Where where you in 2002? The Euro had become the official currency of the EU. East Timor had gained independence from Indonesia. And "Chicago" would go on to win the best picture Oscar over the much more favorable "Pluto Nash".
It's about 5pm on a Wednesday. My colleagues and I are in the SBS newsroom, furiously working on our stories for the approaching bulletin; conflict in the Middle East, Greece's worsening financial crisis, why some diamonds are pink instead of white.
Since launching this blog back in July, the kind folks here at SBS Online have allowed me to bring you useless factoids about award ceremonies, video games, obscure celebrities, and films that have stirred up some kind of controversy.
"The Ides of March" (starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney) is among the nominees for best picture at the next Golden Globes. (AP)