December 31, 2012 | Lists
It’s customary when marking the passing of another year to take time to reflect on all that’s happened over the past 12 months and list the environmental disasters, wars, and celebrity break-ups that kept us patronizing social media like a self-loathing John who’s found a call girl particularly adept at delivering a verbal dressing down. However, as this is predominantly a list site, we don’t care for people treading on our turf and we’ve refrained from posting such lists – think of it as a late (especially late) 2012 New Year’s resolution.
Like an athlete whose steroid masking agents are undetectable, we’ll be back and better than ever in the New Year (it’s just an expression, we’d like to think we’ve always been good, or we wouldn’t have made such a promise and especially one that’d be very nearly impossible to keep).
As for tonight, Mark Twain put it nicely: “New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.”
One resolution that everyone should keep, is to continue supporting The Shark Guys and to most importantly – buy our two books and keep this operation afloat (in the traipsing around the Italian Rivera with bikini models, not the giant gash has appeared in the hull why didn’t we upgrade our tickets from steerage? sense). And by all means, when you come across one of our ads, we expect the kind of clicking that accompanies the typing up of a memo in the 14th hour of an intern’s shift.
May that next pint taste better because it’s from a fresh keg, not because you’re drunk, lost and being given a false sense of security that you’re avoiding hypothermia. We hoist several bubbly jars of cheer, to one and all and join us in the New Year for more fun and list-filled frivolity. Happy 2013 and all the best to you and those possessive pronouns…Bottoms up.