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"According to an early blueprint of the event obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, just hours before midnight on New Year's Eve, the president and first lady will depart the White House and parade down Constitution Avenue to the Lincoln Memorial...

At the stroke of midnight, "something magical" should light up the sky over The Mall, say planners.

-- edie (edie@aol.com), December 23, 1999


Fireworks == magical? I suppose that's probably how they think the computers and embeddeds will fix themselves. The Y2K Fairy will sprinkle her Magic Fairy Dust onto them and all will be well.

-- Servant (public_service@yahoo.com), December 23, 1999.

I predict a phoney UFO. This is typical "movie magic". Take a few helicopters and have them drag some lightweight but large object up in the air. Paint the helicopters black. There will be the sound of helicopters to give it all away. So have additional helicopters around which will be thought of as the source of all the sound.

The net effect for someone below is that a UFO is landing. They may even put Monica Lewinsky in a green reptile outfit so Clinton and the alien can make contact when it lands. Only Clinton can show those space aliens how friendly we humans can be.

It will look great on TV.

-- David Holladay (davidh@brailleplanet.org), December 23, 1999.


[Bring Your Own Cigars]

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), December 23, 1999.

Doubles are typically used. I'm not sure there is a leader on the globe that doesn't have several lookalikes. It's a very common espionage practice. Bill and Hillary Clinton are not walking down any street at the rollover. D.C. is especially notorious for people tripling during the night.

-- Paula (chowbabe@pacbell.net), December 23, 1999.

The lighting of the flaming swastika?

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), December 23, 1999.

Symbols of Nazism would not go well with a national TV audience. It has the wrong demographics.

Alien spacecraft landing at DC at mid-night would be great. They could skip the "take me to your leader" bit.

-- David Holladay (davidh@brailleplanet.org), December 23, 1999.

Knowing Bill Clinton, it will probably be a hammer and sickle rather than a swastika.

-- Tim the Y2K nut (tmiley@yakko.cs.wmich.edu), December 23, 1999.

Sounds like a great circus ! By the way, some helos are very quiet.

-- Bullet Bob (Hotdog@popcorn.coke), December 23, 1999.

Iknow, Iknow.......Barbara Streisand will emerge from a giant fortune cookie, singing "People's".

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), December 23, 1999.

A plane carrying Garvey and De Jaeger will fall from the sky. David Copperfield, who is the contingency plan, will start some frantic hand waving, and the anchor heads will call it an "amazing feat of legerdemain".

-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), December 23, 1999.

"David Copperfield, who *is* the contingency plan"


-- Will continue (farming@home.com), December 23, 1999.

The aliens in question are leftovers from the "Mars Attacks" movie. President Willy plays the role of Jack Nicholsen and ends up get skewered by the resident Martian proctologist. All we need now is for Jim Brown to show up and start bashing heads.

Sounds plausible to me.

-- TM (mercier7@pdnt.com), December 23, 1999.

Sorry...that's [and ends up GETTING skewered.]

-- TM (mercier7@pdnt.com), December 23, 1999.

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