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Meet the new year. Same as the old year.

(Think Roger Daultry’s trademark scream and some Pete Townshend’s windmills on Won’t Get Fooled Again).



Happy New Year. Seems like we’ve been here before. I was hoping that some of the work crap that I didn’t like dealing with last year would be gone, but it is still here waiting for me.


No. I am not really that excited about it. I am the only one in the office at the moment and I am waiting for all that post-holiday chatter to start once the rest of the gang starts showing up. How was your Xmas? How wasted were you on New Year’s Eve? How was your trip? You know, all that stuff people talk about when they don’t want to face the new mountain of work.

My resolution is focus. Pretty broad, but not really if you think hard about it.

Incidentally, my Xmas was joyous, I didn’t drink that much on NYE – just enough to jam on the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games with the friends we were hanging out with – and we didn’t go anywhere, so the last question is not applicable.

Happy New Year.

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  • El Gammy January 2, 2008, 2:16 pm

    Rock Band is great isn’t it? Did you bring up “Won’t Get Fooled Again” because you played it in Rock Band, or is it because you’re an aging traditional tree hugger who makes constant references to the days of yore; where the weed-use was as rampant as the bell-bottoms on the legs you undoubtedly used to wrap around countless trees… you know… when you hugged them?

    Personally I think it’s the latter…

  • holySmith! January 2, 2008, 3:09 pm

    Rock band was fun, and yes, I played Won’t Get Fooled Again, but no, I didn’t make that reference because of Rock Band. I made that reference (and others like it) because I quote from good music regardless of when it was made, much like some people quote from Shakespeare or other noted (dead) authors.

    And, of course, you’re a douche.

  • El Gammy January 3, 2008, 10:31 am

    So you’re saying that it’s a complete coincidence that you quoted the hippie anthem “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to start off the new year, right after you ended the previous year with a passionate post about a “Green Xmas?” Hmm… my Hippie-o-meter must me malfunctioning then, either that or you’re in denial about being a Flower Child.

    Oh, and of course, the douche doth protest too much, methinks (you being the douche here). Douche.

  • holySmith! January 3, 2008, 9:17 pm

    I hardly consider the Who a hippie band. The Grateful Dead are a hippie band, but I wouldn’t expect a Meckssican (just trying out a new spelling) born in the 1980s to be able to distinguish such subtle Whitey details.

    And while I may happen to subscribe to some ideals which could be associated with said hippies, I think it is pretty fair to say that’s where the similarities stop. I shower regularly, drive a reliable automobile, hold a respectable job, and wake before 11 a.m. I also don’t smell like pot and patchouli oil, nor do I wear socks/sandals, mandanas, or clothes made from hemp. I have never purchased or worn beaded jewelry and I have no ability to play acoustic guitar, particularly in the presence of other hippies gathered either in my basement or on Mill Avenue.

    Protest? Protest. Protest? We’re talking about protest. If blogging isn’t the forum created by protesters for protesters, then I don’t know what is. Perhaps holySmith! does protest, but if I don’t do it and blog about it, we’d all have to settle for reading elgammy.com. . .

    Who is the douche now, doucheface.

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