Kevin nation army

My friend Kevin Shay (or, as he's known to the media, "former McSweeney's online editor Kevin Shay") has a charming and funny novel out, The End As I Know It: A Novel of Millennial Anxiety. Set just before the turn of the century, it's about a guy driving across the country trying to convince his loved ones that the Y2K bug is about to destroy civilization.

Remember when all we had to worry about was the Y2K bug? Good times ...

Anyway: you can buy the book at Amazon, or you can check out Kevin's swell website. Fun feature: "On This Day Pre-Y2K" -- a look back at some really nutty prognostications, given an innocent and nostalgic glow by subsequent events.