PAX showing "Y2k" program : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The PAX network is showing "Y2k - World in Crisis" right now, 3pm eastern time.

-- hamster (, October 02, 1999


Hey Hamster, is that your hamster dance web page?

-- @ (@@@.@), October 02, 1999.

For anyone who may not have seen it:

Love That Hampster Dance!

-- RUOK (, October 02, 1999.

The music is the best part - is it an actual song speeded up or did you make it?

-- @ (@@@.@), October 02, 1999.

I have nothing to do with that web site. They are just cashing in on the fact we are sooooo adorable.

My lawyer (a rat actually) has told me that we forgot to trademark or copyright our look, feel and name and so now we are "sh-t out of luck" on getting any royalties.

If you are a small, cuddly, cute, chubby and furry rodent, talk to your local Rodent Association and see if you are protected under various laws so people cannot make money off of you.

I have to go run in my "wheel" for a bit to burn off some frustration.

-- hamster (, October 02, 1999.

Folow up to the TV show:

Seemed like it was headed in the right direction but too much of the advertising tied into the show and they incorporated the people selling products into the show. They offer the tape for sale and a "best selling" book but on the cover of the book they show the people who hosted the show (all has-been actors). If this is the first time the show was aired and the book has the hosts on the cover, how can it be a best seller?.

All in all the content of the show was a bit too skewed towards the negative and most of the archival news was more than a year old.

They offered free Y2k PC software from a web site and showed how all the computers they tested failed, but the test was the simple "on at midnight rollover" which can be fixed by just restarting the PC, not requiring anything else.

I came away feeling it was way too much like a infomercial, unlike the show on a week or two ago "Y2k are you ready" or whatever it was called which looks like it was sponsored by AT&T.

-- hamster (, October 02, 1999.

I there any way to verify this "Y2k-in World Crisis" with a link?

-- Feller (, October 02, 1999.

I think I saw the documentary a little while ago. It was sensational in content and would have done a poor job of convincing skeptical, critical thinkers that y2k is going to be a big deal. I can't remember what they were trying to sell, but it was probably video tapes or food or something.

-- coprolith (, October 02, 1999.

My 74 year old mother ordered the tape after seeing the show. I was shocked to say the least. She has been staunchly DWGI for over a year. I have prepped for her. Perhaps she'll stop telling her friends how crazy her son is--lol. One can only hope.

-- incredulous (, October 02, 1999.

hamster, I know your friend, the Squirrel King. Are you involved in his uprising against humanity?

-- Mara Wayne (, October 02, 1999.

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