Robert Garcia Tagorda wonders what the big deal is:

I’ve never understood how the New Year’s significance reaches the level of a noteworthy holiday. For Pete’s sake, it marks a temporal inevitability. Isn’t that a rather pitiful excuse for throwing streamers and otherwise acting a fool?

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  1. Joe Kelley says:

    Seeing that I’ll be at work at midnight, I couldn’t agree more…

  2. It’s like birthdays, though: when one considers the alternative, it’s a great thing to celebrate. Party on, brothers and sisters.

  3. Anonymous says: