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Happy 2010

2010-01-01 17:31:20.980766+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Happy passing of an arbitrary cultural moment. Apparently some annoying grammar freaks are proposing that there's a correct pronunciation for 2010. Frankly, I don't care if you pronounce it "twenty ten" or "two thousand ten", it'll always be 2.010E3 to me.

Of course the "new year" is bringing out all the end-of-the-world predictors and whackjobs: Biblical scholar predicts rapture for May 21, 2011:

This is not the first time Camping has made a bold prediction about Judgment Day.

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping's believers gathered inside Alameda's Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years.

Uh. Yeah. Guy's got cred. After all he's made predictions before.

Other amusement that came across the FaceTwitSpace feeds was that end-of-year observations tended to fall into three categories: "Reno or Vegas?", "celebrating N years sober" and "which vintage champagne is best?". In roughly ascending age.

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Pale Blue Dot made: 2010-01-03 13:48:18.903682+00 by: jeff

Pale Blue Dot

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-02 17:35:50.441465+00 by: Dan Lyke

Best Facebook exchange on that:

Kyle Misner unlocked the 2010 achievement
Yesterday at 2:32pm

Marcus Larsson Now you just need to figure out the 2012 code that automatically ends the game.
Yesterday at 5:49pm

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-02 13:52:41.994312+00 by: Chris

piss on all those nutlog predictions. My intention is to live forever, or die in the attempt

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-02 12:36:43.767549+00 by: karenlyke

Are we entering Decade v2.01?

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-02 04:40:57.180207+00 by: spc476 [edit history]

Nice to know we'll be heading back to <del>Saturn</del> Jupiter to figure out what happened to the Discovery. My thoughts: Dr. Bowman smuggled in some LSD ("It's full of stars" … heh, yeah, riiiiiigh).

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-01 18:18:34.787533+00 by: mkelley

Of course, we all know we're all doomed in 2012