January 2, 2009

"Lots of folks are wearing those 2009 glasses, and I suddenly realize that this is the last year for the 00 glasses."

"You'll have to wait until the year 3000 to wear glasses like that. Will we even have eyes in 3000?"

I wrote that at 10:08 in the New Year's Eve live-blog.

In the comments, just an hour ago, Peter Hoh wrote: "Someone else noticed the 200X glasses issue." He links here. Ha ha.

That reminds me, Chris explained why I was wrong. Let me illustrate:

Sketch for 2010 Glasses

14 comments:

David said...

Clean your fingernails, Chris.

mydismalswamp said...

Don't worry, everything will be cool in the 2660's...

ricpic said...

Symmetricality lost in 2010. Oh The Horror. The Horror.

commenter said...

147
are made up of sticks

2356890
are made up of curves.

use you imagination, ann.
or fine art skills

or math.

but always remember: in nature there are no lines.
save your schtick for that.

Ann Althouse said...

"Clean your fingernails, Chris."

It's not Chris, it's me, illustrating Chris's idea, drawing with a grimy Graphtone pencil. Sorry for the gross closeup snap, done with Photo Booth.

Ann Althouse said...

Do you think I have man hands????

Greg said...

Send whatever you can to:

A Manicure for Ann
c/o National Association For The Abolition of Man-Hands
1 Hilldale Station
Madison, WI USA

Lem said...

Let's hope that -one- in the middle dosent turn you into a cross-eye jerk

Pogo said...

I am grateful that 2010 will still permit revelers to look stupid on New Year's eve.

However, since Russia says the US will be at civil war by then, I wouldn't invest in a pair just yet.

David said...

Man hands?

No--the nails are too nicely groomed.

You have mannish aspects, but they are not physical.

John Burgess said...

The loss of symmetry is perhaps to be lamented. But that dangling 2 (or it could be a dangling 1, if you swing that way) provides useful real estate for antenna of the direct WiFi-Brain circuitry we'll all be sporting in another year.

HelenParr said...

Oh, goody! A new label! The "I was wrong" tag!

It'll never be used again.

mcg said...

For 2011, we'll just put the 2 on the right side of our face and the 11 on the left, and let our heads be the 0.

Shawn Levasseur said...

Quick, patent that design!!!