Good god man, hang on to a railing for balance. I appreciate your ill feelings for the shallowness, and vacuity of capitalism (the other day i was looking at the wedding anniversary gift list and remarked on how they had gifts set out for each year that one was supposed to buy, and yes at weddings too 90% of the people go through with all of its traditions i.e. something blue, and have no idea what it is about) But, and its a big one, so i'll use two t's BUTT its like christmas, sure its christian, but its become commercialised through the wazoo, so that Santa is competing with Jesus for a place in the manger. I don't know, i think its exciting, why not make a spectacle out of it, one doesn't necessarily have to sell out to enjoy the fireworks and all the fun of it. To me, it was just like a normal new year's with the added charge of the millenium for a mixer. In other words, it was like having a little whiskey ontop of the champagne. Yes the millenium is overused, and yes the word Y2K is outplayed, yes its all true, when i was asked by someone how i would sum up 1999 in one word i said-HYPE. Its just hype, and it doesn't matter, did you enjoy the fireworks, i sure as hell did, they were phenomenal. And to me it is exciting that it is the beginning of a new century, the millenium part is interesting too, although somewhat too big picture-century is mindblowing on its own. So to answer your question do you have support in your cynicism, in your STAND against the millenium, i gotta pass. But agree it is overdone, and the headlines on Monday's papers should read, ANTICLIMAX ANYONE?!. But hell, at very least you gotta admit its an exciting time to be alive....