The TCs wisely ignore him. Natalie comes in. Jeremy relates his theory to her. Natalie says, "Honey..." and Dave walks in. Manic Jeremy says, "Dave, isn't it possible that a spike in the" whatever, and Dave, obviously wishing he could drive a spike into Jeremy's skull, says "no." Jeremy yells, "Dammit!" about six times and pounds the console. The TCs, startled, stare at him. Natalie says to the TCs, "Can you give us the room for a second?" because it's clear there's a lot more bugging Jeremy than Y2K. The TCs all say, "Sure," and clear out. What? Okay, maybe things are different in television. I've worked in radio and I currently work in newspapers. But let's say one of my reporters somehow wrecked the printing press. And it was about ten minutes to press time. And the pressroom guys were trying to fix it while the reporter was freaking out. And then the reporter's girlfriend asked the pressroom guys to leave so she could talk to her boyfriend. I promise you, that girlfriend would not live to see the dawning of the next day, never mind the next millennium. And neither would the pressroom guys if they scurried off instead of telling the girlfriend to shove it, as the TCs do here. "It's not a big deal," says Natalie, although it is, and Jeremy doesn't believe her. Natalie says Jeremy wasn't around during the first year and that in terms of screw-ups, knocking out the power during a Y2K test wouldn't have made the top ten, leading me to believe that problems during the first year must have included on-air stabbings or something. Jeremy says this is different because it's a metaphor. Oh, god. Not a metaphor. Anything but a metaphor. "For what?" asks Natalie. For the new millennium, says Jeremy, and he's upset because everybody seems to be looking forward to it but him and he'd like to get on board. "What bad thing do you think's going to happen on January first?" asks Natalie. "Well, first of all, every cheeseball DJ in the world is going to play '1999' by Prince, which is fine, except they're going to follow it up with the highly overrated 'New Year's Day' by U2 or worse yet, that Will Smith song that criminally rips off The Clash, instead of something cool like 'Disco 2000' by Pulp or, better yet, the actual Clash," says Jeremy. Or maybe I said that. Jeremy says, "Well, first of all, the power's going to go out." Fair point (at the time, I mean. It's easy to criticize from the "whoop-de-crap" side of January 1).
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