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Posted: 12/19/2005 12:12:07 PM EDT
I hate New Year's Eve. It is cold, boring, and pointless.

New Year's Eve should be promptly banned and replaced by a new national holiday called "Beach Day", tacked on to the celebration of July 4th. Feel free to name it whatever you like, particularly if you are located in Oklahoma where they lack a good supply of beaches.

New Year's Eve is a Roman Pagan holiday celebrating Janus, the god of doors. No, I am not making this up and it has nothing to do with Jim Morrison. The holiday was celebrated on the first day of January, and it was a time to contemplate the events of the year passed and what you planned to do with the year ahead. A door has an entrance and an exit....who cares. You get the point.

New Year's Eve was a sucky holiday for the Romans, too. I used to think the Pagans knew how to party. Now I know better.

Perhaps I am off base, but 2,500 years is long enough to find out if something works. It doesn't. The only people who like New Year's Eve are Hollywood script writers with serious plot problems. Nora Ephron likes that stupid holiday, and insists on putting it into her insipid "plots". Ban them all.

Beach day is a guilt free holiday. You are not expected to spend it with friends or family. Feel free to spend it in a coke orgy if you like. It is YOUR day, afterall.

Some people will bleat that they like New Year's Eve. I will concede no points in their favor, as you can get drunk and have sex with strangers on any given tuesday. Wouldn't you rather do that in nice weather, though?


Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:13:51 PM EDT
I have to stay indoors on New Year's because
of everyone firing their guns into the air.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:15:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:15:49 PM EDT
mmmm......coke orgy..........
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:17:47 PM EDT

Yeah forget New Years. I think we need a day dedicated to me.

Shok
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:18:29 PM EDT
I like New Year's Eve because it gives me the opportunity to think about the previous year, and pray about the ways I hope the coming year will be better.

Or maybe I'm just a scriptwriter with a plot problem...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:19:38 PM EDT
We attend a large all-night (church) singing every New Year's Eve. We eat (supper prior, snacks/desserts throughout), we "sing out the old and sing in the new," we thank God for His blessings in the closing year and ask for His mercy & guidance in the one to come.

Nothing "cold, boring, and pointless" about it IMHO... YMMV, of course.

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:20:09 PM EDT
I live in Arizona where the weather is much nicer on New Years than during the summer, so your weather argument just went out the window with me. I don't spend new years with family, so again out the window. It's a fun day to party and set the bar for how well you can fuck up in the next year. You don't like it don't celebrate it
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:21:23 PM EDT
I am going to bed early to go elk hunting in the morning.

Worthless holiday, just an excuse for hotels and nightclubs to double their rates.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:24:19 PM EDT
mmmm......coke orgy.........
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:25:34 PM EDT
It's amateur drinking night.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:25:50 PM EDT
New Year's Eve is a great excuse to set off about leventy-jillion firecrackers. Bottle rockets too.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:28:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
It's amateur drinking night.



Exactly... I just enjoy heading out and watching lightweights get stupid
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:28:57 PM EDT
I don't know where you go, but there are some awesome parties around here. I do live in a college town though.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:29:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmm......coke orgy.........




Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmm......coke orgy.........



Don't hold back now, Hokie.
Tell us how you feel.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:29:53 PM EDT
The weather's always great down here for New Years. This year I'll be at a nice pool party at a friends house. Swimsuits are always optional at his pool parties, and the fact that it's New Years and everyone will be surely trashed will make it that much more fun!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:33:59 PM EDT
mmmmm..........coke orgy.....................
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:39:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmmm..........coke orgy.....................



[Garth Algar]Stoppit man your scarin' me...[Garth Algar]
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:46:52 PM EDT
Couldn't get a date, huh?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:47:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:

I have to stay indoors on New Year's because
of everyone firing their guns into the air.





You must live by a lot of arfcommers
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:48:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmmm..........coke orgy.....................


Okay whats all this about Coke and Orgies.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:48:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 12:50:19 PM EDT by Cheesebeast]
Ah well...it looks like I will have to concede defeat on this one.

I just had a coworker ask me if I had any New Year's resolutions.

I instantly made my resolution. I resolve to wall up my coworkers behind a brick wall. Merely for the satisfaction of hearing their muffled cries and their pathetic scratchings.

My coworker has resolved to quit smoking. This makes four years in a row. This year he is going to quit, as he will be walled up. Now that is synergy! I feel the magic already!

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:09:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmmm..........coke orgy.....................


Okay whats all this about Coke and Orgies.


Everyone knows that hookers and blow are for Christmas.
New Years, is for Coke Orgies.
Yeesh
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:23:22 PM EDT
mmmmmmmmm.....................coke orgy.................................
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:34:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:48:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob243:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
It's amateur drinking night.



Exactly... I just enjoy heading out and watching lightweights get stupid




Especially when its hot college coeds doing the drinking!

I have had some pretty good times on New Years Eve.....,.

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:52:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
mmmmm..........coke orgy.....................


Okay whats all this about Coke and Orgies.


Everyone knows that hookers and blow are for Christmas.
New Years, is for Coke Orgies.
Yeesh



OK so what is the difference between coke and blow?


What do I look like? Some kinda stoner hippy yuppie freak?
The hell should I know?
Just roll with it.


That, or the quality of the "hostesses."
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:05:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
OK so what is the difference between coke and blow?

nothing.

by the way, your sister gives great coke jobs
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:06:14 PM EDT
I hope to engage in copious amounts of drunken fornication on NYE with a new very attractive lady friend.

Ergo, you are wrong.
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