Tweets Liken ‘Fiscal Cliff’ to Y2K, Mayan Calendar

Dec 31, 2012 5:43pm

Remember Dec. 31, 1999, when the Y2K bug caused airplanes and satellites to fall from the sky, physically crashing into financial centers that had already crashed figuratively after important banking computers caught fire, and how all elevators were stuck between floors everywhere?

Or when, earlier this month, the world actually ended along with the Mayan calendar?

Some people think the “fiscal cliff” is going to be a lot like that: a bunch of hype, and not much catastrophe.

At least one U.S. senator, Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin, is on record comparing the fiscal cliff to Y2K. So are a whole lot of people on Twitter, desensitized by repeated warnings of economic cataclysm.

A sampling of fiscal cliff/Y2K tweets proves that some of us can’t feel anything for this “cliff” anymore:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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