See also Y2K Juice Poems
Stories, Poems, Humor, Songs
Revolutionary Technology Trumps
Bill Gates' Y2K Solution
EXPERTS WARN OF THREAT FROM 100GB BUG
The Y-to-K Solution
Why Tuké? song
A "Y2K Lessons" song
Lloyd Ferris Song
Special Olympics Compassion
Special Olympics Compassion
I read recently the story of the Seattle Special Olympics at which
physically and/or mentally disabled youth lined up for the 100yd
Shortly after the enthusiastic start, one participant fell over
times after which he stayed on the ground and cried. The other
looked around, stopped and came back to him to help. They encouraged
affectionately to rejoin the race. All 9 then linked arms and
ran the rest
of the race together, crossing the finishing line in partnership.
onlookers rose and clapped and cheered.
Apart from the sheer joy of the story for me, I realised how sweet
analogy and how communicable a concept if it were applied to the
Our future could be one of competition and desire for if not greed
glory, OR one where the front runners choose to turn back from
pursuits to embrace the lonely, the fallen and sad and help them
the race once more. This time the race, however, is a jog for
fun of it, a run to demonstrate the power of love and compassion
Is it perhaps time to relegate the artefacts and artifices of
creation to a holding room while we embrace the fallen?
This is not a new concept, it is simply that I could understand
with a freshness the workings of Awareness when I read of this
bought me face to face with my own greed - greed for new insights,
faces. Maybe it is overtime I heard the sorrow of the world in
and responded with simple compassion. Perhaps even the race to
know is an
event to be run for the sheer joy of it and the exhileration of
have left no-one fallen on bad times behind us.
It takes the 'small ones' to teach us. I will cherish my feelings
this story for a long time. In a way I think it has bought me
to a crisis
in my line of thinking and given me a precious loop-hole to escape
crushing vendetta of logical analysis. It seems that mentalisation
a clutter and dissonance, a confusion that creates a need to know
search for ever more clever answers and a desire to be always
The eight young runners, howsover the events in their lives bought
that particular day, were free of the vice
of mentalisation. In their own
inimitable way, they contributed more to the downcast and left-behind
the sheer glory of running and competing. They knew with one mind,
undisturbed by a need to conform to or confront forms and rules,
person on the ground was in need of comfort. They rallied instantly
succour him, free from the crippling mentalisation of how they
disturb the proceedings, of their own desires to win, of how he
really be okay cause someone else would help him, that their job
create the illusion that winning is superior to compassion. They
the spirit of compassion to use their feet to TURN THE WORLD AROUND.
Mary Bento email@example.com
Bill Gates' Y2K solution
Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton, and Bill Gates were invited to have
God. During dinner God told them, "I invited you to dinner
because I needed
three important people to send my message out to all people, 'Tomorrow
will destroy the Earth!' "
Yeltsin immediately called together his cabinet and told them,
"I have two
really bad announcements to make. First, God really does exist,
tomorrow He will destroy the Earth."
Clinton called an emergency session of Congress and told them,
"I have good
news and bad news. The good news is that God does exist, and the
bad news is
that he will destroy the Earth tomorrow."
Bill Gates went back to Microsoft headquarters and told his people,
two fantastic announcements! First, I am one of the three most
people on Earth, and second, the Year 2000 problem has been solved!"
EXPERTS WARN OF THREAT FROM 100GB BUG
Firebringer News Service (FBNS) - Experts warned today of a new
deadly threat to our beleaguered civilization: the 100GB Bug.
As most people know, McDonald's restaurant signs show the number
hamburgers the giant chain has sold. That number now stands at
burgers, or 99 Gigaburgers (GB). Within months or even weeks,
will roll over to 100GB.
McDonald's signs, however, were designed years ago, when the prospect
selling one hundred billion hamburgers seemed unthinkably remote.
signs have only two decimal places.
This means that, after the sale of the 100 billionth burger, McDonald's
signs will read "00 Billion Burgers Sold", causing the
McDonald's has made no sales in over 30 years of operation. This,
predict, will cause a complete collapse of consumer confidence
The ensuing catastrophic drop in sales is seen as almost certain
the already-troubled company into bankruptcy. This, in turn, will
the teetering American economy over the brink, which, finally,
complete the total devastation of the global economy, ending civilization
as we know it, and forcing us all to live on beetles.
"The people who know -- the sign-makers -- are really scared
one expert said. "I don't know about you, but I'm digging
up a copy of
THE FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN INSECTS and heading for the
A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his
sandbox. He had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic
pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating
roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock
in the middle of the sandbox.
The lad dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the
dirt. With no little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the
rock across the sandbox by using his feet. (He was a very small
boy and the rock was very huge.) When the boy got the rock to
the edge of the sandbox, however, he found that he couldn't roll
it up and over the little wall.
Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed, and pried, but every
time he thought he had made some progress, the rock tipped and
then fell back into the sandbox.
The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed, shoved-but his only
reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby fingers.
Finally he burst into tears of frustration. All this time the
boy's father watched from his living room window as the drama
unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across
the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father.
Gently but firmly he said, "Son, why didn't you use all the
strength that you had available? Defeated, the boy sobbed back,
"But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I
had! "No, son," corrected the father kindly. "You
didn't use all the strength you had. You didn't ask me."
With that the father reached down, picked up the rock, and removed
it from the sandbox.
The moral here is that WE all need help sometimes Your Friends,
Family and Loved Ones are there for you Learn to talk to them
when you need them.
Revolutionary Technology Trumps Y2K
Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-name
BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology; no wires,
electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched
It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Compact and portable,
it can be used anywhere, even sitting in an armchair by the fire,
is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.
Here is how it works: BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered
sheets of recyclable paper, each capable of holding thousands
of bits of
information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device
called a binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence.
Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both
the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs.
sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into
brain. A flick of your finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK
taken up at any time and used merely by simply opening it.
BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting. The Browse feature allows
to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as
wish. Many come with an Index feature, which pinpoints the exact
location of any selected information for instant retrieval. An
"BOOKMARK" accessory allows you to open BOOK to the
exact place you left
it in a previous session, even if the BOOK is closed.
BOOKMARKS fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOKMARK
be used in BOOKS by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous
BOOKMARKS can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store
numerous views at once. The number is limited by the
number of pages in the BOOK.
You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with
optional programming tool, named: "Portable Erasable Nib
Intercommunication Language Stylus" -- or -- "PENCILS."
Portable, durable and affordable, the BOOK is being hailed as
precursor of a huge entertainment wave. BOOK'S appeal seems so
that thousands of content-creators have committed to the platform
investors are reportedly flocking to the new phenomenon. Look
for a flood
of new titles soon.
The Y-to-K Solution
I hope I haven't misunderstood your instructions, because to be
none of the panic surrounding this "Y to K" date problem
makes any sense to
me. At any rate, I have finished converting the source code in
company's programs so that they are ready for the new dates with
following new months:
Years were a breeze, since they are only spelled out in the
department's applications, and won't be affected until two thousand
twentk anyway. Please note that have I completed my assignment
scheduled due date and way under budget. I have enjoyed working
and hope you will consider me for future projects.