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That awkward moment when the world was going to end in 1844 … and then periodically up until #2012. At this rate it will probably ‘end’ again in another five years.
But hey, remember that big one? When we were little pre-teens, children, even? Y2K. Gosh. Now what was that all about?
What a throwback.
This video is actually hysterical (both in the inducing hysteria way back in good ol’ 1999, and in being sheer comic entertainment now, in the futuristic 2013):
Please. Tell me the background music doesn’t give you the tinglies down your back.
THE COMPUTERS ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.
Or all collectively crash? (Now that would be scary).
Or just… reset?
Wait. What exactly is supposed to happen?
I don’t think people even really knew back then. Ittie bittie eight-year-old me certainly didn’t. Nor, apparently did the 34 percent of polled Americans who planned on stocking up with food, or my neighbors who filled their bathtub with water before heading out to their New Year’s party, or my ittie bittie eight-year-old friends, who at midnight opened the window with great, big, solemn eyes to say
“Goodbye 1999. Hello … nothing?”
Maybe we should all have a designated “end of the world” pantry to be used whenever these scares are revealed.
Because apparently if the world ends,
we’ll still want some grub.