Stanley Kubrick may be gone, but he will surely live on, not only in his films — which we have heard are exceptional — but in the headlines conjured up by culturally astute newspaperpeople worldwide.

Following, the results of a Lexis-Nexis search of “2001: A [insert topical noun here] Oddity.”

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“2001 a Race Oddity: Molinari backs Hevesi (NY Post, 3/3/99)

“2001, a Divorce Oddity: Pension splitting reforms are so attractive that it could well pay for the unhappily married to wait” (The Guardian, 2/27/99)

“2001, a Campaign Oddity: Candidate Alan Hevesi must return $100,000” (NY Observer 1/13/99)

“2001, a Time Oddity: The next century begins in 2001, not 2000 but don’t tell the party animals” (Louisville Courier-Journal, 6/19/98)

“2001, a Chronometric Oddity” (The Independent, 4/9/98)

“2001, a Linguistics Oddity: pronouncements on millennium easier than pronounciations " (Austin American Statesman, 9/2/97)

“2001, a Spaced Oddity: How to use the end of the millennium to inspire fear, arouse enthusiasm and boost sales” (Marketing Tools, 6/97)

“3001 [yes, ‘3’], a Taste Oddity” (The Times, 3/22/97)

“2001, An IS Oddity: We may be misguided in our scramble to fix legacy code. How about targeting critically-affected business applications instead?” (Information Week, 1/27/97)

“2001, Not Such an Oddity: Space Odyssey’s sinister HAL remains more than a match for today’s computers” (The Observer, 1/5/97)

“2001 Will be a Real Speech Oddity: the real problem with year 2000” (Austin American Statesman, 10/14/96)