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It's The Year 2000

Well, it's here. Finally. I'd have to say, for all parts of the world that use the Gregorian Calendar, this is a pretty big milestone, psychologically speaking. History, literature, and pop culture had created others along the way: (Americans primarily - 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; 1984, a year George Orwell made us rather nervous about; 1997, the year of the holocaust "predicted" in the Terminator movies). But this one takes the cake. What's left? Well, there's still 2001 and 2010, thanks to Arthur C. Clarke. But what else? Anniversaries, I guess. The 100th anniversary of WWI and WWII, the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration. I think literature and pop culture need to get back to work on making us nervous again.

For everyone, whether you think the new millennium starts now or next year (I'll admit that 2001 is technically correct, but it pisses me off that the calendar goes from 1 BC to 1 AD. seems like cheating), but I hope you make the most of what life brings your way.