Today Will Be the Two Year Anniversary of This Forum. Happy Birthday! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Thanks, Ed, sysops, and all who help to make this the place I want to be every day. My new home from the first time I saw the place.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), December 21, 1999



-- merville (, December 22, 1999.

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun... :o)

-- Andy (, December 22, 1999.


What do you mean "will be".. do you mean December 22nd?

PS. did you see those 4 contrails yet?

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 22, 1999.

Thanks from the Rimmers to all who have contibuted here. It has meant a great deal to both of us.It has given us a level of comfort going into this that would not have otherwise been possible.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, December 22, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

What do you mean "will be".. do you mean December 22nd?

Yes. I posted that at 8:59 my time on Tuesday evening, timed to coincide with midnight Eastern time.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), December 22, 1999.

It is around this time that is my 2 year anniversary on this forum also. I just don't know the exact DAY...

Time DOES fly when you are having fun....


The Dog

-- The Dog (, December 22, 1999.

Thanks Dancr, yeah I'm still in Pacific time too. Wonder if Ed planned to start it on the first day of Winter.

(PS. Hokie saw those trails - you still didn't see them?)

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 22, 1999.

The spoon is well pleased that we have been going for two years now.........

If you know not of the spoon, then you are a relative newcomer...........

Love the not dis the spoon lest you find a utensil stuck up your ass............

-- Craig (, December 22, 1999.

I came to TB2000 in January 1998. I did one of those "travels of times past" recently.....what an experience these past 2 years, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. TB2000 is a test of time and it has survived it well. Thanks to everyone for being here and sharing, and keep looking forward, there's nothing behind you. Bardou

-- bardou (, December 22, 1999.

It's been a lesson in how the world works... sort'a... and how interdependent we all are... bottom-line... in ways we never even dreamed of!

Will never be "unprepared" for change again. And that includes having a stocked pantry, instead of practicing JIT food purchasing.

Besides... now I have some great new camping "stuff" I'd always wanted, but never made a top priority.

Blessings all.



-- Diane J. Squire (, December 22, 1999.

-- hiding in plain (sight@edge. of no-where), December 22, 1999.

LOL!! There ain't no puttin out those candles, we're burning 'em at both ends!

Thanks Ed... Long live The Forum!

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 22, 1999.

Gotta agree's nice to be prepared for any type of troubles........

Besides I really like Spam.......

-- Craig (, December 22, 1999.

Ya gotta think better quality, Craig. Canned danish ham.

-- Diane J. Squire (, December 22, 1999.

Even though I mostly just "lurk" here these days, and never was a very regular poster anyway, I have visited this forum since April or May of 1998. It is, uh, interesting. OK, so that's what you say about an ugly baby. But there has been an intriguing diversity of opinions and personalities here, and even occasionally some quite valuable information. Plenty of heartfelt posts here, with periodic heartburn mixed in. Overall I've rather enjoyed it--in the way one enjoys a horror movie, perhaps. I even met the love of my life here; alack and alas, it turned out that I wasn't the love of her life, but what the hey--you can't have everything.

I wish everyone here, regardless of race, creed, gender, and opinion on Y2K, the best of luck for the coming year. I suspect we may need some luck, though I fervently hope the "polly" assessment of Y2K is correct. I'm just enough of a dour fellow, though, to remember the immortal words of Clare Booth Luce: "I've found that the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is generally better informed."

In this case, let's hope that the optimists turn out to have been better informed. But you might not want to bet the ranch on it.

-- Don Florence (, December 22, 1999.

hear here! And so say all of us! Many happy returns???

Truly, it's been a revelation hanging out here. Seeing "right-wing" Christian Americans who say things like "Oh, the government is essentially evil, and they've pretty much all been like that for thousands of years, but it's really the corrupt money system that is fking things up,"...well, it gives one hope for the future. ;~)

Anywho, my best wishes to all the timebombers out there...CYA, & remember to enjoy these last 9 days.

-- number six (, December 22, 1999.

So I wonder where we will be hangin' in two years from now

-- Lars (, December 22, 1999.

Has it been 2 years already? Sure dont seem like it...Happy B-day Time Bomb.......

-- consumer (, December 22, 1999.

Most likely, a shallow grave.

-- (prepare@now.orelse), December 22, 1999.

What a long, strange trip it's been. And, I still don't know if that light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming locomotive!

-- (, December 22, 1999.

I've learned more in the two years I've been hanging out here than in the previous 32.

Vive le Timebomb!

[Now if E. Coli would make an appearance and make my day......]

-- lisa (, December 22, 1999.

Thank you Ed, Diane, Chuck, Stealth Sysop -- and all you folks who have posted and lurked for this wonderful, informative, funny, irritating forum!

I've been here since March 98, when five new threads a day was a Big Deal. I've learned astonishing lessons about communication ('how to say' and 'what not to say') by posting and reading your posts -- have found some of the brightest and best minds of our age; and some of the silliest. Have seen the confirmation of my fears and doubts, and the reassurance that kindness and generosity and charity still live in this benighted age.

It's like leaving old friends, like moving to another continent, like an end....and a beginning.

Peace and blessings to all.

-- Anita Evangelista (, December 22, 1999.

Thanks to Ed, to the Sysops, and to every contributor (with a few noteable exceptions). It has indeed been a learning experience of a lifetime. Soon it is time for the theoretical to transform into the practical. Here's hoping all of the preps are for an emergency other than Y2k.

-- Steve (, December 22, 1999.

P.S. Please don't be too hard on Ms. Luce for her perspective. Besides, she's dead now--has been for a considerably long time, unless she has been just pretending, which seems unlikely--and so it would appear that her pessimism was somewhat justified.

-- Don Florence (, December 22, 1999.

Have I been hanging out with you nuts that long??!!??

Good God!!! :-)


-- Deano (, December 22, 1999.

You're two years old, Timebomb? My goodness, you don't look it! Happy birthday, and here's to many more lively visits with all the good friends to whom you've introduced me. Many thanks to those whose hard work and perseverance make TB2K possible.

-- Old Git (, December 22, 1999.

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