah, I see it all now.

It's the intelligent look

on the face of the cow.


It's the intelligent look

on the face of the cow.

-- MinnesotaSmith (y2ksafeminnesota@hotmail.com), October 02, 1999.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

all the kings horses

and all the kings men

couldn't put Humpty together again.

-- (get@it.folks), October 02, 1999.

TM if you think those pile drivers ever actually LAND, gots a bridge for sale....

Besides, what you are discussing is much more representative of SEALS than anything else. THose guys tend to have a very different view of life, and what constitutes an emergency, or what constitutes something damaging.


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), October 02, 1999.

Today I picked grapes and ran them thru my Juiceman Juicer.Yum yum.

-- Betty Alice (Barn266@aol.com), October 02, 1999.

Today I found some of my 22-year old daughter's old toys...she came over and we played with her Strawberry Shortcakes, (she has two strawberry cases full...), had so much fun remembering all the names and the names of their pets. I just checked out some web sites and learned that she probably has $300 worth of dolls in just those.

What a world, what a world. Oh,...in case anyone is interested, all those different fruit scents the dolls had? They are now all the same vaguely fruity semi-nauseating aroma. Just sent she and her fiance a URL - "You know you grew up in the 80s if:"

Hell, I remember when dolls didn't have a fragrance...Gotta find the "You know you grew up in the 50s and 60s if:" site....


Oh,...we also found the Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer, and Richard Scarry books. They are out of the closet and on my new desk! It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), October 02, 1999.


I know that all that wrestling stuff is supposed to be staged, but after reading about how wrestler Owen Hart(?) died during a staged event, it makes me wonder if sometimes they miscalculate and really do inflict great harm on one another.

As per Jesse's SEAL background...though I have the upmost respect for someone who achieves that rare accomplishment, you would think that having a SEAL "search and destroy" mindset would make it a wee bit difficult for him to be...shall we say...contemplative when discussing issues?

-- TM (mercier7@pdnt.com), October 02, 1999.

Most memorable country/western song: When entering city limits of Lubbock, TX in my car with 2yr old son(1977)-after living 6 years in Berkeley, CA- I heard a song on the radio called: "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts Of Life". I knew, right then,that the next three years at Texas Tech was going to be slightly different than the years at UC Berkeley. When leaving Lubbock in 1980, in a 24 ft U-haul, I appropriately drove through a dust storm listening to "Lubbock In The Rear View Mirror".

-- jeanne1 (jeanne@hurry.now), October 02, 1999.

My mother lost her belly buttom during the late nineteen-forties. Surgeon replaced it with a 10 cm long horizontal scar that pouched out at the ends. He did this to ease her pain from a hernia which resulted from her great exertion spading our survival garden.

Strengthen your abs now or you might lose your inney/outey too.

-- Not Again! (seenit@ww2.com), October 02, 1999.


Um, unless I'm mistaken, Owen Hart died because during a spectacular pre-match aerial stunt, the safety harness that was holding him 50 feet above the ring broke, causing him to plummet 50 feet onto a turnbuckle before landing in the ring. I don't think this qualifies as a "wrestling--are those moves fake or real?" kind of issue.

But I will grant you that I think miscalculations in the ring during the staged/scripted matches occasionally cause real injuries...

-- Don (whytocay@hotmail.com), October 02, 1999.

"lucky fisherman?"

How about the expert fisherman?

The Master Baitor...


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), October 03, 1999.

One of my favorite country songs is , " I've got friends in low places". There was this bar in Bound Brook NJ that always used to play it on the jukebox. Well, sure enough the bar was located in a low place and got flooded out in the recent storms. Actually the whole town is gone now...

-- biker (y2kbiker@worldnet.att.net), October 03, 1999.

jeanne,...I love that one. Does anyone know the title to match these lyrics? I'm scratching my head,..."My head hurts, my feet smell, and I don't love Jesus."

biker, yes...Friends in loooooow places!

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), October 03, 1999.

Go, Jesse, go! You da man! I love it when someone with a national exposure gives the bible-thumpers a well deserved thumping, and sends them squealing with indignation.

-- A (A@AisA.com), October 03, 1999.

I found it, I found it!!!!! Thank goodness for sisters who are Jimmy Buffett fans! Here is is:

My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don't Love Jesus

By: Jimmy Buffett 1975

Chorus: My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus (oh my lordy it's that...) It's that kind of mornin' Really was that kind of night Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' And if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night

Went down to the snake pit To drink a little beer Listen to the jukebox Merle was comin' in clear

All of a sudden I wad'n alone Pickin' country music with ol' Joe Bones Duval Street was rockin' My eyes they starting poppin'

Because there she sat at the corner of the bar As I broke another string on my ol' guitar Someone call a cab Lady won'tcha pay my tab

Chorus: And now my head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus (oh my lordy it's that...) It's that kinda mornin' Really was that kinda night Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' And if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night

Gotta get a little orange juice And a Darvon for my head I can't spend all day Baby layin' in the bed

I'm goin' down to Fausto's get some chocolate milk Can't spend my life in yer sheets of silk I've got to find my way Crawl out and greet the day

Chorus: But now my head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus (oh my lordy it's that...) It's that kinda mornin' Really was that kinda night Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' And if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night

Let me tell ya, I be roarin' Friday night I mean I'll be Roarin' Friday Night

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), October 03, 1999.

Um, ok, whatever.

I was just going to give an example of what can happen to a company when their computer systems fail, in case there is still anybody left who thinks we don't depend on computers.

A national drug store that is headquartered locally installed new inventory tracking/order software for their prescription drugs. The new software did not work properly, resulting in many drugs not being available when customers came in with their prescriptions. This resulted in customers finding somewhere else to get their prescriptions filled. Inside of a couple months, the company's stock was down to about half its previous value and massive layoffs ensued.

If you think this can't happen in Y2k, guess what, it's happening right now.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming....

-- Amy (leoneamy@aol.com), October 03, 1999.

In case you don't believe me take a look at this

-- Amy (leoneamy@aol.com), October 03, 1999.

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