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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

С Новым годом
Prosit Neujahr
Feliz Año Nuevo
Bonne Année
Felice Anno Nuovo
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Gott Nytt År
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

May you be safe from the idiots who think gravity is just a theory and fire off guns, failing to understand that what goes up will come down.

Given the prevalence of accurate timekeeping devices, it is amazing that the explosions that are supposed to signal the new year extend for a four hour period beginning before and extending well after the actual event. Anyone who thinks alcohol and gunpowder is a recipe for a long life should be avoided by insurance agents.

A new year and a new decade begun under a blue moon. There is always a chance that things will get better, but “hope” has a bit of a taint to it this year.

13 comments

1 LadyMin { 01.01.10 at 12:54 am }

A Happy New Year and a Happy New Decade, too. We’ve gone from Y2K to WTF!
.-= last blog ..A Once in a Blue Moon New Year’s Eve =-.

2 jams O'Donnell { 01.01.10 at 5:30 am }

Her’s wishing you a Happy new Year Bryan!
.-= last blog ..A song for a New Year =-.

3 Steve Bates { 01.01.10 at 9:44 am }

“… but ‘hope’ has a bit of a taint to it this year.” – Bryan”

‘T’ain’t no crime to hope for better times. A Happy New Year to you, Bryan, and to your Mother and to your feline household.
.-= last blog ..Out With The Old… =-.

4 JimD { 01.01.10 at 2:25 pm }

Happy New Year.

5 Bryan { 01.01.10 at 5:48 pm }

That’s a great riff, Lady Min 😆

Thank you, Jams. I would like to celebrate here on your time, as evening is much more civilized for such things. 😉

We are varying from tradition, Steve – instead of black-eyed peas and hog jowls, we are going with bean soup, the final resting place of all good ham bones.

If Kryten was first, you were the last to enter the new decade, unless someone on the Aleutians pipes up, Jim.

6 Kryten42 { 01.02.10 at 5:14 am }

LOL @ Lady Min! 😀

Happy 2010 all! I hope that at least this year a better year for all! Drats! Now I sound like Obama! 😐 *sigh* Hope-nosis indeed. Hope is a wonderful concept though, really! It can last forever, it costs nothing, it produces nothing, but it consumes time. People can spend an amazing amount of time and energy being hopeful! So, they can all be lazy and do nothing productive at all, and blame everyone else for their problems. 🙂 What a wonderful invention. 😈

Heh heh…

7 Bryan { 01.02.10 at 8:20 pm }

I’ll tag Hope-nosis, Kryten, for use in describing what we have ended up with.

It’s good news for you guys, as Rudd is certainly better than what we ended up with, and Howard wasn’t quite as bad as the Shrubbery.

[Speaking of the devils – my traffic feed shows a visitor from Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, home of NSA. They got here on a search for “The French Foreign Legion”.]

8 Kryten42 { 01.03.10 at 12:04 am }

The French Foreign Legion? Hmmm…. I vaguely remember a post of comment where they were mentioned, about a year ago, maybe…? Weird how people will suddenly show up on a blog! 😀

Might be better to spell it ‘Hopegnosis’ or ‘hope-gnosis’ maybe. 😉 I think I saw a ‘toon somewhere that was captioned taht way… I’ll see if I can find it…

..Aha! Found it!! 😆

Hope-nosis Animated GIF

Well, it’s spelled ‘Hope-nosis’ there! Who am I to argue?! 😀

And… I found a blog called Hopegnosis, but it scared the *you-know-what* outa me just looking at the index!! :O It has blogs about “Evangelical Lutheran Chruch”, “Kant” and “Prosperity theology”!! 😯 I’m scared! (and, the misspelled ‘Chruch’ is the way it was spelled on the blog!! What does that say? 😉

Well, hopefully 😛 the blog will keep him busy enough to minimize any trouble he might cause to sane people he’d meet if he had time to get out much! 😈

9 Bryan { 01.03.10 at 12:21 am }

The blog would appear to be about a journey through therapy. Not everyone really understands about the public nature of blogs.

Lutherans don’t tend to get carried away, even when they call themselves Evangelical. They are more concerned with getting their lives in order than messing with other people. They don’t park on people’s lawns.

I wrote a post titled, “No one expected the French Foreign Legion” that was a Monty Python riff, but did deal with a use of the Legion that wasn’t widely known. That was a few years ago.

10 Kryten42 { 01.03.10 at 1:35 am }

Lutherans don’t tend to get carried away, even when they call themselves Evangelical.

Oh… well, if you say so! 🙂

They don’t park on people’s lawns.

LOL Well… they sound considerate then! I must admit to not having had anything to do with Lutherans, at least, not as far as I know. 🙂

Maybe I’ll have a look, just out of curiosity. 🙂

See… this is what all the rightwing evangelical nutjobs there (and elsewhere) have done! As soon as I see anything with the word *evangelical* attached, I want to run far away screaming “Satan is coming!!” 😈

11 Steve Bates { 01.03.10 at 5:12 am }

Down to the important business: the evangelical Lutherans that used to hire me to play obbligatos in Bach cantatas always paid timely. 🙂
.-= last blog ..Show Your ‘Nads For Security =-.

12 Bryan { 01.03.10 at 10:37 pm }

The Lutherans are a traditional church, what most people once meant when they talked about “mainstream Christianity”. They sponsor things like food banks, homeless shelters, “English as a Second Language” classes, etc. – the things that churches were once known and appreciated for in the time before the televangelist infestation.

Yes, Steve, they would consider prompt payment a virtue.

They were the first major Protestant church, and are based in Northern Europe, i.e. Germany and Scandinavia. Good, solid, hardworking people.

13 sikat ang pinoy { 01.04.10 at 2:45 am }

a pleasant happy new year to all. May more blessings to come and having a healthy body and happy family.