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Ohhello!

Asaspecialtreatforthisholidayseason,we’vecommissionedsomethoughts(bothdeepandshallow)fromwriters(bothnearandfar)tolookback(inangerorotherwise)onthe00s。

(Whew!

)Youmaythinkthatthiswasjustadelightfulpublicserviceonourpart,butyou’dbewrong。

Itactuallymeanswe’regoingtoschedulethesefineandgloriouscontributionsthroughouttheholidazethatfollowforthebenefitofusregularfolksdoingsomewhatlesstypingforafewdays!

Daddy’sfingersaretiredandcrampy。

Alsowewillnotreallygetintothiswhole“BUTIT’SNOTREALLYTHEENDOFTHEDECADE!

”businessfromyoupeoplethatareobsessedwiththefactthattherewasno“Year0,”which,FINE,OKAY,Iunderstandthatyoudon’twanttomakePopeGregoryXIIImad,butIreallydon’tcare?

Whichisweird。

UsuallyIcangetmypantiesinabunchaboutnearlyanythingbutthiswholedecadebusinessisn’tcrossingthethreshold。

Inanyevent,nowyouarewarned,andget?