Subject: FWD: {{{FWD: {{FWD: {Re: The Annual Style List . . .}

Waking up this morning and realizing the world didn't end. Rolling over and finding . . . Ricky Martin?! (Oh well. Better than last year when we woke up in bed with Monica.) So begins the dawn of a new age. Over breakfast and latte, even Ricky's looking a little . . . bed-headed, stubbly--and not in a good way. This is the vida loca--peering disapprovingly over the morning paper while he clears his nostrils? Trying not to notice as he idly--loudly--sucks his teeth?

Ay, yi yi. So much work to do, and already it feels like someone e-mailed us the punch lines. So much to move from column A to column B. The fresh century lies in front of us like Gwyneth Paltrow in leather.

Bored yet? Then it's time for The List. Let's stay on message: What was In is Out, and in 2000, almost all of it's Out. All you soccer players, get your shirts on. Dubya, crack a book. Morrie's dead--there are no more Tuesdays--and we've got work to do. (And to get on with the Now Very Out m-word, we've added some items to take with us into the 2000s, and some to leave behind in the 1000s.) We'll work forward from here . . .

Out: CALLING IT THE AUGHTS

In: CALLING IT THE OHS

Out: FICTITIOUS

In: REIMAGINED

Out: WILL AND GRACE

In: JACK AND KAREN

Out: "I SEE DEAD PEOPLE"

In: "BETTER TO BE A FAKE SOMEBODY THAN A REAL NOBODY . . ."

Out: THE EX-GAYS

In: THE X-MEN

Out: PASHMINA

In: SUMMER FUR

Out: SPORT UTES

In: SPORT COUPES

Out: TALK

In: SALON

Out: VIRTUAL

In: ACTUAL

Out: NIGGARDLY

In: HOMEOPATHIC

Out: JENNIFER LOPEZ'S BOOTY

In: LIL' KIM'S RACK

Out: TIM BURTON

In: SPIKE JONZE

Out: BRILL'S CONTENT

In: ROMENESKO'S MEDIAGOSSIP.COM

Out: TESTY CANDIDATES

In: TESTING CANDIDATES

Out: COACH

In: BURBERRY

Out: EVIL TWINS

In: DOPPELGANGERS

Out: 'N SYNC

In: 98 DEGREES

Out: 98 DEGREES

In: 'N SYNC

Out: CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

In: TUCKER CARLSON

Out: TOM HANKS

In: KEVIN SPACEY

Out: VISUAL RATING

In: INSTRUMENT RATING

Out: WINDOWS

In: LINUX

Out: WILLIAM H. MACY

In: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Out: DAY-TRADING

In: DAY-TRIPPING

Out: "DAWSON'S CREEK"

In: "FREAKS AND GEEKS"

Out: IPOs

In: IOUs

Out: PHILIPPE STARCK

In: MARC NEWSON

Out: TYSONS II

In: MAZZA GALLERIE

Out: SCRAPBOOKING

In: KNITTING

Out: MARS LANDERS

In: ANN LANDERS

Out: THE NEW BEETLE

In: THE NEW T-BIRD

Out: CHRISTINA RICCI

In: THORA BIRCH

Out: "DROP THE CHALUPA"

In: "MAKE ROOM FOR SHOES"

Out: 10-10-321

In: 867-5309

Out: TINKY WINKY IS GAY

In: DIPSY IS A HOLOCAUST DENIER

Out: MINI-ME

In: MR. PEEPERS

Out: JEDEDIAH PURDY'S LACK OF IRONY

In: RICKY FITTS'S EXISTENTIAL HOME MOVIES OF PLASTIC BAGS

Out: MERLOT

In: RED ZINFANDEL

Out: MARTINIS

In: MANHATTANS

Out: THE WWF

In: THE WTO

Out: POP WARNER

In: KURT WARNER

Out: SLAM POETRY

In: TOASTMASTERS

Out: "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED"

In: "THIS AMERICAN LIFE"

Out: DENZEL WASHINGTON

In: JESSE L. MARTIN

Out: WWJD?

In: "IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?"

Out: CHELSEA

In: THE BUSH TWINS

Out: PRADA

In: SAMSONITE

Out: JERRY SEINFELD

In: KINGS OF COMEDY

Out: AUSTIN POWERS: "OH, BEHAVE!"

In: MAHIR CAGRI: "WELCOME TO MY HOME PAGE! I KISS YOU!!"

Ye Olde Millennial Bonus List! (1000-1999)

BANISHED: MEN

INDULGED: WOMEN

BANISHED: "LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA"

INDULGED: "GREENSLEEVES"

BANISHED: HOLY CRUSADES

INDULGED: "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW"

BANISHED: DARTH MAUL

INDULGED: VLAD THE IMPALER

BANISHED: PLAGUE

INDULGED: PLAQUE

BANISHED: ORACLES

INDULGED: ORACLE

BANISHED: HUMAN SACRIFICE

INDULGED: SPIRITUAL SACRIFICE

BANISHED: SCURVY

INDULGED: PEANUT ALLERGIES

BANISHED: SCHISMS

INDULGED: MERGERS

BANISHED: SLAVES

INDULGED: TEMPS

BANISHED: CALVINISM

INDULGED: CALVINS

BANISHED: JEDIS

INDULGED: JESUITS

BANISHED: ABBEYS

INDULGED: SPAS

BANISHED: DANTE ALIGHIERI

INDULGED: MATT GROENING

BANISHED: LEECHES

INDULGED: GENOMES

BANISHED: EVERYONE IN HYSTERICS

INDULGED: "EVERYBODY IN LEATHER"