If the movie doesnt do it, then what will?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
So far nothing in the news or on the internet has moved the masses to do any preparing or at worst, panicking.
If the Y2k movie coming this weekend on NBC doesnt do anything, what else is there that could move people prior to the actual rollover on 1/1/2000 ?.
I just dont see anything other than this movie or a major admission by a government bigshot doing anything for the rest of the year. Forget about the so-called market sell off, its mid November and the market is skyrocketing.
-- question (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999
As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I'm not sure that the man on the street can be roused from his stupor. Even though it bothers me to say it or think it, I believe that it will take some serious version of TSHTF to make people sit up and take notice.
Best guess on action prior to rollover: Virtually nothing.
-- Irving (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
What does it all matter now. Those that GI are secure; those that didn't will become their problem. I don't mean to sound cold but you can't say the information hasn't been available for a long time not to mention all the times you have tried to get someone to listen. There comes a time when you let go and thank God he gave you a brain and understanding.
I have worn myself out trying to get people to listen without doing the scare TEOTWAWKI thing but just in case scenerio. My friend refused to move 43,000 she had in the bank. If man is that secure in his belief system then let go and spend the rest of the time enjoying the time you have left. Enjoy people
Think of things that you would like to do and havent done in a long time like take in a good movie or an ice cream soda.
There is nothing more to be done!
-- Susan Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
If the moo-vee has the chance to motivate the public to do something, it wont be shown...---...
-- Les (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
The hurricane effect. Last week of December do not plan to be near an ATM or grocery store...
The only thing more powerful than procrastination os the CNN effect, if people see runs plastered on TV of panics anywhere that could bolt the herd.
Each week expect to see rising but controllable crowds at the Sams Clubs and Costco's as the MBWDGI (might be worried but doesn't get it) start to grab a couple of things just in case...
-- squid (Itsdark@down.here), November 16, 1999.
Here is a question for those of you who are out of college and can remember back this far:
Did the movie "The Day After" have any effet on the way people viewed nukes? No...
So why should some silly made fer tee-vee movie do any better with Y2K? It's almost sad that you guys would even consider this an option. Sad, in a pathetic, "oh my puppy just got hit by a car" sort of way. But then again subtly humorous in a George Carlin sort of way. The truth about you people is more entertaining than anything your sick, twisted minds have posted on here yet.
-- (Doomers@suck. big time!!), November 16, 1999.
According to the last poll I saw posted here (a couple weeks ago) 56% (or so) of the sheeple plan to "stock up" between 12/15 and 12/31. I am SO glad I'm about done. ONE MORE TRIP for a "major shop" this weekend, and I'm going to sit back and watch the show. Can you imagine what the store shelves will look like when 150 MILLION people all attempt to "stock up" at once? It's gonna get REAL entertaining...
And I thank GOD that we had as much time as we did!
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
Hey Dennis, you're "I'm, better than they are" meme is showing you pusilanimous jerk.
-- (Doomers@suck. big time!!), November 16, 1999.
The movie one can't see on t.v., cable or theaters would have been the one most likely to impact, and that is Y2K: Year To Kill.
Cash is king, ammo is the hottest commodity, everyone has a gun shoved in his or her pocket, assault rifles are raised at parties while dancing, people can't afford the food and stand in long charity lines, martial law in Los Angeles with check points, and MUCH commenting on how the "media really hyped the bug and sent the population into panics that went into rioting." If you want to see how your lover really feels give him a hand gun with blanks and hear it go off at your back. And only those who plunge into crime have any chance of living not just surviving.
I go back and forth on the kindergarten NBC "Y2K movie" with its bad story line of Programmer Saves World. The movie Titanic motivated some people. They ran out to buy imitation dresses to be "her." There are several different software companies offering Titanic Virtual Tours now. Rag The Dog most absolutely motivated the people with a complete breakdown of distinguishing between fiction and nonfiction.
Odds are the kindergarten movie will motivate some. The word is "some." One fellow just watching a "trailer" who had posted on greenspun was obviously motivated into a run.
The Y2Ker I talk with the most in my own private life believes it ought not to be shown. She feels at this late date people missed their chance to run out and take any action.
Look at Gary North constantly associating Y2K with an old flick "The Trigger Effect." I had read the fear was that people would be given a script in their head and if something happened their minds would fall back on the fictional story. They'd pull up a movie mentally they had seen as the attempt to sort it all out or envision it a bit. They would believe to somehow "know" what would happen next and behave incorrectly to the real life crises at hand. I'm not picking on Gary North. I beg to differ with him though I have not seen "The Trigger Effect." The one I pulled out when I first tried to sort it all out was Escape From New York. [Cars piled high in the street to make barriers, crazies living in the sewers coming up at night to grab available people for food, Brain with his squeeze Maggie making gasoline for the Dukes car, a Thunderdome, no has had a "real" cigarette in a long time, and one has to make ones own electrical power.] I can't stand those Agent/Green Beret Saves World movies, yet instantly Escape From New York came to mind and haunted me so deeply, I went on eBay and bought an old copy of the movie for a fortune. If Escape From New York is the buried burr in my deep subconscience I am going to be so happy sitting in some silly ole Y2K shattered society. Anything but the crazies coming up out of the sewers to grocery shop!
Yeah, at the very least, the kindergarten movie will put a script in some peoples heads IF THEY DID NOT ALREADY HAVE ONE. They may not "panic" but it'll be noticed during the event. People will say and behave in ways that remind emergency personnel of this kindergarten movie.
-- Paula (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
If millions of people suddenly get it, all it will mean is that each of us has 6 weeks less in supplies than we thought. If they all clean out the stores tomorrow, you will start living on your y2k supplies now. Better let a sleeping dog lay.
-- goldbug (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
They'll get it when they begin to get hungry, cold, and tired of no electricity. Or it'll be a BITR and they'll never get it (wont matter then will it).
-- anonymous (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
BLOW ME, DICKHEAD!
(After all, "suck" is your middle name....)
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
These past several weeks I have been absolutely dumbfounded at how seemingly intelligent, thinking people can turn a blind eye to all this stuff. I really don't think the Y2K movie will do much. Guess what? I don't know a single person who even plans on watching it (the hubby and I will just to see what it is like). I asked several colleagues at work and all their responses were along the lines of "Huh? Oh yeah, I think I heard something about that. Um, no, we probably won't catch it." More like won't GET it. Anyway, people are too concerned with Thanksgiving and Christmas now. I agree w/whoever said there will be SOME people who will be motivated to prepare ,but not many.
-- preparing (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
Our local news show asked the question: "Are you ready for Y2K"? They then suggested that you should stock up on milk, eggs, and bottled water.
I kid you not.
We are doomed. :-(
-- cgbg jr (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
Dennis.....shame on you!! Don't feed the trolls.
-- Lobo (email@example.com), November 17, 1999.
Hey I didn't think of that, better go down to the local KroooGGGeers and stock up on 5 maybe 8 gallons of milk. Just in case.
Hell hath no smell than the fridge of the DGI who listens to the media big brain who suggests stocking eggs and milk.
-- squid (Itsdark@down.here), November 17, 1999.
If the movie doesn't do it, we're safe until the last week in December when every DGI Joe Blow tries to buy an extra two weeks worth and draw a few hundred dollars. Just in case, you understand, nothing is going to happen.
But, at the sake of repeating myself ad infinitum, and in the faint hope that the polly trolls can actually read as well as type, this Y2K movie is NOT like other disaster movies. It shows events that might actually effect Joe Blow. Most don't, unless he flies or goes out in boats in shark infested waters a lot. The nuke point is a good counter to that. But what could Joe do about nukes? Protest? Move? That would eat into his bowling time. But fill a trolley and draw some cash? Even Joe might be able to do that. Let's hope all the Joes don't do it at once.
-- Colin MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1999.
Anyone leaving Southern Cal.???
-- d.b. (email@example.com), November 17, 1999.
The movie "The Day After" had a profound effect on me. I will never forget that movie. I always remembered where my son kept his favorite toy after that and to have extra peanut butter on hand at all times. Everytime I am low on peanut butter, I think of that movie and go out and buy some more (just in case). So your saying that the Y2K movie will not impact anyone is flawed in that you do not know how people will react in private the day after..... Diane
-- Diane (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1999.