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Friday, December 30, 2005 

On the topic of New Years.

It's a sham. A utter, complete sham.

Nothing begins on January First. Nothing.

It's not even the beginning of a new planetary cycle. That would be the Winter Solstice, which this year was December 21st? Why don't we celebrate the new year on that day? Probably because it would draw attention from Christmas, which wasn't actually the day Jesus was born. But I digress.

Every year we watch the ball drop. We listen to Dick Clark even though we all know he's always sucked. We sing Auld Lang Syne even though most of us haven't a fucking clue as to the words.

And the New Year's resolutions. Those fucking New Year's resolutions. The idea that someone would wait as much as (in the case of some I could mention) an extra three months to, say, quit smoking is really quite insipid. Furthermore, the New Year's resolution puts whatever the fuck it is you're vowing up on a pedastal. Unnecessary.

And don't get me started on that countdown to the New Year bullshit that the entire world does in turn as their time zones cross the threshold. Guess what! There's going to be a leap second this year! Your countdown will be wrong!

It's a sham. A total sham.

But who cares? The Stooges are on all night. They're almost never on TV anymore.

And so what if January 1st is a meaningless date? It's a day where we can be certain that there will be a party, regardless of religion (unless you're a Jehovah's Witness, in which case I've probably pissed you off at some point in this blog).

It is the time to put aside your scruples and have crazy fun, even if you're an antigonistic cynic (or a cynical antagonist). We need every excuse we can get. It carries my stamp of approval, despite the bullshit attatched. Not that you really needed to hear any of this from me.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Lest old acquaintance be forgot...da da da da da da dah. The earth's going to revolve around the sun in some kind of time frame, why not 1/1 to 12/31 or a close approximation thereof, right? Isn't that a year, one full revolution? Not to get too literal here (science not being my forte).

There's something to be said for a line of demarcation between what was and what will be, that is 1/1. Really I think you have the whole month of January to get something new, different, better going...by the time you hit Valentine's Day (and I can't wait for you to weigh in on THAT day), the NY resolution-ers among us may have to find a different rationale.

Is this the post not up to standards? I thought it was pretty good.

well, I was actually sort of implicating the Gregorian Calender as a co-conspiritor in the New Years racket, but I guess I didn't get that across (which I guess might start to answer your question about standards).

I will have something to say on the topic of Valentine's Day, and you might be surprised as to its content.

Happy New Year
The New Year brings countless new joys...Yeah WhatevA'... just another year older and a bit more bolder. Peace, Take it Easy, Or just take it however you can. LOL

you would not believe the things people do in my part of the world to welcome the new year. darned feng shui. astrology is cool in that fucking twisted way but feng shui and the orientation of your toilet? jeez.

can't wait for your valentine's post. does it have something to do with, erm, imploding chocolate hears?

Are imploding chocolate hearts supposed to sound so fucking delicious?

i don't know. depends on the orientation of your toilet, i guess.


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