Cybernaut Y2K 

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We like to be entertained. According to Entertainment Weekly, Aussie actor Russell Crowe was The Best of 2000, followed by the "Survivor" reality TV series and bad-rap rapper Eminem. Chuck & Buck (?) was selected as the best movie, followed by Requiem For A Dream and Traffic. Incidentally, only two of the top 10 best movies made it to Whistler, suggesting the need for some kind of review theatre. The worst movie was O Brother, Where Art Thou. There are also lists for the best and worst TV shows, actors, albums, videos, books, and Internet, plus highly subjective picks in all these categories from EW’s resident critics.

People’s answer to Entertainment Weekly’s New Year wrap-up is their annual list of the 25 Most Intriguing People. It’s an alphabetical list, so there’s no one to qualify as the Most Intriguing, but it’s a distinguished list all the same. George "Dubya" Bush, president by proxy and some partisan prodding, is on the list, as is sex symbol Sarah Jessica Parker, gold digger Darva Conger, Pitt digger Jennifer Aniston, international pull toy Elian Gonzalez, naked schemer Richard Hatch, harassed heir Prince William, pro wrestler The Rock – and the list goes on. There’s also a list of Most Intriguing Couples led by Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, and Drew Barrymore and Tom Green.

From an economic point of view, 2000 was a breakthrough year for stock markets and indexes, as trading totals and prices broke records all over the map. Dot-coms also became dot-bombs overnight, and technology stocks lost ground to more conventional money earners as the market went through a reassessment and an honest appraisal of its true value. This is the official homepage of the Wall Street Journal, one of the most respected financial news sources on the planet. Like other media sources, the WSJ couldn’t resist publishing "Looking Back, Looking Ahead," an analysis of financial trends, business winners and losers, and the important news events of 2000. Memberships are required, but are free.

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