Beware Y2K! – Computers will shut down! – Utility companies will go offline! – Cities will go dark at the stroke of midnight! – The Y2K hype was something on par with that of the coming of Comet Kohoutek. In case you’ve forgotten, Kohoutek was similarly overhyped by the media in 1973 as “the comet of the century,” which of course it wasn’t.

Year 2000 souvenirs are generally not valuable, however, this is one of the few hats I have seen, and it even has a digital countdown clock built in. Shouldn’t it have had a flashlight too?