(Why didn't we do better? Well, for one thing, U.S. airlines closed out 1998 without a single one of their 615 million passengers having died in an aviation accident, a never-before-achieved feat.)
So Dan takes home the first-prize winnings, less the $8 he tossed into the '99 Pool's kitty, a check for $35.50.
The remaining $14.50 will go to Alfonso, once he responds to my repeated e-entreaties, as his deeply sick McCaughey septuplets list won the voting for '98's Best List. Here's how the vote shook out:
"Two thousand zero zero party over am out of time!
But to Maddie Coates' tune Ice Water
I am to party like it's 1999!"