from CNN web site: Chaos in NYC!!!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
(AP) Associated Press - Millenium celebrations were thrown into chaos today in Times Square when a giant ape suddenly appeared and proceeded to eat innocent bystanders. It is not known at this time how a 50 foot tall ape managed to sneak by 8,000 police officers and 5 police helicopters stationed in the famous square but authorities were quick to point out that the ape is NOT a Y2K glitch and that people should not top off their gas tanks or buy generators.
see http://members.tripod.com/~plopmomma/balls.html for more details
-- Magilla Gorilla (email@example.com), December 31, 1999
That story sounds fishy to me. I have been to New York, and there are no "innocent bystanders."
-- O Yeah? (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
-- art welling (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
Oh yeah, O Yeah?? Well maybe that's because you got there after the ape. 8^)
-- David L (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
Was the Ape on GMT or Eastern standard time
-- Stunned (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
ATE innocent bystanders? I don't think so - giant apes are vegetarians. EVERYBODY knows that!
-- Jollyprez (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
No, he was just picking his teeth with them....
-- Kristi (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
Notice that Magilla Gorilla was the poster. Sounds like some sort of blatant self-promotion. Maybe he's got a movie coming up...
-- eve (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.