Happy New Year's
(Includes 28 jokes and articles, 19836n,18,cf.md4,10)
New Year's sign from
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London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2010 (S729d, S830)
on 1/3/2011 (in Englishman)
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 on the
above source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this very beautiful
New Year's Eve 2011 in Dubai (S729d)
This video shows Dubai's spectacular
display, welcoming in 2011. Click on either source, or
'HERE' for my copy, to see these great fireworks.
Sydney Welcomes 2010 (S674)
Click on the above source, to
see the six minute video of
the fireworks in Sydney for 2010.
Uncle Jay Explains 2008 (S622d)
Uncle Jay explains in a song
the year 2008 for little kids.
This video is very funny. You can view it at either source,
or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
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!
Ann Telnaes Political Cartoon (S622b, S830d)
You can enjoy Ann Telnaes' animated
rings in the new year 2009 by clicking 'HERE'.
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
. Hebrew--L’Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
. Hindi--Niya Saa Moobaarak
. Irish (Gaelic)--Blianin nua fe mhaise
. 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
. Turkish--Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
. Vietnamese-Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan
Subj: The End Of The Year In Coming (S621c)
From: LABLaughsClean on 11/25/2008
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
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
360 Degree Pictures (S467)
New Year's History
From: igiggle on 12/30/2005
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 CHURCH'S VIEW OF NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
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.
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 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
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.
AULD LANG SYNE
Subj: Short New Year Jokes (S151)
Happy New Year (S674b,d)
From: Wimp.com on 1/1/2010
Peanuts Comic Strip (S622)
By Charles M. Schulz
From: WashingtonPost.com on 1/1/2009
Agnes Comic Strip (S622b)
by Tony Cochran on 12/30/2008
Drawing from Creators.com
Don't Diet This Holiday Season (S518b,d)
From: LABLaughsClean (in Fat)
This movie lists five excellent
reasons for not dieting this
holiday season. You can view it at the source above, or on
my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
Happy New Year's 2006 (S465)
Subj: Pickles Comic Strip (DU)
By Brian Crane
From: WashingtonPost.com on 12/31/2012
New Year's Tip #37 (S465)
Cute animated GIF. You
can view it at the source above, or
on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
Chinese New Year (S466b)
Maxine On New Year's (S465)
Ann Telnaes Cartoons (S678d)
From: WashingtonPost.com on 1/13/2010
Drawing from Ann Telnaes
From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 12/29/2002
"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)
"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: The wrath of grapes.
............................Smiley-Wow from Imogenelumen on 8/21/2004