Being Charlie Kaufman.com's first few pages were uploaded on this day, 11 years ago. We are 11. That is old in website years. BCK is older than 10-year-old websites. It is older than 10-year-old kids. Your webmaster is 11 years older than he was when he started this thing.
In 2001, these things were going on:
September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., of course.
The #1 song for the year on Billboard was "Hanging By a Moment," by Lifehouse. (Here in Australia, it was "Can't Fight the Moonlight," by LeeAnn Rimes.)
The #1 song for the week, according to Billboard, was "How You Remind Me," by Nickelback. Yup. (In Australia: "Smooth Criminal," Alien Ant Farm.)
The #1 album for that week was "Weathered," by Creed. (In Australia: "The Final Dig?" by the 12th Man.)
This is getting really depressing, but let's press on.
Best selling book of the year, according to Publishers Weekly: Desecration, Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye (hardcover, fiction). Best-seller for the week: Skipping Christmas, John Grisham.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) took out Best Picture at the 2002 Oscars.
Denzel (Training Day) and Halle (Monster's Ball) were Best Actor and Actress.
Gosford Park and A Beautiful Mind won the Screenplay Oscars.
Six Feet Under debuted. So did Alias, 24 and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Ray Walston, Douglas Adams, Carroll O'Connor, John Lee Hooker, Aaliyah, and George Harrison died. So did Don Bradman (an Aussie cricketer -- essentially he was the equivalent of, say, Babe Ruth).
And what have I done in the last 11 years? NOTHING WORTH MENTIONING.
Happy Birthday, BCK.
Feel free to send gifts.