For old time's sake: The Wreck of the Y2K Heralds : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

Sung to the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot.

"The Wreck of the Y2K Heralds"

The legend lives on from the IT pros down To the forum they used to call doomy The man they call Ed, was out of his head When he headed on out to the boonies.

Some called him a bore, but said he knew more Than all of those writing in C "We started too late," and that sealed our fate cause software is never done early.

North played along and Hamaski jumped on CPR called them all liars. There was plenty of room, for the prophets of doom And even more net-based suppliers.

It was late 98, the times they were great Ed Yourdon wrote a big best seller The 10-year depression became an obsession God help the unwitting bank tellers.

Through 99, there were plenty of times The critical dates passed real quiet The Doomers kept true, despite the good news And stored up a rice and beans diet.

Late in the year, they all grew in fear Though business was better than ever The rants and the raves, broke like the waves As they hunkered down for the bad weather.

Ed said goodbye, deJager changed sides Paul Milne still lived in a trailer. The newswire spin raised up a din Waiting for systemic failures.

Finally it came, the end of the game The doomers thought us in deep peril And later that night, when stayed on the lights Came the wreck of the Y2K Heralds.

Does anyone know, where all the food goes When the end of the world doesnt happen The food banks made out, oh, without a doubt And there probably was some trouble crapping.

We might have all died! They all told us lies! The same complaints became rather futile. I wasnt wrong, was the most favored song Besides, all my preps are quite useful

Ed Yourdon, he writes, and G. North delights Though his 20-year string is unbroken. Milne is still mad, and Hamaski quite sad. And Mike Adams now lives in Hoboken.

The legend lives on from the IT pros down To the forum they used to call doomy The Y2K year, we had nothing to fear When we headed on out to the boonies.

-- Ken Decker (, March 03, 2000


Here I sit, wondering what the hell to do with all that macaroni and cheese, which I hate, the packages of Ramen soup, and the Butter Buds, ROTFLMAO! Great lyrics.

BTW our local soup kitchen is running over with donated stuff, so I'm having to haul mine to the next larger town.

Pollies you were right! Flint, you were right! I'm mortified for buying into the this fear-sucking mind set of hate and loathing and terror in the USA. I've always been security minded, but never as goofy as this. I think and MEME got me. But I always thought chem-trails were nothing, and the government not quite interested enough in the hoi poloi to waste their money on concentration camps. Live and learn.

-- gilda (, March 04, 2000.

This WAS great, Ken.

Gilda: Check out some recipes on the internet if you don't want to waste the food. You might find a dish that calls for Ramen Noodles. If you hate mac and cheese, you can always throw the noodles into a casserole and throw the cheese away or use it on corn chips or something. I use butter buds in baking and other dishes [simply because it's cheaper than butter.]

It's all part of Ken's prudent living, ya know. Who woulda thunk folks could make hats out of tinfoil? If you're still not interested, day-care centers use any kind of noodles that can be strung in craft projects. They don't even care if the noodles are stale.

-- Anita (notgiving@anymore.thingee), March 04, 2000.

Thanks Anita. Didn't you write a book or two. How do I buy one, and would you autograph it. Hope I've got the right person.

-- gilda (, March 04, 2000.


LOL. You would be thinking of Anita Evangelista. I'm Anita Spooner....of the unemployed programmer variety...which is why I'm so intent on turning two leftover lima beans into a casserole or something. [grin]

She'd be REALLY offended that you confused us.

-- Anita (notgiving@anymore.thingee), March 04, 2000.

Sorry Anita. Boy did I get things mixed up. But the other Anita shouldn't be offended. I wonder what kind of books she wrote?

-- gilda (, March 04, 2000.

How about bringing one of those casseroles over here?

-- loves casseroles (yummy@in.tummy), August 18, 2000.

Well guess what? I was one of the fools who headed into the boonies. Because those fool programmers could not get out of their own way, even if lighting had tourched their butts. I am sorry to report this, but every testimony I read, made then look like idiots, and so they shall remain. Budda, Prima Donnas, who could not box their way out of a paper bag. So why does your Command still rate them as GS-12 and above? trying to deal with a new and improved system, which promotes a certain certainly improved version, real life, the new version is more time consuming. and lends us to tear our hair out. New and Improved?, yeah, in some on elses neighborhood.

-- Sorry to address (, August 23, 2000.

Gilda, a list of Anita's books are here and she has a regular column on hyatt's page. 2119923



-- (, August 23, 2000.

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