Countdown to the
"The dream of yesterday is the
hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
Rocket pioneer Robert
We've gathered some of the most interesting sites devoted
to the millennium. As you visit each one, take a stroll
down memory lane and hop on a rocket to the future!
This month marks the
introduction of a couple of new features, contributed by
members. In addition to Gem's Gems and Krstl's Karats,
read about the latest CD releases in Seth's Silver Sounds
and get into the holiday season with an original poem in
Stroll through the ages with LIFE as they bring you the
Top 100 events that have most impacted our lives.
Biographies of great athletes of the 20th century, as
selected and profiled by ESPN as part of the
SportsCentury retrospective. The countdown continues each
week, when a new athlete is added to the list.
of the Millennium
We started from a list of 250 people, representing the
last one thousand years. Our list has been pared down to
one hundred people who have had the most influence
(positive or negative) in historical, cultural,
political, social, or emotional terms, not just in their
lifetime, but on future generations as well.
Visions of the Next Millennium
While seers predict a catastrophic Apocalypse, a few
visionaries see the approaching millennium as a cause for
change. Here's a look at some of the Millennial
Markers that hope to transform the next 1,000
years. And exactly when and where will the new millennium
begin? Here are the answers to a couple of the hottest
sites to visit on the web
& Letters Daily: Journalistic compilations
Tutorials on a variety of subjects
of the World
Gooey: Chat with
others visiting the same web page as you
hundred years, 100 remarkable people. TIME has profiled
those individuals who for better or worse
most influenced the last century.
Years of Entertainment
greatest performers, the biggest laughs, the sexiest
babes, the hottest scandals! Check out the best and
brightest from a century of entertainment.
100 News Stories of the Century
The Newseum in Arlington, VA., asked journalists and
historians nationwide to select the 20th century's top
news events. Here are their top 100 stories. And on Dec.
26th, Newseum will list the public's top 100 choices,
garnered from a poll.
Back to the Future
What happened to all that futuristic stuff which was
supposed to change our lives by the year 2000? Stuff like
rocket belts, flying cars, food pills and inflatable
of the Month
See the world on $0 a day!
-The WebCam Viewer
With over 500 web cams all over the world, you can see
views of Russia, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Africa, cities
all over the US and many more countries, even a
scientific station at the South Pole! It's free to
download and watch the world from your desktop!
parties, gift wrapping....who has time? Here are three
easy recipes that will make your life a little easier.
The bran muffins are to die for, and are so easy to bake.
Being able to keep the batter in the fridge lets you bake
one at a time or a whole pan! Need a dish for a
potluck....take the 5 cup salad. 'Cooking' was never
easier than this! Save room for the pie...it's a good
one! Happy holidays to you all!
1 box (15 oz) Raisin Bran
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs, beaten
1 quart buttermilk
5 cups flour
5 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
Mix bran flakes, sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add
remaining ingredients. Put into muffin tins and bake at
400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
Batter may be stored in a covered container in
refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
1 cup mandarin orange sections - drained
1 cup pineapple bits
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup sour cream
Mix well and let stand overnight to set.
1 (6 oz) Ready Crust - graham or chocolate
1 can (6 oz) frozen limeade
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup sour cream
few drops green food coloring
1 (8 oz) carton frozen non-dairy topping, thawed
In large bowl, combine limeade (frozen) and milk. Add
sour cream and coloring, stir until blended. Fold in
dairy topping. Spoon into crust. Chill 6 hours. Garnish
This is a pretty holiday pie because of its soft green
coloring. Sprinkle red sugar crystals on the top to make
List Price $25.98
Hello! I'm Gem's kid, and welcome to the first (and
hopefully not the last) installment of Seth's Silver
Sounds. For my first review I chose a band that I know a
lot about. I hope it isn't too biased. Metallica
has been releasing music since 1983. S&M
(ok...hey! Minds out of the gutter..it stands for "Symphony
& Metallica") is their ninth release.
This CD is the closest thing they have to a
"Best Of" album besides their 1993 live box
set. S & M, however, carries a slightly different
tune compared to all the rest of Metallica's releases.
This time Metallica teamed up with Conductor Michael
Kamen and The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra to give
Metallica fans yet another way to interpret their music.
Michael Kamen arranged the selected original Metallica
songs on this album to be played by a ninety piece
orchestra while Metallica plays their songs just the way
they were written. Kamen did an outstanding job. Even in
some of Metallica's heaviest songs, the orchestra fits
like it should have been there all along. There are a few
instrumental songs that sound great also. As a Metallica
fan, I feel all the songs on the cd are good.
I am especially partial to the renditions of
"Master Of Puppets" and "Nothing Else
Matters." The symphony backs Metallica like a big
brother helping his younger sibling put a jigsaw puzzle
together. Michael Kamen filled in all the right spots
with the right notes and produced an outstanding feeling
of wholeness and power. James Hetfield, frontman of
Metallica, sings with enthusiam and seems like he's
having a ball. His love for playing live can easily be
noticed here as he did not stray from his usual live
performance attitude. Hetfield, at various times, leaves
the singing to the live crowd on hand at two shows
recorded last April. In the song, "The Memory
Remains," Marianne Faithful's part was carried out
by the crowd after being prompted by Hetfield to
"come on, sing it!" It gives any fan the
For all of the parents out there, this CD
has a Parental Advisory. James Hetfeild does swear in 99%
of his live performances. This is only their second of
nine cds to carry the coveted Parental Advisory sticker.
The content of the songs do not depict violence, sexual
content, or drug use. The rating is due to language. I
don't condone the rating system, but at my place of
employment we are required to only sell these releases to
someone 18 years of age or older. There's also a
"clean" version available of this album.
This CD is an overall success. I was a
little nervous at hearing that Metallica planned to work
with a symphony but at the same time excited. It's a
necessity for every Metallica fan's collection. If you
like them in the least bit...check out S & M. (I'll
say it again..."Symphony and Metallica" for all
those who only read the review because they thought I was
reviewing some weird metal and bondage video or
magazine.) To read more about Metallica, check out www.metallica.com. Thanks a lot for
checking out what I have to say. Come back for more
reviews and upcoming releases!!
Seth's Rating: (out of a possible 5)
New Releases for the Month of December:
Sheryl Crow- Live
Now 3 (a.k.a. Now Thats What I Call Music 3)
Methods of Mayham
2 Pac (don't ask..yes he is dead)
The Green Mile Soundtrack
The Soprano Soundtrack
Oh what happiness and joy
Over the birth of a baby boy
Angels in heaven were singing
The wisemen came gift giving
In a manger he was born
A king of men yet unadorned
In swaddling clothes he was wrapped
There he laid and quietly napped
A bright star from above
Guided them with tender love
To where the king of men laid
Homage to him they came and paid
God's gift of his only son he gave
So from our sins we may be saved
On this day, we should all say
Thank you Lord for the price you pay
By DW © copyrighted 1996