The next critical date: 02/02/2000 ... That's tomorrow!!! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The next critical date for doomers to worry about is almost upon us. Tomorrow is the first day since 08/08/888 to be represented by all even digits. (Before you flame me on this, I said "digits", not "numbers". 30 is an even number with an odd digit)

Since no computer has yet experienced dates with all even digits, and sinceit has been such a short time since we've had a date with all odd digits (11/19/1999), the whipsaw effect will cause computers the world over to crash and burn.

(Filed under the Misc/Humor/Puns category for the humor-challenged among you)

-- Mikey2k (, February 01, 2000


Tomorrow is also Groundhog Day:)

-- Lurkess (Lurkess@Lurking.Net), February 01, 2000.

Next critical date after 2/2/00 is 2/3/ a matter of fact every day is critical to those still hoping SOMETHING will go badly wrong REAL SOON NOW so they can finally say...

AHA!!! I KNEW something bad was going to happen!!!


or not...

-- Imso (, February 01, 2000.

By chance, are you the person who first realized when Major League Baseball was about to experience its 1,000,000th run scored?

-- David L (, February 01, 2000.

From the above, it sounds like you're saying that groundhogs are likely to crash and burn tomorrow. Did I get that right?

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), February 01, 2000.


Just donated 48 cases of cup-o-soups to the Lutheran church on the corner, Sunday.


...only 5 years of carbohydrates left!!!

-- Joseph Almond (, February 01, 2000.

Why don't I feel amused at these answers??

-- Michael (, February 01, 2000.

Are you saying that the Calendar is "Getting Even" with us at last?
Didn't the Mayans(sp) all mysteriously disappear when that happened to them?(curious minds want to know)

-- Possible Impact (, February 01, 2000.


Perhaps you are a doomer with no sense of humor...

-- I'mSo (, February 01, 2000.

I donated 24 boxes of canned goods to the Salvation Army Food Program. I've got 24 more boxes to deliver to them Saturday, I am positive I won't be needing the high carb beans, rice and beef stew. But here's the funny part of this story. The captain at the Salvation Army said that people are disappointed when they find out the church doesn't give out TV dinners and pot pies. Many don't know how to cook a pot of beans or even rice and they get upset because it takes time and an effort to cook a meal. Time, something these people have a lot of.

-- Rasty (Rasty@bulldoggg.xcom), February 01, 2000.

I'm so: Doomer, reasonable conclusion, definitely happy with how things are evolving. Staying realistic, so far. Too much has yet to evolve, I withold judgement for a bit yet.

Seems to me, we have more unreported events than anytime I can remember. I could be mistaken, wouldn't be the first or last time.

-- Michael (, February 01, 2000.

Michael, I am in complete agreement with your last answer, yet that did not prevent me from appreciating and taking amusement from Mikey2k's remarkable chronologic alertness.

-- David L (, February 01, 2000.

Rasty, I one time wanted to donate a truck, a real Chevy P/U, in excellent running condition, to the Salvation Army. They turned me down cuz it was too early a model. It was 9 years old!!! They said they would consider something five or years less old!

Goodwill Industries turned me down too, same reasons. I finally gave it to the Louisiana Association For the Blind, who was still using it five years later. (I moved away) All this transpired in Shreveport LA.

It really takes the wind out of your sails to try and help a good organization like that, and they turn you down sight unseen.


-- Y2Kook (, February 01, 2000.


Was the Lutheran Church part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), Lutheran Brethren, or a smaller denomination?

It might seem like a weird question, but it matters to me.

-- Butt Nugget (, February 01, 2000.

Funny stories.

Kook: I doubt that blind drivers care much how old the truck is. [grin]

-- Anita (, February 01, 2000.

Seems to me, we have more unreported events than anytime I can remember. I could be mistaken, wouldn't be the first or last time.

Uh.. I don't get this..if they are unreported, how can you know how many were unreported before and how many are unreported now?

I mean..... if they are UNreported... how can you tell?

Who reports how many are unreported, and if they did, they would be reported, not unreported????

-- Cherri (, February 02, 2000.

Sorry Cherri,

Should have said unreported in Mainstream media. Or maybe reported briefly, and then ignored.

-- Michael (, February 02, 2000.

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-- Richard Markland (, February 02, 2000.

Anita LOL...I think she's right Kook. =)

-- Dee (, February 02, 2000.

Whew! It's Feb 3rd and all is well.

-- Lars (, February 03, 2000.

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