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Wishing I were Sincho Galameany
(2000-12-25 - Idle Thought)
The World According To Garp
(2000-12-25 - Book)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000-12-23 - Movie)

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000-12-23 - Movie)
Oni
(2000-12-22 - Game)

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Cast Away
(2000-12-26 - Movie)
The Truth
(2000-12-25 - Book)
Christmastime!
(2000-12-25 - Festivities)

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Oni Demo
(2000-12-25 - game)
Astro City: Family Album
(2000-12-25 - comic)
Mage: The Hero Defined Vol. 1
(2000-12-25 - comic)

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December 29, 2000

Today's strip celebrates this past summer's offering from noted producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has given us such classics as The Rock, Armageddon, Con Air, and...Coyote Ugly (no doubt about it, Jerry definitely knows what men want). Next summer, Bruckheimer will reteam with The Rock director, Michael Bay, to bring us the war drama Pearl Harbor. Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Kate Beckinsale will star, with appearances by Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, and Dan Ackroyd. I've seen the trailer a few times now, and it looks to be a no-holds-barred action drama. We'll find out in six months or so if the two can rake in even more money than any human being reasonably needs.


Now, we like to call this a "newspost", and so I apologize for my lack of providing our readers with any news. To make up for these past sins, I just had to share with you this story which can finally help explain that the real reason behind the dearth of PlayStation 2's in this country is not the evil Sony empire, or the online retailers, but...Saddam Hussein. Yep, the Iraqi military dictator (to whom the U.S. government has given the beat-down not once, but twice!) is buying up America's most popular new gaming console in the hopes of destabilizing the United States economy and causing thousands of young American citizens to revolt and riot in the streets. Which seems to have worked.


Earlier reports that Hussein might be using the console to control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver chemical weapons, or determine yields for nuclear weapons, were proved untrue when it was discovered that Hussein had also bought four thousand copies of both PS2 snowboarding game SSX and the DVD version of 101 Dalmatians. His purchase of 3D0 tank sim World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks does, however, have some members of the State and Defense departments worried. President-elect George W. Bush has issued a statement condemning Hussein's actions, and challenging the Iraqi leader to a head-to-head match in DOA2: Hardcore "anytime, anyplace."


Today marks the last CXM strip of the year, the century, and yes, finally the millennium (which nobody can argue will not have started by Monday - save possibly Jews, Muslims, and other cultures with different calendar systems). We'd like to thank all of our readers for making this past millennium with CXM possible. It's amazing to think of all the important events that we've had the chance to represent in comic strips over the past thousand years - the Crusades, Columbus discovering the New World, the Protestant Reformation, the Civil War, Watergate, Iran-Contra affair, and last, but certainly not least, the Harry Potter explosion. CXM has been with you for all of this, even if you didn't know it. We hope to continue to provide your source for news and Funny through the next several millennia. Stay tuned.


A Happy New Year from all of us at CXM to those on the Gregorian calendar system.


Prescient Quote of the Millennium:

"Come the millennium, month 12,

In the home of greatest power,

The village idiot will come forth

To be acclaimed the leader."

-Nostradamus



All text and images 2000 by Jason, Kai, Dan, Tony, and Mecha Gaijin. He WILL kick your ass. Instant superfine!
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