I know you say that time is a cruel mistress, Pono, but this is ridiculous!  E mälama pono 'oe i kou kino!

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THE YEAR IS 1999
  • Population of the earth reaches six billion.
  • Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander are both lost.
  • Global warming is finally taken seriously.
  • Neutrinos are proven to have mass.
  • The former principal engineering specialist formerly known as Norm has been retired for a year and is now known as Pono.
  • Pono has been enjoying Hawaii for nearly four years.

PONO 1999
THE YEAR IS 1992
  • WWW is three years old.
  • Human genome project has been going for two years.
  • Preserved body of Otzi, the Alpine Ice Man just found.
  • Massive riots in LA at end of police trial in Rodney King case.
  • Desert Storm was just last year.
  • Norm has been with Rockwell for a year.

OLD NORM 1992
THE YEAR IS 1982
  • IBM PC has been out for a year.
  • First space shuttle mission was just launched.
  • AIDS was just recognized.
  • Barney Clark gets first artificial heart.
  • Compact disks about to debut.
  • Norm shops for his first personal computer.

MR. NORM 1982
THE YEAR IS 1977
  • Smallpox is eradicated from the world.
  • Freon is found to be destroying ozone layer.
  • Voyagers 1 and 2 are launched.
  • Preparation for first Global Positioning Satellite launch.
  • First and last moon landings are history.
  • Norm has been working Space Shuttle activities.

PAPA 1977
THE YEAR IS 1958
  • IBM just introduced FORTRAN, first programming language.
  • Sabin developed live polio vaccine last year.
  • Sputnik 1 was launched last year.
  • James Van Allen discovers radiation belt around the earth.
  • Integrated circuits for computers are being developed.
  • Norm is working for the Michigan State Highway Department.
  • Norm is dragged away screaming to the U.S. Army.

PRIVATE NORM 1958
THE YEAR IS 1951
  • Diners Club card is first plastic money.
  • WW II clean up efforts still go on in Europe and Asia.
  • Saddleshoes, poodle skirts, slimy shirts, flat tops.
  • Korean war cease-fire talks begin.
  • Direct long distance dialing debuts.
  • Norm graduates from high school, starts college.

NORM THE STUD 1951
THE YEAR IS 1944
  • Cousteau and Gagnan just invented Aqua-Lung.
  • Fermi just obtained first controlled nuclear chain reaction.
  • The world is in the throes of World War II.
  • Gas, coffee, meat, sugar are rationed.
  • Tin cans are topped, washed, flattened for recycling.
  • Milkweed pods are gathered for life preservers.

NORMAN 1944
THE YEAR IS 1938
  • Scotch Tape just hit the market.
  • Orson Welles airs War of the Worlds.
  • Ballpoint pen is invented.
  • Teflon and nylon are first used.
  • Norm skips school, hides under Grandma's porch.
  • Norm prepares to lead the grand march at Senior Prom.

NORM 1938
THE YEAR IS 1936
  • Hoover Dam is completed, Lake Mead starts filling.
  • Catalytic cracking of petroleum is developed.
  • Chester F. Carlson develops xerography.
  • People flock away from the Dust Bowl.
  • Queen Mary ocean liner goes into service.
  • Lindbergh baby kidnapper, Hauptmann, is executed.

NORMIE 1936
THE YEAR IS 1935
  • Richter and Gutenberg introduce the Richter scale.
  • Ernest O. Lawrence experiments with the cyclotron.
  • The Curies produce the first artificial radioactivity.
  • Enrico Fermi splits the uranium atom.
  • Radar is invented.
  • The Social Security Act becomes law.
  • First paperback books are published.

LITTLE NORM 1935
THE YEAR IS 1933
  • Edwin Hubble lectures on expansion of the universe.
  • Beebe and Barton are the first to explore ocean depths.
  • Clyde Tombaugh just discovered Pluto.
  • Auguste Piccard just ballooned to the stratosphere.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated to his first term as president.
  • The world recovers from the stock market crash and the depression.

BABY NORM 1933