Update: Toilet Paper Chronicles: Did I "Get It" right?

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Thanks to all of you who posted on this forum with an email address, or sent me an email, volunteering to be a "reviewer" of one of my most difficult chapters. Many thanks as well, to all of you who have been so supportive behind the scenes.

This is a tough subject! Thank God for dIETER!

Check your emails. That chapter--and more--is now online.

Thanks again.

-- Marianne Michaels (scipublic@aol.com), November 04, 1999


P.S. Only a couple of offers to review so far, from semi-regulars at the so-called "Debunkie" forum. In the interest of fairness, I am hoping for more.

-- Marianne Michaels (scipublic@aol.com), November 04, 1999.

I find the whole idea of a book of "amusing anecdotes" about Y2k inappropriate in the extreme. I am not surprised that only debunkies want to read it. Maybe 10 years from now it will be funny. For now Y2k is either terrifying or a non-issue depending on your point of view.

The whole idea is appalling and reeks of an astonishing lack of compassion. Not to mention sheer greed.

-- Dolma Lhamo (I'm@nonymousnowbecauseof.you), November 04, 1999.


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aLSO, dOLMa!!!!! dIETeR Is nOT HighLY enaMOReD Of sIT-COmS, iS THis nOT TRUe????? aND YoUR siLLy shOW Is nOT Of anY EXCeptiON!!!!!! doLMa aND GreG INdeeD!!!!!! hyENa!!!!!

i HatE YoU!!!!!

-- Dieter (questions@toask.com), November 04, 1999.

I'm sorry, I disagree about the inappropriateness of a humourous view of Y2K. Maybe it's twenty-plus years of a GI's gallows humor about military issues good and bad.

Maybe it warped me. But I can laugh at stories of military screw-ups and at stories like the Y2Ker whos dry ice-packed rice and beans blew a hole in his garage roof. But neither affects or affected my ability to deal with the seriousness of the task at hand; be it getting our family through Y2K or putting bombs on target with a Phantom.

I look forward to finding a copy of the book. Seeing how things looked during the darkest hours with a humourous point of view should be interesting and funny.


-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), November 04, 1999.

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