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Subj:     Happy New Year's
                 (Includes 43 jokes and articles, 10 1039,26,cf,wXT3a4,14)

New Year's sign from
AhaJokes.com
Includes the following:  Pickles Comic Strip (S883)
.........................Google - Year in Search 2014 - Video (S934)
.........................Dean Martin, Ruth Buzzy, and Frank Sinatra's
............................New Years Eve Skit (S935)
.........................Bob Satterfield Cartoon From 1904 (S1039)
.........................JibJab 2013 Year in Review: "What A Year!" - Video (S883)
.........................Garfield Comics At New Years (S882)
.........................360 Degree Pictures (S467)
.........................Bizarro Cartoon (S935)
.........................London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2010 - Video (S729)
.........................New Year's Eve 2011 in Dubai  - Video (S729)
.........................Tom Cheney Cartoons (S1039)
.........................Sydney Welcomes 2010 - Video (S674)
.........................Uncle Jay Explains 2008 - Video (S622)
.........................To All My Democratic Friends: (S569)
.........................Ann Telnaes Political Cartoon - Video (S622b, S830)
.........................How To Say Happy New Year: (S830)
.........................The End Of The Year In Coming (S621c)
.........................Top 10 New Years Resolutions (S519c)
.........................New Year's History
.........................Short New Year's Jokes
..............................David Granlund Cartoons (S883)
..............................Pickles Sunday Comic Strip (S882)
..............................Happy New Year (S674b)
..............................Peanuts Comic Strip (S622)
..............................Agnes Comic Strip (S622b)
..............................Don't Diet This Holiday Season - Video (S518b)
..............................Gratitude Jar - Photo (S935)
..............................Happy New Year's 2006 (S465)
..............................New Year's Tip #37 - GIF (S465)
..............................Chinese New Year (S466b)
..............................Maxine On New Years (S465)
..............................Ann Telnaes Cartoons (S678)

Also see DENTIST file - 'Garfield Comic Strip'
         FAT file     - 'Drabble Comic Strip'

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Subj:     Pickles Comic Strip (S883)
          By Brian Crane on 12/31/2012
Source: http://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2012/12/31
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Subj:     Google - Year in Search 2014 (S934d)
          Created by: Google
Photo from YouTube.com
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/DVwHCGAr_OE

 Google's 2014 year in review video is a beautiful reminder
 of what has happened in this last year.  Click 'HERE' to
 see this gorgeous reminder of 2014.

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Subj:     Dean Martin, Ruth Buzzy, and Frank 
.............Sinatra's New Years Eve Skit (S935d)
          From: Janet Calderone on Facebook
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/FqtvUGxSOmw
 Source2: http://everybodylovesitalian.com/dean-
..........martin-frank-sinatra-new-years-eve-skit/

 This is a great skit with Dean Martin, Ruth Buzzy, and
 Frank Sinatra.  It is hilarious!   They don't make shows
 like this anymore.  Click 'HERE' to see Ruth Buzzy at
 her best.

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Subj:     Bob Satterfield Cartoon From 1904 (S1039)
          Artist: Bob Satterfield (1875-1958)
          From: Wikimedia Commons
 Source1: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/
..........Satterfield_cartoon_on_New_Year's_Resolutions_(1904).jpg
 Source2: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
..........lccn/sn88085187/1904-01-05/ed-1/seq-4/
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Subj:     JibJab 2013 Year in Review: "What A Year!" (S883d)
          Made by JibJab
Photo from YouTube.com
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/7vNy05_3QV4 

 How will Obamacare affect our nation? Did the NSA Scandal
 reveal a gross violation of our rights?  And what exactly
 DOES the Fox say?  A lot of twerk went into making 2013 a
 year we'll never forget, so enjoy Miley, Pope Francis, and
 even Carlos Danger in #WhatAYear: JibJab's 2013 Year in
 Review!  Click 'HERE' to see what happened in 2013.

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Subj:     Garfield Comics At New Years (S882d)
          Created by Jim Davis
          Comics selected by MezzaCotta.net
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 Source: http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=948
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Between 1989 and 2005, some of the
Garfield strips became a little
bloodthirsty for a newspaper comic
strip.  Garfield seems to have a
thing for slaughtering the Yule
Goat, or other types of sacrifice
over the New Year's celebration. 
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 Click 'HERE' to see six comic strips that show the dark
 side of Garfield.

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Subj:     360 Degree Pictures (S467)
          From: igiggle on 12/30/2005
 Source: http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen3/f1.html

 The 360 degree, zoom in and out picture of Times Square at
 New Years in 2005 is very cool.  You must see these pictures
 at the source above to believe them.

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Subj:     Bizarro Cartoon (S935)
          By Dan Piraro on 11/7/2014
Source: http://bizarro.com/comics/december-31-2014/
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Subj:     London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2010 (S729d, S830)
          From: darrellvip on 1/3/2011 (in Englishman)
..........At: https://www.youtube.com/embed/zdU-YUSzkUI

 This video is London's spectacular midnight fireworks display,
 welcoming in 2010.  The display centers around The London Eye,
 a giant 135-metre tall Ferris wheel, which is the most popular
 paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.  Click 'HERE'
 to see this very beautiful fireworks display.

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Subj:     New Year's Eve 2011 in Dubai (S729d)
          From Wimp.com on 1/1/2011
 Source: http://www.wimp.com/newyears/

 This video shows Dubai's spectacular midnight fireworks
 display, welcoming in 2011.  Click 'HERE' to see these
 great fireworks.

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Subj:     Tom Cheney Cartoons (S1039)
          Artist: Tom Cheney 
 Source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/
.........ec/90/32/ec9032a60da969b0022d22c1682bd0af.jpg
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Subj:     Sydney Welcomes 2010 (S674)
          From: Wimp.com on 1/1/2010
..........At: http://www.wimp.com/sydneywelcomes/

 Click on the above source, to see the six minute video of
 the fireworks in Sydney for 2010.

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Subj:     Uncle Jay Explains 2008 (S622d)
          From: ginafm on 1/1/2009
 At: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YdmKidmb2-4

 Uncle Jay explains in a song the year 2008 for little kids.
 This video is very funny.  You can view it by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     To All My Democratic Friends: (S569)
          From: AFine963 on 12/18/2007

 To All My Democrat Friends:

 Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my
 best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially
 responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral
 celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced
 within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious
 persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your
 choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion
 and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice
 religious or secular traditions at all.  I also wish you a
 fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically
 uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally
 accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect
 for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose
 contributions to society have helped make America great.
 Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any
 other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.
 Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed,
 color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual
 preference of the wishee.
 

 To My Republican Friends:

 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Subj:     Ann Telnaes Political Cartoon (S622b, S830d)
          From: WashingtonPost.com on 12/31/2008

 You can enjoy Ann Telnaes' animated cartoon that
 rings in the new year 2009 by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     How To Say Happy New Year: (S830)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 12/31/2006

 . Arabic--Kuk 'aam u antum salimoun
 . Brazilian--Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
   (good parties and Happy New Year)
 . Chinese--Chu Shen Tan
 . Czechoslavakia--Scastny Novy Rok
 . Dutch--Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
 . Finnish--Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
 . French--Bonne Annee
 . German--Prosit Neujahr
 . Greek--Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos
   hronos
 . Hebrew--L'Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
 . Hindi--Niya Saa Moobaarak
 . Irish (Gaelic)--Blianin nua fe mhaise
   dhuit
 . Italian--Buon Capodanno
 . Khmer--Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
 . Laotian--Sabai dee pee mai
 . Polish--Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
 . Portuguese--Feliz Ano Novo
 . Russian--S Novim Godom
 . Serbo-Croatian---Scecna nova godina
 . Spanish--Feliz Ano Neuvo or Prospero
   Ano Nuevo
 . Turkish--Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
 . Vietnamese-Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

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Subj:     The End Of The Year In Coming (S621c)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 11/25/2008
 Source: (Removed from buffalosjokes.com)
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Subj:     Top 10 New Years Resolutions (S519c)
          From: Joke-of-the-Day.com on 12/28/2006

 According to one poll, the Top 10 New Years resolutions are
 the ones listed below.  These are resolutions that all of us
 can relate to at one level or another.  The key to success
 is focusing on one at a time rather than trying to focus on
 all at once.  Lack of focus, or having too many things to
 focus on is often the greatest obstacle to achieving your
 goal.  It is also critical to not focus on the challenging
 part (such as losing weight) but the benefit (such as feeling
 and looking better, and being happy with yourself).

  1) Spend More Time with Family ? Friends
  2) Fit in Fitness
  3) Lose Weight
  4) Quit Smoking
  5) Enjoy Life More
  6) Quit Drinking
  7) Get Out of Debt
  8) Learn Something New
  9) Help Others
 10) Get Organized

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Subj:     New Year's History
          From: igiggle on 12/30/2005
Source:  http://wilstar.com/holidays/newyear.htm
 
"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year's Day in modern America was not always January 1.

ANCIENT NEW YEARS
The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).

The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary. 

The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year's Eve festivities pale in comparison. 
 
The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun. 

In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days. 

THE CHURCH'S VIEW OF NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Although in the first centuries AD the Romans continued celebrating the new year, the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism. But as Christianity became more widespread, the early church began having its own religious observances concurrently with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was no different. New Years is still observed as the Feast of Christ's Circumcision by some denominations. 

During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New Years. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by Western nations for only about the past 400 years. 
 
NEW YEAR TRADITIONS
Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The early Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

The Tournament of Roses Parade dates back to 1886. In that year, members

of the Valley Hunt Club decorated their carriages with flowers. It celebrated the ripening of the orange crop in California. 

Although the Rose Bowl football game was first played as a part of the Tournament of Roses in 1902, it was replaced by Roman chariot races the following year. In 1916, the football game returned as the sports centerpiece of the festival. 
 
The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.

Although the early Christians denounced the practice as pagan, the popularity of the baby as a symbol of rebirth forced the Church to reevaluate its position. The Church finally allowed its members to celebrate the new year with a baby, which was to symbolize the birth of the baby Jesus. 

The use of an image of a baby with a New Years banner as a symbolic representation of the new year was brought to early America by the Germans. They had used the effigy since the fourteenth century. 
 
FOR LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR
Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if
that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man.

Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's Day will bring good fortune. 
 
Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either hog jowls or ham. Black-eyed peas and other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency. In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.

AULD LANG SYNE
The song, "Auld Lang Syne," is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-
speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days." The lyrics can be found at http://www.wilstar.com/xmas/auldlangsyne.htm


Subj:     Short New Year Jokes (S151)

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Subj:     David Granlund Cartoons (S883)
 Source: http://www.davegranlund.com/cartoons/
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Subj:     Pickles Sunday Comic Strip (S882)
          By Brian Crane on 1/2/2011
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2011/01/02
 Click 'HERE' to see Pickles Comic Strip discuss getting
 rid of the clutter.
 

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Subj:     Happy New Year (S674b,d)
          From: Wimp.com on 1/1/2010
..........At: http://www.wimp.com/happyyear/
 Click 'HERE' for my copy, to see this pleasant video.
 

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Subj:     Peanuts Comic Strip (S622)
          By Charles M. Schulz on 1/1/2009
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2009/01/01
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Subj:     Agnes Comic Strip (S622b)
          by Tony Cochran on 12/31/2008
..........At: http://www.gocomics.com/agnes/2008/12/31
 Click 'HERE' to read Agnes Comic Strips' pearls of
 wisdom about the New Years.
 

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Subj:     Don't Diet This Holiday Season (S518b,d)
          From: LABLaughsClean (in Fat)
          on 12/14/2006
 Source: http://www.funny-ecards.com/cards/christmas/no-diet.html

 This video lists five excellent reasons for not dieting this
 holiday season.  You can view it by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Gratitude Jar (S935)
          From Leeann Cawley on Facebook on 1/1/2013
 Source: (Removed from torreyshannon.com)
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Subj:     Happy New Year's 2006 (S465)
          From: darrell94590
          On 12/31/2005
 You can view this cute, warm web page by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     New Year's Tip #37 (S465)
          From: LABLaughsRiddles on 12/26/2005
 Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)
 Cute animated GIF.  You can view it by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Chinese New Year (S466b)
          From: igiggle on 12/28/2005
..........At: http://www.chinapage.com/newyear.html
 Learn about the Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog,
 and the Chinese Calendar at the above site.
 

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Subj:     Maxine On New Year's (S465)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 12/27/2005
 Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)
 You can view this cartoon by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Ann Telnaes Cartoons (S678d)
          From: WashingtonPost.com on 1/13/2010
Drawing from Ann Telnaes
 Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opinions
........./cartoonsandvideos/telnaes/telnaes12312009.html
 Click 'HERE' to see the animated, political cartoon
 "2009, A Year in Review."
 
 

From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 12/29/2002 (S309b)
 "New Year's Eve, when old acquaintances should be forgot.
 Unless, of course, those tests come back positive."
   -- Jay Leno

From: igiggle on 12/27/2005 (S465b)
 Source: (Removed from mrsmegabyte.com)
 "I think women get more excited about New Year's Eve than men.
 If you think about it, you can see why. What do you do on New
 Year?s Eve? You get drunk and make a lot of promises you don't
 keep. You see, men do that all the time, it's called dating."
   -- Jay Leno

From: igiggle on 12/30/2005
 No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference.
 It is that from which all date their time, and count upon
 what is left.  It is the nativity of our common Adam.
   -- Charles Lamb

From: Joke-of-the-Day on 12/28/2006 (S519b)
 "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
  and let each new year find you a better man."  -- Benjamin Franklin

 "The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk.
  This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so
  drunk you kiss the person you're married to."  -- P.J. O'Roruke

 "Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the
  snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in
  the true."  -- Lord Tennyson

 "New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular
  annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell
  with them as usual."  -- Mark Twain
 

 Q: What is the definition of a hangover?
 A: The wrath of grapes.

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