"Carney smiled. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, unable to flip from 1999 to 2000, contaminated by some sort of slippery virus called the “The KY Jelly Thing,” all computers on earth were going to crash, BIG TIME. Carney didn’t really care about the sex lives of computers or their inadequacies as mathematicians but web experts claimed that within weeks after the cogs imploded -- he could see this in his mind’s eye -- civilization would cease and everyone in California would be riding yaks and eating seaweed. Of course, then there’d be a humongous war and all the survivalists up on the Ridge, who had been stockpiling canned beans and ammo for a decade, would win all the yaks and all the maidens --
"Carney would probably get the seaweed." - excerpt from China Flats, a novel by Kevin O'Kendley
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added 2/6/17: Happy Chinese New Year: January 28, 2017. The Year of the Monkey ended begetting the Year of the Rooster. It is the Year 4715 on the Chinese calendar.
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