10 Things to Expect on January 1, 2000.

  • "99 Bottles of Beer" song gets stuck in an infinite loop
  • At the stroke of midnight on 12/31/1999, Windows 99* turns back into DOS 1.0; the Pentium* V turns back into an 8088, and the Handsome User is left holding a beautiful glass mouse.
  • Internet Movie Database now lists "1901: A Space Odyssey".
  • Bob Dole's age erroneously listed with only two digits.
  • Sales of Coca-Cola jump drastically after original cocaine-laden formula becomes legal again.
  • Software engineers point out that since computers think it's almost 1900, we technically have to "party like it's 1899" (which, frankly, doesn't seem like that much fun).
  • Microsoft declares the year 1900 to be the new standard of the "Gatesian" Calendar.
  • Jesus shows up late for His Second Coming; blames it on COBOL programmers.
  • Using a computerized adoption service, Michael Jackson mistakenly takes home some octogenarians.
  • Unexpected demand for COBOL programmers results in severe personnel shortage at McDonald's restaurants.

    Forwarded from Ronald Poserina, Jr.